Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:29 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:09 PM
I've just started taking yaz about a week ago, but I've been getting some nasty side effects (cystic acne every where, severe nausea, depression, anxiety). I was wondering, since i"ve only taken it for about a week, will my acne return with vengeance once i get off it? i know people say to stick with it but i can't handle wanting to vomit at all times of the day and not being able to breathe. But I don't want more breakouts. I had pretty much clear skin with some minor breakouts, but the doc subscribed to me this to clear up the mild acne.
The only reason Yaz can help clear acne is because of it contains a low dose of spironolactone (equivalent to about 15mg spironolactone). Its main proportion of birth control hormones are not really optimized to clear acne. I would recommend switching birth controls to a high-estrogen pill if you must be on birth control. If you're only on BC for acne, then just take a higher dose of spirnolactone directly. Many women clear acne on 100mg of spironolactone.
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HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:
Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)
Betaine HCL with each meal
Avoiding silicones and occlusives in skin/hair products
Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:42 PM
Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:29 AM
green gables-- i actually had the same problem with yaz. it made me break out horribly after a week being on it. i stuck it out for 8 months, and unfortunately no improvements. i have always had mild acne around my period, but i wanted that to go away, so i went onto the pill, which was yaz. unfortunately, this has merged my NOW moderately severe acne into a now never-ending horrible battle for the past year and a half. i keep breaking out consistently. i recently went on spironolactone for the past 6 months, and again, broke out even worse, and was consistently breaking out. had my hormone levels checked, and they were normal. not only was spironolactone breaking me out more, it thinned my skin out so much to the point i developed skin atrophy all over my cheeks, and a flare up of rosacea. everyone is different.
oh wow i'm so sorry to hear that. i hear mixed reviews about yaz - i wanted to be hopeful and last it for a few more months in hopes that this was just an initial purging phase, but i was also so scared that it would just keep getting worse and worse. now i've decided not to take it, but my acne has not become any better.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:21 AM
Edited by xopinkparadiseox7, 28 August 2012 - 01:23 AM.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:45 AM
It wasn't even this bad nine months ago and I suspect my derm thinks I'm an ass. Retin-A breaks me out, even thought I've been on and off it since 2005, benzoyl peroxide is gross and only flattens pimples but leaves dark marks....hyperpigmentation is just as bad as acne and I'm scared to start Yaz but 100 mg of aldactone was making my hair fall out. I don't know what to do.
I wish I'd just stayed on Accutane.
(Sorry, I don't know why the first paragraph is bold, I can't alter the font.)
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