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Re: Yaz and acne
Oct 24, 2006
[QUOTE=soccermomof2]My dr chose Yaz because I wanted a low does birth control because I have not done well on others in the past (headaches, stomach pain, etc). It seems like there are A LOT of good things about Yasmin. How long did it take for your daughter's acne to start clearing up to see an improvement?[/QUOTE]

I would say she saw a change right from the start. She broke out some in the 2nd - 4th months and now in the 5th, one side of her face is virtually clear. This is a huge change because her cheeks have been mostly broken out in the last couple of years. I only see her month-to-month because she is away at school and I could tell this month that there was a big improvement over last month. They say to give bc pills a good 6 months before making a decision and I can see that this is true. Yasmin has had a totally different effect than ortho-tri-cyclen which did not work for her plus she gained weight. I feel that the spironolactone has also helped a lot. It would be interesting to see if a lower dose pill such as Yaz would work as well.
Re: Yaz and acne
Jun 7, 2007
I have been on Yaz and Spironolactone for almost a year now. I have struggled with acne for most of my life. I did accutane twice. This has finally cleared me up. I have put on some weight with the BC pill, but its better than the acne.

I am on yaz and 50mg of spiro. My Dr. bumped me up to 100mg of spiro yesterday bc of weight gain. Maybe I'll pee it all out? dunno but it works great! Different people respond differently to many things, but this is great. I'm happy with the results (other than the weight).
Re: Yaz and acne
Sep 30, 2007
Yaz has spironolactone in it. It takes about 4 months for the spiro to do its magic. When I was on spiro, it made my skin worse before better, but it does give you nice skin. I made me less irritable as well and I had zero cramps and no bloating. Unfortunately, I am allergic to it so I had to stop. You just have to be patient.
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.

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