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How long should I stick it out with birth control before giving up?

How long should I stick it out with the birth control pill before giving up? I've been on it for only a week and a half and already have incredibly obnoxious side effects. [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Apr 18, 2014 - 17 answers

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

All those women are also x

Are there things we can say about women who do not do well with hormonal birth control as a group? [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Nov 19, 2012 - 9 answers

I don't even remember what my periods were like in 2004, man.

What was it like for you to quit hormonal birth control after using it for a long time - let's say 5 or more years? [more inside]
posted by town of cats on May 22, 2012 - 40 answers

The ins and outs of sex with the Nuvaring

I've looked at every question here dealing with the Nuvaring, and read all the patient information, and yet still I don't know: What does it feel like during sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 - 23 answers

Did giving hormonal birth control another go fuck up my cycles forever?

Long shot: would taking hormonal birth control (HBC) for several weeks continue to affect my premenstrual moods for several months? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Where's my period?

Last week, I abruptly stopped taking my birth control pill (Aviane) four days before I was supposed to start my placebo pack. When will my period start? [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Dec 15, 2011 - 7 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

dr. jekyll and mrs. hyde

I am having a hard time reconciling why I want to break up with my boyfriend at least once a month. Please help. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jun 10, 2011 - 14 answers

This is not who I am!

My HBC is screwing me up. Help! [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on May 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Just let me let go of my eggs!

Did you stop taking HBC, not because you wanted to get pregnant or because you were having problems with it, but just because? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2011 - 25 answers

How common is mood side effect on hormonal birth control?

I saw a gyno today in hopes of finding the right hormonal birth control, as I've had mood problems on it in the past. He told me that mood issues with HBC is uncommon; that he sees maybe 2 patients a year that complain of mood side effects on HBC. He even went as far as to say that he saw one woman last week who complained of it, and I'm the second patient this year, so I've met his quota for the year of women who complain about this. [more inside]
posted by elif on Mar 15, 2011 - 31 answers

NuvaRing out for 1/2 hour longer than it ought to have been... looking for advice and experiences.

NuvaRing out for 1/2 hour longer than it ought to have been... looking for advice and experiences. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Jun 26, 2007 - 12 answers

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