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I Am On Birth Control

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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 2 Responses May 18, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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    Thanks Planned Parenthood.

    I'm on the "pill". I started going on it in June, I believe. I went through a Planned Parenthood clinic near me. I was afraid to go in there. I don't why. It was pretty simple. I filled out a couple of papers and got called to the back to talk a nurse or something. She was...
    sammisanin sammisanin 18-21, F Sep 16

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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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    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 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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'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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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Jul 10

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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...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    karaforever96 karaforever96 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22

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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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    ..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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    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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    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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    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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    Brittanywolf Brittanywolf 18-21, F Mar 30

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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 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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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 Apr 13

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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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    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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    therealblondeee therealblondeee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    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

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    The contraceptive pill is supposed to make your

    body think that you are already pregnant. Well my body really does think I'm pregnant. I'm getting cravings for fruit juice and other random foods, I'm highly emotional, I'm constantly hungry, I'm extremely hormonal and it's really beginning to annoy me.
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F Jan 13

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    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 Oct 29

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    I'm 15 and I started birth control last night.

    It's not so I don't get pregnant it's so I don't get my period as heavy and it's controlled better. Hopefully it works well for me.
    vrl1022 vrl1022 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm taking birth control pills (hormone pills)

    just to regulate my period. I have been wondering about smoking marijuana while taking it...any medical professionals here know if that's good or bad?
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    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

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    I've been on this pill

    for two months now. I lost a period, but it's done a great job for me. I want to change to the implant when I get near my birthday this November to make it easier for myself.
    sammisanin sammisanin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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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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    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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    Thinking about going to the clinic today and getting birth control pills. No time for babies right now. I'd rather be safe than sorry. But I'll definitely still use condoms too...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    I have Skyla. It is a birth control implant made by the same company as Mirena. Skyla is for females who have not had children because the size is smaller in comparison to Mirena...
    fitness12 fitness12 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't agree with this some people take birth control for health reasons like if your cramps are horrible some of the forms help!
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yes so y can have fun but always use protection ofc like condoms for std or hiv if u r just hooking up
    karaforever96 karaforever96 18-21, F Oct 22

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    I'm in my early 30's and I have been on the pill for 4.5 years now, more or less. I am on Alesse, which claims to have very little hormones. But I think it is enhancing my moods in...
    AbbeyRutherford AbbeyRutherford 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    27 December 1998 My birthday's really rare here in EP haha
    Dandywishes Dandywishes 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm dreading it. I'll be 22 and I haven't accomplished anything important all year. I feel like you celebrate when something good...
    JewStar4Life JewStar4Life 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I will be 18 soon, and honestly I am not very excited about that. I apreciate my life right now and I will enjoy it when I'm 18 but I am not very excited about my birthday...
    Cvttes Cvttes 16-17, F Oct 27

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    Yes, I don't like my birthdays. I consider it as one of the worst days in my life. My birthdays were never celebrated. It's not going to be celebrated in future also. Because no...
    Solutionist Solutionist 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Well a couple years ago I started making horrible choices and started seeing a much older guy. ...that didn't keep my interest so I left him and decided I wanted to be fun and...
    LadyTrakand LadyTrakand 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31

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