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  1. Midwest4215

    Non-Itchy Scalp Acne

    Hi Everyone, Has anyone ever experienced scalp acne after starting a progestrone-based oral contraceptive? I was diagnosed with adenomyosis (a uterine condition) last year and was prescribed the said contraceptive as treatment. I noticed within a couple of months on the medication that I was breaking out on my face and had pimples all over my scalp. I started breaking out on my face with a few large pimples that took forever to heal and would leave behind red pigmentation in place of the
  2. I've found from going to my Integrative Physician that after years of birth control pills and antibiotics to treat my acne that I have gut dysbiosis or commonly known as "Leaky Gut" which is causing undigested food particles, viruses, fungi, and bacteria to leak into my bloodstream. This taxes my liver because all my bacteria, fungi, and viruses that are suppose to stay in my intestinal tract are heading to my liver and my system is overloaded. I am now 47 years old and I have been dealing wit
  3. Hi everyone! I recently started taking Sprintec to go on Accutane, and I've been experiencing some weight gain. I feel hungry all the time, and I can't stop eating!!!! It's only been about a week since I started taking it, and I can already tell that i've put on a couple of pounds(or more). And this is not normal for me because I finished my period a few days ago, and usually during the following week after my period I lose some weight and not gain. So my question is, has anyone else here exper
  4. I went to my first EVER dermatologist appointment today, and was prescribed Epiduo. I am also taking Ortho Tri cyclen (for about 5 months now) BCP. I have mild adult acne (It was moderate, but my initial breakout from the Ortho Tri is over, and it's slowly improving) Never had acne as a teen; just started getting it about 6 months ago, at 25 years old. I've been reading a lot of good reviews about Epiduo on here, however, I am terrified of an initial breakout. I am still recovering from m
  5. CysticGreenTea

    No Clear Up With Azithromycin Tabs

    New here, A few months ago I went to the physicians to find out if I had breast cancer. It turned out that I had a cyst, assumed due to excessive caffeine intake (the only caffeine I use really is green tea, daily), but was told that my lymph nodes were enlarged everywhere (very visible), plus I had my blood checked to see what my thyroid levels were (was told that my results were "unremarkable") because I was suffering from symptoms of hyperthyroidism (runs in my family, and was personall
  6. LeiB

    Birth Control Pills Clear Acne?

    Hi I was on yasmin contraceptive pill 2 years ago when I was 18 and it cleared my skin up completely (I didn't have a skin problem at the time) I was on it for about 3 months or so. Now 20 I went back on it and I've been on it since the start of November I think and It hasn't cleared the acne that I just got! I went docs n they say I have high levels of androgen but they think it was the stress I had. Do u think the yasmin did this to my skin even though it cleared it once before? And even w
  7. Hi, I just wanted to ease my mind regarding the effects of stopping birth control pills especially on the skin which is usually acne breakouts. I have been on Alesse 28 for 4 months only. I am just wondering if anyone who took pills for a few months still got bad acne breakouts? I’m quitting BC pills this week but I’m also scared about its side effects. Please help me. Thanks : (
  8. Will my hair fall out or will my acne be back worse then ever by taking at length, and eventually stopping spironolactone? How long can you take it for? I'm curious because I have a prescription for it (again). First time I only took it a few times but it gave me a low blood sugar feeling. I was told to take a lower dose but haven't tried it. I am worried about taking it because I had been taking birth control pills for almost 10 years. I still had some cysts come up, up until a few years
  9. I'm looking through the archives but I was hoping to get some advice through this. I've posted about this before, but I've been on 50 mg (100 for a while) since September 2009, when I was 23. Now I'm 26, on 50 mg, still get cysts, nodules, and papules on my cheeks (especially around my period), and worse, I feel the recurring zits never really heal...just shrink between periods. My skin is horribly inelastic (all over--limbs too, not just face. Cuts, bruises and makes all take too long to he
  10. EmoGirl*Kagome

    Hormonal Acne

    Hi, I used to have a perfect skin before i took birth control pills. Even when i was taking it my skin was still perfect until I stopped. My skin became super oily, large pores, zits, white heads, black heads and cystic acne are coming out. I used tea tree oil. It is good but once one acne dries up 4 zits and or cystic acne come out. I just don't know what to do. Shall i take BC pills again? or will the regimen work for me? i think what i have is hormonal acne. i don't know what to do. pleas
  11. Can someone please tell me... Is the risk of the development of serious side effects (blood clots, etc.) much higher for women who have been on the pill long-term, versus someone who takes it for a short amount of time?? My derm is trying to get me on Accutane, but I developed a pulmonary embolism following an orththopedic break (femur bone) 4 years ago and I have been told that I shouldn't take hormonal birth control (estrogen) such as BCP because of the risk. I just need to take it for
  12. Hi, I really need help!! I am taking yasmin and on placebo week I ALWAYS break out. So I began to take only active pills. Is this ok? I plan to continue doing this (never take sugar pills and go straight to active pills) until I want to have children. PLEASE HELP!!
  13. thedarlinglife

    Trinessa And Spiro

    I've been on 50mg of Spiro for 4 days now. So far, I haven't noticed any difference, but I have been on it once before so I know I will start to see a decrease in oil production very soon. Because it is dangerous to get pregnant on Spiro, my derm is making me get back on birth control. She started me on TriNessa because my insurance won't cover regular Ortho. Anyone have any experience with this? I've been reading up online and the consensus doesn't seem to be too promising...
  14. Just thought I would do a diary on my experience with the Estelle 35ed birth control pills. So it has been about 3 months (on my second last pill on the 3rd pack) and I thought my skin was getting better.. But 2 new pimples have appeared and it looks as if they wont come to a head.. Throughout months 1-3 my skin has broken out, gotten better and then back to square one. End of month 2 and throughout month 3 were the hardest months yet, my breakouts were painful cystic and lots of big hard white
  15. AC1752

    NEED HELP AND ADVICE

    Hi, I really need some help and advice on how I can clear up my acne. I’ve always had acne since purberty and it got worse over the years. I’ve already gone to numerous dermatologists to get it treated so it has subsided from severe to moderate acne. The last dermatologist told me I’ve tried everything. Well, that was helpful... I just want clear skin or at least as clear as I could go get. I really have bad acne especially during my period and most of them are retained in my chin, jaw and l
  16. Hello members, I am a newly registered member of this website, although I have been a frequent anonymous browser over the past few years, I just now decided to actually create an account. I am a 21 y/o female with moderate/severe cystic acne. I am one of those people who had normal breakouts during my teen years. I never felt that I had bad skin and never imagined that my skin would do a complete 180 on me when I turned 20. The main problem is the cystic acne, especially before periods. I don't
  17. Avakcolex

    Yasmin and acne

    Does Yasmin help acne/small breakouts I want to try it for my skin but I'm very hesitant as it might get worse
  18. Does Yasmin help acne/small breakouts I want to try it for my skin but I'm very hesitant as it might get worse
  19. I have been clear for a little over a month now because of The Regimen. I get a few spots here and there when I get my period or when I get stressed out but it is not that big of a deal. AHA works wonders as a spot treatment. I was diagnosed with PCOS when i was around 17 I think and have been on a few types of birth control. For the past 3 years I have been on Diane 35. And though it did clear up my acne to a certain degree, it never prevented it. My face, mostly my jaw and chin and part of
  20. Hey all! I had been on Sronyx (Alesse) for the past 3-4 months, and my acne wasn't doing so well. I've also been on the Regimen for 5 weeks, but I want to try to battle my acne hormonally. I talked to my gyno, and he switched me over to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, which has fewer androgen levels (acne-aggravator). I've been on this pill for about a week, and I've noticed my skin's changing a little bit. My forehead did break out, but it cleared quickly. I seem to have a few more bumps unde
  21. cooby

    Pcos And Acne

    Hi everyone! I'm a 24-year-old female confirmed with PCOS just this year through ultrasound. I have irregular menses and acne, as well. I'm not overweight; perhaps even underweight. I was wondering if Accutane would work for me to cure my acne though this is caused by PCOS. I took Accutane for 7 mos. last year, but just after 2 mos., my acne started coming back. I was desperate that I tried taking Althea(self-medicate) before I was even diagnosed with PCOS. It made my skin worse than it was. I s
  22. nicmic62

    Pcos - Taking Vit D3 And Zinc

    I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago and have been on birth control since. I wanted to get of it because I know in the long run that it is just not good for you. I just started taking Vitamin D3 and Zinc today instead. I wanted to find out if there are others out there with PCOS who have tried taking these supplements as well. Have they done anything for your acne situation? Lessen? Increase? Have they kept your cycles regular? And also interested in the dosage you take. Currently o
  23. melmel87

    Stopping Birth Control Pill

    I'm 25 now and I started taking birth control pills back when I was 19 because I would get migraines and terrible cramps, I always had mild to moderate acne (non-cystic) throughout high school which I contribute also to wearing cheap makeup and sweating a lot from sports and not being able to wash it off right away. My gyno tried ortho tri-cyclin first and it made my acne way worse, so then I took Yaz for about a year which did not show improvement or worsening of acne (also I had none of those
  24. I am going on my 5th month (less than 2 weeks away before I start my 5th pack) of Ortho Tri Cyclen, and my skin is still worse than when I started. I am 25, and have never had acne before in my life, other than a mild breakout around 6 months ago. That's when my doctor switched my birth control. I was having minor problems with Nekon, I had been on it for years, and towards the end of my usage of that pill, I was starting to have some problems. Maybe my body was changing, maybe it was a fluk
  25. Hey all – what are your thoughts on changing from birth control pills (ortho cyclin) to an IUD (Mirena) right before starting Accutane? I’ve been wanting to get off my pills and change to an IUD for a while (possibility of no more periods, convenience of not having to take pills daily and going to the pharmacy every month to pick up another pack, etc.). But I’ve been terrified that I will break out like crazy since most people seem to break out once they stop their pills and/or when
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