run, jane, run! (disith) wrote in vaginapagina,
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Hormonal BC causing eczema breakouts?!

Hi, all!

I've been thankful for the protection birth control has provided me, but I really think I've come to the end of the road.

Ever since I've been on birth control (a year on Ortho Cyclen), I've been suffering with worsening eczema symptoms. Before birth control, I would have TINY breakouts every once in a while on my arms that would last a few days.

Last summer, I got a horrible flare up on my chest that disappeared in the winter. This summer, I've nearly broken out all over. My arms are covered in eczema. My chest has broken out slightly, along with my neck AND my ears.

I've tried everything to treat it, but I only get relief from the breakouts when the weather changes. I'm starting to think there is a link between my BC and my worsening ezcema, and I am heavily considering switching from the pill to methods with hormones (condoms and spermicide). I'm also afraid that by next summer, I'll be dealing with a more severe breakout, considering how this one has progressed. :|

Have any of you guys ever experienced this? What advise can you guys offer me? Thanks to everyone in advance!
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