I was on trycyclene for birth control and acne and it did not help me at all so I switched to Diane 35 and my skin cleared up and never looked better. When I went off of Diane 35 in May 2003 it took about 4 or 5 months and my acne came back. So now I am on it again and I didn't experience weight gain the last time I was on it and I had less facial hair (mustache, chin hair etc). I hope it works again and the next time I get off I will wait a month or two or three and then try to get pregnant. After I have all of my children (God willing) If the acne comes back I will probably go on Acutane for my Acne.