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I Am On Birth Control

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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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    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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    ..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'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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Brittanywolf Brittanywolf 18-21, F Mar 30

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 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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    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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    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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    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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    Started my first pack of Levora at a random

    time & I was good, even raised my drive a little. I skipped the placebo pills & started my second pack, then into the second week of it I started having this brown discharge. Now ending the third week I think I've started my period & I'm not even supposed to have started. I've...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    therealblondeee therealblondeee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 26-30, F Jun 6, 2008

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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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    Good Or Bad?

    I've only been on the pill Microgynon 30 for a week, but it's driving me insane already. I keep lashing out at people, I keep getting over emotional, overly angry and I keep getting painful stomach cramps at really random times. It's annoying me so much. It's probably worth it as...
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2012

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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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm on the YAZ birth control pills.

    Just a quick question for anyone who has possibly been in this position: Since I started on birth control I've been super diligent about getting my pills from the pharmacy at least a week in advance of when I need to start the next pack, just so I can be prepared and not miss...
    autumnsx autumnsx 18-21, F Jun 15

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    Abortion is birth control. When a woman had an abortion, she is keeping a birth from happening. When a woman has an abortion, she is terminating a pregnancy. So for someone to say...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I am totally against any form of birth control. I am a woman and faithful to the teachings of the Catholic church. Because of these facts, I have had 15 children of my own. My...
    vickianderson69 vickianderson69 41-45, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I believe that every woman should have control over body and everything to do with her reproductive capabilities. Every woman has the right to decide when she is ready to have a...
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    I am 100% against abortion. If you decide to have intercourse, without proper protection...why be responsible enough to get in her pants, but not deal with your own mistake you...
    MickaelaLovesZachLin MickaelaLovesZachLin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I had a friend in high school who got pregnant when she was sixteen and she chose to have an abortion. I personally am against abortions but that's for myself, I would never get an...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I dont like people aborting. Why bcuz babies r the most beauiful thing in this planet (:
    ashley486 ashley486 13-15, F Jul 11

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    I'm sick of people getting pregnant and then using this as an escape method. There a so many different contraception a out there. It really really isn't hard NOT to get pregnant!
    LadyPewPew LadyPewPew 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I kind of wish I wasn't! I really don't want to get pregnant at the moment and I also almost died due to undetected placenta accreta.
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I posted a question recently which explained my views and I'd rather not write it all out again. To sum it up, it's more about birth control rather than killing existing people. I...
    RadicalGeneticist RadicalGeneticist 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 26

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    i want you to be in control of me. i will do anything you say and be a perfect little girl
    sophieprincess sophieprincess 16-17, F 1 Response 49 mins ago

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    Mrscking Mrscking 31-35 1 Response Jun 25

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    I had the best natural birth, it felt really good! I did get hit with back labor but my midwife gave me saline shots in my back (that Hurt like a mother!!) and that cause me to...
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