(Closed) What birth control are you on? Has it helped with acne??

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
9114 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am on Lo’Ovral generic Cryselle.

It has helped with my acne (I used to get acne badly) and I’ve been on it probably 8-9 months now and I wouldn’t come off it for the world. I don’t get headaches on it.

I was on Ortho Tri Cyclin and I bruised terribly so I was off it within a month and started Lo’Ovral.

Post # 4
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I was on orth tricyclen for years, and didnt notice a differece when I went off it.


to clarify, I went on it when I was15 for acne. It did not help much as a teenager, but when I went off it when I was 23, 4 years ago, i did not notice a differencec

I did however notice a huge difference when i stopped wearing make up daily

Post # 5
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve been on Orthotricyclen for 2 years now and although my acne nor periods were very bad to begin with, they have lightened.  I do get headaches more often than I used to, but nothing too crazy.

Post # 7
982 posts
Busy bee

@peachbaby4008:  I have the Mirena IUD, and broke out in angry red pimples on my chin. I kept thinking they’d go away, but they didn’t. I saw my doctor and she prescribed this cream with clindamycin and peroxide in it – amazing stuff! Used it for a little while, even on my nose where I have a lot of blackheads, and they all disappeared! Now, I only use it if I feel a pimple coming up. Only issue is that it makes you more prone to sunburn while you’re using it. While I was overseas, I bought this Chinese cream which works pretty well too! The doctor prescribed creams are definitely worth a try, the doctor said that anything you buy off the shelf isn’t strong enough. I had tried Proactive and it was so harsh on my skin, it felt burnt.

Post # 8
540 posts
Busy bee

@peachbaby4008:  I came off the ring last year after being on it for 7 years, and now I’ve been on reclipsen for a year. I’m really happy with it except for some weight gain, but my nutrition is not the healthiest, so I can’t blame it all on the pill. I struggle with acne when I am not on some type of bc but no matter what kind I am on, it has improved with birth control. 

Post # 9
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I used to be on just the generic Sprintec and didn’t have much of a problem with acne but I went off birth control a year ago and have been dealing with horrible acne ever since 🙁 

Post # 10
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was on Reclipsen for several years and my skin was absolutely perfect.  I’m now on the Mirena IUD and my skin is ok :/ but I don’t miss being on the pill.  Nothing topical ever worked for me (other than getting sunburned) but the pill was great. 

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