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tracy521

Member Since 18 Oct 2005
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In Topic: Spiro And Periods

15 May 2015 - 07:44 AM

spiro is known to mess up your cycle but it will get better in time. your body has to adjust to the medication.  i've been on it for about 2 1/2 years and at first i got 2 periods a month for a while and then it went to 1 period a month like normal. usually about twice a year though it will come early or late but its no biggie.

In Topic: Blackheads And Bumps On Chin?

12 May 2015 - 12:00 PM

i would try a toner with either aha or bha that should help clear those out. 

In Topic: Normal Hormones Level, Will Birth Control Help?

12 May 2015 - 08:59 AM

Yes it sucks :( Thanks for theunderstanding.

I heard of it yes thats why I'm hesitating with the belara pil.

I am at one point were my acne has made my life so miserable that I'm really desesperate. I know birth control are dangerous but my mental health has gone very low because of my skin.


Yasmin/Yaz does work for a lot of women. It only has 25mg ish of spironolactone but the rest of the pill can balance your hormones out. 

My attitude with birth control risks is that it's not about the specific pill, it's about your genes. Women who get blood clots from birth control tend to have hereditary problems which makes them prone to blood clots no matter what birth control they use. There is nothing specific about Yasmin that causes more risks—adding progesterone and estrogen synthetically from a pill is the risk.

That's why they ask you if you have any family history before they will prescribe a BC pill. There is no way to predict if you have problems besides family history. They don't know why some women can use BC for years and some use it for six months and have problems.

Yasmin/Yaz does have a lot of lawsuits, but it's also the most prescribed birth control worldwide. When you have thousands of people using the same pill, the chances that some people will react negatively goes up because the user population is bigger. 


i do think its about the specific pill i was on ortho for 11 years no problems then went on yasmin and bam 2 weeks later i got a phlebitis in my arm. i was pulled off yasmin right away and was told never to go take hormonal birth control ever again. there is no history of this in my family. i was 30 at the time and didn't smoke and was super healthy so i do believe it was this specific type of pill that caused this issue for me. i hate bcp so much. i believe had i never gone on them i never would have developed hormonal acne. i never had issues in my life until i went on bcp.  thank god for spironolactone!


In Topic: Normal Hormones Level, Will Birth Control Help?

12 May 2015 - 08:46 AM

yeah I can feel your pain its hard to figure out what to do but go with your gut feeling. i was on the pill for years and thank goodness the only thing i got from yasmin was a phlebitis in my arm but it really scared me. i;ve been on spironolactone for about 2 1/2 years now and its been the only thing to clear me 100%. have you tried asking your gynecologist or an endocrinologist for the spiro? my endocrinologist was the first one that prescribed it to me but at the time i didn't want to go on it and then a few years later my derm recommended it to me again.  

In Topic: Dermatologist Made Me Feel Awful About Myself.

11 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

wow that's awful! I don't get how people can be so mean? they need to be sensitive when it comes to acne and scars. geesh!! i went to a guy derm once when my skin was really bad and i had a cluster of cyts together that i wanted injected. i always see the pa when i go there but that time they put me in with the derm and he was such a jerk. he wouldn't shoot the cysts and then told me its not that big of a deal and that its not cancer. i was like wtf was that all about? i wasn't sitting there crying and acting like a crazy person i just wanted my cysts injected! so a few days later i called back and made an appointment with the pa and she was like why didn't the derm inject those cysts for you? i told her i had no idea why and that he was being rude and she was like totally shocked. i hope she said something to him. i was so mad though i never saw him again i only went to the pa because she was so kind and caring. she was the one that got me totally clear in 16 years so i owe my life to her because she never stopped until she found something that worked for me.  women are so much more empathetic its like to a man nothing is that big of a deal.