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A 26-year-old female asked:

When i got off of effexor (venlafaxine) i developed fibrocystic breasts and have patches of rough bumpy skin on my thighs, could birth control help?

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Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Possibly: Skin disorders can go either way under the environment of oral contraceptives. Acne is an example. Although what you describe does not sound like acne, it might easily be influenced one way or the other by the radical change in hormonal milieu induced by oral contraceptives.

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