Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am On Birth Control

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 241 People

    karaforever96 karaforever96 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    DarkCelestriaRose DarkCelestriaRose 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just started my first pack,

    been on it for 2 weeks now and I have been spotting nonstop. I'm getting frustrated because the doctor didn't warn me that this can happen for up to my 3rd pack. Had sex with my boyfriend last week and there was blood on him. I can't not picture myself dealing with this for 2...
    WantWhatYouCantHave WantWhatYouCantHave 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 18-21, F Apr 9, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am on Chateal and have been

    for two months now. I'm supposed to get my period today but I came down with a stomach virus two nights ago. I was reading that it could possibly effect my period, but what about the fact that I'm on birth control? What do you guys think?
    g0backtoreality g0backtoreality 16-17, F Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    so I've been struggling with the arm implant.

    constant bleeding. had it for over a year now and I have to take the pill to stop the bleeding. even though it works, I need something more stable. I can't stand these weeks long periods :(
    LDNB LDNB 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am on Previfem and have been

    for 2 years. I just started skipping the placebo week and going straight into my active pills so that I can skip my period. My doctor says that is safe. I have long periods (no shorter than 1 week) that are painful. Skipping my period hadn't worked yet. I'm spotting all the...
    Awesomel Awesomel 26-30, F Jun 1, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just got my first Depo shot today at

    17-years-old. I was unaware that the shot was going in my butt, but it doesn't really matter I guess because needles don't bother me at all. I'm just happy that I'm on the most effective type of birth control that there is, and that it might stop my heavy, painful, irregular...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My mama is making me go on birth control

    and I am so scared of the side effects that everyone complains about. can someone shed some light on the side effects please?
    kaylaakionaa kaylaakionaa 13-15, F Feb 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Doc put me on Yaz due to health reasons a few

    weeks ago. I don't know what the fuss is all about for the pill. I don't feel any different. I did not gain weight, I don't have headaches and my mood is pretty much the same. Perhaps it's just psychological in some women?
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    ..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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Does anyone know if health insurance covers

    Ortho Evra anymore? I haven't been on birth control for some months now because for some reason my patch was switched to Xulane without my knowledge and after reading some reviews I found out that Xulane is not good for women's health and when I did first try Xulane it didn't...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    therealblondeee therealblondeee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I feel like this Depo Provera shot is making me

    gain weight. I'm thinking about stopping use. Any suggestions or advice?
    PrettyFknDope PrettyFknDope 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Brittanywolf Brittanywolf 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was on birth control

    for about quite a long time, but last week my mom, boyfriend and I went to this family planning clinic together to discuss about the further use of pills and to know some details about its effects in long run. The doctor said that it wouldnt be a problem using it but my mom...
    lilylove5 lilylove5 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses May 18, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This is a question, and was too long to post

    as a question, so I'm asking it through the experience section. I currently take Junel birth control. I am positive this is a combination pill and not a progestin only pill. (21 pills, and then 7 sugar pills for a total of 28 pills) If I take a pill at 11am, and then take the...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Well I'm not on it yet.

    But I have a doctors appointment to get a prescription on March 15th. It would be nice to not have to worry so much about getting pregnant. Condoms just don't do it for me anymore. Gets really uncomfortable. It would also be nice to have more regular and lighter periods
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F Feb 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    m trying to get new health insurance the

    current one I have is only for birth control I'm soon going to get insurance that covers doctor visits. But I haven't been approved. So They are canceling my birth control in June. It's up to me to find somewhere else to get it. So my question is what happens when you stop...
    sarahhunnix3 sarahhunnix3 18-21, F Apr 19, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Okay so I was originally going to post how I

    was the one who brought it up to my mom and I'm supposed to be starting this coming Sunday, but then I saw the other posts saying "I Am Against Birth Control of Any Kind" and "I Think Birth Control Is Just an Excuse" Like what? What is wrong with birth control? It prevents...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm celibate now but I've been on the implanon

    almost two years, helped me gain unwanted weight....
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hello, been on 3 different pills in 3 years.

    Started on ortho tri cyclin lo - then Nortrel and now genetic ortho. My biggest gripe about the pill is the effect it has on my sex drive - it doesn't exist anymore. Being in the mood is so few and far between. Anyone else have this problem?
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F Jul 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So I'm being forced to go to the doctor to be

    put on birth control. I seriously can't believe this is happening but I basically have no say so. My parents are in fear that I'm going to get pregnant and my doctor already told me before I need to be on it because she is afraid of it to. My only fear is it will make me gain...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't have sex. I have before,

    but birth control has nothing to do with that. I take birth control for several reasons. Reason #1: It regulates my period. Reason #2: It regulates my hormones. Reason #3: It counteracts my depression, meaning it helps me maintain a steady, normal daily life because I can't take...
    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Currently going through the struggle of

    choosing between not doing simple tasks or having a full mental breakdown. Birth control better fix this, this is the one thing I want it to fix. I want to be functional every month, a vast majority of the time. Not what it is now, which weeks can have me being a touchy basket...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Threw away my birth control.

    This week was "inactive pill" week. After my visit to the neurologist yesterday and finding out the pill was my main trigger, I need to make changes. The migraines weren't the only gripe I had about the pill. My boyfriend and I are going back to condoms (haven't used them in...
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 Apr 13, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    Angels80808 Angels80808 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Morning sickness, gaining weight,

    and high risks of having blood clots... Yeah I'm hating this ;(
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    On & Off I've been on birth control

    since I was 18, so about 3 years. I started on the minipill, hated it. Then I was on microgestin for a while, I liked it but with a life a busy as mine, Im not good with the pill. So last month I got a nexplanon implant inserted. I do love the fact that I no longer have periods...
    janaeannette janaeannette 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hey gals, for those of you

    who have the arm implant, how is it? Any noticeable side effects? I would like to swith over from the patch.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    who the hell would be against birth control? Seriously, people never cease to amaze me. "Sure, let's go against birth control! This way if the condemn breaks, the girl will get...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's not 1542 people, condoms aren't just made from sheep skin anymore. Lets look at the two most common forms of contraception these days. Latex condoms are effective 95% of the...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Because why not? My pills work great. My boyfriend and I gave up condoms after they caused irritation for me and led to several doctor's visits. I got on the pills and it's worked...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Actually I'm pro: some people shouldn't be ALLLOWED to have kids...
    throwawaychild throwawaychild 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 5