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    Hi everyone. I'm 17 and need a second opinion on getting off the pill. I got my period when I was around 11-12 and I never had any problems with it until a bit less than a year ago. My period started being very irregular for the first time, I got it every second month or so and then i barely got it all during the beginning of summer(I just had some spotting). Then, in July, I got it 3 times in one month and I was in a lot of pain. So, I went to the doctor to check my ovaries and hormone levels and they told me I had hormonal imabalance, and my doctor suggested I start taking birth control for at least 6 months(He specifically told me to take Yaz so that's what I'm using). Everything was great at the beginning, I felt much better because I was no longer having trouble with my period. I also had quite bad acne on my face and my back before, which always made me feel extremely insecure, but it got soo much better after I started taking birth control. However, I feel like I've started gaining weight and it's making me feel worse than ever. I've never been like extremely slim, I've always had wider hips and a tinier waist but I was fine with it before since I didn't feel heavy, but now I do.
    So, I want to ask, how easy is it to lose weight while you're on birth control? I'd go off it now since the 6 month period my doctor recommended is over but I really don't want to break out again, and I can't decide if feeling heavier or having acne is going to be easier for me. I don't eat a lot at all but I don't really exercise either. I'm going to start exercising whether I'm going off the pill or not, but would it be better to deal with the acne for a while and possibly make things easier regarding the weight-loss or try it while I'm still on the pill. It's really affecting me and the way I see myself badly overall and I don't want to make the wrong choice now.

  • I'm not a fan of hormonal birth control. You can attempt to control the acne through diet and other means, and as you're 17, it's likely to resolve in the next few years anyway.

    Hormones will likely shift from time to time through out your life. Personally, I think it's better to ride out the difficulty and manage our health as naturally as possible, through diet, exercise and good mental health.

    I'm going through menopause, and have managed so far without taking meds to manage symptoms. It's best to let the body do it's thing, keep it healthy and it will be its best.

    Best of luck Dear

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