Birth control question I am a 27 yo female currently taking ortho-cept tabs (0.15 mg desogestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol). My question - arent birth control pills supposed to improve and hopefully rid a person of PMS symptoms and improve the skin?

Ideally, . Ideally, birth control pills do help to improve the symptoms of pms (pre-menstrual syndrome) and can help with hormone associated acne. If you are on a pill that is not helping with these problems, talk to your doctor about a switch to another type. Sometimes it can take a little "trial and error" to find the pill that works best for you. Good luck!