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Do you need the pills for contraception? The excess o/estrogen can cause a lot of problems, and oral contraceptives are linked with yeast overgrowth. As far as I understand, oestrogen has some kind of stimulatory effect, since yeasts naturally produce oestrogen too (it’s why most alcoholic drinks are oestrogenic).
Did you ever explore other reasons behind the menstrual problems and acne? I can’t claim to understand female hormones very well, but the ratio of oestrogen to progesterone is supposed to be around 1:10. It seems hard to maintain given oestrogenic cosmetics, pollutants, foods, drugs etc, as well as poor gut or liver function that prevent it from being expelled. I’ve heard of women getting their period back after months without it after using natural progesterone (the synthetic progestins are carcinogenic), so maybe it can help regulate things. Have you ever had your levels tested? Vitamin A intake seems to have some relationship with acne, but gut problems and other issues can contribute too.