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Topic: Birth Control Issues
Posted By: slykitten
Subject: Birth Control Issues
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 5:58am
Hi Ladies, maybe some of you can help or have had similar experiences.  My doctor has put me on birth control to manage my heavy cycles.  The first one I took (loestrin fe) gave me chest pains, the second (sprintec 28) didn't change my cycle, but gave me terrible cramps, and my current (junel 1/20) is making me more tired than I have ever been in my life.  I think I might stick it out for a month to see if it gets better, but I may have to switch again.  Has anyone gone through this?  Did you just keep going through trial and error?



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Posted By: GG
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 7:13am
Have you explored non hormonal methods?
I haven't dealt with it but I have a friend who could never adjust to bc pills and she just has to deal with the heavy cycle. It definitely sucks but her body can't take that stuff.


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 7:23am
Some people never get used to it. I know I didn't. Wait till the depression or no libido kicks in..the opposite of a good time
If progesterone only might work? I never tried that because you have to take it at the exact same time every day and I wasn't about that life.


Posted By: Bekah
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 7:23am
Most none hormonal BCs aren't going to help a heavy cycle.. All I know of is the copper IUD.. that's known to make periods heavier. What else is non hormonal?

Have you tried a low dose pill? Most pills give me tons of side effects but I get NONE with Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo.  Supposedly Nuvaring is less likely to give side effects too.

But in the meantime try some Red Raspberry Leaf capsules. You can find them on Amazon, check the reviews. They're really amazing. I had a period that lasted almost 2 months once and that's the only thing that stopped it.


Posted By: TXButterfly03
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 7:32am
I had trouble with Loestrin also, which is the very first pill that I was prescribed.  Made me very nauseous, headaches and it affected my vision (contacts).  I'm not sure if it was because that was my first time taking BC's, but I gave it a month before they put me on Ortho Novum 777.  My body adjusted to that well, although it was a higher-dose pill.  The only thing I noticed with this pill was that I gained some weight (or at least I like to blame it on the pill lol).
I would suggest other BC methods, because as someone mentioned above you may be one of those folks who just can't take BC's.   Good luck to you!


Posted By: Derri
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 7:46am
Have you tried natural alternatives to regulate your hormones?

If interested, some things to do your own research on are

Red raspberry leaf
Maca root
Chasteberry
Black Cohosh--this could be what you are looking for. Do some research first. Very good for heavy bloodflow.
Sarsparillia


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 8:13am
are those low dose? try minigynon or microgynon. the only issue i had was weight loss for like the first 3 months. i had no spotting etc. I did great on it for many years.


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 8:14am
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

Some people never get used to it. I know I didn't. Wait till the depression or no libido kicks in..the opposite of a good time
If progesterone only might work? I never tried that because you have to take it at the exact same time every day and I wasn't about that life.


my libido actually increased. i think my experience on the pill was the opposite of what i expected. so i had high libido and weight loss. go figureLOL


i may have to move to progesterone pills now. hbp and the combined pill are not the business
Confused


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 8:39am
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

Some people never get used to it. I know I didn't. Wait till the depression or no libido kicks in..the opposite of a good time
If progesterone only might work? I never tried that because you have to take it at the exact same time every day and I wasn't about that life.

THIS! gawd that was a nightmare. I was on nuvaring and then sprintec, one made me really moody and irritable, the other made me very depressed. Im not for hormonal bc at all!


Posted By: kerysdream7
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 8:39am
I had the same issue after they discontinued the pill I was on. I tried 3 different pills & they all made me sick/crazy. Taking the pill at night before bed has eliminated the nausea, tiredness & anxiety/mood swings. I hope you find something that works for you.


Posted By: Yardgirl
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 9:20am
There's an even lower dose pill called Mirelle that my gyno recommended for me. I haven't tried it yet though. 


Posted By: kfoxx1998
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 9:23am
Removing bad carbs (sugars mostly) from your diet will help also (if that's an issue).  Your period and your diet go hand in hand somehow.


Posted By: femmefatale85
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 9:27am
it took me 6 months to get used to what im on...this stuff isn't normal and it make take time to get used to

i would suggest trial and error, but you should give bc at least 3 months

you also have to make a conscious effort to watch your diet and exercise...imo you have to work with the hormones lol



Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 9:31am
try ortho tri cylcen. i've been on it for about 4 years and have no issues what so ever 


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 9:33am
whatever option you chose, get your bc from a clinic instead of a pharmacy through a prescription with your doctor cause bc from the health clinic don't cost a copper cent. Thumbs Up


Posted By: csungrl09
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 10:11am
Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

whatever option you chose, get your bc from a clinic instead of a pharmacy through a prescription with your doctor cause bc from the health clinic don't cost a copper cent. Thumbs Up


thanks to Obama care it doesn't cost me a cent through my doctor's office either.


Posted By: slykitten
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by GG GG wrote:

Have you explored non hormonal methods?
I haven't dealt with it but I have a friend who could never adjust to bc pills and she just has to deal with the heavy cycle. It definitely sucks but her body can't take that stuff.
Nope, didn't even realize this was an option.  I'll do some research.


Posted By: slykitten
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by Bekah Bekah wrote:

Most none hormonal BCs aren't going to help a heavy cycle.. All I know of is the copper IUD.. that's known to make periods heavier. What else is non hormonal?

Have you tried a low dose pill? Most pills give me tons of side effects but I get NONE with Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo.  Supposedly Nuvaring is less likely to give side effects too.

But in the meantime try some Red Raspberry Leaf capsules. You can find them on Amazon, check the reviews. They're really amazing. I had a period that lasted almost 2 months once and that's the only thing that stopped it.

All of the ones I've tried have been low dose, but I seem to be really sensitive.  I'll check out your suggestions!


Posted By: petiteone29
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 4:38pm
I don't know if anyone mentioned it. But have you thought about an iud? I blieve miren has progesterone but the other one Praguard (i think) doesn't have any hormones.


Oh my bad I just read that you need somrthing to control your heavy bleeding. But I did read that mirena has lightened some women's flow but I don't think its guaranteed.

Good Luck. Im looking for non hormonal bc too. Everything has pros and cons though.


Posted By: Senior Detective
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 4:40pm
mirena>>>>>>>>>>>>
 
 
it will stop ALLADAT!!  & U wont even know its there.  Just set it & forget it up to 5 yrs


Posted By: slykitten
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 4:42pm
Thanks for all of your suggestions, ladies!  I looks like I have some research to do!


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 5:14pm
Originally posted by csungrl09 csungrl09 wrote:

Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

whatever option you chose, get your bc from a clinic instead of a pharmacy through a prescription with your doctor cause bc from the health clinic don't cost a copper cent. Thumbs Up


thanks to Obama care it doesn't cost me a cent through my doctor's office either.

i had no idea this part of the law had been implemented yet. love my primary care doc but i also really like my little indian lady gyn at the free clinic. still good to know. 




Posted By: HowardAlumAKA
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 5:36pm
Depo eliminated my period all together. I'm not on it any longer tho


Posted By: HowardAlumAKA
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 5:37pm
Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

Originally posted by csungrl09 csungrl09 wrote:

Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

whatever option you chose, get your bc from a clinic instead of a pharmacy through a prescription with your doctor cause bc from the health clinic don't cost a copper cent. Thumbs Up



thanks to Obama care it doesn't cost me a cent through my doctor's office either.


i had no idea this part of the law had been implemented yet. love my primary care doc but i also really like my little indian lady gyn at the free clinic. still good to know. 





Since Jan of this year.


Posted By: petiteone29
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 5:58pm
Originally posted by HowardAlumAKA HowardAlumAKA wrote:

Depo eliminated my period all together. I'm not on it any longer tho

Thats what Im scared of. I need to see red to know im in the clear.


Posted By: petiteone29
Date Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 5:59pm
Im considering getting essure. Im done having kids and want something permanent.



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