(Closed) Cramps on the pill

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@gbg885:I’ve been on countless brands of pills to try to correct this issue.  I’m currently on a very low dose, and I still get crampy…especially if i miss a pill by a few hours.  I even took a break for 3 months and that didn’t resolve it.  I’ve also had ultrasounds to rule out other issues like fibroids, and that came up up with nothing.  Talk to your doc about it and see if switching to a different kind would help.

Post # 4
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I get week 3 cramps, but I’ve also charted my temps and figured that I actually do ovulate even though I’m on the pill. I’d check with your Dr. and see if you may need to switch brands. I’d suggest using condoms as a back up until you’re comfortable. 

Post # 5
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@indibee: Does that mean the pill is then ineffective for you?

Post # 6
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@soon2bhis: Basically. We’ve always used condoms as well just because I like to be extra thorough. The pill is supposed to 1. stop ovulation and 2. create a more hostile environment for a fertilized egg if you do ovulate. So I guess we’d be banking on step 2 if we weren’t using a back up step. We’ll be using FAM after we’re married in a few months, otherwise I’d be all over finding some other brand of pill or form of BC to use. 

Post # 7
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I for sure have the same issue. Before I took the pill I never got cramps! But now that I’m on it I get terrible ones on the first and last day of my period. I think it’s normal though I don’t think you need to worry.

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