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Reluctantly giving up my HBC pills -- have questions about the Mirena

I'm a 29-year-old female who's been on birth control pills for 13 years, with one six-month break in the middle. Due to a recent medical diagnosis, my PCP is concerned about my continued use of this medication and has suggested I consider a Mirena IUD. I have questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Progestin pill side effects (especially dizziness/spotting ) duration?

I've been on a progestin-only pill to prevent pregnancy for three weeks, and I am unhappy. Wondering if anyone experienced similar symptoms, especially dizziness/hypotensive episodes and irregular bleeding) and how long they took to go away for you. (details within) [more inside]
posted by Fire on Feb 14, 2013 - 14 answers

Ultra-low-dose birth control pills with generics?

Hormonal birth control question: Lo Loestrin Fe has no generic, and even with my crappy insurance is unaffordable for me. What are other ultra-low-dose birth control pills that DO have generics? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Oct 11, 2011 - 21 answers

Can I skip my periods?

Nuvaring and skipping my periods: is it OK? Do I really need to ramp it up? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 7, 2011 - 18 answers

Loss of libido with Levlen/Levora?

Has anyone taking the birth control pill Levora/Levlen had a loss of libido? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Nov 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Spitefulness is very effective as birth control

How do I keep Yaz from wrecking my relationship? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Sep 2, 2009 - 31 answers

Are the side effects of birth control reversible?

I want to start taking birth control, but I'm afraid of potential side effects. I really do not want mood swings, weight gain and I especially do not want bigger boobs. What if I start on the Nuvaring and my boobs go up a cup size, if I stop taking it, will they go back to their normal size? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 - 21 answers

How long does it take for the hormones to leave my system?

What can I expect from taking a break from hormonal birth control? How long does it take the hormones to clear out of your system? Which hormonal birth control side effects disappear and which stay? Factual and anecdotal advice welcome! [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Oct 24, 2007 - 23 answers

Is NuvaRing giving me an unstoppable period?

Is my NuvaRing making my period wonky, and will it eventually stop? Has anyone had similar side-effects from starting on the Ring? Womanly cycle details inside. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jun 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Ways around Nuvaring side effects?

Problems with the NuvaRing. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2006 - 7 answers

Seasonale v. Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Women of MeFi, your experiences with Seasonale? [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Aug 25, 2006 - 21 answers

Birth Control Side Effects

BirthControl filter: Does anyone else experience fairly extreme side effects from hormonal birth control? I'm on Ortho-TriCyclen Lo (the low estrogen version) and have been for a year. Cons include complete loss of libido, about thirty pounds of weight gain, monthly morning-sickness type symptoms (during the first week of the cycle) and mood swings. Pros seem to be that the anxiety that hit me at thirteen and never lifted seems to be negated while on the pill. In fact, there is about a three-foot thick wall between me and any emotion whatsoever (unless I'm on the placebo). So...am I just a freak? Or has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm especially concerned with the mental side effects - the extreme distance from emotion & enjoyment.
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2004 - 39 answers

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