26/06/2019

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Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My doctor switched me from my usual Ortho-Tri Cyclen (which I had been on since age 13) to Enpresse when I graduated college. It didn’t click at first, but I began dealing with acne issues after having clear skin for my entire life. I had a constant breakout on my forehead, and was experiencing painful cystic zits on a biweekly basis. Finally, after trying topical treatments and diet changes to no avail, I realized that Enpresse may be to blame. About three months ago, I switched back to Ortho-Tri Cyclen (I now take Tri-Lo-Marzia), and my forehead acne has almost vanished.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

High blood pressure

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

Since switching back to Tri Cyclen, my skin has improved greatly. I haven’t experienced any other side effects since switching, most likely because the pills are similar enough that there’s no significant withdrawal or change.

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