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Believe30, I feel like were in the same boat.

I'm currently on Yaz, Doxycycline, and Retin a micro.

I'm starting my 3rd Yaz pack on Monday (Jan 5th). During the first month I just felt like my skin was getting worse and the second month wasn't much better.

I'm also getting acid peels at the derm once a month (3 total) and I think they may have been responsible for my skin worsening as well (the purges afterward). But in the long run I think they will help alot by getting all of the existing acne out now instead of later. I got one yesterday and my face is looking a bit better and so far, no purge this time :) . Maybe you could consider mentioning the acid peels to your derm, exfoliation is a key to improving acne.

But as far as Yaz goes, I've heard that 2 1/2 months is a popular time to start improving alot so im really counting on that being the case for me, and hopefully you as well. I know many people say 6 months but I'd like to be optimistic. And I believe 6 months was when they became clear? so improvement is all I need right now to start being more hopeful about Yaz, because honestly, I've been feeling a little doubtful...

Keep me updated, I'd love to know how you're doing.
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Re: YAZ users - ???
Jan 12, 2009
whyfish, thanks for your post :)

The first 2 months of taking Yaz I really thought it wouldn't work for me, just like so many things haven't. Now going into the 3rd pack, I've had such great improvement in just the first week of it. I'm so excited because now I have so much faith that my skin will be clear soon. Good luck to all of you Yaz users. And for those of you struggling with acne and nothing seems to work, give bcp a try.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Jan 13, 2009
[QUOTE=savemeplease;3848270]Hey Arelias, I'm really glad it made you feel better. I know during the first 2 months that's all I really need to hear. I eat really healthy too because I've noticed when I eat sugar and unhealthy foods I break out on my back and chest. My food intake doesn't control my face as much since it seems to be mainly hormonal. I had taken a saliva test that showed my hormones to be way off balance. That's probably why all those other products you used failed to work, because they can't balance out you hormones. So i really think Yaz should do the trick for you. Let me know how it goes for you :) I wish you the best.[/QUOTE]


Yeaaaa, I know, I've began to realize that my acne is hormonal because I've tried everything. I'm just sick of it! SO hopefully I can make it through this month and see improvements real soon. I cured my chest acne using Neutrogena body wash with 2% salicylic acid and I put 5% benzoyl peroxide. it worked like a charm.. i still have some bacne and I'm hoping my back and face will clear as the YAZ kicks in. Thanks so much, I will let you know. thanks again.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Jan 27, 2009
I'm on the last week of my third pack. My skin has been so much better this month. During the first 2 months my skin defiantly got worse. I was getting a bunch of cystic acne on my jaw line and my cheeks broke out a lot. Recently my cheeks and jaw line have cleared up, I still break out, but they are a lot less in number and much smaller. It's much more tolerable now and I can't wait for it to get even better, hopefully with the next pack. The first 2 months might make you feel really doubtful, but from about mid 3rd pack and on it should only get better. I hope it goes well for you! And if you don't already, drink lots of water and try to eat healthier...you can never go wrong there.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Jan 28, 2009
[QUOTE=savemeplease;3864407]I'm on the last week of my third pack. My skin has been so much better this month. During the first 2 months my skin defiantly got worse. I was getting a bunch of cystic acne on my jaw line and my cheeks broke out a lot. Recently my cheeks and jaw line have cleared up, I still break out, but they are a lot less in number and much smaller. It's much more tolerable now and I can't wait for it to get even better, hopefully with the next pack. The first 2 months might make you feel really doubtful, but from about mid 3rd pack and on it should only get better. I hope it goes well for you! And if you don't already, drink lots of water and try to eat healthier...you can never go wrong there.[/QUOTE]

Thanx! I'm gonna try to hang in there! It's definitely hard especially when you have to get up and go to work everyday and face the world.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Jan 30, 2009
I actually went tanning at a salon about 6 times during the first 2 months of Yaz. It always made my skin super dry and flaky but that was because I was using retin a then, which I recently stopped using. I was breaking out a ton then so i dont really know if I had a breakout afterwards from it.

I've heard that tanning beds help the appearance of acne because the redness goes away but that it actually blocks your pores? so you will en up breaking out later. I'm not sure if that's true or not...

Although when I was in Florida this summer, I got really sunburnt (I always burn and then it turns into a great tan) and it made my skin so much better. I didn't wear any makeup the entire trip! It looked like I never even had acne! I didn't notice any breakouts that would have been caused by the tanning, just went back to my normal breakouts.

But if you're going tanning at a solon, I would only tan my face for part of the time and then cover it with a towel for the rest.. moderation. but that's primarily if you are using certain (harsh) face creams.

Sorry if none of this helps.. that's just experience with tanning. I'd love to hear what others have to say.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Feb 15, 2009
[QUOTE=savemeplease;3882200]Thanks guys!

I went to the derm. today and I got a glycolic peel (30) to help with the surface marks. I also got a sample IPL (Intense Pulse Light) because I had been worried it would be painful, but it was very tolerable. So I'll see if that helps with the redness in that area she did, and I'll probably get that done later on.

Yaz has improved my skin this month (4th pack), although it wasn't very consistent and still not too great, just 'improvement'.

I had also been taking doxycycline, but that hasn't seemed to be working at all so im switching to Bactrim tomorrow. It's a more potent antibiotic.

Hopefully that will do the trick, and I hope you all the best.[/QUOTE]

Hey savemeplease,

The third month on yaz has been the trick! My face has improved dramatically and I only get about one small pimple. But, the only thing is that I still have bad scarring so I went to a Medical Spa and got a micropeel ( consisted of a 20-30% glycolic peel and cryogenic therapy). I was planning on getting a microderm but the aesthetician recommended the peel and then the microderm later. It has made my skin dramatically smooth and fading my scars! It also did not make me peel and make my skin incredibly dry! I'm so happy and my confidence has boosted compared to a couple of months ago. So, hopefully I can finally defeat my acne and continue to feel confident! Doxycycline works only for a short period of time and sometimes u might need a higher dose in order for it to work. Let me know how the peel and light therapy worked.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Feb 17, 2009
I definatly did, but that was also during the first 3 months. I believe after a little more time it is decreased tremendously. Most girls on Yaz claim to still get a little pimple or two during their period, nothing upsetting.

Although, my acne has been around a long time and is very stubborn so I am now off of yaz, starting yesterday, and only taking Bactrim. After 2 months of Bactrim I'm going to take Yaz again.

I hope it goes well for all of you.
I've heard that Spiro (aldactone) and BCP cures acne. I am currently on YAZ and I'm getting Spiro in a couple of weeks. I'll let everyone know my skin update in a couple of months. Hopefully this works!!





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