and my question is can I start this medication before my period starts? Or does it really have to be after my period? I asked my dermatologist when he first recommended me the birth control pills but I totally forgot what he said. And I'm one of the women who doesn't really have a normal period there's times where my period skips month. Also that's why I also ask those questions can some please give me an answer. Can I take the pills before my period or no? I am 18 years old and I really want to know I been having this acne problems for about 2 o 3 years and I have try a lot of things and none of them have work. And now I just decided to just go to a dermatologist and he recommended me this pills. So please someone answer my question?