(Closed) Brides on Birth Control….?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Alyssabree:  i was on Yaz for acne and birth control and it actually made my acne worse. I switched to TriLegest and it works just fine!

Post # 4
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was on Lo Loestrin for a few months and had spotting all the time, so my gyno upped the dose to Loestrin 24. I had the same reaction as you, plus panic attacks, but it didn’t make me break out. I went off of it at the end of March and finally started feeling normal again around June. I would definitely talk with your doctor and try something else that works better for you!

Post # 5
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

There are a ton of different BC pills out there with different ratios of hormones in them, so they will all affect you differently. I think I was on 3 or 4 before I found one that doesn’t make me gain weight, makes my periods lighter but not non-existent, etc etc. It may be that a different pill will work for you, or the patch, Nuvaring, etc. It also may be that hormonal birth control isn’t for you–that is also not uncommon. I have a friend who just switched from the pill to a non-hormonal IUD because she was having mood issues and really low libido. She loves her IUD. Talk to your doctor–you shouldn’t have to deal with that. There are a ton of options out there.

Post # 6
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I take an off-brand of Yaz called Gianvi. When I took Yaz I loved it! My skin had zero pimples, my period was light and I never had spotting, etc. However now that I am on the off-brand I break out more, my period is heavier/longer, I am emotional all the itme, and I get pretty bad PMS. *Sigh* but I’m broke so I stick to it lol. IMO Yaz is amazing! I guess it depends on your body and your hormones.

Post # 8
946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I used to take Yaz until I developed a blood clot. I can no longer take bc pills and had an IUD (mirena) inserted about 4 years ago (most painful experience of my life). I absolutely LOVE my IUD and didn’t experience any side effects besides mild cramping for a short period after its placement.


Post # 10
2203 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i would change pills. they all affect your body differently, and 3 months is the normal amount of time they “try it” for. i personally can tell in the first month if my body is responding well to different bc’s so i have stopped wasting that many months being miserable.

Post # 11
4929 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m on Seasonique and I love it. It sucks at first, having to deal with spotting for a while. But once you get used to it, 4 periods a year is wonderful. 

Post # 12
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m on Junel, and to be honest, when I stopped taking it (I needed emergency surgery so I had to skip one month, so it could have been related to the surgery too) I was depressed and moody! I actually felt better going back on it! I’m sorry you’re having so much trouble!  To be honest, I did not see any improvement or worsening of acne or anything! If it’s not working for you, though, defnitely try something else!

Post # 13
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not sure if anyone else mentioned this.. but I am on LoLoEstrin fe.  It’s super low estrogen. I’m not moody at all and I have no acne.  AND I lost all the weight I gained from Yaz.  

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