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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

Tips on managing crazy weight gain on birth control (Visanne)?

If I eat 3 meals a day, I can put on 2-3 pounds a day. If I eat 2 meals and a snack, I can maintain my weight. I am so hungry it is ALL I can think about. Halp! [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Jul 21, 2013 - 23 answers

Is it possible to interrupt a period that has already started?

Is it possible to interrupt a period that has already started? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Jan 19, 2013 - 18 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

BC Makes me crazy, and I'm going to have to take it anyway (PCOS). If you're crazy on some, can you be OK on others?

Just Diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)... BC makes me crazy, but am going to have to take it... eep! Anyone else crazy on some BC but not others? Tell me there's hope! [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Oct 30, 2012 - 28 answers

Mirena and acne... is it forever?

IUDs and acne. How long should I wait before seeking serious acne treatment? Will the hormone acne subside? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 17, 2012 - 16 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

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

The only thing worse than a stressed-out bride is a stressed-out, HORMONAL bride

My skin is exploding with hormonal rage... and I'm getting married in 3.5 weeks. Help? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Aug 17, 2011 - 37 answers

Aunt Flo and her husband Uncle Randy...

Why does my sex drive INCREASE when I get my period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 - 32 answers

Ask your MetaFilter if birth control pills are right for you!

This is a long boring question about birth control pills (specifically Yaz and Levlite) and weight gain. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Mar 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Birth control without hormones?

I hate the idea of taking hormonal BC. Am I crazy, and what are my other options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2010 - 42 answers

How Should I Fix My Body Menstrual Clock?

I had to delay my period by a week, so I started the next pack of Loestrin. Now a week has passed - can I go back to last month's placebos? [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on May 25, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I know whether I'm depressed, or if it's birth control?

I've started hormonal birth control (Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo) for the first time, and am currently on my third day. I've heard/read of the accompanying depression and mood swings. When can I expect side effects, so that I can assess myself and decide whether or not to continue with the pill? What sort of red flags should I look out for, in case I don't realize I'm being depressive, mood-swingy, or sans sex drive? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Oct 21, 2009 - 21 answers

Bitter little pill

I want to take birth control pills again. But in the past I've had lots of problems with the three different pills I've tried. I know you are not a doctor, or my doctor, and I will see my doctor. But your experiences with birth control might help me make my choice when I do see the doc. So please, tell me, have you ever taken a birth control pill WITHOUT loss of libido, mood swings, madness, weight gain and skin issues? If so, what pill did you take? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Jan 2, 2009 - 41 answers

Trying to decide if I should stay on birth-control pills or not.

Trying to decide if I should stay on birth-control pills or not. Please help. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Dec 9, 2008 - 30 answers

How can I shorten my period naturally?

Is there a way to shorten my period that does NOT involve birth control? I have a period that lasts seven to nine days, seven if I'm lucky. At least three to four of those days are quite heavy. It's a huge pain, for reasons detailed under the cut. Would weight loss work? Diet? Increased exercise? Ancient herbal secrets? Is there anything, anything at all? Has anything caused a permanent shortening of your cycle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 - 37 answers

Help me find this website again.

Does anyone know where I can find a comparison chart for different kinds of hormonal birth control? [more inside]
posted by arianell on May 21, 2008 - 4 answers

i'm not hormonal, you're just stupid!

Is there a way to tell the difference between real emotions and crazy emotions caused by temporarily messed up hormones or brain chemicals or whatever? Is there even a difference? [more inside]
posted by kerfuffled on Dec 13, 2007 - 30 answers

Fear The Pill.

Could birth control cause a phobia to rear its ugly head? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Jun 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Why doesn't my b/c love me back?

Hormonal Birth Control woes... [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Jun 8, 2007 - 36 answers

Birth Control hiatus-- good or bad?

Birth Control filter: Is it going to negatively affect my health if I skip taking my birth control pills for a month (during which time I will assuredly be abstinent) and then go right back on them once I'm back home where I can renew the prescription for cheap? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Mar 6, 2007 - 25 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

Is her birth control medicine made from dehydrated horse piss?

An ex-girlfriend of mine was telling me that she recently went off of birth control for the first time in years because she found out it was made through some form dehydrating female horses and then processing thier piss. Sounds like an urban legend to me, but I can't find anything on google in either direction. Any clues?
posted by woil on Aug 27, 2004 - 22 answers

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