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Switching From Mirena To Skyla?

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#1 moreimpossible


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:37 PM



I got on Mirena during my course of Accutane.  My total dose of 'Tane was ~120 mg/kg.  I would have thought that would be enough to nuke my over-active oil glands... not so much! 


Here's a post I made on YouTube about my Mirena experience: https://www.youtube....h?v=I18EXTuoKXw Long story short, two months after I got off Accutane I started breaking out again.  I was so devastated.  My derm said it was more than likely my Mirena.  Two days later, and while the device was riding low, I pulled it out (I do NOT recommend doing this--a lot could have gone wrong). 


Is any one here on Skyla?  It has a lower dose of hormones than Mirena.  I loved how fool-proof Mirena was, and really the only complaint I have was my acne!  I am interested in trying Skyla but wanted to see if any one here has tried Skyla and run into skin issues as well. 



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:08 PM

Why not try a low dose of Spiro while keeping the Mirena? I doubt the minor difference with Skyla will make a worthwhile difference.

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