Posted by: Sandy | 2009/06/04

birth control

Hi Doc,

I had been taking Diane35 for about 2years when i noticed my hair was started to fall out alot. I went to my GP and she gave me Yasmin but the hairloss continued. I recently read that Yasmin has a side effect of hairloss. The main reason i am on these pills is for maintaining an acne free skin. I would like to stop the pills and go on a completely hormone free alternative. when Stopping the yasmin will my hair regrow? Are there other pills with no hair loss side effects? is there another alternative to using B/control for ACNE?

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Dear Sandy
Most hormonal contraceptives could cause hairloss. If you stop the hormones, the hairloss may stop after a while. if the acne is not too bad you could try using Benzac and topical or oral antibiotics to keep your skin clear. Try putting Bergamot essence (Lennon) in your shampoo.
Dr Bets

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