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Member Since 28 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 24 2013 08:22 PM

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In Topic: Thinking Of Switching Birth Control? Advice?

11 August 2013 - 03:21 PM

 

 

I absolutely loved ortho tri-cyclin lo, but my insurance doesn't cover it anymore. I could just tell that my entire body worked better when I was on it. Hormones are so individual that it is hard to generalize what would work for someone, but your prescription writer is honestly your best resource. Typically they have had experience with what does and does not work for other patients. Then you have to give it at least 3 months to let your body adjust. However, if you have extreme symptoms call your doc so they can try something different because some kinds just don't work well for some people. Don't just wait out extremely uncomfortable hormonal affects which may be physical or emotional.

 

Hey!  Glad you've had success with it.  smile.png  My insurance doesn't cover it either, until I reach my deductible.  Still going to give it a go though, since the prescription was for 3 months.  Hopefully if I like it my insurance will be able to cover it by then.  Have you tried/are you taking any other BCPs?

 

Also, I agree that's it's hard to generalize; I called my gyno and told him about the Sronyx (which he actually didn't prescribe, Planned Parenthood gave it to me for free), and he was pretty definite on the Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo.  We'll see what happens!  I am nervous about the increase in estrogen with moods and such, but I guess I'll have to play it by ear.

I have tried a few. I had a bad experience with Reclipsen. Enpresse is not horrible. Good luck!

 

A bit delayed, but I was actually wondering what your experience was on Ortho specifically...how long did it take for you to clear on it?  Also, did you get an initial breakout?  Just curious smile.png  I've been on it for a week and nothing extreme has happened.  There was a breakout on my forehead, but it cleared in a few days, and the acne on my cheeks (problem area) might be a little deeper, but it's not painful or inflamed and goes away pretty quickly.

I did not experience an initial breakout. My skin got a bit clearer because my acne has a lot of dietary connections that were unresolved at the time. I was never clear on it. I was using it only as birth control. In general I felt very good on it. I did not experience any weight gain, mood swings, headaches, etc. that many bcp can cause as side effects. It really worked well with my body.


In Topic: Thinking Of Switching Birth Control? Advice?

30 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

I absolutely loved ortho tri-cyclin lo, but my insurance doesn't cover it anymore. I could just tell that my entire body worked better when I was on it. Hormones are so individual that it is hard to generalize what would work for someone, but your prescription writer is honestly your best resource. Typically they have had experience with what does and does not work for other patients. Then you have to give it at least 3 months to let your body adjust. However, if you have extreme symptoms call your doc so they can try something different because some kinds just don't work well for some people. Don't just wait out extremely uncomfortable hormonal affects which may be physical or emotional.

 

Hey!  Glad you've had success with it.  smile.png  My insurance doesn't cover it either, until I reach my deductible.  Still going to give it a go though, since the prescription was for 3 months.  Hopefully if I like it my insurance will be able to cover it by then.  Have you tried/are you taking any other BCPs?

 

Also, I agree that's it's hard to generalize; I called my gyno and told him about the Sronyx (which he actually didn't prescribe, Planned Parenthood gave it to me for free), and he was pretty definite on the Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo.  We'll see what happens!  I am nervous about the increase in estrogen with moods and such, but I guess I'll have to play it by ear.

I have tried a few. I had a bad experience with Reclipsen. Enpresse is not horrible. Good luck!


In Topic: Dermatologist Isn't Helping?

26 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

If medications aren't working, it is possible that diet changes may help. I've always eaten what is considered a normal diet, and always had terrible skin. Never had success with derms. It was not until I cut out gluten that I found some relief. 


In Topic: I Will Prioritize From Now On!

26 July 2013 - 03:35 PM

Sounds like a good policy. No one should waste their precious time responding to those who don't require or deserve a response. Here are a couple of quotations I dug up:

 

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” 
― Bernard M. Baruch

 

“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.” 
― Zeno of Citium, as quoted by Diogenes Laërtius

 

Second quote is not quite right for message boards, but I think you get the general idea.


In Topic: Go To A Private Derm Or Not?

24 July 2013 - 07:59 AM

Don't underestimate the power of diet. Even foods that are considered healthy can wreak havoc if you have developed a sensitivity. Cutting out gluten or dairy for a couple weeks is safer than considering more drugs. If you are sensitive, it does not take long to see improvement. I saw a dramatic decrease in inflammation and new breakouts in three days, literally. I was not entirely convinced however until I returned to my bread and had a breakout. I conducted this experiment repeatedly and always had the same result. I could time my breakouts to 16 hours after consuming gluten. A nephew also had great success by eliminating gluten. He went from severe cystic acne that could not be controlled by anything the dermatologist threw at it to just a couple pimples every now and then. Dramatic! We believed that gluten was wholesome and safe, but found out OUR bodies couldn't deal with it. Just think about it and do some research before looking for accutane.