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Re: Yaz and acne
Oct 1, 2006
I just started using it today, and I have acne pretty bad. I'll let you know if it helps. :D
Re: Yaz and acne
Oct 25, 2006
Hang in there with them for at least six months! I am 25 and started getting really bad acne on both of my cheeks and down my neck last year. I am on my 5th pack of Yaz and the difference is amazing. One side of my face is completely clear and the other has two pimples that are in the process of fading away. Prior to starting them it was really bad I looked like a teenager with full blown hormonal problems. It did take about 3 months for me to start seeing a difference and then this 5th pack has really made the difference. I have had no other symptoms from the pills at all and my cramping is much lighter. I have not gained weight on them but I did have breakthrough bleeding during my 2nd pack but have not had it since. Hope this helps a little.
Re: Yaz and acne
Nov 3, 2006
I just had to post to this topic! I have been on Yaz for almost 3 months, I still have 1 1/2 weeks till I finish the 3rd pack. My acne has gotten better, right now I only have one large pimple on my chin and it's only bad because i picked and picked at it! I have mild cramping at the beginning of my period and it only last approx 2 -3 days, which is great. I have lost 2 lbs and I definately notice that I'm not as bloated before and during my period, which is also great. The only bad side effect (not sure if the pill is causing this or not) is my hair is thinning out. I have had problems with this before I was on Yaz. I seem to shed a lot of hair if I get really sick and some medications do this to me. Hopefully this info has helped you and try to stick with it.
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
Feb 28, 2007
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:
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
Apr 14, 2007
[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]

Hi! I've been on Yaz for 4 months now. I was also on Minocycline which I stopped a month ago to see if I really need both or not. I haven't experienced worsened acne although it did seem to stick around for a while. I'm not seeing TREMENDOUS results just yet but I do believe the amount of acne is slowly getting better. The oiliness in my face and back is gone! My periods are certainly lighter, there's no cramping and I haven't gained any weight. I'm not sure if I cry a bit more readily now but that hasn't been a problem either. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied as I've never had steadily 'ok' skin off Minocycline so Yaz must be doing something. Perhaps, I'll write back with "NO ACNE AT ALL!" in a few months time -- let's hope so.

Good luck!
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
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
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]





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