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So I am fairly new to this forum. Ive noticed that ALOT of women experience acne for the first time in their lives after quitting birth control. Some notice that their acne is magnified post pill and can increase in intensity. I am curious to know if any ladies out there have successfuly quit the pill and their skin goes back to normal after hormones "level out". Or if their acne has subsided/lessened with time passing without turning to any other forms of medication. I would really love to hear some positive messages because at this moment I am feeling quite down about this. Thanks so much and best of luck to all you out there struggling.

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Certain birth control pills definitely made my acne worse and I never had cystic acne till I started using birth control pills, but I did find one that helped my skin. If you had acne prior to the pill you will probably have acne after the pill. Were you an acne sufferer prior?

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Certain birth control pills definitely made my acne worse and I never had cystic acne till I started using birth control pills, but I did find one that helped my skin. If you had acne prior to the pill you will probably have acne after the pill. Were you an acne sufferer prior?

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I was on the pill ten years ago and for three years. I was forced to stop it due to a weird side effect. I was taking the pill for acne and pcos. After stopping it i remained clear for seven years. My cycle became clock accurate and my ovaries back to no cysts. Today i still have regular cycle but i returned to acne. I think i am acne prone no matter what because my cycle does not prove any hormonal imbalance, although i must have due to the acne

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I had pretty bad acne prior to the pill, I was on it 4 years and it just helped me not go back to being severe but still had breakouts. I recently came off it, Early February (closing on 3 months) and so far I'm the same as I was when I was on the pill, though I have basically started the regimen as well. I've read it can take 6 months to a year to see your hormones level out. It's really all a gamble unfortunately. I would recommend having a routine going, or start one before coming off it just to try and prevent any bad breakouts.

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I had pretty bad acne prior to the pill, I was on it 4 years and it just helped me not go back to being severe but still had breakouts. I recently came off it, Early February (closing on 3 months) and so far I'm the same as I was when I was on the pill, though I have basically started the regimen as well. I've read it can take 6 months to a year to see your hormones level out. It's really all a gamble unfortunately. I would recommend having a routine going, or start one before coming off it just to try and prevent any bad breakouts.

Luck wished to you!

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I feel ya so much. What's your regimen?

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