(Closed) How do BC pills affect you?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How to BC pills affect you?
    They make me gain weight. : (18 votes)
    11 %
    They make me lose weight. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I never noticed a change in weight/food cravings. : (26 votes)
    16 %
    They increase acne. : (4 votes)
    3 %
    They decrease acne. : (31 votes)
    19 %
    They make me more emotional. : (26 votes)
    16 %
    They make me feel more in control of my emotions. : (12 votes)
    8 %
    They increase libido. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    They decrease libido. : (40 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    680 posts
    Busy bee

    They make me dry as the sahara down there and kill my sex drive.

    Post # 5
    Member
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    How they effect me…..used to get like Niagara falls….not so much now. I hate being on it,its poison, but I would rather not have a baby. Lol

    Post # 6
    Member
    897 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @OnceUponATime:  Every hormonal birth control option I’ve ever tried, including the Mirena which is super super low hormone, gives me uncontrollable 24/7 migraines from hell that end me in the hospital loaded up on IV drugs. Needless to say, I’m not a fan.

    I’m actually kind of freaking the EFF out about how we’re going to space our children out because I’m 8 months pregnant and I have NO IDEA what to do once the baby ain’t in the oven anymore…

    Post # 7
    Member
    9920 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The only effect I’ve noticed is that I’m more emotional…but that could just be because I’m older.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    106 posts
    Blushing bee

    When I am on BC my periods are better – and while ON them that is the only change I notice.  Since I’ve been on them, there were two or three times where I missed a month due to not being able to pick them up and when I moved across the country I couldn’t get a new OB/GYN in time. Anyway, my acne went CRAZY (and I normally don’t have any!), it was awful, and painful. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I just got two cup sizes bigger, I didn’t really know BC had many side effects. I’ve been on it about 4 years.

    Post # 10
    Member
    710 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    I finally found a pill that give me no side effects (Microgestin 1.5/30). My period lasts about a day in a half (freakin’ fantastic). I was on Sprintec for a few years and it made my life a living hell. I would cry at least 4x a week, moods were unstable, etc. I thought I was emotional because of what I was going through at the time. I finally switched when I started having suicidal thoughts. It scared the hell out of me. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    230 posts
    Helper bee

    Kill my sex drive. I think I was crankier when I first started them. But it’s great protection and it makes that time of the month like a walk in the park compared to what it’s like not on the pill.

    Totally worth it.

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    239 posts
    Helper bee

    it skyrockets my blood pressure like crazy.  and make me nauseous.  

    Post # 13
    Member
    4050 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’ve been on it for a long time, and for more than a year before I was sexually active. So I am not sure how it affected my sex drive, if it did at all.

    As far as weight goes, I’ve noticed no difference.

    As far as acne goes, there is not a significant difference. I break out a bit before my period, but I think I always have.

    I do feel slightly more emotional on it. I get snappy a week before my period, and I don’t remember being so irritable before.

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    18623 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have been on different pills, the patch, the ring and now Mirena.  They all control my acne but all the previous ones really affected my libido.  I have never had problems with my weight or emotions on the pill.

    I have to be on BC because of endometriosis so the reduction in pain and possible surgery makes the side effects of Mirena worth it.

    Post # 15
    Member
    10507 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Amazing things.  I’ve been on them too long to know about my libido and weight is difficult too as I was put on medication around the same time that made me gain weight plus I was still growing.

    Better skin, fewer flareups of various things including an autoimmune disorder, allergies, and migraines, not bleeding at least 50% of the time, less pain, better mood.

    Post # 16
    Member
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MrsSweetT:  that’s the one I’m currently taking! It’s my first BC pill and I have had ZERO side effects from it, I love it. Short periods of about 2-3 days, no weight gain, no acne, doesn’t make you emotional, basically it rocks. 

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