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mmiiaa
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Is any scarleteeners on birth control pills for acne?
Did it get better or did it get worse or stay the same?
When did it start getting better?
Did it get worse before it got better?

I only ask because I'm on my first pill, Loestrin 24, and just finished my first pack. My acne has gotten worse. It's not been this bad in a while and I feel completely disgusting and ugly. I don't know whether or not to stick it out or give up, but it's only been a month. Or is that long enough? I'm frustrated. My derm and my OB won't give me straight answers. They keep referring to each other and that's not helping. If I knew anyone else on the pill here, who has dealt with acne, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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It is really hard to give answers or make predictions here, since everybody reacts to the pill differently. If it has only been a month, though, I would suggest that you stick it out a bit longer: it normally takes around three month for the body to fully adjust to the hormones, and during that time you may experience side effects that will go away later.

Since experiences are so individual, it may also not be all that helpful for you to hear others on this. However, if you want to hear how some other users have done with that, I can move your post to a different area that allows user replies (you posted this in a section that is for volunteer and staff replies only). Want me to move it?

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mmiiaa
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Thank you very much, and yes please!
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