I had implanon removed a few months ago because of cystic acne and weight gain and was put on microgestin fe 1.5/30 to help with the acne. My acne has gone away but i'm getting a lot of break-through bleeding after being on the new pill for a few months. Does anyone know what birth control pills are best for not getting acne? Preferably a monophasic pill.
The best BCP's for acne are one's that have high estrogen and a low or anti-androgenic progestin, such as Yasmin, ortho-cyclen and Yaz. I wanted to try one of these for acne as well but after 2 weeks on Yasmin I couldn't handle the side effects and gave up. I was bleeding and in a ton of pain for over a week, so bloated and tired and grumpy. High anxiety and sweating. I would maybe try it again in the near future but I gave up on pills after that for awhile. My gyno just prescribed microgestin fe 1.5/30 which I found out is mild to medium androgenic(increases acne) and I am trying to get her to give me ortho-cyclen since it has been around much longer then Yasmin and Yaz, both which may have higher risks of blot clots and DVT. I hope this helps, I know how frustrating it is trying to find the right pill.
- Microgestin FE 1.5 / 30 Information for Consumers
- Side Effects of Microgestin FE 1.5 / 30 (detailed)
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