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#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.




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