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Ok, so I am back. My body has been so out of whack. Since September I have tried 3 different birth control pills, Ortho Tricyclen being my 4th. I was on the generic of that, Trinessa, for about 3 months but every 3rd month I bleed the whole month. Sooo, I just started Ortho Tricyclen on the 22nd of April. Currently am on the "placebo" week. I have had the worst breakout EVER. All along my jaw, my cheeks... Seriously?!?! I thought I was going to be ok, I was ok on Trinessa.. Now on this its gone completely crazy. My dermotalogist just throws creams and more pills my way. I am getting so sick of using crap that doesnt work. About 9 years ago I took accutane for my acne, and it kept me clear until last August when I got an ovarian cyst and had to have the mirena IUD out. I am truly trying to avoid a second course of Accutane, but damn I am so frustrated. I also asked the derm for Spiro to try and she wont give me that either.... Has anyone here had luck after the 3 month wait with the birth control Ortho TriCyclen?????

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Ok, so I am back. My body has been so out of whack. Since September I have tried 3 different birth control pills, Ortho Tricyclen being my 4th. I was on the generic of that, Trinessa, for about 3 months but every 3rd month I bleed the whole month. Sooo, I just started Ortho Tricyclen on the 22nd of April. Currently am on the "placebo" week. I have had the worst breakout EVER. All along my jaw, my cheeks... Seriously?!?! I thought I was going to be ok, I was ok on Trinessa.. Now on this its gone completely crazy. My dermotalogist just throws creams and more pills my way. I am getting so sick of using crap that doesnt work. About 9 years ago I took accutane for my acne, and it kept me clear until last August when I got an ovarian cyst and had to have the mirena IUD out. I am truly trying to avoid a second course of Accutane, but damn I am so frustrated. I also asked the derm for Spiro to try and she wont give me that either.... Has anyone here had luck after the 3 month wait with the birth control Ortho TriCyclen?????

I take Ortho TC and I am pretty sure it helps a lot. My acne used to be a lot worse. I didn't know BC helped with that (I started taking it awhile ago) but I know now and I think it's made a noticeable difference. Hang in there, if you switch again I think it would be even worse for your skin! I know it's hard but give it a shot girl!

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Ok, so I am back. My body has been so out of whack. Since September I have tried 3 different birth control pills, Ortho Tricyclen being my 4th. I was on the generic of that, Trinessa, for about 3 months but every 3rd month I bleed the whole month. Sooo, I just started Ortho Tricyclen on the 22nd of April. Currently am on the "placebo" week. I have had the worst breakout EVER. All along my jaw, my cheeks... Seriously?!?! I thought I was going to be ok, I was ok on Trinessa.. Now on this its gone completely crazy. My dermotalogist just throws creams and more pills my way. I am getting so sick of using crap that doesnt work. About 9 years ago I took accutane for my acne, and it kept me clear until last August when I got an ovarian cyst and had to have the mirena IUD out. I am truly trying to avoid a second course of Accutane, but damn I am so frustrated. I also asked the derm for Spiro to try and she wont give me that either.... Has anyone here had luck after the 3 month wait with the birth control Ortho TriCyclen?????

I take Ortho TC and I am pretty sure it helps a lot. My acne used to be a lot worse. I didn't know BC helped with that (I started taking it awhile ago) but I know now and I think it's made a noticeable difference. Hang in there, if you switch again I think it would be even worse for your skin! I know it's hard but give it a shot girl!

How long have you been on the Ortho Tricyclen??? Did it break you out at first?!?!?!? Do you use anything else with the bcp???

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Ok, so I am back. My body has been so out of whack. Since September I have tried 3 different birth control pills, Ortho Tricyclen being my 4th. I was on the generic of that, Trinessa, for about 3 months but every 3rd month I bleed the whole month. Sooo, I just started Ortho Tricyclen on the 22nd of April. Currently am on the "placebo" week. I have had the worst breakout EVER. All along my jaw, my cheeks... Seriously?!?! I thought I was going to be ok, I was ok on Trinessa.. Now on this its gone completely crazy. My dermotalogist just throws creams and more pills my way. I am getting so sick of using crap that doesnt work. About 9 years ago I took accutane for my acne, and it kept me clear until last August when I got an ovarian cyst and had to have the mirena IUD out. I am truly trying to avoid a second course of Accutane, but damn I am so frustrated. I also asked the derm for Spiro to try and she wont give me that either.... Has anyone here had luck after the 3 month wait with the birth control Ortho TriCyclen?????

I take Ortho TC and I am pretty sure it helps a lot. My acne used to be a lot worse. I didn't know BC helped with that (I started taking it awhile ago) but I know now and I think it's made a noticeable difference. Hang in there, if you switch again I think it would be even worse for your skin! I know it's hard but give it a shot girl!

How long have you been on the Ortho Tricyclen??? Did it break you out at first?!?!?!? Do you use anything else with the bcp???

I have been on it oh... at least a year. Probably more. I don't think it did, but I had been on different BC before that. My regimen is under this, it's my signature! I also use a lot of masks which you can ask me about if you want :)

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The dermatologist wants me to use atralin which I think is like the differin you use... I am just hesitant bc I dont want to be on all these creams and pills forever. I need the birth control so I am ok with that, but last year this time I just washed my face with dove soap and I hardly ever got any pimples. It is baffling how things can change in a matter of months:(

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I was on Ortho in college and it completely killed my face. I broke out so so so bad on it, that it was absolutely unreal.

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I was on Ortho in college and it completely killed my face. I broke out so so so bad on it, that it was absolutely unreal.

Well, the good thing is that I have been on this before... I had taken this for 4 years...Had my son, and decided to do ortho lo which didnt work out, then trinessa(generic), and now the reg otc.

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