I recently just started taking the pill again (Belara) which is meant to be good for acne. I asked two doctors which one would be suitable for acne and they both seemed to lean towards Belara over YAZ, they said they have more patient satisfaction with Belara. I have taken it twice before, the first time my skin cleared up nice but i went off it (can't remember why but never got any bad skin after) and then the second time i was getting breakouts but this time i was taking Metformin as well. Does anyone know if they counteract each other? All docs seem to prescribe both for pcos and even in my nutritional guide to managing pcos book, they say to take both for good effects.
now, i am taking the metformin and almost at the end of my first pack of the pill. I have a few breakouts. some on chin, some near my nose/mouth and n my cheek. My skin wasn't even good to begin with so i dont know if its getting better or not, but i didn't want it to get worse . I have had a LOT of spotting/breakthrough again as well so i guess my hormones are going a bit out of wack? Does everyone get an initial breakout ? is this bad? my doctor said that i need to be patient. My mom told me to not go off it now as i have to really try this and i should wait till the end of the second month minimum or third month to see if it works or not, and not to make my body go crazy by going up and down. I know she is right. My doctor told that i wont see anything happen before 6 weeks have passed.
I really hope this works, the next thing i would have to take for acne is accutane and omg i really do not want to take it, i know it gives beautiful skin but my skin is SO thin already and i dont want to damage my internal organs or cause stress inside etc. I will cry if BCP doesn't work because i have a fear of accutane, the thought is using cancer medication doesn't appeal to me, i would feel selfish to put such harsh chemicals inside of me when i am so healthy and just have a few spots.
please could someone give me advice on when the skin started to see clearance of acne on the pill? I already see my skin as less 'red' but i still have spots
btw belara is anti-androgenic and the progesterone is naturally derived.
Edited by LillyRose7, 09 February 2013 - 09:33 AM.