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Side effects of birth control pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Birth Control
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User :   Hi I have a question around birth control pill
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User :   I was prescribed Cilest the birth control pill for my spots and I've been on it for two months. My skin wasn't awful to begin with - just breakouts around my period. Since I've started taking this pill, my face has broken out worse than ever before. The strange thing is that whenever I go on my seven day break my skin starts to clear up, then I start to break out again when I start the new pack. It's so frustrating. It's almost like I can predict when I'll breakout as much as I can predict when I'll get my next period! I've done my research and I'm aware that a lot of people report skin getting worse before it gets better, but I'm not sure whether my skin is just another case of this, or this is a sign that this pill is not for me.

should I switch pills or stick this out longer?
Doctor :  
Let me read it
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May I know the reason for taking contraceptive pills?
User :   It's to regulate periods and to help clear skin
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But Acne is an adverse effect of such pills
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You will need to talk to your doctor who has prescribed this
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regarding your trouble
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So that you can take a different medication for menstrual regulation

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