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Microgestin for Acne
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Microgestin & Acne
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I used to take TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets) for a very long time, until I realized it was giving me cystic acne during certain weeks of the month, there'd also been a week, when I felt absolutely miserable, so sad for no reason, I'd just start crying and wouldn't be able to stop. I never drew a connection betw. those symptoms and TriNessa. I went to a different obgyn, she told me, it must be because TriNessa has different level of hormones for each week of the month - so I'd experience all those crazy fluctuations all the time. She prescribed me Microgestin 1/20 tabs 21 green, which has 3 weeks worth of, so to say, the same level of hormones. The cystic acne hasn't really bothered me since, mood swings've been better, but I didn't stop breaking out every month, which is driving me crazy. I went to a dermatologist. She prescribed me Aczone 5% gel 90gm as topical and Spironolactone 100mg a day. She told me to try Spironolactone for a couple of months to see, if it works and if it doesn't, she said there were other pills she could give me. I've been taking Spironolactone 100mg for 2 months already. It doesn't seem to do anything at all!! It's very frustrating! I'm thinking, I need to go back to the dr. and try different meds. Btw, I don't feel any side effects from Spironolactone whatsoever. But it doesn't seem to do any good either. Maybe I should double my dose, I've read that u can take up to 200mg or maybe I should switch b. control again. I don't know what to do.. And the truth is, all the doctors I've ever seen don't know either!! They just offer me meds to try from their list and see how I feel. That's exactly what they say! Aczone 5% gel was $60 with my insurance and I can't say it worked wonders for me. I also tried Epiduo (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) gel 0.1%/ 2.5% - another prescription topical. It's pretty good at drying up zits, but not the answer.
Microgestin. It has helped improve my acne a lot, but it...
" ...get mood swings, my acne didn't get worse...ect......then a little while later I was put on Microgestin, it's the generic version of Loestrin. I switched because I couldn't afford Loestrin... "
bigger, i have light periods and my acne cleared up! Good...
" ...seasonale and hated it. It made me depressed and I also fainted three times while on it. I am now taking microgestin 1/20 and its cheap and awesome. I havent experienced any side effects and I actu... "
one and has had great help with her acne. My doc put me...
" ...is good mys sister is on that one and has had great help with her acne. My doc put ...also great with acne and help... "
swings, but it didn't 100% take care of my acne either, but...
" ...Microgestin, I've been on it for a few years, I haven't had any bad side effects from it, no weight gain or mo... "
incredibly regular periods, but my acne has gotten better
" ...my acne at all AND I never got a period (which was the whole reason my gyn put me on it). I ended up switching to Yaz and it's been a lot better for me, still... "
and it has made my acne better not gone but better. Less...
" This sounds horrible! Im so sorry. Ive been on microgestin for two years now and it has made my acne better not gone but better. Less whiteheads by far. . Also everything is... "
irritability. I switched to the minipill (Microgestin...
" ...was on NuvaRing for a little ...effects! Light headedness, painful breasts, acne, bloating, anxiety, irritability. I switched to the minipill (Microgestin) and I've had a much better time with i... "
microgestin gave me more acne breakouts but my period was...
" ...due to the same reason and for me the microgestin gave me more acne breakouts but my period was lighter and less cramps. The reviews ar... "
generic Birth Control is used to help control acne? I am...
" What generic Birth Control is used to help control acne? I am currently on Microgestin and cant tolerate the moods it puts me in.... "
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