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Yaz and acne
Sep 29, 2006
I just started Yaz (birth control) about 2 weeks ago. My ob/gyn thought it may help my skin. I have been very oily and breaking out since I gave birth in February. Has anyone else been taking Yaz and has it helped acne?:confused:
Re: Yaz and acne
Oct 9, 2006
Just wondering if anyone else was on the birth control pill Yaz and wanted to know their experiences......anything would be helpful. I am 28 years old and just am finishing my 1st pack of Yaz. I was put on it to help with my acne, but so far, have not noticed much difference. My dr said the magic number is 3 months, but I wondered if anyone had any experiences to share
Re: Yaz and acne
Oct 23, 2006
I just started my 3rd month of YAZ. Before starting YAZ I would get the occasional pimple, usually around the time I got my period. I asked my OBG to perscribe a pill that would not cause acne or weight gain and would help with my severe cramps. She suggested YAZ. Unfortunately for me it has seemed to increase the amount of pimples I am getting. My OBG suggested I wait a full 3 months before I decide to change pills so I am waiting till the end of this pack before I decide to stay on it or change. Other than an increase in acne the other side effects that I have noticed are, trouble sleeping(I wake up alot at night, didn't before the pill), sore breasts and being very emotional (cry easily)during my period. It has really helped with my severe cramps and my period is now very light and only 1 to 2 days.
Re: Yaz and acne
Nov 3, 2006
Cassidy:

I am now almost finished with my 2nd pack of Yaz. I did have break thru bleeding this month (someone else posted that this happened to them during their 2nd month too). Other than that, no other side effects. I have seen a little decrease in my acne this month, so I hope it gets better and better. I hear it may take into my 5th month, so I am willing to wait, nothing else has seemed to help. I really enjoy reading these posts....they are encouraging. So, hang in there, give Yaz a try and we will keep encouraging each other here on this post!
Re: Yaz and acne
Nov 3, 2006
August95:

How bad was your acne before? I would say that I have mild to moderate acne. More moderate lately. when did you start to see results to help with your acne? My dr keeps telling me that 3 months is the key, but then I read some of the posts and they say more like 5-6 months.
Re: Yaz and acne
Mar 1, 2007
Hi. I'm now starting my 4th month of Yaz. So far it is going really really well. I did spot through the first 2 months and that about drove me CRAZY and then I made the decision to bicycle (not to take the white pills) between my 2nd & 3rd month because I got married and was on my honeymoon and didn't want to be on my period. So, in doing that I started early this month (about 2/3rds the way through my 3rd pack). I just started my 4th pack last night and have hopes that I won't have spotting this month.

As far as the acne. I'm in the exact same boat. I decided to go on Yaz to help with moodiness/emotional swings & acne. It is helping, but I also think that the new face products I'm using are REALLY helping too. It's the best stuff I've EVER used. If you are interested in trying it, you have to order it online. It is an Arbonne product line called Clear Advantage and it is the best face wash/toner/acne lotion I've EVER used. I'm hooked. Between that and the Yaz, my face has almost 100% cleared up. It is SOOO nice and I do know what you mean about having acne and it making you feel down. Back to the Arbonne. If you want to order some, you have to have a consultant number. You are welcome to use mine. It's #16713659. All you have to do from there is sign up for an account and then you can order. If you want to know how you can order at a discount (35% off) let me know and I can tell you how you can sign up to do that.

Good luck and best wishes!!!! Natalie

[QUOTE=teagirl16;2827217]I am new to this and I have just started my 3rd week on yaz, and so far no side effects, i had slight spotting a couple days ago, but nothing serious. I have had acne on my cheeks and jawline only and my doctor thinks its hormonal. i pray that this works, i hope so. has anyone had acne on their cheeks only? if it is hormonal i hope the yaz will clear it up. time i guess. i just hope it doesnt get worse, my acne isnt that bad, but enough to make me deppressed. i also started this organic herbal caffeen free tea, that is for hormonal balance, and i have been pretty relaxed. i am just curious to see what happens. i have had a bad experience with orthotrycyclen GENERIC. i think that pill made my acne worse.:confused:[/QUOTE]
Re: Yaz and acne
May 9, 2007
Do Not Use This Birth Control. I Went On Yaz To Help My Acne And It Has Made It Worse. I Am Breaking Out All Along My Chin And Jaw, Worse Than I Ever Had Before. It Has Made Me Depressed And I Cry About It Everyday. Never Felt So Bad About Myself. I Am Stopping After I'm Done With This Pack. Do Not Use This Pill, Unless You Want To Ruin Your Life.
Re: Yaz and acne
May 9, 2007
[QUOTE=stupiddd123;2973281]Do Not Use This Birth Control. I Went On Yaz To Help My Acne And It Has Made It Worse. I Am Breaking Out All Along My Chin And Jaw, Worse Than I Ever Had Before. It Has Made Me Depressed And I Cry About It Everyday. Never Felt So Bad About Myself. I Am Stopping After I'm Done With This Pack. Do Not Use This Pill, Unless You Want To Ruin Your Life.[/QUOTE]


I would not dismiss all birth control pills since this is what has cleared my daughter 100%.
Re: Yaz and acne
May 31, 2007
Hey Soccermomof2, I had the same problem. I've been on Yaz for a little over a week now, I was put on it because I am an Anorexic of many years & haven't menstruated in over 7 years so they wanted to try to almost force a period out of me. Well, I have never had acne in my life (I'm 21) & all of the sudden, all these deep zits popped up! I went to the dermatologist today, really spooked about it & he said Yaz was actually supposed to help fix acne. Not the case for me! He perscribed me an acne topical cream called "Differin". Maybe it will help me, perhaps it will help you too!
Re: Yaz and acne
May 31, 2007
[QUOTE=Avantgardegrrl;3016056]Hey Soccermomof2, I had the same problem. I've been on Yaz for a little over a week now, I was put on it because I am an Anorexic of many years & haven't menstruated in over 7 years so they wanted to try to almost force a period out of me. Well, I have never had acne in my life (I'm 21) & all of the sudden, all these deep zits popped up! I went to the dermatologist today, really spooked about it & he said Yaz was actually supposed to help fix acne. Not the case for me! He perscribed me an acne topical cream called "Differin". Maybe it will help me, perhaps it will help you too![/Q


Seems like they should be treating the anorexia and then your periods will start on their own. I hope you are. It's wierd that it helps the ones that have acne and causes it when you don't. I don't get it. When I used to not get periods they would put me on progestin (I think that's what it was). I would take it for a week and then get a period. Then I found a vitamin company that has a product that always produced a period for me. Wish I could tell you which one but I will get my hand slapped from the mod. :mad:
Re: Yaz and acne
Sep 29, 2007
Hello all! I am a "mom" on a mission to help my daughter with her acne problem. I have been researching awhile now, and have found this message board to be informative, helpful and encouraging. My initial post will probably be too long for most of you, but hopefully, one of you will hang long enough to read it through and offer some advice...
My daughter is now 14, and at this point has moderate/severe acne. Her initial acne began at 12. It has progressively worsened to overall facial acne, as well as, neck, chest & back acne.
I began addressing this issue with her pediatrian at age 12 - (he did prescribe Differin and then sent us on to the derm)...After two years of regimented care with topicals & antibiotics, by two different dermatologists, both of which continually encouraged "acne surgery" and flat-out refused to consider oral contraceptive (even after acknowledging my history-mild cystic acne early teen (15yrs old)-which BC cured at 18yrs old)....I was determined to get BC for acne treatment for my child, who was in complete misery. I researched the topic, and went back to our peditrician's office with my last attempt to attain this in an acceptable manner. Thank goodness, the female dr on staff that day, could relate to the pain & suffering my child has been experiencing, because she too had suffered with acne, knew the pain, listened to our circumstance, and finally gave us a presc. for Yaz.
I hope this will help my daughter....she is only 1 week in, but we are again, hopeful! She asks me everyday..."mom, does my face look better?"
Looking for feedback from others who have used Yaz for Acne Treatment, or from mom's with children that suffer with acne and how they have helped their children cope with it and what has worked for them.
Thanks so much for your time!
Re: Yaz and acne
Sep 30, 2007
[QUOTE=linsmom;3233824]Hello all! I am a "mom" on a mission to help my daughter with her acne problem. I have been researching awhile now, and have found this message board to be informative, helpful and encouraging. My initial post will probably be too long for most of you, but hopefully, one of you will hang long enough to read it through and offer some advice...
My daughter is now 14, and at this point has moderate/severe acne. Her initial acne began at 12. It has progressively worsened to overall facial acne, as well as, neck, chest & back acne.
I began addressing this issue with her pediatrian at age 12 - (he did prescribe Differin and then sent us on to the derm)...After two years of regimented care with topicals & antibiotics, by two different dermatologists, both of which continually encouraged "acne surgery" and flat-out refused to consider oral contraceptive (even after acknowledging my history-mild cystic acne early teen (15yrs old)-which BC cured at 18yrs old)....I was determined to get BC for acne treatment for my child, who was in complete misery. I researched the topic, and went back to our peditrician's office with my last attempt to attain this in an acceptable manner. Thank goodness, the female dr on staff that day, could relate to the pain & suffering my child has been experiencing, because she too had suffered with acne, knew the pain, listened to our circumstance, and finally gave us a presc. for Yaz.
I hope this will help my daughter....she is only 1 week in, but we are again, hopeful! She asks me everyday..."mom, does my face look better?"
Looking for feedback from others who have used Yaz for Acne Treatment, or from mom's with children that suffer with acne and how they have helped their children cope with it and what has worked for them.
Thanks so much for your time![/QUOTE]



Hi mom, I can relate to your pain. I hated watching my daughter go through this. I think she handled it better than me. She started out with antibiotics at about age 12 or 13 and along with regular bio-medic plus peels she was clear for about two years. then it got bad again for some reason and she tried ortho-tri-cyclen which made her skin terrible. she went on accutane after that which was a nightmare. she scarred from the experience. now, 7 years later, she is on yasmin and 50 mgs. of spiro which is what has worked for the last year. she also sees a naturopath who is attempting to wean her off of the antibiotcs with detox's and pro-biotics. the meds messed up her digestive system but the body has an amazing ability to heal itself if given the right tools. i had the exact same problems in my late teens and birth control pills are what worked for me. they are better than taking antibiotics for sure and also easier at this age when kids don't want to be bothered thinking too much about their skin. they just would rather be living their lives. good luck to you and check in here often and let us know how you are doing.
Re: Yaz and acne
Oct 16, 2007
My 14 year old DD has been on Yasmin for 1 1/2 months and her face looks horrible. I keep telling her to stay with it and give it more time. She is really upset and keeps threatening to quit taking it. She says she is giving it this last month and that's it. I know 2 or 3 mths for her is a lifetime. I really hope that it starts working for her by the months end. I am printing out some of your replys about 3 or more mths. It breaks my heart to see her going thru this. Of course this year is difficult anyway w/it being her 1st year in high school...she feels like everyone is staring at her face. She plays volleyball and sweats and I'm afraid this is contributing to her acne problem. I don't know how else to help her. Please keep us posted w/updates and progress. Thanks!!

Jo -
Re: Yaz and acne
Oct 16, 2007
[QUOTE=JoTX;3260707]My 14 year old DD has been on Yasmin for 1 1/2 months and her face looks horrible. I keep telling her to stay with it and give it more time. She is really upset and keeps threatening to quit taking it. She says she is giving it this last month and that's it. I know 2 or 3 mths for her is a lifetime. I really hope that it starts working for her by the months end. I am printing out some of your replys about 3 or more mths. It breaks my heart to see her going thru this. Of course this year is difficult anyway w/it being her 1st year in high school...she feels like everyone is staring at her face. She plays volleyball and sweats and I'm afraid this is contributing to her acne problem. I don't know how else to help her. Please keep us posted w/updates and progress. Thanks!!

Jo -[/QUOTE]

Is she seeing a derm? A short course of antibiotics might help her get over the hump till the bc pills kick in. Bactrim and sal. acid peels worked wonders for my daughter at that age. The bc pills should work in time. Also, consider adding some spironolactone in. She might need more hormonal control than just the yaz. Acne treatment requires great patience. My daughter had more than me fortunately. I know how hard it is to watch your kid go through this.
Re: Yaz and acne
Oct 25, 2007
I hope someone can help me out. I am 28 years old and I am currently taking yaz for about 5 months now. (I was on aleasse 28 for 8 years and they stopped making that pill) I have never had any skin problems but since I started taking the pill I have adult acne. Nothing severe but small bumps under my skin around my jawline and neck. I have went to the derm. and she said that it shouldnt be from the yaz and that it should actually clear up acne. She proscribed retin A and rosula face wash.The strange thing is that when I am not taking the pill for the four days my skin seems to clear up. My only other complaint with this pill is the breast tenderness. I have had no weight gain and my periods are very light . If anyone has any advice please let me know, my concern is that I am getting married in 8 months and I dont want my skin to be a problem for the wedding.
Re: Yaz and acne
Oct 26, 2007
[QUOTE=nizzygirl;3275481]I hope someone can help me out. I am 28 years old and I am currently taking yaz for about 5 months now. (I was on aleasse 28 for 8 years and they stopped making that pill) I have never had any skin problems but since I started taking the pill I have adult acne. Nothing severe but small bumps under my skin around my jawline and neck. I have went to the derm. and she said that it shouldnt be from the yaz and that it should actually clear up acne. She proscribed retin A and rosula face wash.The strange thing is that when I am not taking the pill for the four days my skin seems to clear up. My only other complaint with this pill is the breast tenderness. I have had no weight gain and my periods are very light . If anyone has any advice please let me know, my concern is that I am getting married in 8 months and I dont want my skin to be a problem for the wedding.[/QUOTE]

most the side effects caused by birth control pills should start going away from the 3rd month.. if u are still experiencing the side effects then that probably means ur body is not compatible with the current birth control pill. Best thing to do now is talk to ur OB/GYN maybe she/he can give u something else especially when ur big day is coming up soon. Also.. even though Alesse brand is not on the market anymore, the generic still is available. The generic for Alesse is called Lutera. Maybe u can give lutera a try since u took Alesse for 8 yrs and lutera has the same ingredients as Alesse just a different manufacture that's making it.

Im on my second month of Yaz. The acnes that I got from it seems to be less bothersome...
Re: Yaz and acne
Nov 27, 2007
Hi I have been on Yaz for about 4 months now and I did notice one good thing.
My face is less oily. It used to be SUPER DUPER OILY.
Now reading your comment about the Acnes on the Chin and Jaw makes me wondering.
I also noticed recently that I have been breaking out more on the jawline right on the chin on slightly above it.
What makes them worse, even when the pimple subsides, the bump won't go away. They will be there forever and red. Now I can't even hide them anymore since it's so there in the open.
I don't know if it's a coincidence or not I don't remember.
Maybe I have had them before I started taking Yaz in July/Aug of tis year.

Anyone else noticing the Acnes on the Jaw/Chin or even near that area ever since taking YAZ, please share with me. I would like to know.
I'm considering switching to Yasmin.

I used to take Ortho Tri Cyclen (not the low dose one, but the normal one) and it worked WONDERS ON MY ACNES.
The bad thing was. It made me gain almost 15 lbs.
But I have had other friends that takes it and not gain a single pound.
But Ortho Try Cyclen are generally known to make you gain weight.
That's why they came out with the Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo; I tried that too for my acne and it did not do anything.

So. Please anyone with the same problem please share with me.

Thanks


[QUOTE=stupiddd123;2973281]Do Not Use This Birth Control. I Went On Yaz To Help My Acne And It Has Made It Worse. I Am Breaking Out All Along My Chin And Jaw, Worse Than I Ever Had Before. It Has Made Me Depressed And I Cry About It Everyday. Never Felt So Bad About Myself. I Am Stopping After I'm Done With This Pack. Do Not Use This Pill, Unless You Want To Ruin Your Life.[/QUOTE]
Re: Yaz and acne
Jan 21, 2008
Hi! I actually went through pretty much what your daughter is going through now. I'm 18 now, but around I'd say 13 my face broke out around my chin. I immediately had low self-esteem and would avoid speaking to people if I could. My mom took me to a derm and I was prescribed different antibiotics, which would help for a couple years but eventually had an effect on my which caused some health issues from long time use. So my sophomore year of highschool I decided to go onto Accutane. The reason mainly for this was that I spent a year abroad for my junior year of highschool and did not want to be on medication. It worked out great, although for about 5 months my sophomore year it was absolutely terrible. Luckily as soon as my face cleared my confidence came back and I had a great time in Europe without even having to wear makeup. However, as soon as I came back to America my face worsed...well I wouldn't so much say it did worsen tremendously but around my period I would get one or two zits. Nothing bad really, but because of all the low self-esteem issues from prior much more terrible acne I had a hard time dealing with it my senior year. So I decided to go onto Yaz, I have only recently started it and haven't noticed too much of a change. But its not too big of a deal because im positive next time i get my period it won't there will be no zit or anything sprouting up on my face. But just to let you know, although Accutane made 5 months of my life very difficult, in the end it was worth it, it really helped me. My derm and I were talking about it and she said that had I not done Accutane and had it not helped me so much already that the BC would really not help me at all, basically I'm going on the BC just to take care of the extra hormonal issues every month. Hope this helps, and believe me I know exactly what you're daughter is going through. And the Bobbie Brown foundation stick will help with covering things, I have been using it pretty much sinc ethey came out with it and it's well worth the money! :)

[QUOTE=linsmom;3233824]Hello all! I am a "mom" on a mission to help my daughter with her acne problem. I have been researching awhile now, and have found this message board to be informative, helpful and encouraging. My initial post will probably be too long for most of you, but hopefully, one of you will hang long enough to read it through and offer some advice...
My daughter is now 14, and at this point has moderate/severe acne. Her initial acne began at 12. It has progressively worsened to overall facial acne, as well as, neck, chest & back acne.
I began addressing this issue with her pediatrian at age 12 - (he did prescribe Differin and then sent us on to the derm)...After two years of regimented care with topicals & antibiotics, by two different dermatologists, both of which continually encouraged "acne surgery" and flat-out refused to consider oral contraceptive (even after acknowledging my history-mild cystic acne early teen (15yrs old)-which BC cured at 18yrs old)....I was determined to get BC for acne treatment for my child, who was in complete misery. I researched the topic, and went back to our peditrician's office with my last attempt to attain this in an acceptable manner. Thank goodness, the female dr on staff that day, could relate to the pain & suffering my child has been experiencing, because she too had suffered with acne, knew the pain, listened to our circumstance, and finally gave us a presc. for Yaz.
I hope this will help my daughter....she is only 1 week in, but we are again, hopeful! She asks me everyday..."mom, does my face look better?"
Looking for feedback from others who have used Yaz for Acne Treatment, or from mom's with children that suffer with acne and how they have helped their children cope with it and what has worked for them.
Thanks so much for your time![/QUOTE]
Re: Yaz and acne
Jan 30, 2008
I am trying to get my 14 yr old daughter on YAZ for acne, her GYN refused due to her headaches. I have to get her Neuro to agree to it. But I read all your posts and found them informative. I wanted to add that good make-up will help. Bare Minerals has helped my daughter when she is in one of her"clearer" days. It is non-comedongenic and made to cover lightly. WE both use it now.
Re: Yaz and acne
Jul 16, 2008
[QUOTE=limm0331;3644688]I just came across this site while I was researching Yaz..and just had to write a post!... even though birth control pills have a different effect on everyone.. I have to say I LOVE Yaz. Ive been suffering from severe acne since I was in 8th grade and have used almost every product out there. I would wake up sometimes 40 minutes before school and work ect to put makeup on and would be so frustrated! I was worried about having to do that now that im off to college with a floor of girls but i dont! Ive now been on Yaz for 3 months and not only lost 10 lbs but my skin is flawless!! Ive been on proactive, clean and clear, acne pills from the doctor.. and nothing has been better than this!... the only side effect if anything is that I too am also very tired sometimes..and my first month of taking pills I had a day or two of breakthrough bleeding...but otherwise that its perfect. I was originally on ortho tricyclen lo and it made me unbelievably moody and depressed. But I dont have that problem at all now... very happy go lucky.. but maybe thats because I finally have great skin! I would definetly recommend this to everyone... even just to try... what do u have to lose except the acne!! I have to say I was very unsure when I read that 9 out of 10 women show moderate signs of improvement with their acne while taking Yaz...but it definetly worked for me! :)[/QUOTE]
Thanks so much for this info about yaz. I am about to start yaz to help with my acne b/c i am about to start high school and i really don't want everyone to remember me by the girl with acne. Anyways i haven't started it yet but i will tomorrow and I am really scared that it is going to make it worse- I have heard some people say that the first month it is worse so did that happen to you???





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