Jump to content

Microlut mini pill


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 xeddy

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

Does anyone here take the mini pill Microlut? I am still breastfeeding DS at the moment only twice per day, since I have reduced the feeds my skin has started to break out along my jaw line quite badly. My dr has prescribed Microlut for contraception, I was wondering if had an effect on acne (yet to start taking it)? I am hoping it will clear it! Also how did you find the pill in general? Thanks :-)

#2 Tenacious C

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

I have taken it and it did nothing for acne.

Diane - which is not a mini pill was fabulous for acne though.

#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

I took it years ago and it did nothing for my acne either, it did make me bleed continuously for the time that I was on it, what better contraception is there than constant bleeding?



#4 xeddy

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

This may be a stupid question blush.gif by can I take a combined pill when breastfeeding / looking to wean In a few months?

#5 Pompol

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

I've just gone off microlut. It wasn't for me unfortunately, it made my PMS unbearable and I bled unpredictably. But I've had no shortage of friends who have had a much better time on it!! DD is just weaning at the moment and the combined pill has dried up the last of my milk in a matter of days, I am pretty sure they won't prescribe it until you have weaned.

#6 kyrrie

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

I took it for a year after DD was born and found it fantastic, don't remember it clearing up acne though. Then I tok it for 2 yrs after DS was born and it was awful. I had horrific PMS while taking it.

Like any hormonal contraceptive they act differently for different people and at different times in our lives so you can only give it a go and see how it works for you.

#7 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (adagio @ 02/12/2012, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This may be a stupid question blush.gif by can I take a combined pill when breastfeeding / looking to wean In a few months?


I don't think you can while breastfeeding, I think only the mini pill is safe, but if you are only feeding twice a day you might be able to, I'm not sure.

#8 AliC05

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

My understanding was that its not that the combined pill is dangerous for your baby per se - but more that the oestrogen in it will suppress your milk supply. Your other option is to get the depo injection (lasts 3 months - also progesterone only).

I was on the mini pill after having the depo injection for 6 months and i realllyyy didnt trust it (you need to be really careful that you take it at the same time).

#9 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

I took microlut for about 10 months while breastfeeding, no side effects.

However, as soon as I stopped BFing and my period returned my skin broke out terribly.
It took about 3 months back on the combined pill and Differin cream to clear it up.

#10 Cat Burglar

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:46 PM

I took it for a year while BFing. my skin was quite good - its normally quite oily. However that could just have seemed to be the case as pregnancy made my skin oiler than ever ITMS.

I dont think I got any bad effects from it. Was lucky enough not to get periods back. Do be sure you take it every day at the same time though or it wont be effective, I know a few peeps who slipped up and got pregnant on it.

#11 vanessa71

Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

I took Microlut for about 22 months after DD and over 2.5 years after I had DS. It worked for me the way it was supposed to and I didn't have any adverse side effects.

I wouldn't advise taking the combined pill if you are still breastfeeding, even if it is only 2 feeds a day.


#12 Phascogale

Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

The  oestrogen component of the combined pill will drop your milk supply very quickly so if you plan on continuing breast feeding you can't take it.

I get horrible acne linked to my cycle and the only pill that helped was Diane.  The others didn't help or gave me horrible side effects. I did spend at least two years on microlut while breast feeding the older two  and from memory my skin was okay (not fabulous) compared to when neither pregnant or breast feeding.. but it will be a very individual thing.

#13 Julie3Girls

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

I was on the Mini pill for about 12-15months after each of my girls.

Can't say if it helped acne, because I didn't have any.

I was lucky - my period didn't return at all while I was breastfeeding. It was only after I had weaned, and actually went back on the combined pill to force my period to restart.

I'm actually on it now, as the I was on the combined pill and it was giving me migraines.
Skin isn't too bad, still a bit oily.

Don't take the combined pill when breastfeeding - it will kill your milk supply.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

The day my daughter almost drowned

We had six adults standing there, so I felt like I could relax a bit. After all, what could go wrong with so much supervision?

Sydney siege survivor names baby after victim Katrina Dawson

A Sydney barrister who survived the Lindt cafe siege has named her newborn daughter after her best friend who died in the tragedy.

Banishing bloat

How to avoid a bloated tummy

Here are some foods to eat in order to escape feeling ghastly and gassy.

The great new picture book for anxious kids

My son is a worrier by nature. I learnt long ago that it was completely pointless to say to him "Don't worry about it!".

Budget stripped more than $15b from families

The combined impact of the two budgets for low and middle income people was "devastating", new analysis by the Australian Council of Social Service shows.

Pregnant women urged to get flu shots

As the winter chill starts to arrive, NSW Health is urging pregnant women to get their flu shots.

65-year-old gives birth to quadruplets

A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets.

What you need to know about pregnancy and health insurance

It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.

Yummy mummy

Nicole Trunfio breastfeeds baby on Elle magazine cover

Australian model Nicole Trunfio has taken the concept of multitasking to a fashionable new level for Elle Australia.

Warnings after baby girl died while sleeping in bouncer

Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers and swings following the death of a three-month-old girl.

Coping with fatigue as a parent

Sleep deprivation is a real hazard of caring for a baby. But there are ways to manage the challenges of fatigue better.

A very 21st century issue: parents, parks and smart phones

It's not all the parents, and it's not all the time, but there is often at least one doing it. And sometimes, that 'one' is me.

Appliances

Faulty washing machines linked to house fires

More than 80,000 faulty Samsung washing machines pose a fire threat in homes throughout Australia despite a nationwide recall of the machines.

'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

Lotus birthing is not all that common, but for a number of women it feels like the most natural thing to do.

7 things you might not know about postnatal depression

Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.

Is your family's car part of the world's biggest safety recall?

More than 50 million vehicles recalled for potentially lethal airbag fault - is your car affected?

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

Mother-in-law faceplants during proposal

He had it all planned: a romantic proposal on a windswept beach. The whole family would be there so they'd all be able to celebrate the joyous moment together.

A preschooler suddenly goes mute - and it's not just shyness

When our son stopped talking, our sense of loss was painful and acute.

The mums who ask for a 'wife bonus'

They run their homes like domestic CEOs and work tirelessly to improve their family's social standing. And now, according to a new book, they want an annual perk from their husbands.

Woman shares photo of dimple on breast to warn others of cancer risk

A widely-shared Facebook photograph of a British woman's breast has raised awareness of a more subtle breast cancer symptom.

Starting a family despite a low sperm count

"I'd never really failed a test - how could I fail this particularly manly test?"

It's official: we must better protect our kids from toxic lead exposure

New guidelines have been released, aimed at reducing children's harmful exposure to lead. But they still don't go far enough.

Trouble-shooting toddler social skills

Chances are your toddler's behaviour is all completely normal - but here's how to tackle some common social problems.

Helping your first-born welcome a sibling

We did sigh with joy at the arrival of a royal princess - but, mostly, we sighed with pity at the sight of Prince George being taken to meet her.

Farewell, daytime nap

I've been in denial and I'm not too proud to beg, but it appears I must accept the fact that you have gone. I need to let you go.

The identical triplets who are one in 50 million

The father of identical triplets born in a Texas hospital says his three daughters, including conjoined twins, are "a miracle" sent by God.

Seven questions you should be asking about your health cover

If the last time you assessed your health cover was five years ago, there?s a chance it may no longer suit your needs. To ensure it?s still right for your family, click here for seven questions to ask.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

How to use gas effectively in labour

Many women in labour don't use gas effectively and suffer more side effects than benefits. Here's how to get the most out of this pain relief option.

'He has gastro but that's okay, right?': sick kid etiquette

We cannot place all children who are sick in a bubble till they recover, but we can give other parents a choice about exposing their kids to them.

Ada Nicodemou: 'I can never be completely happy again'

Home and Away actress Ada Nicodemou has opened up about the loss of her stillborn baby.

10 things to consider when you're thinking about trying for a baby

Before you start tracking your menstrual cycle and reading up on the best positions to get pregnant, there are a few other things you may want to consider.

How special surgery and IVF can create a post-vasectomy baby

Cricket legend Glenn McGrath and his second wife Sara are expecting their first child together, thanks to IVF and a delicate surgical sperm retrieval process that helped the couple to conceive.

Belle Gibson's mother 'disgusted and embarrassed'

The mother of disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson has accused her daughter of lying about her childhood in an attempt to garner public sympathy.

Doctor's mobile phone 'left inside c-section mum'

A new mum claims a doctor left his mobile phone inside her after delivering her baby via caesarean section.

I'm a mum and I'm following my dreams

I want my kids to know that no matter what happens in life, you can still be who it is that you've always wanted to be.

Those first daycare days

I had this innate 'mum' moment the other day.

'If one person had listened, my life would have been so different'

Katherine's father will die in prison for the horrifying sexual abuse of his daughter. Yet she is the one with the true life sentence.

This new plan undermines breastfeeding and baby health at everyone's expense

Mothers, babies, the health system and the wider society are going to pay the price of this new budget.

Couple to celebrate terminally ill baby's birthday in unique way

Baby Jai Bishop has lived at Starship Hospital for the past seven months, with his parents flying back and forth from Hokitika, 1100km away, to be by his side.

Life On Mars

It's men who need 'retraining', not women

We are all responsible for our own behaviour. Telling victims to harden up is wrong.

Baby Gammy's dad tries to claim charity money

The biological father of baby Gammy has reportedly tried to access charity money raised for the little boy's medical costs.

Where are the childcare places?

It?s all very well to encourage women to work if they choose to, but how can the measures lead to increased workforce participation when women are once again left holding the baby?

The pain of not having babies and not knowing why

After seven years of wishing, hoping, crying, punching pillows and shouting "why me?!", the end result is more than I ever thought possible.

Getting your family finances in order

Whether you're after a new car for a growing family, a bigger house, or are just fixing up your finances, here are the basics on borrowing.

Mum shares graphic selfie to warn against tanning

A mum has shared a graphic photo of her skin cancer treatment as a warning to others.

Does parenthood make us happier?

We can certainly gain higher levels of happiness when we become parents, but the trick is to not get overwhelmed by the pressures of raising our kids.

No, having a dog is not like having a human child

It's obvious these people dote on their pets, but they're barking up the wrong tree.

 

Top baby names

Baby Names

The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.