you use birth control pills to prevent unplanned pregnancy? Maybe you
are considering whether oral contraceptives are the right birth
control choice for you. Or perhaps your physician has recommended the
pill as a treatment to regulate your period, help reduce PMS, or
treat another condition. Women have a huge choice in birth control
pills--some are estrogen/progestin combinations, while others are
progestin-only pills. Find out what works or doesn't work for other
women in these forum discussions where real women, like yourself,
talk about their experiences on the pill:
Pill & Migraines
been suffering from headaches (migraine) before, during and
even after my monthly period. Would the type of
contraceptive pill I take lessen my migraine? What type of
pill should I take? Is it the one with a low
"ethinyledstradiol" content?"- KELLR
you experienced headaches on the pill?
been on birth control pills for years, but have recently
been switched to Ovcon 35 to try to shrink ovarian cysts. I
have developed pain in my right calf. Has any one ever had
this problem with this pill?"- ACMC2
you experienced leg pain on the pill?
"I am 22
years old and I am taking orthotricyclen. I've been taking
them for about 31/2 years. I recently found out that I have
high blood pressure (140/100 - 130/95 range). I believe that
the pill is causing it... I want to stay on the pill, but I
don't want to have HBP. Any suggestions of what to do? Is
there a different pill that might not have the risk of HBP?
Is their another medication that could help lower HBP
(without side effects)?"-JJONES2210
would you do?
Pain & Tenderness
anyone had breast pain/tenderness with taking BC pills
especially the "low dose" pills... I'm on Lo Ovral on a
continuous schedule for treatment of endometriosis and have
just experienced some tenderness in my left breast and it
radiates to my arm pit...my "period" should be coming soon
but I'm skipping my placebos and going to straight to the
next pack... is this a common side affect? .... anyone have
any advice? or have been through this?"-
you experience breast pain on the pill?
& Pill Effectiveness
heard that there are certain herbal supplements--like St.
John's Wort--that can decrease the effectiveness of the
pill. Does anyone know which ones?"- SIRENFOX
herbs decrease effectiveness?
To Start The Pill
never taken BC pills before, but I just got a prescription
for Ortho Tricyclen for to treat my polycystic ovarian
syndrome. All I've read and heard about birth control pills
are how bad the side effects are... how bad are they
side effects have you experienced?
Birth Control Pills
anyone know about the generic form of the
you used a generic birth control pill?
Pill & Sex Drive
on a birth control pill that has NOT decreased your
the pill decrease sex drive?
& The Pill
periods light or heavy or about the same when you're on the
pill? Do you spot more? Is it more mucous or just blood? I'm
on Alesse... I started lightly bleeding yesterday. It
continued all day ... even some red blood this morning...
pretty much stopped except for some mucous pinkish/brownish
tinged blood... Is that strange?..." -JEN2BOYS
are your periods like on the pill?
Periods With Pills
started taking birth control recently and I have heard that
you can make yourself skip a period if you have a special
occasion. I have heard that if you skip the 7 placebo pills
in the pack and begin a new pack of active pills instead
that you will miss your period that month. Before I try it,
I just wanted to know if this worked and if it compromised
the effectiveness of he pills or had bad side effects."-
you used the pill to skip a period?
Birth Control Discussions