Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:49 PM
I have decided to stop taking my hormonal birth control pill, which the doctor gave me purely for acne. It cleared up my moderate/severe acne, not completely, but did clear most of it off. However it has made me gain weight, and feel a bit down. I have been on it for a bit longer then a year.
I am worried that when I stop taking it, my acne will come back, because I have heard that happen to a lot of people. If that is the case, is there anything I can do? Certain health tablets I could take, food I could eat or products for my skin? Just wondered if anyone has come off it with success, and what tips you could give me to make the process easier.
Btw, I am 19 years old, and I have also recently started taking fish oil tablets, and bio zinc tablets for my skin, in hopes it will help the process. Thanks!
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:44 AM
How long did it take for your skin to clear up Chloe? I've heard about Saw Palmetto to control acne after BCP.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:47 AM
It has been 4 days so far, since I have stopped taking it, and so far no new break outs, however it still is early. Also, I have recently begun to drink more water, and am taking one bio zinc tablet, 4 fish oil tablets a day, and I might start taking a vitamin D tablet a day, to prevent any break outs from stopping the pill. Have been doing all that for about a week, and my skin right now is the clearest it has been in years. However, my skin wouldn't look this good if I hadn't took Diane 35. Will keep you updated on how my skin goes. Good luck to you!
Edited by chloe192, 20 April 2012 - 02:47 AM.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:15 AM
How bad was your acne before you started the pill? I'm so scared of the weight gain and mood swings not to mention a huge flare up when I come off. How long were you on it for? I used to take zinc and it helped with my skin quite a bit, but I was getting tired of taking so many tablets a day. I might try it again with fish oil tablets too.
Anyway hopefully your healthy diet and supplements will keep your skin clear!! Keep me posted, will be interested to hear how you get on!
Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:14 PM
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