(Closed) Birth Control Recommendations

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m on Triquilar and don’t have complaints.

Post # 4
4012 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was on Loestrin 24fe until i switched to its (almost)generic counterpart. Its very similar in side effects, which is almost none, and thats all I cared about. I had a period on Loestrin, it just took a few months for my body to understand the ‘only 4 placebo’ thing. Then it was nice and light and only a few days (like 3). Holy hell I wouldnt take a pill that doesnt give me a period, I didnt that about 2 years ago (seasonale) and I gained 32 lbs in 2 months! Probably just me but I guess my body WANTS badly to have a period monthly, and Im ok with that!

Post # 5
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

are you set on a pill? i have a nuva ring and LOVE it. i recommend them to everyone. 

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m on a multi-phasic pill (different level of hormones each week) and I like it. 

Ortho TriCyclen

Post # 7
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve been on Ocella for almost 3 years and recently started getting really anxious, which I think may be related. My Gyno told me a that this was actually my last option of oral BC because I had been on every other type. I break through, get really bad cramps, and terrible mood swings….I’ve been toying with the Mirena idea lately, but I am somewhat skeptical about putting a foreign object in my body for 5 years…and not getting my period at all.

Post # 8
41 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love the nuva ring! i always for got to take my pill and it always worried me. I first started taking them cuz my monthly thing was always late and it really regulated me. i really suggest it!

Post # 9
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love the Nuvaring!

Post # 10
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@Shirinjoon: I’m on LoEstrin24Fe to regulate my cycle (and for contraceptive purposes after I’m married), and I still get my period. It only lasts about four days. You may want to ask your doctor about it; I’m pretty sure this particular version isn’t supposed to prevent you from having periods entirely.

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