Three days of the month, I'm not all that fun to be around either.
December 6, 2012 8:03 AM Subscribe
I never ever ever want to have another period/breakthrough bleed. Which birth control should I be on?
posted by chaiminda to Health & Fitness (27 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
That's a slight exaggeration - I would like to have kids someday. But for now, I would like to avoid the mess, mood swings, and breakouts that come with every bleed.
A couple years ago I was living in a country with over-the-counter birth control (yes, it was just as great as it sounds). I was prescribed a generic pill and I decided to just start taking it continuously, with no breakthrough bleeding. My skin cleared up and my moods improved.
Back in the USA now and it's much harder to get access to continuous birth control, since the pharmacy will not let me pick it up until after my placebo week has already started. I'm happy enough with the pill I'm on now (I tried Seasonique and hated it) but I need to figure out a way to take it continuously, or find another way not to have that bleed week. Recommendations for getting around this or other forms of birth control would be great!