(Closed) hormonal birth control to help extreme PMS symptoms??

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

I would be careful with the NuvaRing, I think there are lawsuits against it. Anyway, Different pills affect people different. I was on TriSprintec, then Sprintec (generic for Ortho Tri-Cyclen, and OrthoCyclen) because I didn’t have insurance and it was only $9 at Target/Walmart. It turned me into a complete psycho! It made my PMS worse, I cried 4-5x/week for no reason, and I was always yelling at my fiance. Poor guy 🙁

I finally switched to Junel 1/20 FE (generic for Loestrin 1/20) and I love it! It’s a little more expensive without insurance ($20) at Target/Walmart, but totally worth it. I feel amazing on this pill and am so happy I switched! Give it a try, you might like it 🙂



Post # 4
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m on nuvaring and it really helped to regulate the emotional high/lows that I had around period time.  I love it, in that I only have to think out birthcontrol twice a month – once to take it out and once to put it in.  I’ve not heard anything about lawsuits against it.

Post # 5
3686 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My doctor said to avoid the tri-phasic pills because if you’re already wacky from hormones before your period, they’ll only make it worse.  I loved Yaz when I was on it because I was my normal, happy self all month long.  I stopped taking it because it dried me out and killed my sex drive.  At that point, I wasn’t even interested in sex, so being on birth control was pointless.

Talk to your doctor if you are afraid of the lawsuits out there.  While it’s possible that some drugs could have a higher risk level than others, I think any hormal BC is going to have an inherent risk.

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