Post # 1
I’ve been put on the pill (Levlen) for a little over a month now to regulate my period not for contraception because I am waiting until marriage but to even out my periods.
After the first two weeks I started to feel really nauseous all the time no matter what time of day. I thought it could be gastro because my brother came home with it but that was a few weeks ago now. Here I am 5 weeks later and still feeling like I could puke at the drop of a hat, my pharmacist said it could be the pill and that I can stop taking it ASAP to see if I get some relief seeing as I am not using it for contraception, do you think it is the pill doing it?
Post # 3
@AussieSummer: Nausea is a side effect with any hormonal contraception. I’d say if it’s interferring with your life, give the dr who prescribed it a call and see what they have to say. Stopping the pill suddenly is unlikely to cause any issues. There may be other birth control pills that would help regulat your period and not cause as many issues – talk it over with your doctor.
Post # 4
One thing important to understand about bc is that you often have to try more than one type before you get the right mix. I didn’t realize this, and my first bc sent me into a horrible, spiraling depression- I thought I was just going crazy, lol. I also had a several week long period. As soon as I switched (at my dr’s reccommendation), I was doing so much better. My periods are easy and now I know exactly when I will get them.
Post # 5
This happened to me the first time I went on the pill except I stayed on it for ages feeling sick. Ugh! See if your dr can switch you to a low dose pill, that should help a lot.
Post # 6
It’s worth a try.
Alternatively, have you tried changing the way you take it? (IE, with food? Without?) I also remember that I always felt dehydrated when I was on the pill, and would feel nauseous if I didn’t drink a certain amount around the time I took the dose..
Post # 7
Yes, definitely. I spent MONTHS nauseous on the pill until it gave me blood clots and I had to come off it or die :/ And my best friend’s first dose sent her into deep depression.
Definitely talk to your doctor about switching, there are tons of variations out there.
Post # 8
@AussieSummer: Along with what atalante said, I’ve heard when you take it can make a difference too. I take mine right before bed, but idr if morning or night is supposed to be better. I would talk to your doctor about switching. It took me 3 different kinds before I found one I liked.
Post # 9
Definitely – please call your doctor
Post # 10
i had this problem and started taking mine at night instead of in the morning. that helped!
Post # 11
taking it at a different time might help, but yeah, the pill is hit or miss, you might need to try a different kind.
Post # 12
I would say the nausea is due to hormone issues…best would be to deal with it for a bit longer until your body and compensate for the new hormone levels…at that point the nausea will probably go away….you need to give it a couple cycles though, for your body to baseline…
Post # 13
If you’re having that much problems switch brand.
Post # 14
When I started the pill, I also started it to help with my painful cycles and not for contraception. My doctor suggested I take it at night so that some of the side effects would subside by morning, and I’ve been doing it that way ever since.
If you’re really struggling though, you should talk to your doctor about switching brands. A different brand can make a huge difference!