Have you ever been prescribed birth control pills to treat acne? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Birth control pills are what I was on when I was 13. I was not having sex or anything bad, It was prescribed for me to treat acne. At that point, I didn’t even know what sex was. When I was using the birth control pills, I was taking it daily.
My first thought was, how am I going to remember to take the pill every day? What kind of a kid wants to be on medicine if they technically do not need it? So, I started taking the pill every day. I got sick a lot because of it and was growing facial hair.
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It was not pretty. I also started getting an attitude problem. I continued taking the pill because it started to clear up my acne. Few years still taking the pill and not sexually active. I went to the clinic. They couldn’t believe that I’m still virgin and they gave me birth control, condoms and a pee test. I hated the feeling that they would not believe a 17-year-old girl. They shouldn’t doubt me especially because I had nothing to hide. So, the pee test came back negative and then they started to believe me.
When I started college, I stopped taking the birth control pill. I felt that as if I was sick every day. Turns out the clinic has given me expired birth control pills, which did not work very well with me.
Make sure you know what you are taking and always check the date on them.