I'm 26 years old and I've had the Mirena implant for about a year and a half now. Went off the pill after 6 years of using it when I developed the most horrible side effects that I could no longer handle.
Thing is, after I went off the pill, before the Mirena, the back acne and pimple breakouts (which were non-existent on the pill) almost immediately came back and I found out that I had a huge ovarian cyst with the follow up appointment at the gynae after the Mirena was inserted.
I know my hormones are totally messed up at the moment because of the state of my skin, severe cramps before and after my period (which makes me wonder if the cysts ever went away), tender breasts and the list goes on and on. And I've been told that all of these symptoms are due to years of being on the pill. BUT, I can remember these symptoms from even before I started using oral contraceptives.
I just want to sort my skin out and I've bought a bottle of Progesterone cream, but I'm now so confused about if it will really help to balance my hormones or make the back acne and pimples worse. :( And a big concern for me is why I've had all these terrible problems and fatigue etc all my life?