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User Reviews for Loryna to treat Acne

Loryna has an average rating of 5.7 out of 10 from a total of 38 ratings for the treatment of Acne. 45% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 37% reported a negative effect.

Loryna Rating Summary

5.7/10 average rating

38 ratings from 39 user reviews.

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Reviews for Loryna

Bryanna · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 30, 2021

“I have struggled with acne my whole life. I have taken everything you can imagine besides accutane. I used to take ortho tri cyclen lo and stopped for about three years since I didn’t want to take any medication. During this time I got off birth control, my acne and Bacne kept getting worse!!! I never thought that I would type these words, but Loryna has worked miracles!!!!!!!!!!!! It is only one month in and my skin is almost completely clear (which it never has been in my life) I keep touching it to see if it’s real. I also was so worried about side effects since all four other pills I tried (other bc) made me so nauseous. I only had a little bit of nausea the first few days, but then nothing with Loryna!!! I also was bloated the first two weeks but it went away and am also the same weight!! I have never loved a bc more and I almost didn’t try it because the reviews. I hope it helps everyone else.”

10 / 10
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juliana · Taken for less than 1 month August 7, 2021

“I have only been on this pill for 2 weeks and I see a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! I got off Nexplanon back in March (it gave me acne) so I started Estarylla in April and it was so painful!! I was depressed at how my face was covered in hormonal cysts. I would have 12 cysts on my face at a time and it was such a blow to my confidence. I couldn't even look people in the eye. I had such a strict skincare routine too and was using prescription creams for acne but nothing helped. 5 months later, I finally decided to give birth control another try after a short break and went with Loryna. It has changed my skin and I have no breakouts on my face right now, my skin is completely smooth with only some scars. I tear up at how much confidence now because I haven't felt this way in so long. If you are on this journey right now, keep pushing!! you got this! Acne does not make you any less beautiful!! <3”

10 / 10
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Mm · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 11, 2020

“I personally think everyone should try it! I was hesitant due to reviews but I’ve been on it for a month and after a year of struggling with hormonal acne I think trying this was worth it. The first two weeks I was a little more moody than usual and kinda nauseous but that has gone away! My skin is clearing, but as I’ve only been on for a month it’s not completely clear yet. I’m excited to see what a couple months does for my skin! Birth control was my last resort but I couldn’t get the hormonal acne to stop even after visiting the derm many times.”

9 / 10
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Em February 23, 2021

“I think Loryna is a good birth control! I was VERY nervous to start it because of all the bad reviews. But birth control effects everyone differently! I was previously taking Junel 1.5/30 and it was making me very hungry and I was gaining a bit of weight. It was also making me unmotivated (also may have been because of the pandemic and everything going on in the world) but nothing too drastic. Junel was just an "ehh" type of pill. Then I switched to Loryna and I notice the first day of taking it, I felt a little sensitive and a little more moody. But the moodiness went away the second day. I saw a lot of reviews about nausea, but I DID NOT experience nausea. I also look A LOT LESS bloated! I also weighed a few pounds less! My skin is nice and clear and I feel good! I think Loryna is a good pill, it helps clear up your skin, and it's good if you don't want to gain weight. Loryna also helped with the vaginal itchiness on my pubic area from my previous pill (from the high estrogen dose)”

10 / 10
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liv March 31, 2020

“I have been on accutane twice for my acne and it worked momentarily but did not get rid of my acne in the long term. I decided to try loryna birth control pill and it has helped get rid of almost all my acne! My periods are pretty light and I haven't gotten pregnant yet:) so I would say it's working pretty well.”

9 / 10
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Sav · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 16, 2019

“I was on this medication for 3 years & I love it. It was the first birth control I tried. I haven’t had any negative symptoms. I had went on Loryna because of my cystic acne AND for the cysts in my ovaries. I didn’t experience any nausea or weight gain. I actually lost weight on it. I used to have panic attacks almost everyday & those stopped too. I’ve recommended 3 of my friends on this birth control & they have the same experience as me. It completely cleared my acne (it was my last thing to try before I went on accutane) & I don’t regret it.”

9 / 10
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Loryna user · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 3, 2020

“I was using Trinessa for 15 years and it was wonderful. They stopped manufacturing that about a year ago- pharmacy switched me to TriSprintec. I was on it for 8 HORRIBLE months where I got cystic acne, which I had never experienced before, on my face, chest, and back. I tried every topical solution and wash, which did absolutely nothing. I was so insecure and thought this was my life now. One of my friends suggested I switch birth controls and I switched to Loryna. I continued to use acne topical solutions on my skin while using it so I saw some results but my skin felt dry and itchy and I was still getting some new acne marks (although less than before and they didn’t turn cystic). On the third month I decided to stop using the acne products to see what the birth control did on its own and IT WAS A MIRACLE, I literally cleared up in like 4 days guys. I also had no other side effects on this birth control other than an occasional small headache. Highly recommend this birth control.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 15, 2019

“I have had the worst luck with side effects from birth control pills, I'm talking insomnia, severe cystic acne, becoming an emotional wreck with anxiety and depression; you name it and it probably happened to me. Yaz (generic Loryna) was the best one I've taken. I'm sleeping (which is huge for me), I'm not biting everyone's heads off or crying hysterically and my acne has cleared up which was my main concern. I have tried 5 different birth control pills and Yaz is working amazing for me. I gave it 9 stars because I do have some occasional chest pain when I take this pill. I'm not sure if its caused by Yaz or what but it seemed to start when I started this pill. I'll continue to update everyone on my progress!”

9 / 10
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Em · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 21, 2018

“I never thought I’d see the day where I could leave the house without any makeup on and feel confident and beautiful! I started my third pack this morning and noticed a transformation to my skin by the end of the first pack. I was definitely a bit nervous to start this medication because of the many negative reviews, but every body is different. My periods have always been on the lighter side and I’ve never experienced any side effects from other birth controls in the past (Kariva/Azurette, Ortho Tri-Cyclen) besides some breakthrough bleeding, which could be why I am doing well on this one too. But anyone suffering from acne should 100% try this out. It’s also seemed to help control oil production. I’ve never had skin like this, and it feels amazing to be able to look someone in the eyes because I’m no longer terrified they’re staring at my acne. For reference, I’m 21 years old and have been dealing with grade 2 acne/oily skin since 4th grade.”

10 / 10
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Read this · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 28, 2016

“I'm a sophomore. My freshman year was horrible though. I was always self-conscious about my acne. It even got to the point where I would carry a small mirror everywhere and I would just look at myself to make sure I didn't get another pimple. Both my mom and my doctor told me to go on the pill (also my period was so irregular i once got it for a whole month and then I wouldn't have it for months) but I was so scared because I thought I was going to break out so badly at the beginning. My mom got so worried about me having my period for so long that she forced me to take it. It was the best decision of my life. I advice anyone with acne problems to take it it can be scary at the beginning but please it will help you. Good luck:))”

10 / 10
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Anonymous January 15, 2020

“Was on Nikki which was great but getting my prescription through Nurx which seems to send any extra inventory of whatever birth control they happen to have on hand. Have been on loryna (the generic Nikki ) for 3 weeks and have had cystic horrible acne all over my chin for the last 2 weeks and it is also my chest to the point where I can't wear any shirt that show's an ounce of chest skin. Luckily it's winter. I've had breakthrough bleeding but started my full blown super tampons period yesterday. Mid pill pack? Have also been depressed and moody and angry. I've had bad skin the majority of my life and been through the whole rigamarole including over the counter meds, every prescription topical, all the antibiotics, being on antibiotics for years at a time, birth control, spironolactone, accutane, laser treatments, red & blue light therapy, no dairy, no sugar, no food at all, etc etc etc. Accutane is the only thing that calmed my skin some. But now on loryna I feel like my skin has reverted back to being like before I did all my acne treatments”

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Kate June 14, 2019

“I was on Nikki birth control for probably a year had no issues and loved it! My skin was super clear and I had no side effects. The pharmacy switched me to another generic Loryna because it was the “same”. Biggest mistake EVER. Ever since I started it have been dealing with constant bloating, mood swings, and terrible yeast infections. Before starting this pill I had never had a yeast infection in my life , now since starting it I can’t go more than a week without getting one!! Whatever you do stay away from this generic form.”

2 / 10
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Long Commit August 22, 2016

“I was a little nervous about switching to Loryna after seeing all the mixed reviews, but I am so glad I did. Within the first 2 months I already had the clearest skin I've had since childhood. Even after warning my boyfriend that I might be moody or not in the mood after switching, I saw none of these negative side effects. Medications never act the same way for every person, but this worked wonders for me.”

10 / 10
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ken March 11, 2019

“Don't take Loryna. I'm 20 and barely had acne before starting this pill- just a touch here and there before my period but nothing major. I got on it for birth control and almost immediately broke the left side of my face out in severe pimples. "Stick out out," they say. "Your body needs 3 months to adjust to the hormone fluctuation," they said. More acne on my chin, the right side of my face, jaw line, and has now migrated to my nose and forehead. And not just small little pimples, but terrible cystic acne. What's worse is what it leaves behind: red scarring that takes months to heal. Loryna did not make me gain weight, however it did leave spider veins. Transitioning off of this pill is even harder as your testosterone levels fluctuate producing more androgens, leaving cystic acne in its wake. These have been some of the most terrible 3 months. I don't even like to leave my house without full coverage foundation anymore. Now, I'm in the long process of trying to heal my face.”

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Allisoncam November 5, 2016

“I have always had horrible acne. Even after a round of accutane it came back a few years later. After I had my son It got worse so I looked into yaz. My gyno was on it as well so she did make me feel more comfortable with taking it as I was very cautious due to the reviews online. I have cystic acne, I don't remember a time where I had less than 3 pimples on my face. I've been on Loryna for 6 months and my skin is clear!! Only break out (literally 1 pimple) when my period is coming or if I forget to wash my face. But 1 pimple is sooooo much better than the endless amounts I would get before yaz.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 11, 2016

“I've been on Yaz, BeYaz, and Gianvi, all of which did wonders for my skin. Recently I was given Loryna by my pharmacy. Not thinking anything of it, I started my pack as usual. Not only did this pill immediately give me daily cystic breakouts along my jaw/cheeks/chin, but it also introduced me to the nightmare that is back acne. Having never suffered from breakouts on my back, this caused a whole new form of embarrassment, and just in time for summer! I suffered through the pack then asked to go back to Gianvi. 2 weeks later my skin and back are clearing up beautifully. I've read multiple reviews of people having the same problem; if you notice your acne getting worse on Loryna, don't wait it out--switch back to Gianvi or name brand Yaz!”

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A! · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 17, 2017

“I have never written one of these before, but my results have been amazing so I had to share! I was on Yaz for about 9 years to treat my acne, but it never, in 9 years cleared my skin! I struggled with cystic acne mainly on my chin and forehead and literally always had a pimple on my face. After starting Loryna, my skin began to clear up! Now I'm about to start my third pack and my skin is completely clear! I literally get like one pimple right before my period but its gone before my period is even over. I have no side effects. This has seriously changed my life and it's so worth a try!”

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J · Taken for less than 1 month January 10, 2019

“I started this birth control about 2 weeks ago for my Acne, PMS, Endometriosis , I've been on multiple different pills and have only found one that has worked perfectly for me (Mononessa) but sadly they discontinued it a couple months ago. I'm on my second week of Loryna pills and I'm already having to stop taking it. People are already telling me that I'm not acting like myself, I've been crying all week, moody, even suicidal which is not like me at all. I've had some nausea but not terrible but my acne has gotten 10 times worse within a week and I have cysts on my face, and even body acne on my back and chest. My anxiety has also been through the roof and my ears ring multiple times a day when they didn't before. I don't recommend this birth control at all.”

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JessBB October 12, 2017

“I've been using Loryna for about 4 years and it has done wonders for my acne. I used to have cystic acne all over my face and I haven't have cystic acne in several months. I think I only had one flare up over the past year and a half. I was planned to go on Accutane, so glad I didn't. Haven't gotten pregnant either. Win win!”

10 / 10
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Haole · Taken for less than 1 month September 8, 2016

“I was given Loryna for the first time a week ago. I used to have Gianvi and I enjoyed it. I just started birth control again after having my son and done with breast feeding. And so far it's been great. The first day or two I felt a little nauseous but not too bad. And I haven't developed any new pimples since I started the pack. My sex drive seems to have gone up! Surprisingly. I like that. No side effects for me yet. So far so good.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 2, 2017

“I’ve been on Loryna for a couple of years now (maybe 3 or 4?). I absolutely LOVE this pill for controlling my acne. It is the only other thing besides daily antibiotics (doxycycline) that have controlled my acne. I tried Sprintec prior to this and it did nothing for my acne. Short term, I have had no side effects from Loryna. No weight gain, no extreme mood swings, nothing. My only complaint and reason for considering switching is that after taking this long term, I recently developed spider veins on my thighs. I have NEVER had such a thing so it was very concerning as I am only 25 and in very good health, and as I know there are increased risks for DVT while taking this drug. Recently the areas on my thigh where the spider veins developed have become somewhat painful at work (as I stand all day). I attribute the development of the spider veins directly to Loryna as this is only medication I have taken the past couple years. It is such a shame because I absolutely love what it has done for my skin (flawless even during the time around my period), but the veins cause a large concern for me so I am heavily considering switching. Overall, I love Loryna for the shorter term, however if you plan to be on it for a few years, it may be concerning. I also know someone else who was on Gianvi (another generic for Yaz) and the same thing happened to her regarding spider/varicose veins.”

10 / 10
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AlexisB8231999 July 20, 2017

“If I could give this generic a 0 I would. I began birth control (Apri to loryna) for my chest acne but it isn't helping. I switched from Apri to loryna because of an emptiness, as though I felt like I was dead inside. However, Loryna has made it worse!!! It was fine the first couple months, but as I started my 3rd pack, I began having anxiety attacks (never had them) and a worse feeling of emptiness. I'm constantly overthinking everything, and little things bug me so much more than usual! I had hip surgery during my last pack, so maybe the other drugs I took were causing my body to freak out, but that should have no affect for this month. I'm 19 and I'm concerned it will affect my relationship with my boyfriend soon!”

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Find another BC March 6, 2017

“So far I've only been on Loryna for a month now but I think I need to find a new brand. I was prescribed this because my acne has been terrible for the past 6 months and since going on it nothing has gotten any better in fact my chin actually looks worse. However, my biggest problem is the mood changes. I snap at everything and I'm always angry. I'm never like this, I've always had an amazing relationship with my parents and since going on the pill they've threatened to kick me out because of how bad my mood has been. Additionally, since going on the pill I've had my period the entire month, I'm not sure if that is normal or not but I'm tired of all the negative side effects.”

2 / 10
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Yaz review April 13, 2014

“I had tried just about everything for acne from topical creams to antibiotics. I had been on various different antibiotics for acne over the past four years and was ready to stop always taking antibiotics that never truly cleared my skin fully anyway. It's my second month on yaz and I've noticed improvement in my skin without taking the antibiotics. The first month I had a pretty bad breakout, mood swings, bad cramping, and cravings. I noticed a sort of constant breast tenderness and swelling, but especially so nearing my period. My sex drive has also significantly decreased and and in the first month I would actually cry for no reason at all (moodiness). The best part is that my insurance covers this completely. I pay nothing out of pocket”

7 / 10
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Danielle September 8, 2018

“My dermatologist put me on this medication so I can start accutane (you can't get pregnant on accutane), my cystic acne is really bad and it seems to be getting worse. I’ve been on this for about two weeks and I’m having a mental breakdown. I quit DEPO (birth control) at the beginning of the year since I’ve been on it all my life and I’ve never dealt with hormonal issues. Today was TERRIBLE, I’ve done nothing but cry all day nonstop and the slightest thing makes me super emotional. Everything makes me wanna cry, my boyfriend had to rush over here just to check on me. Today was a really bad episode for me idk if it’s because I took it on an empty stomach but today is completely the pits guess I’ll try again tomorrow”

1 / 10
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