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  1. I am a 24 y/o female with dry/combination skin. I have had great skin my whole life, never an issue with breakouts. Enter Mirena IUD. I got the Mirena in March of 2016, and that December (about 9 months later), I started getting cystic acne around my jaw, mouth and cheeks. Never on my nose, forehead or temples, so purely hormonal cystic acne. I thought it was weird and had to be something to do with my diet, after I made a quick call to my OBGYN about my IUD (the first thing I thought of that mi
  2. Katzillah

    Day One

    From the album: Tactupump/Tactuo (Epiduo)

    - Could be worse,but this is as bad as I've ever had it. Deduction lead to the root of the problem is the Mirena IUD I got inserted in early May, and aside from just getting the IUD removed, my doctor recommended using Tactupump (Tactuo/Epiduo), and here we are!
  3. Katzillah

    Day Two

    From the album: Tactupump/Tactuo (Epiduo)

    - I know, every day updates are a little excessive, but I was noticing changes so, I kept track haha
  4. Katzillah

    Day Five

    From the album: Tactupump/Tactuo (Epiduo)

    - This is kind of where things started to get grizzly. Whiteheads started to charge their way out, and the dryness and burning started to hit full force
  5. Katzillah

    One Week

    From the album: Tactupump/Tactuo (Epiduo)

    - I Survived! I know, I know, there's still a while to go, but what may not look like huge progress as far as clearing my acne, I'm happy that things are getting going, and all that wonderful stuff that's been hiding out under my skin is ridding itself. At this point my routine is as follows: Morning: Wash face with Cetaphil (no face cloth, due to sensitivity) Neutrogena Alcohol free Toner Avene Clean-Ac Cream (hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic) (only after the recommendation of a friend
  6. The past forum about the paragard copper IUD contributing to acne has been archived so I would like to start a new topic. I am not quick to jump to conclusions from what I read on the Internet. I am wondering if women have stories related to the copper (non-hormonal) IUD and acne? My story: -Acne as teen. -Went on Yaz at age 19 and saw acne gradually improve. Would still get pimples but it was manageable acne. -Switched to Yasmin, a lower hormone pill at 21 due to doctors recommendation r
  7. BravaPuta

    Persistent Hormonal Acne Help!

    Hey guys! I am in need of some help with my hormonal acne. For the past year or so I have had consistent hormonal acne on my chin, specifically on the left side. I have comedones, blackheads, white heads, dry skin, and redness in that area specifically, with some small instances on the middle of my chin and left side. Occasionally also on my forehead and nose. While I’ve always had acne, I’ve never really struggled until I got the Kyleena progesterone IUD. Since then it’s been non s
  8. 1. Type of Progestin Every birth control uses progestin (a synthetic form of the progesterone hormone). There are many different types of progestin. It is very important that the type of progestin is LOW in androgenic activity, meaning it doesn't send your testosterone into overdrive and create acne. Here is a list to help choose a birth control. Neutral (won't affect acne either way) No hormones. Copper Paraguard IUD Good (can reduce acne) Drospirenone. Anti-androgenic. Used in Yaz, Yas
  9. adill

    IUD (Mirena) and acne

    I haven't written in a chat forum since middle school, so bear with me... In July of 2016, I switched from my birth control patch to Mirena, the IUD. I had ZERO problems with the patch, it was just kind of unsightly and annoying. Almost immediately after insertion of the IUD I started noticing my forehead breaking out. I was also in the middle of moving to a new state and starting a graduate program, so I attributed it to that stress. It's now been 4 months and I'm all settled in, but the bre
  10. moreimpossible

    Switching From Mirena To Skyla?

    Ladies, I got on Mirena during my course of Accutane. My total dose of 'Tane was ~120 mg/kg. I would have thought that would be enough to nuke my over-active oil glands... not so much! Here's a post I made on YouTube about my Mirena experience: Long story short, two months after I got off Accutane I started breaking out again. I was so devastated. My derm said it was more than likely my Mirena. Two days later, and while the device was riding low, I pulled it out (I do NOT recom
  11. Spadey

    Mirena IUD and Cystic Acne

    I've struggled with spots since about the age of 14 (spots but not severe enough to call acne in my opinion) probably just because I have large pores and my skin is prone to get oily. A year and a half ago (at age 20) I got the Mirena IUD implant. A few weeks afterwards I noticed my skin getting noticeably worse. I left this for a while cause I knew that the Mirena affected hormones and I hoped that it would settle in a few months. It did not settle and in fact got worse. I went to the doctor
  12. Has anyone had success with the Copper IUD while on accutane? Or just with the Copper IUD in general? I really want it to work, since I've had problems with hormonal bc pills. I am trying to pick something the least harmful for my body/acne. I am also 22 and have not had children. I dont mind the pain if thats all I have to go through whil getting it inserted. I also know my period could be heavy and painful now but I'd trade that for some of the other things I have had to deal with with pills
  13. Katzillah

    Day Six

    From the album: Tactupump/Tactuo (Epiduo)

    - Can't really tell due to the quality, and no shots of my forehead, but the 'purging' is going full force. And it's taking EVERYTHING in me not to pick them..
  14. sorbet

    Copper Iud & Acne?

    hey everyone! i've recently stopped the BCP because it really wasn't for me. i'm now considering a copper iud because it contains no hormones. i've read lots of stories from women on the internet who claim it did make their acne worse, but from what i see the large majority of these women stop a hormonal form of birth control not long before getting one, and this makes me wonder whether the change in hormones may have been the cause. i know that copper depletes zinc too, and that this can h
  15. First off, I can't explain how happy I am that I came across this site... I started getting acne when I was about 12-13, and it was never what you would call severe. It's been a pretty consistent thing in my life since then, but cleared up pretty well here and there for about a few months at a time, and in the summer if I was getting enough sun, it would be alright. That is until I got the Mirena IUD inserted about 4 months ago... I would usually just get a few new pimples a week (I am also
  16. ALRIGHT.... here's my long sob story so bare with me. I am a 23 year old, 5'8, 150 pound female. My entire life leading up to college I had clear, smooth, blemish free skin. I remember thinking how lucky I was when all of my friends were going through their typical teenage acne flareup and how glad I was that I did not have to go through that. Fast forward a few years and I'm a freshman in college with a serious boyfriend deciding its time to get started on some birth control. Opted for the
  17. I've always had nice skin, light and clear with only two bad acne flare ups in my 36-year old life. I've been thankful and considered myself relatively lucky. Then, Mirena #2 was put in June 2011. By August 30, 2011 when I had my 1st period, all hell broke loose on my face. Over Labor Day Weekend skin broke, w/o me picking at it, and a bad bacterial infection set in. Layers of pustuals covered my chin and then spread out along the jawline and a few sprinkled onto my cheeks. I cancelled t
  18. hello everyone! So I havn't been on any contraception in a good three years - used to be on birth control pill but they were all a bloody nightmare and never helped my skin anyway. However now I have reached a point in my life where I need to consider long-term contraception and i will NOT be taking any form of birth control pill again, I don't want to take any hormonal contraception as I am on agnus castus and EPO which keeps my hormonal acne under control. So I am thinking of having the co
  19. bridgetliz

    Should I Remove My Mirena?

    Hi all, I got a Mirena IUD inserted last December and started breaking out very badly exclusively on my chin around the end of July and have not improved at all since then (about a month and a half). My breakouts are always lots of little whiteheads, I get new ones every single day along with a lot of marks from my old ones. I struggled with acne a few years ago (I'm currently 19), but got it under control with a solid regimen. I made no lifestyle changes at all this July, no increased stres
  20. I have been clear on Spiro for over a year now. I recently got a Mirena IUD, which has a low dose of a progesterone. I have been breaking out slightly since getting it, which makes sense. My question is, is anyone on both spiro and mirena, and if so did the break outs clear up on it's own, or did you have to increase your spiro dosage?
  21. Hi everyone I haven't been very active on this forum yet, although I have been reading a lot of old posts recently. But I haven't quite found the answers to my questions just yet. I'll start with my question up front, and if you are interested, you can read my acne story below, and why I am asking you guys (erm, ladies ) this question. What I want to know about, is the experiences of switching from hormonal birth control to non-hormonal, such as Paragard. How was it for you? Did
  22. Hi all, I've been inspired by so many progress posts on this site, that I decided it was time for me to contribute to the community as well. I am a 32-year-old female who suffers from moderate but consistent hormonal acne. I take no oral birth control but have a Mirena IUD. My breakouts include cysts and white heads. Last week I started taking the following for my adult, hormonal acne: Vitamin D3 (4,000iu) Saw Palmetto (500mg) Stinging Nettle (500mg) I also started t
  23. AgentPeach

    Chin Acne And My Mirena Iud

    I had a Mirena hormonal IUD for about 5 years (almost the max time) and during that time got weird symptoms. In addition to getting more chin area acne (I never had much to begin with) I started getting dark hairs on my chin and cheeks. I've read the hair growth is a side effect and may never go away, but I am not aware of the acne being a side effect. Usually most hormonal birth controls are beneficial to acne. Have any of you ladies used this form of birth control? And if so, what side effects
  24. Okay...so a couple of posts over the past couple months started me rethinking the copper IUD..So I started.looking back at my own timeline...I started researching. I did find a lot out there on various message boards (anecdotal). It's not evidence, but I was literally finding hundreds or THOUSANDS of women with the EXACT same symptoms and timeline...too coincidental. It's well known that it will cause A LOT of women to bleed much heavier and/or longer during menstruation. There had to be an exp
  25. luckykitkat

    Mirena And Spironolactone

    I'm going to be switching from my copper IUD to the mirena IUD soon (like within a week). I want to know if any ladies had any experience taking spiro WHILE having the mirena? As much as I love my copper I hate the heavy bleeding and cramps (which I never had until I had the copper IUD) and I would like to switch to mirena to skip my periods. I know for most (if not all) women have had a lot of acne issues when they start mirena. I don't have horrible acne now, Ive been on retin-a for a whil