How often have you changed your BC?? poss TMI….

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

Funny enough, the same thing happaned to me. I was on Ortho Lo Tri-cyclen for about 2 years when my periods started becoming heavier and heavier. The cramps started becoming unbearable. After many dr’s appts, my gyno finally decided to switch my BC. He suggeted the Nuva Ring. I was hesitant at first because the Ortho was a low dose pill and I was afraid I’d have too many side effects with the Ring, but at that point I was so miserable I decided to take a gamble.


Long story short: my doc also gave me the green light to completely and totally skip every single period (I wear a ring for 30 days, then take it out and insert a new one). I haven’t had a period in 2 years and don’t miss it.  No spotting, either. Life is great!

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve been on the same medication for a long time.  I have switched the brand and the way I take it (longer continuous use), but haven’t actually switched the medication.

Post # 6
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kansas_nurse:  I was on OTC Lo for about 7 years. I recently switched to the Skyla IUD (Mirena’s little sister) and am SO happy. I haven’t had a period since July (when I had it put in) and I don’t have to remember to take a pill every day. Plus, my mood is better. Definitely recommend checking an IUD out!

Post # 7
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was on the birth control pill for years, and I switched to the Nuva Ring about 6 months ago. I’m switching from the Nuva Ring to the Mirena IUD next week as my sex drive dissapeared on the ring and my FI and I wanted a birth control option which was more long term.

Post # 8
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@kansas_nurse:  I changed my pill 3 or 4 times, but that was way back when I first got on it. Once I found one that works for me with no troubling side effects, I stuck with it. Mine is a mini-pill and I am very happy with it.

Post # 10
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i was on depo for about 2 years and didn’t like it. when i was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, my doctor switched me to the pill. i was on ortho tri-cyclen for 4 months, then switched to seasonique for 3 months (i didn’t have health coverage at the time, so my doctor was just giving me samples of whatever she had so that i wouldn’t have to pay for them), then went off birth control altogether after i had the cyst removed. that was about 4 years ago. we’ve been practicing nfp since we learned about it last year.

Post # 11
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ve been on BC for about 10 years, I’m on my 3rd kind. Started with Yaz, tried the Nueva ring, now I take Necon777.


Post # 12
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

o my goodness i have been on soo many different pills in almost 10 years. I cant even remember all the names. Currently on the iud and first few months crazy cramps but much better now. we will be ttc in about a year or a lil longer. just have it removed and good to go!

Post # 13
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Ugh, last time I was at my OB I asked to switch ny BC and she was all huffy, and said but you’ve switched every year now for about 3-4 years, nothing makes you happy!  Well, yes, I haven’t liked any of them, is that a problem???

I tried the ring, I had to take it out for intimacy because it was painful otherwise, and it just got to be too much.  I know some can leave it in, but for me it was uncomfortable.

I tried three different pills as well, one each for a year or so, and I am still not happy with what I have.  But it’s my body, I can switch it if I want!!

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