Ortho tri-cyclen lo has been prescribed to me both by a g.p. and by a dermatologist because of what is believed to be a borderline hormonal imbalance which results in significant menstrual irregularities and skin problems. I don't like the idea of taking synthetic hormones in the form of birth control pills, especially given that I seem to have a hormonal issue as it is and do not need birth control. Since I've missed the beginning of my cycle this month in order to start taking them, should I wait for next cycle? Is it too disruptive of my hormonal cycle to start late? My pharmacist insisted that it would be fine, but she also said that the pill "would not affect my hormones," thereby disqualifying her opinions entirely. Any help would be great.