Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
178 Doctors are Online

Side effects of birth control pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Birth Control
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2570 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hi I have a question around birth control pill
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Proceed with your query
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
Doctor :  
May I know the reason for taking contraceptive pills?
User :   It's to regulate periods and to help clear skin
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
But Acne is an adverse effect of such pills
Doctor :  
You will need to talk to your doctor who has prescribed this
Doctor :  
regarding your trouble
Doctor :  
So that you can take a different medication for menstrual regulation

Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor