- 5 years ago
I started on Trinessa a little over a year ago because I started getting terrible cystic acne on my cheeks out of nowhere. At the age of 22/23! I had never had acne before then. It was very painful and made me feel horrible about myself. When nothing else worked, my doctor put me on Trinessa. After a couple months, it completely cleared up my skin and I rarely ever even get a zit. It has made a world of difference. It has also helped to regulate my period. No cramps and not as heavy. And I get my period on the same day every month.
BUT. The other side effects almost make it not worth it. My libido has gone out the window. I rarely enjoy sex and am rarely in the mood like I used to be. I pretty much have to force myself to get into it for the sake of my SO. It hasn’t had a negative effect on my relationship yet, but I know it very well could in the future. It also makes me irritable, cranky, and easily annoyed. I feel anxious much more often on this particular pill and I absolutely hate feeling this way. It affects my attitude at work, especially when I’m working under pressure. And you don’t even want to know the road rage I get. Honestly, I just can’t stand to be around people lately.
But I’m scared to go off of the Trinessa due to my skin. I know that seems like a minor concern, but the cystic acne truely affected my life in a big way. Any suggestions on other pills? I know everybody’s body reacts to each pill differently. But have any of you had any success with a pill clearing up skin issues, while not bringing on a ton of negative side effects? Thank you!