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Cryselle Reaction Suggestions

A few months ago I was prescribed birth control by my doctor, I was given Cryselle 28. I am 16, sexually active and suffering from moderate to sever acne. To both my doctor and I, birth control was the answer. I was not even able to get halfway through my second pack. Within a matter of weeks I gained 15 pounds. I'm pretty active as I play soccer and run often and my diet is that of the average 16 year old so not that great but nothing too bad. I've always been very very skinny even with no excersize and bad eating habits, it's my metabolism and genetics so the sudden weight gain was shocking to me and I panicked. My appetite was insane I was constantly hungry and couldn't control my bingeing. I was recovering from depression and the pill brought me to a even worse state then I had ever been. I was miserable and extremely irritable. The ironic thing was everyone was convinced that I was pregnant based on my behavior and weight gain. The entire time I was on it I had my period. For over a month straight. My acne got very severe, worse than ever. Cryselle was a horrible experience for me. I stopped taking it and decided never again to take birth control. I spoke to my mother about my experience and she told me that when she was young she had the exact same experience. She tried the shot as well and that landed her in the hospital. I really really want to be on birth control as I am sexually active and for my acne and my heavy periods. I was looking into taking Yasmin but does anyone have any suggestions? I would really really appreciate it thanks
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Also I'd like the add the birth control my mother had a reaction to is not Cryselle, we do not know what pill it was. We just found it odd that we both had bad expierncece sand wondered if it was a genetic thing for us to be intolerable.
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I realize your question is over a year old so you may have worked this out. But I was on cryselle for years and if I missed pills, I would get very irregular bleeding and I've always struggled with my weight and depression since I've been on it. I just started the nuva ring and my gyno highly recommends it. She said they use it all the time in teenagers your age. You only have to worry about changing it once a month and you don't have to get a period with it (or you can if you want) I've noticed a significant difference already in my mood and my appetite seems to be going down. Plus it's the lowest dose of medicine you can get and still 99.9% effective. And you can take an antibiotic without losing the effectiveness because it's absorbed through the vagina and doesn't go through the liver like a pill. Something to consider. I'm very pleased with it so far. Good luck.
I realize your question is over a year old so you may have worked this out. But I was on cryselle for years and if I missed pills, I would get very irregular bleeding and I've always struggled with my weight and depression since I've been on it. I just started the nuva ring and my gyno highly recommends it. She said they use it all the time in teenagers your age. You only have to worry about changing it once a month and you don't have to get a period with it (or you can if you want) I've noticed a significant difference already in my mood and my appetite seems to be going down. Plus it's the lowest dose of medicine you can get and still 99.9% effective. And you can take an antibiotic without losing the effectiveness because it's absorbed through the vagina and doesn't go through the liver like a pill. Something to consider. I'm very pleased with it so far. Good luck.
sorry, little trouble posting this for the first time. please ignore the odd formatting and double comment. :)
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