(Closed) TMI! Extreme bloating and constipation from BC pill, remedies welcomed!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5400 posts
Bee Keeper

I would stop taking the pill myself. 

Post # 4
3246 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@BeignetBride:  This happened to me when I tried the Pill– horrible bloating, gas, constipation and discomfort. I gave up on it after 2 weeks, it made me feel so horrible. I still have some bowel issues, 3 months later. . . sorry, not to scare you, but I’d say the best thing for you to do would be get off the pills now!

Have you looked into the hormone-free copper IUD?

One thing that helped me for a while, after getting off the pills, was taking Black Cohosh herb (tincture or liquid-containing capsules). It’s estrogenic, so maybe not a good idea while you’re on the pills still, but it helped while I was figuring out what to do. I now go to an acupuncturist who also does Chinese herbal medicine and that has helped some, though not as much as I would like.

Post # 6
3827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Try taking some good probiotics and eating more things like non sweetened natural yoghurt. The pill can upset your digestive balance in the gut and kill of good bacteria….hence the bloating and constipation. In australia they sell a fermented probiotic drink called Passiflora. I had similiar problems to yours when I started on the pill….since I started with the probiotics I haven’t had the same problems.

hope this helps.

Post # 7
986 posts
Busy bee

I second probiotics!  I have had some stomach issues over the last year and probiotics/fiber supplements really helped.  Maybe it will bring some relief while your body adjusts to being on the pill 🙂

I saw a specialist and they recommended the probiotics/fiber, I didn’t think it would make that big of a difference, but when I finally it tried it, it helped *so* much!  Take a pill, yogurt/kefir has probiotics but not nearly as many as the pills.  

Post # 8
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Try drinking dandelion root tea, it will help you go to the bathroom and majorly helps with bloating! I just got off the pill a couple months before the wedding, I’ve had some effects (mood swings and a little break out) but I do feel better just being off the pill.

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