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Birth Control effect on period ?

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What do you guys think? Have you had experiences with birth control?
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replied April 24th, 2009
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better...before b.c. my periods were VERY irregular..it was just such a pain..plus it caused alot of anxiety when I became sexually active..so now with the pill my period comes at the exact time every month..its great
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replied April 24th, 2009
If by birth control you mean the birth control pill, I would say that I would never use it. Too many potential issues.
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replied April 24th, 2009
The television commercials are the best. Basically the commercial is five seconds of "we have a new birth control pill," which is then followed with thirty-seconds of how it will screw you up. No thanks.
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replied April 24th, 2009
Exactly.
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replied April 24th, 2009
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Don't dismiss the pill so quickly....
Depends on what type you're on. When I was on a tri-cyclen type (three different dosages in a pack) my period went from 5 days to 9 with really heavy bleeding and severe cramps that continued even after I stopped the pill.

Now I'm on a single-dosage pack (where every pill is the same) and it's so much better. My periods are ridiculously light (whoo hoo!) and no cramps.

You just need to find the type that is right for you. As for the side-effects, most of the problems are from people who either don't take it at the same time every day or who smoke (blood clots!). The pill actually has more benefits than risk. Besides regulating your period (you can even safely skip them if you want) and preventing pregnancy, it can reduce the risk of certain cancers, along with other benefits.

Don't be scared off by the potential side-effects listed in the adds. They have to tell you pretty much everything that can go wrong, even though most of the time, nothing does. Same with any drug. Do your research and then make up your mind. I'm not pushing anyone to take it, I'm just saying it can be beneficial.
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replied April 24th, 2009
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I hate BC! LOL. I have tried Depo and Necon777. Both were awful. Not while using it only after I came off. The shot left me with cramps...I never had cramps before. It helped me gain weight and have mood swings. The pill helped the damage from the shot and I was left with vestibular vestitis=painful sex. I couldnt have sex for 3 months because my body didnt have enough extrogen from all the BC.

Im now using the Copper IUd after my sons birtg. I like it...I just have awful cramps the 1st day or two...feels like im in labor...but theres too many pros w/IUD than cons for me/....

I will be happy after children when hubby gets his vesectomy and I wont have to worry. But BC has definately made my period worse.
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replied April 25th, 2009
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different pills work for different people...as well as different methods..i guess it just all depends on how you live your life..if youre sexually active and using a condom is safe enough for you..then I wouldn't recommend the pill...for me, the anxiety I had from only using a condom made the sex unejoyable..I'd rather not even have sex rather than worry for the next month whether or not i'd get my period...when I get married I'll be much less stressed about it, but for now I'm still in college, and having a child outside of wedlock for me is unexceptable in my family..SO...the pill for me not only corrected my irregular period but also lifted a huge amount of stress off of my shoulders..i feel much more protected now and am able to enjoy myself with my boyfriend...so..as the other person stated..alot of factors go into choosing which type of birth control works for you..some have horror stories about weight gain etc from the pill..like i said, I've had no weight gain, did go from a Bcup to a Ccup which was fine Smile and my periods are shorter, lighter and predictable...no complaints so far from me...the only noticeable thing is my sex drive has decreased some..but not enough to make me get off the pill
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replied April 28th, 2009
I used the birth control pill for a few years. Here is one weird thing that happened. My hair went from curly to straight. Then I stopped using the pill and my hair became curly again. My periods were not as bad when I was on the pill and much more predictable.
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replied April 28th, 2009
What made my periods more regular and less painful was eating all organic food. It took about three months for this to be the case but after about three months of eating organic food, I noticed that the pain of my periods was not as severe.
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replied April 28th, 2009
That is what my sister said. She is totally health obsessed and was already on organic food. She swears it helps with her period. Also she uses the Allay. She won't go near pills and such.
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replied April 28th, 2009
What is the Allay?
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replied April 28th, 2009
Allay Patch, well, Allay Relief Patch. It sends out electrical signals that pretty much cure menstrual pain. She has two or three of her friend hooked on it already.
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replied July 14th, 2009
Allay patch a cure for menstrual pain? What are you smokin girl?? You will still need to take pain pills if you use Allay. Here are the testing results direct from the manufacturer.

http://www.joacp.org/index.php?option=com_ content&task=view&id=229&Itemi d=58
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replied July 14th, 2009
Ohh well.. bad link... here is what the ALLAY people said... judge for yourself.... all I know is it Ain't no cure and if I am having a 5.7 pain I'm poppin a pill !!

" The Allay study was conducted by Dr. Barry Eppley, of Indianapolis, Indiana and Dr. Sheena Kong, of San Francisco, California.

In the initial pilot study, which was released during October of 2008, 23 female patients (ages 19 to 37) with problematic menstrual issues used the Allay Patch continuously for five days following the onset of their menstrual period. The women rated their pain over this time frame using the same 1-10 pain scale that they had used during a control period. During the control period, the average composite pain rating was 7.8 with average daily composite pain ratings from day one to five at 8.3, 7.9, 7.4, 6.5 and 5.7, respectively. During the Allay treatment sessions the average composite pain rating was only 5.4, with average daily composite pain ratings of 5.7, 4.8, 4.3, 3.4, and 2.1. This correlates to overall pain reduction on a daily basis of 31 percent, 39 percent, 42 percent, 48 percent and 73 percent respectively "
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