I have also just been put on ortho tri-cyclen for the exact same reason. The hair growth was what I first noticed..then the awful acne. Which in my case we have found that some of them may be cysts that I am getting on my neck and behind my ears. They are still testing me to see if I have PCOS. But from the initial testing they believe this is what I have. If you'd like to e-mail me you can at Tigerlily25@usadatanet.net. Since we are both just starting out with this problem..maybe we can help each other.