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dunedain

Member Since 11 Feb 2013
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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. 


In Topic: Dianette Diary

14 November 2014 - 02:48 PM

Just wondering if you're using brand name or if you're using a generic? They say there's no difference but I found brand name is a little more effective (could be placebo effect though). Don't give up though! Even though you're on pack 4 you've only been on it for 91 days so 3 months. For me, when it took me 5 months I meant literally 5 months haha, not 5 packs (I think it ended up being 7 packs or something). 


Hi there! Thanks so much for your reply smile.png 

Yeah it is the official Brand Name Dianette. How did skipping 7 day breaks go for you? I've considered it many times throughout desperation however I really wanted to get my body into a monthly natural routine so decided against it. I can't believe it could be another 2 months, i'm so so so desperate to have my skin back! sad.png It's effecting my life so much

 

How long were you on Dianette for? Or are you still on it? smile.png

 

I think skipping the breaks helped for me in the beginning. And well, you're not ovulating on birth control and when you bleed it's not the same as a real period so technically there's nothing natural going on at all haha, if that's what you're worried about. 

 

I'm still on it, almost 1.5 years. I still skip sometimes (not usually) but when I'm on my period week my "break outs" usually consist of 1-2 small pimples that go away pretty fast. 


In Topic: Sunscreen For Oily & Sensitive Skin

12 November 2014 - 06:23 PM

I personally use the Cetaphil DermaControl oil control moisturiser (long name :P) and it has "broad spectrum spf 30". I've been using it for a couple years now and it's definitely helped with the oiliness (especially in the summer). And for anyone who wears makeup, it's helped keep my make up from sliding off my face from oiliness at the end of the day haha. 


In Topic: Dianette Diary

12 November 2014 - 04:40 PM

Just wondering if you're using brand name or if you're using a generic? They say there's no difference but I found brand name is a little more effective (could be placebo effect though). Don't give up though! Even though you're on pack 4 you've only been on it for 91 days so 3 months. For me, when it took me 5 months I meant literally 5 months haha, not 5 packs (I think it ended up being 7 packs or something). 


In Topic: Can I Take Saw Palmetto With Birth Control?

09 November 2014 - 03:06 PM

My doctor says not to mix saw palmetto with birth control if you're going to use it as contraception and I've read online onlin it's not advisable because it can decrease the 99% effectiveness. I don't know about the effect on acne but you should definitely use a condom if you engage in any activities while taking saw palmetto