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Everything posted by glitznzitz

  1. AOE2, thanks for your reply. Are you planning on keeping a log? I'd love to hear about your experience and results. I probably won't be starting till I move to Ireland in a couple of months since you don't have to go through the whole rigamarole with iPledge there. Good luck!
  2. thanks, elkhoundgold. i really do think drs. should have to say, "this might give you cystic acne FOR LIFE" when handing out birth control... it also made me lose about 1/3 of my hair when i went off it, so i got to be bald and zitty. hot stuff, let me tell you. I've read so much about the side effects, but that's why i'm looking into low-dose...they're starting to think the 40-60mg doses are overkill, and the same effect can be acheived with a lower dose over a slightly longer time, which intri
  3. Hi guys, I am fed up with acne and having to use so many products to keep my skin decent. I feel like I am a slave to my very intense skincare, supplement, and diet regimen. I'm moving internationally and plan on doing a lot of traveling and really don't want to spend an hour or more a day on my skin. As you know, acne is shattering when you're trying to just live your life and have fun. My acne is pretty well controlled by my insane regimen of prescription topicals (AM: cerave, prescriptio
  4. Hi all! I am moving to Ireland from the US in a few months and am terrified that I won't be able to get the products I've found that work for me. I was wondering if someone in Ireland could tell me if you have the same brands of products there? some, like atralin, have a pretty generic main ingredient (trentonin) but are in a base that is less irritating for sensitive skin, while others (aczone) are only available in one name-brand product as far as I can tell. I currently use: Cer
  5. Could have killed me and makes acne worse afterwards

    Beautiful skin while on it Caused acne 10x worse when I got off Developed severe migraines, risk of stroke Causes almost everyone to lose huge amount of hair when you come off I took Ocella (generic Yasmin) from the ages of 19-23. Before that I took Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo from the ages of 16-19. I only was put on the Yasmin because when I tried to quit Ortho I broke out terribly (only ever had mild acne). What they don't tell you is that when you go OFF birth control pills, your acne often gets MUC
  6. Hi there, this is a going-off-the-pill SUCCESS story, for anyone combing through these threads for hope like I was a year ago. I promised myself I'd come back! A year ago I found this thread via google search, depressed and trying to figure out what was causing my horrific acne, hair loss, weight gain, and mood swings after getting off Ocella (generic Yasmin) after 4 years of use (before that, 2 years of Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo). I was on the pill from ages 17-23, and am 24 now.