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Birth Control Pills

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One of my doctors wants to put me on birth control to help with my acne (oh the wonders of being 14), and I was just wondering what sort of side effects people here have experienced. I've heard all sorts of things- expanding breasts, weight gain, terrible periods, much easier periods, nausea, mood swings, ect.
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I was on the pill for eleven years. They do regulate your hormones, which in turn helps your acne (if it is hormone related acne) but they also up your risk of cervical cancer. Two months after I stopped taking them, I had shed fifteen pounds. That tells you something right there. All of the side effects you listed are common. Depression is a very common side effect as well.
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