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I just started Loestrin24 fe for the first time yesterday. It's the first birth control I'm on. I was prescribed for it mainly because of my acne, which gets worse around the time of my period.

But just one day after, it seems (and maybe it's my imagination, but I def notice a few more zits coming in) that my acne is getting a bit worse. I thought it was supposed to get better..

Is it possible for acne to get worse when you start, and then get better later? How long should I wait before I know that this one is not the right one for my skin?

thank you!

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Honestly, from yesterday it's really more likely that they were already coming in to begin with. If it is going to help for you personally, it may take a days or weeks before you notice a change.

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