Originally Posted by aprilhersh
I have just started my 3rd month on microgestin fe 1.5. I was prescribed this not for birthcontrol but to stop my very painful ovulation. The first month I got a rash on my chest that started the week before my placebo pills. Same thing happened the second month this time a little worse and my face has had abnormal (for me) breakouts. While I was off the active pills the rash and breakouts seem to subside but have started to come back since I have begun the active pills once again this time continuing rather than going away for 3 weeks. I have been to my doctor twice, emailed my gyno, and they both say that it's contact dermititus of some kind or it's caused by some make up or something like that. And if it was an allergic reation I would have had the rash since I started the pills.
I don't think this is true. I have NEVER had skin issues like this. I haven't changed anything in my regular regimine except for the BC. Also, I had a similar chest rash when I tried nuvaring 2 years ago. I want to find out what could be causing this. Could the birthcontrol be making my skin hyper sensitive? Could this be a allergic reaction? Or symptom of an underlying issue?
My other post just disappeared into thin air?
Ok starting over again. Yes (imo) I feel your skin issues rashes and
breakouts may be a side effect of the birthcontrol regimine you are on.
The few others that I know that are taking microgestin also are having
or have had severe skin sensitivity (facial and other parts of the body)
My thoughts are not based on anything other than what friends have
shared with about this.