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I Am On Birth Control

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    Generess Fe

    So for a couple of weeks now all I've been wanting to do is sleep cuz I'm tired all the time and that's all I feel like doing. I was wondering if it's this new birth control. I've been on it for a guesstimated 3 months. It's called Generess Fe. I didn't know if it could be...
    wolfwhisperer wolfwhisperer 22-25, F Sep 24, 2012

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    The Hormone Monster

    I just got on it about a month ago. I take it because everything goes crazy before and when I get my period (cramps, bloating, breakouts, backaches, headaches, PMS, heightened anxiety and my iron levels lower and I'm even more likely to faint than usual.) Needless to say, it used...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    I Need Some Feedback Please!

    I just re-started taking microgestin Fe 1.5/30 after being off it for about 2-3 months, due to financial reasons and not needing it at the time since my bf is on deployment. I just restarted back on it last thursday, kind of a few days late of a sunday I know but I couldn't get...
    BambiHeart BambiHeart 18-21, F May 13, 2012

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    Yep....Since I Was 16

    I was put on the pill at first to help with my periods. The cramps would keep me doubled over in bed for a week. I was quite the bleeder too. lol.... Then I became sexually active @ 19 (made condoms be used as well). When I turned 30 I went off for about a year. Had to go back on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    Anyone have like brown discharge

    and light cramps a week before period comes?! I'm on reclipsen and have been for 8 months.
    Codybear1727 Codybear1727 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Back On the Pill

    Hello. I am new to this group. Looks like it would be a nice place to share my story. When I was about 15, my periods started to get irregular. My mother kept telling me it was normal and it'll fix itself. Unfortunately it never did by the time i was 18. We didn't have...
    NavyBlueBunny NavyBlueBunny 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2009

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    therealblondeee therealblondeee 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Brittanywolf Brittanywolf 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Help!! Switching Birth Control

    I am currently on the depo shot. Hate it! Gained so much weight and have terrible mood swings. Switching this week, and thinking about the Implanon. Worried its going to give me the same side effects the depo did. I understand everybody is different and reacts different. But if...
    taylor1106 taylor1106 18-21 Jun 26, 2013

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    My Expierience With Birth Control

    I was on the nuvaring, even had sex with it in once, not sure if your suppose to do that, then ended up getting bad chest pains, I wasn't on anything for like 2 years, then a couple of months ago, I signed up for birth control, cause I don't have good insurance, I got on the mini...
    Sweet2free Sweet2free 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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    Have been on birth control

    for a year now but missed four days in a row. Used no back up and had unprotected sex each of those days. I didn't make the pills up either just carried on taking one each day. Chances of pregnancy? Please help!
    loosetoothy loosetoothy 22-25, F Mar 26

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    Marina Iud Problems

    I have had mine for about 3 years now. I do not have a period (which the doctor says that means it's working properly). but, for the past week I have had lower abdominal pains that feel like knives, bloating, fatigue, I have had swelling of my hands and feet and they also turn...
    sunflowerheart sunflowerheart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    They Have a Group For Everything!

    well...I'm taking Ortho Tri-Cyclin Lo, havn't had any problems so far. I recommend it I guess....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    Haha, I am so glad I am on Junel Fe now.

    I hated my previous birth control because it caused me multiple issues such as : Depression, overall negative irritated mood and suicidal thoughts. Yes, it was awful. Beware side effects and switch if you are having problems my friends.
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Nuva Ring Salvation

    This has been the only BC that has not made me depressed or sucidial. I hate BC but got to use it no choice what so ever. I dont want him to snip yet cause I want a baby but we can't afford it now. Ladies I love the ring, I dont have to think about a pill daily and the dose of...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F Jul 7, 2008

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    I took birth control

    for one full month but I didn't get my next pack on time so I missed two days. I've too ken 16 this month so far and a full pack last month without skipping any. I only skipped the two because I never got it on time. Would it be safe to have sex without a condom?
    virgo1998 virgo1998 16-17, F Apr 9

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    ..but I Want To Try Going Off The Pill

    I have been taking the pill for over four years now, and have always felt like there were no other options for me.  This is because my parents are strongly against premarital sex and therefore claim I do not need birth control as I am not married.  Because of this, I...
    NovemberBlue NovemberBlue 22-25, F Jun 6, 2010

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    So Scared

    I started birth control pills last month and my period was the 19th to the 26 and then on the 28th I think I missed my pill but I am not sure but then I that night I had sex with my husband and then today I was 4 hours late. I am scared because I just had a baby 3 months ago. I...
    LilMrs LilMrs 26-30, F Jun 2, 2013

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    I Wish I Had An Answer..

    I'm on YAZ right now.. i like it.. i just dont like the fact that i have to take it every day... i used to forget to take it..  I'm pretty good about it now.. but i just got married and i really dont want to have kids for a while.. I want something that i dont have to worry...
    Syringx2 Syringx2 18-21 Jan 10, 2009

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    Thank Goodness

    I was put on birth control pills when I was 14. I was quite irregular in my periods. I went about 8 months without one and then had one very heavily for about 20 days. The doctors were afraid I was losing too much blood, so they put on birth control pills. Thank goodness! My...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    I use Mononessa. I have no complaints about it

    except it seemed to make my period actually last longer. Other than that, it's fine and it works. I'm not nor have I ever been pregnant.
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Mar 10

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    Femcon Fe

    I absolutely hate my birthcontrol! I get so sick from taking it. I take food with it and what not and it still makes me vomit. Its sad. I really need to take it for my period as well as sexual reasons, however it makes m so sick. Ive been on YAZ and a few other pills and they...
    Deletedaccount Deletedaccount 18-21, F 1 Response May 12, 2009

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    I Use Mirena..

    hi I just started using mirena and im not sure if this is normal or not, but when I have a bowel movement its like the mirena shifts and the strings start coming out my vagina, if I touch down there the strings are out a lil. Then a few mins later the strings are gone.. Is that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 16, 2013

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    Tri-Sprintec

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4SUNA_enUS270US271&pwst=1&q=Tri+Sprintec&start=0&sa=N Everything and more than you ever wanted to know about a specific birth control. Tri-Sprintec seems to be okay at the moment for me, but I must admit, I was a...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2008

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    So I just started depo provera 2 days ago

    and I am feeling so week ever since does anyone have any tips on what I can do to change that? And also has anyone experienced any severe side effects while on depo? Or comment on what you do like about it?
    dlopez2593 dlopez2593 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    What I'm On

    Yasmin and generic yasmin. Once my gynecologist(this was in my first year of college) wanted me to try this new thing called nuva ring NEVEr get on it! I felt bloated then I felt like i could not breath and then I got nautious and threw up then dizzy and felt like I would pass...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    I Take Ortho Micronor

    I love the Ortho Micronor because I don't get my period any more unless I want to. Way better than the sticky patches, and better than regular pills as far as cramping and bloating are concerned.
    MommaK MommaK 31-35 3 Responses May 18, 2008

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    My doctor put me on birth controlon March 2nd

    of this year. II'm not taking it to prevent pregnancy or nothing of that sort. I am actually using it to regulate my period. But I'm worried about what they are doing. Just a few days ago I went to the doctors because I have had some serious side effects. I have acne now. After...
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I accidentally took two pills on Wednesday my

    Wednesday pill and Thursday one so I'm a on the wrong day now it's Sunday and I have to take my Monday pill how can I go back to the normal days without missing a pill
    ICantDealWithThis ICantDealWithThis 13-15, F Dec 1, 2013

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    Military SO

    So i use to be on the pill and then my bf left to bootcamp,mct, and now he is in his mos school. Ill get to see him november or Christmas and i wanna get back on a birth control but i didn't really like the pill i would get my period twice a month and guess when i got it -_...
    aliLATER aliLATER 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depo

    I love depo provera ("the shot"). I've been on it for 4 years and I no longer get periods. The only problem is it causes bone loss. So I have to be really careful. But if you have a choice, I would get on it. You only get one once every 3 months, and for the first year...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 22-25, F Jun 6, 2008

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    It makes my mood crazy

    as hell and I only get some symptoms not all of them though so yeah
    Myluhhh Myluhhh 18-21, F Mar 18

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    It's About Time!

    I've wanted to get on BC for a long time now and never did, mostly because of anxiety. When I was a minor, the only person who could take me was my dad and I was not about to have that conversation with him. Then college started and I was too anxious to go. I know it sounds...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Aug 25, 2011

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    Idk Much About It Sooo....

    I'm on a three month thing (so I take three months straight with no period and then I take the one week for a period when I'm on the third month.), I've been taking it every day and I've been taking it at about the same time as well, but lately I've been having some cramps and...
    CrystalCelestria CrystalCelestria 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Birth Control

    I just got on birth control the beginning of february I think. My period came on, on time at the end of february, actually the last day of February. And my period has been on every since !! They said that my period is just regulating. I am like omg I have been bleeding for the...
    titi12 titi12 18-21, F Mar 19, 2012

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    Hi, Ladies On Bc: Would You Help With My Research Real Quick???

    Hi, Everyone! First, please forgive any irritating cross-posting of this message. I'm a grad student presently piloting a study for my dissertation. The nature of this project requires an unusually large pilot sample of women (ages18+) who take oral contraceptives. Thus, I really...
    kelsonlab kelsonlab 31-35 May 31, 2012

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    I was on the depo shot

    for two an a half years I had crazy bloating that made me look pregnant n gave my boyfriends hopes up( he wants a baby) and very bad anger mood swings n also no sex drive what so ever!!! Now I've switched to the orthro evera and I love it I'm not tired all the time I don't have...
    Brittanywolf Brittanywolf 18-21, F Mar 13

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    Doctors Know Best? Not In This Situation.

    I'm Catholic, and I've been trying to find any Catholic statements saying that the Pill could be used for therapeutic purposes. Well...I got two different stories. On one site I was on, it said that it was fine to take the pill as long as it wasn't being used as contraception (i...
    darksarabande darksarabande 31-35, F Nov 4, 2011

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    I've been in Birth control

    for along time now . Not just for sex but mainly because of my long periods I use to get . It's like a love ad hate relationship I have with it lol I started birth control when I was about 14 I'm now 23 and I'm thinking of getting off of it completely ! Since I've been on it for...
    trulyblessed90 trulyblessed90 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    It's For My Health

    Now when I say "it's for my health", I mean MY health not related to pregnacy. I have Sickle-Cell Anaemia, which if you didn't know it's a cellular mutation that affects the shape and production of RBC's. Anyways, when I was 15 years old, I had an endless period that was caused...
    Valintine07 Valintine07 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have always been on birth control, but my last dosage ended in early March. I've been busy and keep forgetting to make an appointment to get on new birth control. Pregnancy...
    FatNLovingIt FatNLovingIt 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    My husband and I both come from Catholic backgrounds and don't believe in using any form of artificial birth control. Every child is a blessing and if I get pregnant then it was...
    babymamajenn babymamajenn 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 19

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    Hi guys! I got the Depo shot in November 13. I was suppose to get it on Feb 25 but didn't because i didnt like how it made me feel, it made me spot/bleed since jan 1st february...
    kikims27 kikims27 18-21, F Mar 24

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    That way you have no unwanted surprises
    bendovergirl88 bendovergirl88 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm 27 this yesterday and I hate my birthday...it's because I'll end up with loneliness and sadness and crying at the end of that day...why did I cry? Because nothing happens...
    asyilah asyilah 26-30, F Mar 25

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    today is my birthday and it raining outside. I work so much but luckily I am off today. I have been laying around the house all day ignoring phone calls and text from family...
    jjthejjetplane jjthejjetplane 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Today is my 18th birthday. One year ago on my 17th birthday, my grandpa died of pneumonia. After I got the news that he died, I had to spend the rest of the day at someone else's...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    So I need your advice, anyone advice, on the topic of birthday. So here is the deal, My birthday is on the 14, I have a work colleague birthday on the 16 and another on the 17...
    J3ssii3 J3ssii3 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So right at this very moment is my 36th birthday. And I have always loved birthdays. Too bad I married someone who can't for the life of him ever manage to make me feel appreciated...
    fridaygirl fridaygirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Today is my Dad's birthday, but I and one of my brothers forgot until late yesterday. Uh-oh. I went on Yelp and looked up a bakery in my parents' city and asked for a cake to be...
    lostworlds lostworlds 46-50, F a week ago

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    IT'S MY BIRTHDAYYYYYYY!!! I'd love to get some birthday wishes! Leave me a message and I'll be sure to thank you. And BE HAPPY, It's my birthday.
    lovemattie lovemattie 16-17, F Mar 26

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    tomorrow is my gf birthday... its her first birthday with me... im full of stress!!!! but..... happy birthday baby... wish u the best :)
    justformylove justformylove 18-21, M Apr 7

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    tomorrow is my gf birthday... its her first birthday with me... im full of stress!!!! but..... happy birthday baby... wish u the best :)
    justformylove justformylove 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have a birthmark right above my right hip bone and it's not really shaped like anything. But here's the weird part! My BEST FRIEND Sam (a boy) has the exact same birthmark in the...
    kkkkbieber kkkkbieber 13-15, F Apr 9

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    This sucks. None of my friends have wished me a happy birthday besides two. I feel like a failure. My mom has already yelled at me. On top of that, I'm sick. I thought birthdays...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 3 Responses