Is it possible for bc pills to dry out the hair AND skin? I know it's causing vaginal dryness, but my skin is drier and itchier than usual. My hair is a MESS. I've only been on the pill a month so I didn't attribute the hair changes to it, but is it possible? The skin dryness too?

Fingers crossed, no shedding or thinning issues yet. Just a dry rough texture. I thought it could've been highlighting but I've done that before with no changes like this.
Originally Posted by TSpangla

Definitely. Yaz caused me such severe dry and broke out skin I had to go off of that particular kind.
If you get really concerned, try a different kind. There are so many dosages and types out there. Make sure you're getting the one that works best for you. Sometimes you don't even have to go into the Gyn, you can just call and speak to the doctor, tell her/him the side effects and they'll switch you over.
Originally Posted by kellygreen49
I'm on a low-dose pill, Loestrin, so I figure it's one of the least likely pills to give me side effects. I think I can deal with the dryness, granted it dosen't get worse. I only plan to be on it 3 mons. max. I'm not on it for birth control - I have long periods with bad cramping and horrid PMS so I'd like to see if pills make a difference, maybe can alter my cycles long-term. I'll probably go off them a month early if this dryness continues and interferes with my sleep. The past few nights I've had a hard time getting to sleep and getting back to sleep when I wake up probably because of this ITCHING.
Originally Posted by TSpangla
Oh ugh. Have you tried anything more natural?
Such as the cream I mentioned above? It shortened my periods and eased my cramps a tiny bit. You may have better results with it since they're thinking it's fibroids or something for me. It's super easy to take, and it won't give you any side effects. You can even put some on when it's the time of the month where you have cramps and it helps (back/stomach).
Also maybe a hormone balancing tea, like one Yogi makes. It's called "Mooncycle" and it gets some pretty rave reviews. You can buy it at Trader Joe's and in bulk- couple months supply for $20.
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