So basically, I've had acne ever since I was in middle school. It used to be terrible, and I was put on Minocycline which helped a lot throughout high school up until graduation. I was on it for about 3 years. (overdone, I know) and eventually it stopped working as well. I am now 22 years old. I visited a dermatologist about a year ago who put me on a generic brand of differin, which was called adapelene, along with topical clindamycin. I was on these 2 topicals for about 6 months. When I first started the differin my IB was HORRIBLE but I stuck it out for about 4 weeks longer and they seemed to help somewhat after that, however not well enough so I started up minocycline again and everything was going well. A few months ago however I began to breakout again and I just assumed that minocycline wasnt going to work for me anymore. I went BACK to my dermatologist who recommended I try birth control because a lot of my acne is hormonal, and so I agreed. This is where the frustration starts.
First off, I guess I will ask:
Is an initial breakout from birth control common, or not?
Secondly, has ANYONE on this forum ever taken the birth control by the name of Tri-Linyah?
My derm prescribed it to me, but didn't say much about it. I assume it is a generic of ortho tri cyclen, that's what I've read anyway.
I am starting my second week of my first pack and my face is breaking out in tiny pimpes all over my mouth, chin, and cheek area...everywhere else is clear except for a few on my forehead. I have been stressed a lot lately but I am assuming this is just an IB from the birth control. I am still using the clindamycin lotion and differin aswell.
How long did your IB last with this type of birth control? I am hoping that my face doesnt continually get worse within the next few weeks because I know the dosage gets higher every week. ( not only that but I have a huge family event coming up in a week and I don't want to sound greedy but I really DONT want horrible skin at that time. ) Overall I don't really have any other bad side effects from the pill. I'm happy with what it does for my mood but I'm not sure if I can stick with it if my skin is going to be this horrible when the only reason I am on birth control is for my skin. It's no where near as bad as the IB I had with differin (yet,fingers crossed) but If I had known this would happen I probably wouldn't have started it.
Edited by rg2014, 12 August 2013 - 12:07 PM.