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I have an appointment with a new DR. tomorrow who is suggesting a combination of (new to me) birth control pill(not the IUC, Ring or implants) and blood pressure medicine. Also my friend is taking a oil control medicine (it is described as a diuretic) and she has been happy with that.

Anyone heard of any of these?

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I don't know much about the HBP meds, but the theory behind getting on BCP is for regulation of your hormones. Big ups and downs in your hormones is what theoretically causes acne (PMS, too!)

When I was on BCP, I had NO issues with acne whatsoever. Getting off of it is what I think made it worse (some of my peers will agree). Your PMS symptoms will subside and your period will be shorter and lighter. These are the pluses!

The negatives.. just don't forget about the side effects. I always felt nauseous and actually vomited a couple of times and my eating habits were altered (causing weight gain- another confidence issue!). You give up some things for something else.

Just think about it before you do it.

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