I wanted to wait awhile before I posted my experience with stopping my birth control pill and my acne. I had tried numerous dietary changes to try to fix my cystic acne, some showed a little promise (avoiding caffeine) but nothing was stopping the cystic/nodular acne completely. I stopped taking my birth control pill may 20th, it's July 27th now, so nearly 2 months later and I have not had a cyst since stopping. Amazing. Still dealing with hyperpigmentation but I've had 2 normal periods as well, each time I only got 1 pimple during that time. So for anyone experiencing cystic acne while on the pill, it could be the pill. My doctor did give me a script for a different birth control pill to try "Trinessa" but I am araid to even try another one now. I had been taking birth control pills since I was 18 and who knew they were probably exacerbating my acne the entire time -_- I had suggested quite some time ago to my dermatologist that maybe it's my birth control pill that is causing my severe acne and she blew it off and said all birth control pills work the same so it doesn't matter which one you're on. So frustrating. I attached some pictures to show the difference in my skin. Even the bad pictures don't truly show the severity or pain of the cysts/nodules since they were all under the skin, I do have some light powder on in the newer photos but the difference is there. Also, all I have been following for a regimen is cleansing with clearsil ultra 2x a day, Olay moisturizer 2x a day and tazorac at night to fade the red marks.