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I just do not think I can stick it out with the Yasmin. Last week was really bad and then I got a HUGE cyst! I do not really get cyts anymore as I was on accutane a few years back, so the Yasmin is definitely not working with my system. I forgot to mention in my previous posts that since I started the Yamsin my skin has been crazy oily. I have never really had a problem with oil and would actually consider my skin dry. I have always needed to use mosturizer after I cleanse because my skin gets so tight. Not on the Yamsin! My skin is SO oily I can actually see the oil on my nose, forehead, etc.
So, I think I am going to switch to Orthocept next month. For anyone who is reading this, my thought process is this: While Yamsin has worked great for some, it has also caused others to have very bad breakouts. I think some people-like me-just have a bad reaction to the drospirone (sp?) that is the progestin in the pill. I've done a lot of reasearch on birth control and acne and it seems the least androgenic progestin is desogestral (sp?). Although Yamsin is even better than desogestral for some, it may be worse for others. So, desogestral seems like the next logical step for me. Also, it doesn't seem to have an initial breakout (we'll see about that...) or at least make acne worse.
But you don't know until you try. So I will post my updates.

One more thing... for anyone who is thinking I trying Yasmin don't be discouraged by my experience because it has worked fantastic for some!





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