User Reviews for Estarylla to treat Acne
Estarylla has an average rating of 4.9 out of 10 from a total of 27 reviews for the treatment of Acne. 30% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 41% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Estarylla
"Hello everyone! I wanted to share my experience with this birth control so other can have some insight. Anyways, my body took A WHILE to get used to the BC, because I had never been on any kind before. My first month was constant spotting, and the next few had occasional spotting. My mood was a little more irritable for about 4 months, but not to the point that it was ridiculous. Around month 5, I started a strict diet that caused hormonal imbalance and I kinda got out of whack again... but in month 6 I’m great. My skin in GLOWING, more than ever before. My mood is normal again, and my period is regular. On this pill, I gained NO WEIGHT. I’m very active and it did not effect my appetite or physical activity. My sex drive is the same as well. During the first 3 months, my boobs were a bit swollen and slightly tender, but I didn’t mind. This medication has saved my face, and my confidence for that matter. I just had to get through the first few months of my body adapting."
"I broke out pretty bad about two months ago. I had a lot of tiny bumps on my forehead and cheeks so I got on Estarylla & the first week it was clearing up my face pretty well, but out of NOWHERE it made me break out even worse. I woke up one day and had 4 huge cystic bumps on my forehead. I never wanted to leave my house my face just looked so beat up. After that it just kept getting worse & it felt like it would never end. But I didn't want to just stop taking the birth control right away, I read online that it could be my body getting used to it. I am now on month 2 and my skin has cleared up immensely. I think my body purged all of the things clogging my pores and pushing everything to the surface. I know everybody is different but if you're only on the first month of taking this I would stick with it for maybe a couple more months! "
"I started this pill barely a month ago (I get my period next week so I'm keeping my fingers crossed), but I love it. I read so many terrible reviews before I started it and I was super anxious, but now that I've been taking it I actually like it more than the Mononessa that I had been on. I lost the weight that I gained from the monoessa, my skin stopped breaking out aside from a few pimples here and there, and it doesn't make me nauseous like Monoessa did. I used to have cystic acne around my jawline and sometimes on my cheeks and I've gotten 1-2 since starting but they went away in literally a day's time. I was honestly amazed. I'm a pharmacy tech so I knew it wouldn't be much of a change but I didn't think it would be this much better!! If you're unsure about it, give it a chance just because everyone's bodies are different. You could be one of the few like me that it works miracles on. :)"
"The first two months of use, I broke out bad. I read reviews that said this might happen as it's balancing everything out. I stuck with it. 14 months in and I'm a happy girl. Little to no cramping (used to be quite severe) 3-4 days of light bleeding and my skin is so happy! Occasionally get a pimple or two but absolutely no more cystic acne! My moods are balanced and haven't experienced weight gain. I didn't experience any nausea or abnormal pain. I'm 37 and this is the right pill for me."
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"Estarylla cleared up my skin. I’ve been on it for about 7 months and I didn’t notice a difference until about 3 or 4 months in. My breakouts are at a minimal now. I tried about 5 other birth control pills before finding this one that finally gave me minimal side effects. I had severe hormonal acne and giant cysts on my chin and neck until taking this."
"So, I started Estarylla in May 2020. Previously, I had switched my insurance and did not get a new script to continue what I was taking, which was Blisovi Fe. So I had a lapse of birth control from Jan-May. I wanted to try something that would help my cystic acne. I started this and I'm a wreck. I'm breaking out worse than I did in high school and I'm 26. That's not even the worst of my symptoms. I'm miserably nauseous and having diarrhea most mornings waking up for work. Don't have much of an appetite. My boobs have just recently started hurting and becoming more sensitive. I'm losing a significant amount of hair. I know spotting can occur, but I just finished a random 2 week period and NOW getting to that spotting they talk about. Everyone's joking that I'm pregnant, I took my first pregnancy test and no, I'm not prggo.I'm irrationally emotional more than normal and just feel MISERABLE. I'm taking myself off this tomorrow."
"This worked WONDERS for my skin. I used to have bad cystic acne and tried everything in the book (except birth control) - my dermatologist recommended it and I have maybe had 2 breakouts in 8 months and my skin is just prettier. I have gained a substantial amount of weight since taking it but I am not sure if that is the pill or I am just getting older and my metabolism is slowing. If you struggle with acne cysts I HIGHLY recommend this pill."
"I am now almost done with my third month of this pill Estarylla and I have seen improvement in my skin but I am still breaking out and lots of scarring! My doctor suggested I switch my pill but I don’t wanna go through another three months of acne. If I wait another month will my acne fully clear?! I need answers"
"The only good thing about this drug is that it cleared up my acne around my cycle time. The bad thing is I cramp like my cycle first day for two weeks. Period was a week late, and then stayed on for a week and a half and I spot/bleed constantly. If the spotting seems to stop, and I go to have sex, here comes the period back on. And the spotting comes back. It messed up my body so bad. I don’t think the irregular bleeding is worth keeping a few pimples away. And not to mention that you will be nauseated and will have a queasy stomach all the time. It gets worse after you eat. Every single time."
"I am about three weeks into my first pack of Estarylla BC and my acne is worse than ever before. I was on trinessa for 5 years and still had some annoying hormonal acne and I was beginning to spot in between periods so my gyno switch me to Estarylla. What I like about Estrarylla is that I haven’t had any nausea from the pill like I have had with trinessa in the past. I’ve read other reviews saying to just stick with estarylla for a couple of months since the skin should clear up as the body adjusts. I sure hope that is right. I’m 22 and I’m at my wits end with this acne !!!"
"I have recently started my third month of Estarylla and I am trying to be really patient with this pill because I have not experienced any side effects that I read. Not even one! My mood is the same, I have always been emotional (Cancer moon and sun), and I am not feeling sick or anything like that. I understand that it takes time for things to adjust nothing is instant so hopefully toward the end of this month I will start to see changes!"
"I was prescribed Estarylla by my gynecologist in an attempt to lessen my hormonal acne. That said, I did some research on Estarylla before I took it, and came across an overwhelming amount of negative reviews. Despite that, I trusted my gynecologist and decided to try the Estarylla. WORST. DECISION. OF. MY. LIFE! I suffered from minor side-effects such as breast tenderness and back aches, all the way to more severe side-effects like horrible mood alterations, paranoia, and heightened anxiety levels. My panic was so bad at one point in the day, that I had to take my prescription anxiety medication to calm me down (which I haven’t had to do in months). I’m not saying “don’t try Estarylla“, as all bodies are made different, but please be carful and consult your doctor first!!!"
"I began taking this pill for my acne. I switched to this one because I was getting horrible cramps. I am 3 months in and have noticed a few side effects. 1: My period is ridiculous. I thought BC was supposed to help regulate and I have no idea when my period is coming or how long it will last. I've had a period for 2 weeks on, one week off, and then back to when my period should be again. Awful. 2: It has not helped me acne and may have actually made it worse. It is still early and it might just be getting used to my system still, so I am unsure. 3: my sex-drive is dead. Absolutely, positively birth control cause the idea of having sex (or even kissing) makes me sick and uncomfortable. On the bright side I don't have cramps anymore but I have no clue when my period or spotting will happen or for how long. I do plan to switch asap."
"I read a whole ton of bad reviews on this, specifically the side effects, but so far I have had no side effects. My friend stopped taking BC because the nausea (I have no idea which brand/type) so I was iffy but so far I love it! It's cleared my terrible ance problem almost fully. My periods are like they always have been, a day or two longer, but I think thats because I stopped working out as much. I would give it a 10 but I've not taken the drug that long to truly know."
"Now it makes sense I have had acne and nervousness lately and was asking myself what’s wrong. Why am I feeling so tired for the most part of my life. If got a headache drinking water was very much enough to take it away in the past and then last month I got a migraine that won’t go away I had to take Tylenol. I kept asking myself what has changed but guess what now I know - they changed my birth control from sprintec to this estaryllla. It is crazy how I feel. I’m calling pharmacy first thing in the morning. Thanks for everyone who puts down reviews coz I would have never known what was happening to me."
"I was on Monessa for about 1-2 years, I recently went to the pharmacy to pick up my regular prescription until they advised me that the manufacture changed which was why they gave me Estarylla. The only time my face would get a pimple or two would be when I would be getting my period. My period is not due for another 2 & a half weeks- I’ve only been taking Estarylla for a week and my face has been breaking out like NEVER before. I’m very high on skin care routines and it isn’t helping my skin at all."
"Your acne WILL CLEAR!! for me it didn’t heal my acne the way I wanted it to it just made me break out bad then it got better after a month or two! It does get better. Try not to touch your face. Really messed up my vision after taking for so long"
"I am 26 and have tried many different types of oral birth control. The main reason I am on BCPs are for acne. Overall this pill is not bad I have been on it for about 3 months now and my face has cleared up from the last pill. minimal acne. My mood is stable no changes, the first 2 months I spotted for a week or two in between the middle of the active pills. Overall a lighter flow and no cramping. I have noticed my breast have been very tender. The major downside of this pill is that it has decreased my sex drive, vaginal dryness, and some painful sex. My boyfriend is not a fan of any of this nor am I.The main reason I am giving it a 7. switching next pack to low dose levonorgestrel."
"I just got my birth control pills (estarylla) I’m nervous cuz I've never been on any type of birth control in my life lol I'm 27. The reason for me to take it is for my acne. Hopefully this works for me "
"I got on this medication to control my acne. For the most part, it is really helping. I don't get near as many deep pimples as I used to, and my back is starting to clear up. However, it's not as nice as I would like it to be. I suffered no side effects from this medicine. Weird thing though: my period will not shift to the 28 day routine. It comes early on the birth control, like on day 25. And the cramps are still the same, and I am still getting night sweats."
"I switched to Estarylla from Junel because the hormones just wore off for me. My first period on Estarylla was SO much heavier than I was used to which completely caught me off guard. I also got on this for acne but didn't really notice a drastic change in the first 2 months. I will say I did end up switching after 2 month of usage because of mood swings! I would find myself getting so irritated and frustrated over the simplest of things and could not control my emotions. They got so bad, that friends and family thought something was wrong with me. Instead of waiting for the side effects to wear off, I decided to switch without waiting for the side effects to 'wear off'. I never experienced any side effects when my body was getting used to Junel so I just think Estarylla isn't meant for me, which is fine."
"This pill gave me a terrible hormone imbalance and made me break out terribly (never had a serious problem with acne). It gave me terrible cystic acne and scarring. Although this pill was not for me, everyone's body will react differently to the hormones."
"I have tried many different birth controls & I'm about to be starting this one I’m not sure how it will work yet. If you are on this site you’re looking for answers right? The best birth control I was on was the PATCH! I had the clearest skin even in the summer heat. I had unfortunately had to stop it but if you’re looking for answers on acne that might be a good route (sorry this wasn’t about Estatylla)"
"I’m going to go on a rant. This is terrible. Never have liked this at all. I had clear and perfect skin before taking this and now my skin is breaking out like never before. Also mood swings and emotions are out of control. I feel like I’ve also experienced a little bit of weight gain because my appetite increased with this stuff so that’s also something to be weary of. I’m switching after this. Avoid this birth control if you can."
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"Hey ladies from someone who is new to birth control- tried Yaz and legit almost had a meltdown and was super depressed and gained weight- Estarylla SAVED me - there is more eythinylestradiol and a different progestin (norgestimate) . I feel like my normal self. My skin is GLOWING. I didn’t gain a pound I’m actually losing weight. And I don’t have any headaches or nausea. I’m starting my 4th month now! It really is true that different birth controls work for different bodies. My body has always been extra messed up and extremely sensitive and odd. For some reason this pill, that everyone else hates, has been my savior!!! Anyone with cystic acne, PCOS and oily skin might wanna give this a shot. Don’t immediately rule it out"