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acne and oily hair from the pill

I thought the pill was supposed to get RID of acne! I've been on alesse for about 9 days now, and my acne is getting worse. Not just that, but i've noticed my skin and hair have been getting alot more oily then normal. Its only been like this for a few days but i feel disgusting. Has anyone else experianced this as a side effect from the pill? I dont know what to do about it. Will it go away if i wait a few more weeks?
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replied February 18th, 2008
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Unfortunately, for some women they get the reverse effect. Orthotricyclen Lo helped my acne, but I think Depo may have made it worse - it's hard to tell.
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