I recently started taking ortho tri cyclen lo after taking alesse for 5-6 months. Alesse did little to help my skin, so my doctor decided to change pill. I don't recall there being a big intial breakout at this time, although my acne was pretty bad at the start of the pill so it could be that I just didn't notice.
Anyway, I started taking differing gel a month ago and saw an improvement and then the week after starting my new BC (which was about 8-9 days ago) my skin has started to break out. Now, I am admittedly impatient and would like to see results fast. BUT I don't want to waste my time either.
Have some people had a bad breakout and then saw results? Alesse didn't work but it also never made me actively break out, so this does not bode well for me vis-a-vis ortho tri cyclen lo.
I am feeling super down about this breakout after seeing a month long period of good progress and need to know if I should try Yaz or something else next month.
I forgot to add: a lot of people on here have mentioned that unlike accutane or any other product meant to "purge" the skin, birth control does not do that. Therefore, you shouldn't experience a breakout. I don't know if this is true, but I am wondering if a breakout is just because my hormones are a bit shocked because of the change or because the pill is a bad fit. I keep reading about people going on a pill and finding their skin to improve right away