Post # 1
I posted on here awhile ago about my hesitancy to go on hormonal BC because I’ve always been a very natural kinda girl.
The only medication I’ve been on has been to control my anxiety/panic attacks, and I had a really tough time finding something that worked and didn’t have terrible side effects.
However, that medication seems to no longer be working, and I’ve noticed that I feel my worst right before and after my period. I am like a different person. I am enraged, depressed, scared, uptight, etc, etc.
I know a lot of women say that their PMS symptoms get worse when on hormonal BC, but the last time I talked to my doctor, she said sometimes women with emotional issues like myself actually feel relief from extreme PMS symptom hen they take BC.
I won’t have insurance til April or May, so I can’t really do anything now, but I was just wondering if any Bees have any experience with this.
I am, like, 99% sure I am going to try NuvaRing once I do get insurance.
Post # 3
I would be careful with the NuvaRing, I think there are lawsuits against it. Anyway, Different pills affect people different. I was on TriSprintec, then Sprintec (generic for Ortho Tri-Cyclen, and OrthoCyclen) because I didn’t have insurance and it was only $9 at Target/Walmart. It turned me into a complete psycho! It made my PMS worse, I cried 4-5x/week for no reason, and I was always yelling at my fiance. Poor guy 🙁
I finally switched to Junel 1/20 FE (generic for Loestrin 1/20) and I love it! It’s a little more expensive without insurance ($20) at Target/Walmart, but totally worth it. I feel amazing on this pill and am so happy I switched! Give it a try, you might like it 🙂
Post # 4
I’m on nuvaring and it really helped to regulate the emotional high/lows that I had around period time. I love it, in that I only have to think out birthcontrol twice a month – once to take it out and once to put it in. I’ve not heard anything about lawsuits against it.
Post # 5
My doctor said to avoid the tri-phasic pills because if you’re already wacky from hormones before your period, they’ll only make it worse. I loved Yaz when I was on it because I was my normal, happy self all month long. I stopped taking it because it dried me out and killed my sex drive. At that point, I wasn’t even interested in sex, so being on birth control was pointless.
Talk to your doctor if you are afraid of the lawsuits out there. While it’s possible that some drugs could have a higher risk level than others, I think any hormal BC is going to have an inherent risk.