Hormonal Contraception (pill etc) side effects ..

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  1. Simple me

    Simple me New Member

    Re: WANNA SEE WHAT THE PILL CAN DO TO WOMEN LIKE YOU?

    Sorry to hear that some of you are having bad days. [​IMG]

    But I'm also glad to hear DaniBear you are feeling better.

    Kimberjean - it frustrates me to hear how easily they feel about handing out the pill for just about anything. The more I hear it the more angry I get. To me they are all starting to sound like brainwashed parrots.

    For me - I started having migraines while on hormones. Somewhere during between year 5 and 6 of taking them. That is pretty much the point where my body started warnning me via various symptoms something's has to change. Since then the alarm has been getting louder and louder. And migraines became longer and I was having them more often. I'm about a month off hormones now and so far I only had one slight headache but no migraines. It's too early to tell anything but still it makes me for more comfortable about the situation in the future.

    I'm also very angry. People, and doctors in general trust WHO. And WHO is the one that says that women who have migraines shouldn't start taking hormonal birth control pills. And that the ones that started having migraines while being on hormones should consider stopping them. Or at least should be monitored more closely.

    I read on several sites that women with migraines on hormonal birth control pills are at greater risk of stroke. Specially the ones that have migraines that start with an aura. There are studies on the topic.

    So, not that good of a recommendation if you ask me.
  2. Kimberjean08

    Kimberjean08 New Member

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    Jbrbabe: I know it is impossible to believe, but those feelings will pass. I'm sorry you can't get excited right now about your new house-it is such great news! I had the same feelings about my boyfriend. We've been together 6 years. I moved to Florida for grad school and he stayed in California. He came out to see me once a month last semester and that was great! But once this all started, I couldn't get excited to see him. Honesty, I couldn't remember what feeling excited actually felt like! It was unbearable. I told him that I was glad he was coming, but the feelings of happiness, excitement, joy, etc. were not in me. We even got in a fight while he was here because I was annoyed withhis presence, even though I really wanted him here. We worked through it. I stillhave a hard time with feeling joy or excitement, but I have had moments where those feelings flash back, if only for a short time. I know that they will be back completely sometime soon. I've been off the pill for almost 4.5 months, it has to be soon!

    Danibear: glad to hear from you. I'm glad you got your period and that you're feeling better. That's great news! I got mine too-for 8 days now. Unfortunately, I'm not really feeling much better. I did feel progressively worse as it approached and during the first few days thought. I just hope to get better and better as time goes on. It is nearly unbearable to wake up every day and be afraid to get out of bed because you don' t know just how bad you're going to feel. It is so hard going to classes and seeing everyone smiling and happily coping with the work load while I'm trying to fake a smile and pretend like I'm not a complete wreck about everything. I mean, things are way better than they were in the beginning, but I am so far from being myself still.

    Kim
    4 months, 6 days off Yaz and praying for a miracle for us all.
  3. Kimberjean08

    Kimberjean08 New Member

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    Hi SimpleMe: Hope you're doing well. It is true. My neurologist told me that women with migraine shouldn't be taking HBCs because, not only can they increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clot, etc., but they can also end up causeing migraines. I do hate how the doctors thing that the pill is just a cure all for women! UGH!! We have to get the word out about this.

    I'm still so upset that the other thread was deleted. I sure hope they get it back!
  4. Cheryl175

    Cheryl175 New Member

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    hey all...
    ahh bless you all thanks for the support. bf and i are back on... i am VERY anxious about us now. We just ended up loosing the spark...i was staying with him constantly... which made it awkward for either of us to do anything by ourselves. Were starting again... not being in each others pockets and seeing how it goes. Hate being worried about us...I hope it will fade the more we see each other. Just 2 weeks ago I was scared I didn't love him...now its the opposite...Grrr i hate the pill and its horrible effects.

    How is everyone? I haven't been too bad. Seen a lot of friends lately...been out socialising, drinking lol and just trying to keep busy...seems to help altho i still get feelings of not being myself everyday. Lets hope that fades.

    I cant remember how long its been now..about 2 months and 2 weeks i think...thought i would be normal now ... altho i think it takes around 4-6 to properly be NORMAL!

    I'm very conscious about PMS now...if i ever feela bit blue i start calculating the dates etc!

    Sending you all hugs and keep fighting...dont let this temporary blip in life ruin anything for you... xxx
  5. Kimberjean08

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  6. Cheryl175

    Cheryl175 New Member

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    In a survey conducted by Aphroditewomenshealth.com (See References), more than half (57 percent) of those responding said they suffered from mood swings and even more (63 percent) said they were irritable while on the pill. In addition, 65 percent said they suffered from crying jags while on the pill and 69 percent said they felt anxious and depressed while taking oral contraceptives

    Read more: Can Birth Control Pills Cause Depression? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5172017_can-control-pills-cause-depression_.html#ixzz1CH2cy389

    so much of it out there!!!!!

    cheers for that kim...will have a look xx
  7. Kimberjean08

    Kimberjean08 New Member

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    Thanks, Cheryl for sharing that. So scary. Sheesh. I wish we had known more about this before we started taking the pill!

    I hope the muscle tensing helps to relax you!
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    hey ladies

    4 months 2 weeks today

    think i posted last week that i was at 4 months 2 weeks but checked my calendar and was wrong. bla !!

    how is everyone and how long has everyone been off now ?
  9. Kimberjean08

    Kimberjean08 New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    4 months, 1 week today (17 weeks). Ugh!

    Very slowly seeing improvements, but really, every day is a real struggle. I'm doing my best to push through it and keep telling myself it will be over soon.

    Kim
  10. Simple me

    Simple me New Member

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    Kimberjean - I use progressive muscle relaxation when I can't fall to sleep. It works every time. [​IMG]

    Also,if I meditate I start my meditations by doing progressive muscle relaxation...

    I'm glad it helped you a bit.
    As usually, the things work better the more you use them. I do hope you find some technique that will help you deal with your issues. [​IMG]
  11. Kimberjean08

    Kimberjean08 New Member

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    Simpleme-thank you for the feedback. That's good to know. I will keep practicing it. It does seem to help me focus a bit.
  12. AlyssTG9

    AlyssTG9 New Member

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    Hey ladies -

    I'm off Yaz 20 weeks tomorrow. Feeling pretty good for the most part, still get minor depressed points during the 3rd week of my cycle (i.e. this week). I'm still on Levora but I think I'm going to change my gyno next time I'm due for a pap. I plan on discussing my options for birth control at that point. By the time I'm due, it'll be about 9 months off of Yaz, so I may feel 100% or not, I'm going to wait it out. Things have been much, much easier, so I'm not in a dire situation, but I'm still monitoring myself.

    How is everyone doing?

    Stay well

    - Alyssa
  13. Kimberjean08

    Kimberjean08 New Member

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    Cheryl,

    congratulations about you and your boyfriend. I wish you the best. Try not to over think things. I know it's hard, but just keep working at getting better.

    I have been having some rough days this past week. I had a migraine Monday-Wednesday and then I got another one today. Today's isn't as bad, but it still is terrible.

    I'm so scared because I have two big exams tomorrow. I don't feel ready beacuse it has been so hard to study. I'm going to do my best to study the rest of tonight. It has been a few days since I have cried, but today I sure feel like crying. I'm trying to fight it.

    Alyssa, glad you're doing well. I hope you will be back to 100% soon. I only hope that if you decide to come off birth control all together that none of these symptomes re-occur. I wish you the best!

    Hope everyone else is doing better and better each day. Praying for all of you.

    Kim
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    hello ladies

    how was everyones week/weekend ?

    hope u do well on ur exams tomorrow kim. sorry about ur migraines coming back. it seems just like when we think something is over.... bla.

    glad about u and ur bf cheryl !

    keep going strong alyssa !

    this week has been well for me. (knock on wood)

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    by the way is anyone on facebook ? it has been good to put some faces to our stories. i just joined facebook a couple of days ago and found alyssa and kim. some good things do come out of all this after all..

    praying as always for this to b over for everyone

    clark
  15. jbrbabe

    jbrbabe New Member

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    Hey everyone!

    Well how is everybody doing?

    I never want to see another box again! We are officially in our new house! Yay! It was soooooo stressful and feeling so up and down made the move hard work but were getting there!

    Personally I have a major headache today, I have a bad ankle ( my bones fused together, long term problem!) which is playing thanks to the move.I'm so anxious and up and down, I feel like I could throw up. I'm all unsettled and out of sorts being in the new house. Feeling ok though I think! Better then last week, so scary and low last week, it was a major blackhole few days.

    Taking my multi vitimans, my B vitimans which has all my B12, B6 and folic acid! And my passiflora to try and relax :eek:)

    Clark yeah I'm on facebook, Lauren Geary think it'll say I'm living in Leeds, UK!I have a black and white photo of me as my profile pic if that helps! Oh and my status will say something about moving house lol Theres a lot of people with my name it seems!

    Keep smiling :eek:)

    2 months and 3 weeks off bc I think!

    xx

     

     
  16. Kimberjean08

    Kimberjean08 New Member

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    Thanks, Clark. One exam down, one to go!

    Yes, if anyone is on facebook and you want to put some faces to the names on here, you can find me-kimberly boynton in north miami, fl. I agree with Clark-some good things are coming out of this. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship. (to sort of quote bogart).

    Jbrbabe-I tried to find you on FB and couldn't not sure what I'm typing in wrong. Humph. Maybe you could try to find me? I'm glad the move is over for you. I hope your ankle, head and everything feel better soon. I can only imagine how the stress of moving must feel in the midst of all of this.

    Have a great day, ladies!
  17. jbrbabe

    jbrbabe New Member

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    Hi Kimber

    I think I've found you on facebook! Otherwise I've sent a friend request to a total stranger! Guess I'll find out soon enough.

    xx
  18. Kimberjean08

    Kimberjean08 New Member

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    Lol. Nope, it's me. Thanks for finding me. Not sure why I coudln't find you. How is everyone feeling today?
  19. Guest

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    good morning ladies

    hope all r well. last week proved to b a pretty good week. weekend went well and monday. tues was kinda bla ! this up and down crap is getting really old.....

    this is such a sloooooooooowww process. this morn awoke to a bit of a racy heart which i have not had in a long time. there is no pattern to this insanity i believe. fighting the urge to just stay in bed today. grrrrrrr !!

    but on a brighter note glad to see all the peeps on facebook!
    have a good day !
  20. Bitter B*tch

    Bitter B*tch New Member

    I saw this on the weekend too, it pissed me off as wow Yaz, Yasmin and now BeYAZ!!!!! Seriously, I was so angry about it too!!!!! Makes me mad as I was on YASMIN!(Canadian version of YAZ) JERKS!
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