I have not had an outbreak for almost 7 years. During this time I have also not been on birth control pills. Two months ago, I started taking the pill and 3 days before my menstrual cycle starts, I have an outbreak. This has happened both last month and this month. Why all of a sudden am I "active" again? Could the pill and my body adjusting to hormone changes have something to do with these recent outbreaks? I asked my gyno today but she said she had never heard of the pill causing herpes outbreaks before. I am not currently sexually active (and haven't been for awhile) so I don't know whether to stop taking the pill or continue and see if it happens again next month. Any suggestions or comments from anyone who has experienced the same thing?