To the women out there, I'd like to start birth control soon and I'd like to know what you think about the things you've tried. I'm either looking for a pill or possibly the nuva ring. I've heard about weight gain and things like that so I'd just like some feed back on what you've experienced. I know not all experiences will be the same, it's different for every person but it will still help. Thanks!
Girls, opinions on different pills?
I've tried both Microgynon 30 (the general starter pill) and Logynon.
Microgynon 30 works for most women, but for those which it doesn't suit; depression, violent mood swings and heavy long periods are likely to occur.
I've only recently been put on to Logynon, but as Microgynon's probably still in my system it has yet only magnified the problem; Making me physically sick with emotion, as well as making me emotionally very fragile, which i'm not used to. :S
I have only taking these to try and regulate my period, for birth control, you're possibly better with the coil.
Make sure you get a pack that comes with the Sugar pills. Those are the pills you take during the week of your period. I found that when I didnt have them Id forget when to start my pills again.
Id go to your doctor and see what she recommends for you.
I was put on loestrin 20 to start with. Load of rubbish. It was such a low dose pill that I was told by the doctor that I was still ovulating. Then came microgynon 30. Not as bad but still got horrible cramps like I did before, long periods and mood swings. Then was marvalon. That was great for a few months until I realised I had zero libido. Now I'm on yasmin. Great for my sex drive but about the same in all other respects. I got bored of going to the doctors about changing my pill again and again. It gets the job done and makes my boobs look like a porn star's. Can't really complain!