(Closed) Anyone had constipation from BC pills?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Have you experienced constipation from birth control pills?
    Yes, I have, often : (2 votes)
    17 %
    Yes, but only for the first month/other short period of time : (0 votes)
    Rarely : (1 votes)
    8 %
    No, never : (8 votes)
    67 %
    No constipation, but other digestive issues-- please elaborate : (0 votes)
    No digestive issues at all : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I was on HBC for 2 years before I finally had to stop. I had every side effect poss including constipation which lead to me feeling like I was bloated ALL the time.  but like you said it affects people differently.  I have tried all kinds of birth control such as nuvaring, 2 different pills, and diaphragm but my body doesn’t seem to take them very well.  The last 3 years I have been “mostly” using NFP off and on. I have such a busy lifestyle where its hard sometimes to take time to chart.

    Good luck, hope you find one what works best for you!

    Post # 4
    Member
    10571 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    The only GI problem I may have had from the BCP was nausea but it was difficult to tell if those were the cause.  If it was the BCP then it was only while I got used to them.

    I had so many symptoms with my menstrual cycles though, including constipation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. So it is possible that the hormones in the pills do cause problems for you.

    Post # 7
    Member
    10571 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @Creiddylad:  It’s hard to know for sure, as I was put on another medication at the same time.  I think it lasted about 3 months (not constant though).

    I have a theory about BCP.  People who don’t have horrible symptoms related to their menstrual cycles find that the pills cause them problems.  People who do have horrible symtpoms wtihout the pill love the pill and find it improves things.  Nothing really to back it up, other than just conversations with people.

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