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In Topic: Weaning Off Yasmin/yaz. My Plan To Avoid Acne. What Do You Guys Think?

15 December 2014 - 10:38 PM

Am curious to see how that works out for you! I've been thinking a lot about quitting in the future too but not sure how I want to go about doing it. I remember reading a really old thread on here once where this girl literally shaved off tiny bits of the pill every few weeks to slowly wean off and I think it took her several months but apparently she didn't get any post-bc breakouts.


One question - are you going to be taking it 21 days and then still taking your 7 day break? Or are you going to go straight through and skip all your breaks? And do you know how it might affect your period if you do take breaks and what not? 


Will be following this so keep us updated and good luck :)

In Topic: I'm 17. Any Advice For Asking Mum To Go On Bc For Acne?

15 December 2014 - 10:30 PM

Maybe you can suggest to your mom to see your doctor together and talk about birth control because it'll probably feel more reassuring to her to hear it from a "professional". If your cycle is giving you other problems outside of acne then it's worth considering anyway because it really helps with PMS and all that. But be aware that for some girls, getting off birth control may cause an even worse breakout due to hormonal fluctuations and everything. But either way, suggest to go see someone together and hopefully they'll provide you with other options too if anything. 

In Topic: My Face Is Breaking Out Like Crazy Because Of The Pill

08 December 2014 - 09:05 PM

I would personally switch, or see an actual derm like someone else mentioned. Initial breakouts are typical of birth control, but if you start breaking out REALLY badly in places that you don't normally break out in, that's a sign that it's not right for you. When I tried Alesse, after the first month I had the worst breakout in my life and immediately switched to Diane instead. With Diane I had an initial break out which wasn't the greatest, but definitely something that was still considered within range for me :/ Which pill are you taking?

In Topic: Using More Than 2 Pumps Of Bp

08 December 2014 - 08:52 PM

I'm surprised you need quite that much BP when you're not even applying it to your whole face. Doesn't it take forever to dry then?? 


I guess it all depends on your skin - for me, >2 pumps would dry out my skin so fast. Personally I find less is more. How long have you been using that much BP? 

In Topic: Dianette Diary

15 November 2014 - 01:03 PM

Very true- I just meant I wanted to keep to a routine. Of 3 weeks on 1 week off. To keep everything regular smile.png


Oh wow thats great! Has your doctor said anything about you having to come off Dianette at any point? 


When was it you saw results? I'm about half way through month 4 and my skin seems reasonably calm at the moment. Although this happens every month for about 10 days and then breaks out again, hoping one of these days it will just stay good smile.png


Thanks so much for your replies. So nice to speak to another Dianette user!

It really depends on the doctor - my family doctor would rather I go off it but the other doctor I see mainly for my skin says it's fine as long as I don't smoke and stuff. I started in July 2013 and it was probably in December 2013 that I really saw lasting results. I was like you! Skin would be pretty calm for a week, and every month my "calm" phases would be longer, but then I'd break out. But one day the "calm" phase just sort of lasted and I stopped getting bad breakouts.