It's time to get real. One of the post birth control symptoms that can come up are knarly skin rashes.
The very first symptom that I can remember are skin rashes. Like fiery red, itchy, flaky, painful rashes. If I remember correctly, they first appeared on my right elbow. Then on my right hand between my thumb and forefinger on that weird piece of flat skin with no cartilage (ya know where I'm taking about). Then it spread to my armpits and OH MY GOSH that was the worst. It's already hot and sweaty under there as it is. Try adding in workouts on top of that and there came a point where I just couldn't go to the gym anymore 1) because of the embarrassment, and 2) because of the pain. It hurt so bad I cried. Bawled. Just HATED my skin.
three months post-birth control. It started very small on my elbow and then it grew. I tried to look it up on google (don't recommend haha). It ended up to me looking like a yeast overgrowth. So back then, I was still going to the dermatologist and he recommended a cream. It helped a bit! But it came back and stuck around. I used some oils on it, which also helped too, but didn't completely get rid of it. I eventually landed on a podcast that talked about how lots of skin issues can be due to an internal gut imbalance. Acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc.
I experimented with cutting out some foods from my diet which helped me immensely! There was a point when I was gluten, dairy, excess sugar, and alcohol free. You're probably thinking nope. No way. Can't do it. NOT gonna do it. But when you actually see a difference in not eating those foods and then your rashes come back when you temporarily slip up (it happens, and it's life), you might reconsider. I'm not saying I continue to be this strict with my diet, but it's what helped me immensely and I wish I knew earlier that it would help.