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User Reviews for TriNessa Lo to treat Acne

TriNessa Lo has an average rating of 4.4 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Acne. 13% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 38% reported a negative effect.

TriNessa Lo Rating Summary

4.4/10 average rating

8 ratings from 8 user reviews.

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Magnificent1 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 25, 2017

“I had very bad cystic acne that was worse during my cycle. I tried oral antibiotics and they were somewhat effective but I still had issues around my cycle and they are not for long term use. So I started this and halfway through the second pack/month my skin was completely smooth and pimple/ whitehead free. I could not be happier. When I first started taking this I had a very bad breakout, but by the time I hit the third week of the first pack my skin started to improve. My hyper-pigmentation that was left behind is getting better since I am not having any new breakouts. I was worried that this generic would not be as effective as the name-brand OTC-Lo, but it is great and free on my insurance!!!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 5, 2018

“Are used to be on this birth-control when I was 17 for about 8 months and I had perfect skin but horrible ,horrible mood swings that I couldn’t function in daily life with. Never really had acne before going on this birth control so when I switched to two other pills I wasn’t worried about it. I switched to Lo Loestrin Fe and although it helped with mood swings, I got terrible acne. I then went on Nortrel to clear up acne and it got even worse. Finally, I went back on Trinessa Lo. My skin cleared somewhat, after 4 months. But the INSOMNIA hit me like a train. I tried over the counter sleeping pills but nothing worked. I didn’t sleep at all while being on this birth control. I couldn’t take sleeping 1 hour a night so I made a decision last night to stop taking the pill. My sister also took Tri-Nessa Lo and her first year she had the clearest skin but also had insomnia. One of the side effects of this pill is insomnia so watch out.”

4 / 10
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Katy3101 · Taken for less than 1 month May 1, 2018

“So trinessa is my first birth control and honestly it is not that bad. I'm going to start accuctane and was told to start birth control. My advice for anyone who suffers from nausea is to take an antacid (tums) 30 min before taking the pill. I take mine before bed and the nausea is very bearable and not extreme so I was able to sleep through the night. The only thing is that I'm getting headaches and my anxiety is getting a little bad. However I'm giving my body time to adjust to the pill. So far, so good.”

5 / 10
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Ruby Wilson July 29, 2017

“Okay honestly I'm not sure how well this has worked in terms of combating my acne. I started in December and ever since then I've had a mixture of AMAZING skin days but also a few bad breakouts of cystic acne (currently me right now). I honestly don't really know how to rate this because I think it has helped in some ways but it's hard to tell. I also went on minocycline recently which previously helped a lot but this time I went on it I think it broke me out even more?? Anyways thats my experience so far I'll stay on it to see if it gets better even though I've been on it quite a while”

6 / 10
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lll3 · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 26, 2018

“Trinessa Lo (generic ortho tri cyclen) helped my mild to moderate acne some but not enough. I ended up going on Accutane. While taking this, I noticed I was anxious, depressed and just not myself. I often felt moody and irritable, cried for no reason, no longer wanted to be around my boyfriend and was just angry. I stopped taking this pill and noticed a DRASTIC difference for the better. I am so much happier, less anxious, less depressed, and my relationship is back to normal. I feel like myself again. This stuff will mess with you... Only good thing was my usually painful periods were predictable and cramps were mild.”

5 / 10
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Twiggy · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 12, 2019

“This is the worst form of birth control on the market- I have been taking it for 4 months, and I've experienced all of the side effects. I initially chose this birth control to alleviate some of my acne issues, and this pill broke me out so badly, so do NOT take it. My beasts are much bigger, and they hurt so badly everyday, I've even had to sleep in bras. The pill has increased my appetite, and I still occasionally feel nauseous. During my period week, I have severe cramps and fatigue more than I had prior to taking the pill. Although, it does prevent pregnancy that's about it...I'm on my fourth pack, and have decided against taking the medicine. Beware.”

1 / 10
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Bree August 30, 2018

“I am on week three of trinessa and I have had HORRIBLE acne breaks outs all over my face, my back, my neck, and my butt!! Places I’ve never had them before . Before I stop I will ask the doctor if it gets worse before it gets better, but these aren’t little pimples. I get huge thick and deep ones that seem to not pop his turn red and hurt. It’s like the cystic acne .”

2 / 10
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Alexa C November 30, 2016

“I've only been on trinessa lo for about a week and a half but ever since I started my mostly clear skin has exploded with acne so I'm stopping before it gets worse :/”

3 / 10
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