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I've been on birth control (ortho-tricyclen lo)for about three/four years now. About three months ago, however, I stopped taking it because I was forgetting to take it and I wanted to start over. When I stopped, I began breaking out more than usual, and when I started taking again my skin went crazy. It's been two months since I started again, and each day that goes by my skin gets worse. I've tried products that help, but do not cure the acne. Anyway, I've contemplated going off the pill (and going back to condoms) but I'm afraid it will make the break outs even more severe. Any suggestions?
I guess my question this normal or should I seek help from a physician? Birth control had never made me break out prior to this time.


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I think checking in with a dermatologist, if you can do that, would be the best move.

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