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Reviews for Tri-Sprintec to treat Acne
Review by Anonymous:
I'm 22yrs old and have been dealing with acne since about 13yrs old. I've been on Tri-Sprintec for almost two years now and what a difference. It has to be the best birth control I've ever been on. No gaining weight, mood changes, and my face stays clear even when it is that time of the month. Life changing.
I am almost through with my second month pills and I have to say that my acne has gotten worse. I normally have fairly clear skin with occasional small breakouts, but since the birth control my acne has gotten much more common and more large and painful as well. I'm hoping that my body is still getting use to the hormones and will soon get back to normal. Also, my appetite has become a constant issue. My weight has stayed the same so far, but I am eating much more than I used to. Hoping that this is all just adjustments that will get better with time!
I've been on this pill for a full month today. First couple of weeks were very rough. Neausua was a bad problem and I felt very sick for a few weeks. Over the past month ive experienced bad mood swings and an increased appetite and I couldn't help but eat and snack. I gained about 3 or 4 pounds this month. Not very happy about that! I hope that starts to go away, but my acne has gone about 70 percent away, not fully there. But my doctor said it might take a few months. Redness is gone, but still pimples are there.
I've been taking Tri-Sprintec for two months now. I have had persistent mild acne (plus scarring :/) since middle school. (I'm in my twenties now). I must say -- this pill has improved my skin. It's not perfect, but I've noticed that my normally breakout-prone skin has cleared up a bit, so that's nice to see.
And now the negative: my appetite has increased *immensely*. I feel like I'm starving all the time. It's like constant PMS. I'm hoping this will go away as my body acclimates to the pill... I've consequently gained about 10 pounds...
BUT -- my boobs have gotten bigger as a result, and my bum as well, so perhaps it's not all bad...
Review by HoustonGirl (taken for less than 1 month):
I am 30 years old and I have never taken birth control pills before. I had skin that was so dry that every morning the skin on my cheeks flaked off. It almost looked like a bad sunburn that resulted in peeling skin. My right cheek was so red and inflamed but after taking the first pill, I noticed a difference the very next day. I have taken 7 pills and so far so good. My cheeks are soft and finally look like regular skin. The redness on my right cheek is fading and it doesn't hurt to apply makeup anymore. I am so excited to see how much better my skin gets. No side effects yet. I hope I don't get any when I get to the other colored pills.
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
For the purpose of acne, this medicine helped me a lot! But within two months of starting it I gained 10 pounds. I exercise 4-5 times a week and eat well and hadn't made any changes that would cause weight gain. Nothing I did would get rid of the weight gained, especially around my hips and thighs. It took me a year to realize that this was the problem. I'm 17 now and did swimming in high school and usually lose at least 5- 10 pounds each season, but this year I stayed at a constant 140. Because of this I'm switching. I also got extreme nausea, if I didn't eat enough food before taking it, or if I took it more than 30 minutes after eating, I would get intense nausea, dry heave twice, and lose my appetite.
Review by mdgaugler (taken for less than 1 month):
I'm 16 and this is the first birth control I've ever been on. My doctor prescribed Ortho Tri-Cyclen to help control my acne, but because of my insurance I was given Tri-Sprintec. I just started my second week and there have been NO side effects whatsoever. Which is a good/bad thing. I was extremely worried about gaining a massive amount of weight or becoming intensely moody or something but nothing's happened so far. My acne hasn't changed at all, nor has anything else. I'm sticking to it though, hopefully it'll just take some more time to kick in.
I went on Tri-Sprintec for acne and irregular periods, and it has definitely helped me regulate both. Upon being prescribed this particular BC I was terrified because of all of the negative reviews, so I figured I'd share my positive experience for someone who was in my position. The only noticeable side effect I've had is a bit of chest acne (which I never had before), but as I'm only on my third pack now I'm hoping it will eventually clear up!
I started taking Tri-Sprintec when I was 17. I am now 24. This was originally recommended to me by my OBGYN for acne and migraines and it has made my skin great and migraines disappear. Occasional breakouts but nothing major. In the beginning I had no major emotional, weight, or period issues. My periods are still very light and last about 5 days. After a few years my weight spiraled out of control and I ended up gaining about 45 pounds (from 122 to 160!) and also dealt with depression, anxiety, low energy/lethargy, and increased appetite. Every body is different which is why it is important to monitor your symptoms over YEARS. Things can change. I am now switching to a lower dose of hormones and seeing if there is a change.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I am nineteen and I've been on this pill for almost two months now. I am being forced to give it another month but I can't wait to switch! I have had horrible breakouts, weight gain, nausea, cramping even off my period, mood swings, depression...the list goes on. I have never felt more horrible. I will be trying Yasmin next. Also, if your skin isn't improving in three months, I would definitely switch birth controls.
Tri-sprintec is definitely the best medication I have had for my face. In high school I suffered from awful acne that got worse a week before my period started. My face was also burning so bad that I could hardly wash my face (the main reason why I had so much ance). My gyno prescribed this medication just for controlling the acne. Now I have been on the medication for 5 years and my acne has completely disappeared, and I don't ever remember my last bad pimple!
12 users found this comment helpful.
I've been on this pill for 9 days and gained 6 Lbs. Breast tenderness, low libido, apathy, irritability, aggression, exhaustion, and clumsiness. I'll try it for the month and hope the side effects go away.
I started Tri Sprintec 3 months ago for my 15 year struggle with acne. I am 35 years old and haven't been able to battle acne until now.....sort of. It has cleared my acne by like 90%! It probably would of been 100% if it wouldn't make me stay on my period for 3 weeks at a time. I have ALWAYS been regular with no cramps or period problems until now. I still have no cramps, but my period comes on whenever it feels like it! So annoying. I also have had tender breasts. I'm already a DDD so I don't need any growing there please! Other than that....I love that fact that my face is clearing up...I can deal with the other problems as long as my acne is GONE!!
I have been taking Tri-Sprintec for almost a year now and it has done wonders for my face. However, I do get 1 or 2 zits on my face whenever I'm supposed to start my period. The first 5 months I didn't have cramps, bloating, or heavy periods, but now they're all starting to come back. I switched to Sprintec for about two months and found no good use for it and then switched back. I think the only good thing about Tri-Sprintec is the fact that it keeps my face, back, and chest clear of zits.
So far, I've taken this pill for a few days...I've taken six pills and every night, I notice my face getting a little bit clearer. Even my acne scars seem to be going away! I've had acne since I was 8, and I'm 18 now, so I'm very excited to notice the difference!
I have been having a lot of nausea, and I even had to call into work because I woke up one morning and started dry heaving....I thought I must have caught a stomach bug, but now I'm pretty sure it was the pills. The nausea is starting to go away, and I am able to eat again.
My gyno initially wrote a prescription refill for Ortho Tri-Cyclen (which I had been taking for years), but when I went to have the prescription refilled, the pharmacy did not have Ortho in stock. Therefore, they suggested the TriSprintec. Just days after starting the pack I experienced the WORST breakouts I have had as an adult, along with nausea, heart palpitations, and migraines. This is simply my experience with this pill - I know every female's body is different.
I've been using this birth control for 3 months now and I'm starting my 4th month now. I started taking the pill to hopefully help with my acne and it seem to be working somewhat well until recently. When I started taking it, the acne I had improved a bit, but a few weeks ago my face basically blew up. I developed tons of it from just below my cheek bones, across my chin and along my jaw line but my forehead stays clear. I initially thought that it was just a breakout to signal that my period was starting (I normally get a little more just before, even on the pill) but it didn't go away. It's terrible and it's never been this bad before even off the pill.
10 users found this comment helpful.
I was very skeptical about trying this pill because it is a generic and I have heard negative things about it. I have been on it for two months and so far, no weight gain, no nausea, no mood swing, or any other of the reported side effect. The best part about this pill is that it completely cleared up my cystic acne after only a few weeks. I have been on a couple of other pills with horrible side effects. Find the pill that works best with your body. This one seems to work best with mine.
16 users found this comment helpful.
Review by The Younger Generation (taken for less than 1 month):
I'm 15 and I started taking Tri-Sprintec about 8 days ago to help with my acne and horrible periods. I have been reading all of the reviews and so far I don't think it is as bad. Yes, I have breast tenderness, nausea, and intense stomach pains, but it's nothing I can't handle. Others say those symptoms go away after a few packets, and I'm willing to go through with it.
I'm almost finished with my 3rd pack. I have nice skin again, and my periods are regular. No Weight Gain (I sort of wanted some) and my breasts have gotten somewhat fuller but that's NO complaint. I have had no side effects on this pill that effects my life, the 3rd week my breast get a little tender but I'm not in horrible pain. I think I'll be staying with it.
10 users found this comment helpful.
I used to take the Depo shot but wanted something to clear my skin. These reviews scared me! My first week on the pack I broke out a little bit more than usual and was very moody, I kept telling myself that its my body getting used to the hormones. And sure enough, after my first week my skin is clear (a few blemishes from sleeping with makeup on) my mood is great, just like its always been, and intimacy with my boyfriend isn't a problem. I'm not experiencing the vaginal dryness. I'm starting my second pack and I'm glad I gave this a try. Ladies, take Vitamin A daily, 10,000 IU this should help with the skin clearing! Best of luck!
19 users found this comment helpful.
I had perfect skin until 2 weeks after starting this pill. I continued to take it because my gyno said it would take 3 months for my body to fully adjust to the hormones. 5 months later I am still breaking out on a regular basis.
I read a lot of reviews on this product that had me scared to try this pill. BUT one thing I noticed is that the majority of people who were on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo or whatever other product that is the 'name brand' version on this had the most problems with it. Anyway, I am on my 3rd week. I have not experienced any side effects that I could notice, seriously not one. I still feel the same way I did before I got on it. I'm taking this pill to regulate my cycle because it's so irregular and also for acne, which was most likely cause by imbalanced hormones. I haven't broken out since I have been on this pill.
28 users found this comment helpful.
I've been taking Tri-Sprintec for a few weeks now and I have been breaking out and I usually have great skin. I usually sleep a good 8-9 hours a night and now I'm having A LOT of trouble sleeping and I wake up without being able to fall back to sleep after 3-5 hours. I have felt very nauseous and I have even thrown up a few times. I will be switching to something else very soon.
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