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dunedain

Member Since 11 Feb 2013
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In Topic: Coming Off Dianette

26 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

I went off Yasmin because at the time I thought it was giving me rashes and other side effects. I never got it checked out though I just stopped on my own. I went on Diane because I started off with Alesse which gave me a terrible break out.

I don't remember there being much of a post break out either but I think I was only on it for half a year? I just wonder if switching from Diane to Yasmin will cause a break out?

In Topic: Coming Off Dianette

24 January 2015 - 09:12 AM

I've been on Diane for a year and a half now. The doctor who prescribes it to me thinks its ok to stay on, but from what I understand a lot of doctors are against staying Diane for long because of risk of blood clots.

I am interested to see how your coming off experience will be like as I've been thinking about it too. I was on Yasmin when I was 17 and I don't recall it being a bad experience but I wonder if switching will cause an initial breakout?

In Topic: Should I Take Yaz Or Not?

24 January 2015 - 09:08 AM

I would also like to know how old you are as I think age makes a difference when it comes to BCP. I took Yasmin (which I think is the same as Yaz but a bigger dose?) when I was 17 and I don't recall remember getting an initial break out. I was on it for about 4-5 months and it did help my skin though not 100% cleared, although I've never had cystic acne. The only reason I went off it was because I didn't have a need for contraception anymore and I had never meant to take it for my skin anyway. My skin stayed pretty much the same after that, no crazy breakouts or anything. I got some pretty weird side effects like intense cramps and rashes. :/
 
I'm on Diane now which has almost cleared my skin to 100% but I don't know what the consequences of going off that will be like since I'm 24 now. 


Hey Dunedain, what was your experience like with Diane? Did you have an initial breakout? How long before it worked on you? It's SO frustrating not knowing which pill will get along with your body until you actually try them. :-(
 

Its actually hard for me to say how my initial breakout was because when I went on Diane, I was switching from Alesse which gave me pizza face! I didn't get a hideous breakout from Diane, but you do get more breakouts in the beginning. It took me a very long time (5.5months) to see results, but I've heard any pill really requires 6 months to see full results. It was like a cycle, breakout -> clear skin -> slightly better breakout -> slightly clearer skin, etc. Until one day it just stopped! Its kept me relatively clear but only with the epiduo topical. By itself it seems to still give me 1-2 small spots a month.

In Topic: Should I Take Yaz Or Not?

22 January 2015 - 08:31 PM

I would also like to know how old you are as I think age makes a difference when it comes to BCP. I took Yasmin (which I think is the same as Yaz but a bigger dose?) when I was 17 and I don't recall remember getting an initial break out. I was on it for about 4-5 months and it did help my skin though not 100% cleared, although I've never had cystic acne. The only reason I went off it was because I didn't have a need for contraception anymore and I had never meant to take it for my skin anyway. My skin stayed pretty much the same after that, no crazy breakouts or anything. I got some pretty weird side effects like intense cramps and rashes. :/

 

I'm on Diane now which has almost cleared my skin to 100% but I don't know what the consequences of going off that will be like since I'm 24 now. 


In Topic: Diane 35 And Clindoxyl Gel Log (Pics)

11 January 2015 - 03:37 PM

SO I made the dumbest decision of my life. I started using epiduo for a little less than 2 weeks and I didn't think about the fact that it would make my skin thinner/more sensitive, so I decided to do a lactic acid peel and BAM I burned my skin. Luckily it's only a little patch next to my ear so my hair can cover but it's so frustrating because now the skin is all scaly/red/irritated. 

 

Not to mention the general redness epiduo is giving me cause WOW my face hasn't been this red since forever! It's making whatever PIH I have look even worse because they're all bright red now. I can cover it up fine with makeup but I hate looking at my face once I take it off. 

 

I know this isn't really about my Diane exp anymore but I didn't wanna start a new log. I've been using Epiduo cause I wanted to get rid of the couple of spots I still seem to be getting. I know it's only been the first two weeks but man I dread it so much. I haven't had to deal with the "initial breakout" or symptoms in so long since my regimen has stayed the same and now it feels like I'm starting from scratch.

 

Up side is that epiduo works very fast on existing acne...but the redness that I'm getting makes me feel like my acne has exploded everywhere. :/