(Closed) Progestin-only birth control method *frustrated vent,longish*

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Man, that is a lot to deal with!  I am on the mini-pill and haven’t had any issues.  If it looks like you are going to be on your period during the wedding, you can start taking the next pack of pills a week early (i.e. skip the fourth row of pills) and skip your period.  A lot of ladies do that for their weddings and vacations.  Ask your doctor about it if it’s an issue to confirm.  I do it about once a year and haven’t had any issues other than some minor spotting.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I didn’t love the mini-pill…my skin broke out, my boobs hurt for two weeks every month, and my moods were all over the place.  I did have a lot of spotting after I had been taking the pill for a couple months.

That being said, different things work for different people.  Finding the right pill can really suck- I hope that it is an easy and painless process for you!  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@Leelee26:  I loved being on the mini-pill. Unfortunately, after being on it for about a year, my body seemed to adjust to it and I started getting breakthrough bleeding, so had to switch back. 🙁

 

I miss the mini-pill.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I had issues with the regular hormone pills but not the mini pills.  My favorites have been Mircette, Azurette (on now), and Alesse.  I didn’t have any breakthrough bleeding or side effects on the mini pills (except for spotting when I skip to a second pack in order to skip a period.)  I wouldn’t say it throws you out of whack because it makes your periods even more predictable.  I get mine five days after finishing the last active pill in the pack (pill #21) and my period stops two days after starting the next pack.  It’s like clockwork and way more predictable than when I was off BCPs (I would have 30+ day cycles along with 60+ day cycles so I never knew when I was going to have my period.)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@beachbride1216:  does your pack have the sugar/”reminder” pill? I’m on the mini-pill and mine are all medication (I can’t skip any pills/weeks)

@Leelee26:  I’m on the camilia POP for about 16months and I haven’t have any issues that I’ve noticed. I had the mirena and had it removed a week later.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Mine are medication but I regularly skip taking them (okay, I never take them ever and haven’t for years) and haven’t gotten pregnant.  You can’t skip taking the pill altogether but you can replace the last week of mini pills with the first week of the next pack and then continue taking the second pack like normal.  That is how you skip your period.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have just started the mini pill, and Im having no problems. I’m taking the one called cezarette and you have to take it at a regular time, yes, but if you do so within 12 hours then you’re still covered. I would give it a try and see how you get on. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Leelee26:  My gyno recommended I get on Implanon and then take low dosage “the pill” on the side to regulate my period if it was really bad. I still need to do that…

Also, my friend has Implanon and loves it

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I love my Implanon, have had it in about 5 years now (so I’m on my second one).  My period is CRAZY irregular, my Dr prescribed me a pill I can take to stop my period but for the most part I deal with it.  I don’t have heavy flow periods anymore.  No other side effects (that I’ve noticed, at least), which is great.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I’m on Implanon, and I love it. Prior to the insertion, my periods were like clockwork, and I’m just as regular as I used to be. The only change is that my periods are lighter, and I’ve gained 5 pounds since I got the implant (but I’m convinced the weight gain would have happened without the implant, too).

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The POP has been an epic fail for me. It worked awesome for my sister. She went from the combo pill to the POP and her periods spotted for a few months and then stopped completely. Me, on the other hand, I spot all the time, I bloat, I cramp, my periods are extremely heavy and irregular, my skin is freaking out, I can’t say I’d recommend it.

Being a woman is tough stuff. Good luck!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Leelee26:  i have migraines with auras as well, and only 1 person (nurse at planned parenthood) told me that i need progestin-only birth control… i went back to an old ob/gyn after that, and asked her and 2 other doctors and both said that my combined pill is fine. maybe you should ask for a second opinion if no other options work for you?

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