just wanted to tell you about my story. After having been on Yasmin for about 9 years, I stopped about a year ago. Three months ago, I started getting really bad acne, that got worse every week. I got this on my face, but also down my neck, chest and back.
My dermatologist immediately told me it was hormonal, and gave me antibiotics (minocyclin) and a prescription to start Yasmin again, after the acne cleared up. A month later the antibiotics had hardly helpen, so I got prescribed differin 0.1% cream and another type of antibiotics. I also started Yasmin again at the same time. I only took my new antibiotics for about a week. I didn't feel like pumping my body full of that stuff, especially since my derm said that Yasmin would be the final cure.
Well, I just finished my first month of acne. ALL my painfull, infected, cystic acne is completely GONE! I literally have 1 pimple, that's it. The red marks are slowly but surely fading (sunscreen is my holy grail). Also, I have lost the weight that I had inexplicably gained (Yasmin contains a mild diuretic).
Love love love this stuff!
Now I'm just worried about what will happen when I want to start having children :-/
BTW, I'm 27