So here's my story:
I've been taking the pill since I was 16 - my dermatologist prescribed it as support for my skin treatment (Yasmin, for acne). Since then, my skin got much better, but I continued to take the same pill for birth control. Last February, I decided to switch the method to hormonal implant (for convenience). I had problems with irregular bleeding since then so in addition to the implant I was prescribed the pill (Microgynon 30) to regulate my periods (a 3 month supply for the summer, because I'm away and can't contact my doctor). I just finished the first month of taking it. This kind of pill had extremely adverse effect on my skin, though. My acne is back and it's really bad. It's a horror.
I still have a two month supply of the other pill I used to take (Yasmin). Is it a good idea to switch back to it since it's better for my skin? Will it work the same way as Microgynon 30?
Hi! If you were my patient, I would advise you that it would be acceptable to switch to the Yasmin. You don't need both methods though, so I would also discuss removing the implant. There are other medications that you could add for you complexion, but it seems that going back to the one that worked for you in the past makes the most sense. Hope this helps! Dr B
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