Hi there! I'm new here and I really need someone to talk to. I first began taking birth control pills one year ago (Milligest). Even if I've never had problems with it, after a few months I switched it with Yaz, hoping that the new one will resolve my acne issues. Well, after 5 month of waiting I realized that my acne is not getting better (or just with 5-10%), so I decided to add some Spironolactone. Now, after almost two month on spiro and 7 on yaz, my skin is finally getting a little bit better. My problem is that in all these months i felt and still feel very sick, sometimes, especially in the morning, i have nausea, i've got bad headaches, dizziness and feel tired all the time, basically I can sleep all day long. Since these problems occured after taking yaz, and since the main ingredient of yaz used to treat acne is drospirenone (spironolactone 25%), I was thinking to continue with spiro (150 mg per day) and go back to Milligest. Do you guys think that's a bad idea? I just want to let all these yaz side effects and risks behind and continue with a much lighter contraceptive... But also I am really scared that my acne will get worse, even if I know it shouldn't, considering that I am now using a high dose of spiro... Please, guys, any opinion is welcome... I really dont know what to do...
Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:14 PM
Moved to general acne discussion
After remaining clear for around 1.5 years following DKR (The Regimen), in March 2013 I decided to change to Epiduo. I use a pea size amount of epiduo each night, followed by a layer of topical antibiotic (Eryacne). I also apply Eryacne every morning and moisturise twice a day. After switching to Epiduo from the regimen I found that it took a good 3 months to get back to being perfectly clear again and now I might get one small pimple appear per month. I can live with that
I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry. In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.
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