I Am On Birth Control

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    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
    1 Response Feb 17, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Mar 14, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2014

    I'm on Microgestin Fe pills

    for my irregular periods and the side effects never really hit me. I take them at night though.
    lizc99 lizc99
    16-17, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    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

    To regulate my period.

    They used to be barely existent and then I suddenly had a VERY heavy period for two months straight. Soo yeah.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    Feb 17

    I got on birth control 4 weeks ago

    and I haven't had my period since then. I feel so powerful and in control of my life. I love Depo provera
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 7

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2015

    ..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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Feb 24, 2014
    karaforever96 karaforever96
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    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

    I had decided to go for birth control

    as i had very bad cramps and pms. Managed to fixed an appt for getting implanon done tomorrow after some research. Anyone care to share on the aftermath, side effects and procedures of having an implanon done?
    howiwishitwillbe howiwishitwillbe
    31-35, F
    Oct 19, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 9, 2014
    kittenmajor kittenmajor
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 16

    I went to a clinic not too long ago to get

    tested for STIs. They tests came back negative, thankfully. But the workers gave me free condoms, Plan B, and birth control (even though I didn't ask for any). Birth control has a short expiration date and I didn't want them to go to waste so I tried it for the first time. I use...
    Dezaria Dezaria
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    Thank god for birth control.

    My period is on hiatus for the next 3 months👍🏾
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22

    I love it. I haven't had any major negative

    effects. It increases my appetite, makes me gain weight (which I so desperately need to do), keeps my PMS and mood swings away (which could be a mix of birth control and my anti-depressants), and now started my period today. My period normally debilitates me, makes me vomit, get...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    Feb 17

    Morning sickness, gaining weight,

    and high risks of having blood clots... Yeah I'm hating this ;(
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2014

    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
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2015

    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

    One week on aubra! I know I'm very delayed

    but I just felt paranoid about the side effects and whatnot, but now I HAVE to take it. I'm fine with it! On my first week, I've noticed increased appetite, minor period cramps without an actual period, and a LOT of constipation lol. I'm still anxious because a lot of girls say...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2

    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

    I've been on Nexplanon

    since June of 2013. For the first year and a half, I was in love with it! My periods went away, so I had no more cramps, my moods levels out and everything was great. In the last year, things have drastically changed. For the first few months, I would spot for a few days and...
    fourdandelions fourdandelions
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    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

    I'm on birth control

    for my period not for having sex!!!!!!!!!!!!! In my last post I ask for tips because I never had them before . I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NO I DONT WANT TO HAVE SEX WITY YOU .
    kittenmajor kittenmajor
    18-21, F
    Feb 16

    I started birth control almost two years ago.

    I'm on Trinessa. When I first started, I was nervous because I had heard so many stories of girls having insane mood swings that made them depressed, weight gain, headaches, terrible nausea, etc. But I responded to it very well. The worst symptom I got was mood swings. I felt...
    butterflybaby90 butterflybaby90
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9

    This new pill I'm taking made my breasts kind

    of bigger, which I found it nice in the beginning because I have small breasts (I'm a B cup, sometimes A). But now I'm starting to feel a bit uncomfortable because they bounce much more, my bras are getting a bit tight. I'm not used to them yet. It's not a big issue, but I...
    blackberries blackberries
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    I was prescribed the pill to regulate a

    randomly irregular period that wouldn't stop for a month. before it my cycles were normal 7-8 days. I was prescribed the pill for a total of 12 days. 1st day- 5 pills. 2nd- 4 pills 3rd- 3 pills 4th- 2 pills 5th- 1 pill And then 1 pill for 7 days. i took the 1 a day for 4 or 5...
    himenoko143 himenoko143
    18-21, F
    Dec 23, 2015
    therealblondeee therealblondeee
    18-21, F
    Apr 16, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    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

    I got my Nexplanon birth control removed last

    Thursday. It'll be a full week tomorrow since removal. My husband and I had unprotected sex yesterday for the time without me being on birth control. How long did it take for anyone to get pregnant after birth control? Did you get a period before pregnancy? My period were very...
    VaniaAbel VaniaAbel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2015

    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?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 22, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2014
    Brittanywolf Brittanywolf
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    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
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    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
    1 Response Feb 17, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Aug 25, 2011

    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
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    Feb 22, 2015
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