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I am just wondering about experiences on Yasmin. I was on accutane for four months and it didn't clear up my skin completely but it helped it a lot until now. I am starting to get acne again (cystic acne to be exact). Please let me know if Yasmin is a good choice for bc for clearing acne. I really need something that works! :)

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Okay I'll give you the lo-down on my experience so far. First off, Yasmin is a good pill. I've tried OTC and NuvaRing, both of which had crappy side effects. Yasmin has been very good to me, no side effects at all. I'm 23, have fair skin, and cystic acne on my cheeks, chin and around my mouth for the last 2 years of so. It got worse when I moved to a colder, drier climate and started a higher-stress lifestyle. Anyway, I decided to try Yasmin and it's been 3 months. The first 2-1/2 months were really discouraging and I saw very little improvement... almost none. Take heart if this happens to you, on average you must wait 4-5 months to see a 50% improvement, and by 9 months most women report an 80-90% improvement in their acne situation. So it takes a long time to give full effects.

I'd say try it for three months and if you feel good on it, keep going because things should only get better from there. I added Proactiv to my regimen, and after 3 weeks on that and 3 months on Yasmin, my cyst situation has improved dramatically.

Also keep in mind it takes about 6 months for the red spots to fully disappear. All in all, I say give Yasmin a try, and if you can find a good topical treatment that works while you are waiting for your BCP to fully kick in, use that too. Good luck!

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When I was about sixteen years old, I took yasmin and then I went off of it after one year. It cleared up my skin completely. I had not even mild acne and then when I went off the pill, my acne came back to being moderate. I tried going on the pill again for six months and it didnt work at all the second time.

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Thanks so much for the words of encouragement and the stories. I really hope that I do end up seeing an improvement. I think I am going to start on Yasmin tomorrow since really, what do I have to lose? I just hope my acne doesn't get worse. I don't know if I will be able to handle that.

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