Birth Control

Posted by hamilton1995 @hamilton1995, Mon, Jan 28 11:15pm

I recently started birth control. I started the pill on a Sunday, however, I got my period two days later on Tuesday. I don’t think I will be on my period during the placebo pills now because of this. Will this decrease the pills effectiveness or should I be worried?

Hi, @hamilton1995 – it's definitely important to be sure that birth control pills are working as planned, so makes sense to ask some questions if things are going differently than what you'd expected with getting your period two days in to your starting the pills.

Here is some general Mayo Clinic information on combination birth control pills that may be useful https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/combination-birth-control-pills/about/pac-20385282

I'd like to introduce you to @travelgirl @contentandwell @sandytoes14 @lioness who may have some input on your situation.

Have you had the chance to check the pamphlet that came with your birth control pills to see if it covers the scenario you have described, @hamilton1995, or send a secure message to your doctor to inquire?

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@lisalucier @hamilton1995 I have not been on birth control pills in the last almost-50 years but I would think that two days in they are not that effective yet. I do remember when I first went on them I was alarmed because I did not menstruate. I thought for sure I had gotten pregnant but not menstruating just happens with some women.
JK

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@hamilton1995 I can tell you my experience with birth control pills was short lived.

When I first starting taking them, they seemed to be OK. However, after I had my first baby a few years later. That is when I had issues taking the pills.

I would bleed for 28 days and not for 5. This went on for 4 months. The Dr said to keep taking them it will eventually go back to normal. After the 5th month I quit taking them. Something just didn't seem right, so I felt it was best not put my body through that. Plus bleeding for 28 days straight was not fun, and it wasn't a light bleed either.

You need to talk with you Dr and see if this is really right for you? Seek out other birth control options possibly. I ended using a Diaphragm. That seemed to work as my best option.

I wish you best..
Jackie

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@travelgirl

@hamilton1995 I can tell you my experience with birth control pills was short lived.

When I first starting taking them, they seemed to be OK. However, after I had my first baby a few years later. That is when I had issues taking the pills.

I would bleed for 28 days and not for 5. This went on for 4 months. The Dr said to keep taking them it will eventually go back to normal. After the 5th month I quit taking them. Something just didn't seem right, so I felt it was best not put my body through that. Plus bleeding for 28 days straight was not fun, and it wasn't a light bleed either.

You need to talk with you Dr and see if this is really right for you? Seek out other birth control options possibly. I ended using a Diaphragm. That seemed to work as my best option.

I wish you best..
Jackie

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@hamilton1995 I was never on birth control pills as Dr told me since I had a hard time conceiving anyway After my son was born I never worried about it Dr knew .But as a nurse I remember when they first came out there was some bad side effects to women who where hospitalized that was in the 60,a so they have improved them but with what you are saying I would see a different Dr. Your right it doesn't seem right

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I am a 17 year old female with ME/CFS and Orthostatic Intolerance. I spoke with my doctor at Mayo about how horrible my periods were. He recommended that I saw an adolescent gynecologist. He said that he thinks that taking hormones will help( identical to “birth control”). So what exactly does he mean by taking hormones?

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Hi @karina77 you may have noticed I moved your post to this discussion on birth control in hopes that others may see your post and share their knowledge and experience.

I wanted to tag @tracidg90 @lioness and @contentandwell in hopes they may have some input on your situation and may be able to help you know what he means by taking hormones.

In the meantime here is an article explaining the causes of a hormone imbalance and the effects of such, including horrible periods: https://www.healthline.com/health/hormonal-imbalance-menstrual-cycle#symptoms

Back to you @karina77 do you feel comfortable explaining what makes your periods horrible?

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @karina77 you may have noticed I moved your post to this discussion on birth control in hopes that others may see your post and share their knowledge and experience.

I wanted to tag @tracidg90 @lioness and @contentandwell in hopes they may have some input on your situation and may be able to help you know what he means by taking hormones.

In the meantime here is an article explaining the causes of a hormone imbalance and the effects of such, including horrible periods: https://www.healthline.com/health/hormonal-imbalance-menstrual-cycle#symptoms

Back to you @karina77 do you feel comfortable explaining what makes your periods horrible?

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@ethanmcconkey @karina77 I'm sorry but this is beyond my ken, I know nothing about this at all. I wish I could help, but I have never taken any hormones.
JK

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@contentandwell

@ethanmcconkey @karina77 I'm sorry but this is beyond my ken, I know nothing about this at all. I wish I could help, but I have never taken any hormones.
JK

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@karina77. Without knowing what exactly you are having problems with about your period I'm not able to make any comments All I can tell you I'd see your gynacologist about your periods Maybe a endocrinologist can evaluate all your hormones ,just suggesting .

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Hi!
I am a 17 year old female with chronic fatigue syndrome and Orthostatic Intolerance! You guys have seen me around! I met with my doctor at Mayo two days ago! And we talked about birth control to help lessen my symptoms. The symptoms I experience with CFS and Orthostatic Intolerance Increase drastically during that time of the month. My mom is fine with me getting birth control but due to religious reasons my dad is against it. Due to those religious beliefs I know that despite how much me and my doctor push for it, he will not accept it . I have someone who could drive me to meet with the gynecologist at Mayo to get birth control. I am unable to pay for it out of pocket and insurance covers it for free. Is it possible to get it, without it showing up on bills or insurance things? And what form of birth control is best?

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@karina77

Hi!
I am a 17 year old female with chronic fatigue syndrome and Orthostatic Intolerance! You guys have seen me around! I met with my doctor at Mayo two days ago! And we talked about birth control to help lessen my symptoms. The symptoms I experience with CFS and Orthostatic Intolerance Increase drastically during that time of the month. My mom is fine with me getting birth control but due to religious reasons my dad is against it. Due to those religious beliefs I know that despite how much me and my doctor push for it, he will not accept it . I have someone who could drive me to meet with the gynecologist at Mayo to get birth control. I am unable to pay for it out of pocket and insurance covers it for free. Is it possible to get it, without it showing up on bills or insurance things? And what form of birth control is best?

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Hi, @karina77 – you may have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion you were participating in on the topic of birth control in the Women's Health group. I did this so that all the information you collect on this topic is in one place and so you can keep discussing with the same members.

Some of the members you've been speaking with here may have some input on how to handle the situation where your doctor suggests birth control would help lessen your increased chronic fatigue syndrome and orthostatic intolerance symptoms at menstruation, yet your mom would approve it and your dad would not. I'd also like to invite @webdog @kellye5 @susangs @oregongirl @sita into this conversation for their thoughts.

What I'd suggest, @karina77, is to talk with your doctor or the nursing staff in his or her office about your questions on whether one can get birth control without it showing up on bills or insurance, as well as your question on the best kind of birth control for lessening the symptoms of your CFS and orthostatic intolerance.

What does your mom suggest as far as how to proceed, @karina77?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @karina77 – you may have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion you were participating in on the topic of birth control in the Women's Health group. I did this so that all the information you collect on this topic is in one place and so you can keep discussing with the same members.

Some of the members you've been speaking with here may have some input on how to handle the situation where your doctor suggests birth control would help lessen your increased chronic fatigue syndrome and orthostatic intolerance symptoms at menstruation, yet your mom would approve it and your dad would not. I'd also like to invite @webdog @kellye5 @susangs @oregongirl @sita into this conversation for their thoughts.

What I'd suggest, @karina77, is to talk with your doctor or the nursing staff in his or her office about your questions on whether one can get birth control without it showing up on bills or insurance, as well as your question on the best kind of birth control for lessening the symptoms of your CFS and orthostatic intolerance.

What does your mom suggest as far as how to proceed, @karina77?

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Hi!
I will be honest, I haven’t exactly spoken to her about this yet. I know that she is more compassionate and more willing when it comes to making adjustments and trying things to help my health. Honeslty for whatever reason I am just terrified of facing her and telling that I want this. It’s kind of hard to go up to your parents and be like..”I need birth control!”. I was gonna text her and tell her what’s going on! But her phone unfortunately broke, so I couldn’t text her my thoughts. My doctor told me to speak with the gynecologist about this! I just have to set up and appointment and get there somehow and get what I need without it showing up on insurance.

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As a former clinic manager of a Planned Parenthood clinic if you are looking for written material on different types of birth control pro's and con's of each method contact them or stop into the clinic to get info. if that isn't an option please talk to your gyn to get accurate and up to date information .

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@lioness

@karina77. Without knowing what exactly you are having problems with about your period I'm not able to make any comments All I can tell you I'd see your gynacologist about your periods Maybe a endocrinologist can evaluate all your hormones ,just suggesting .

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I just need to go to get birth control. There is nothing else wrong with my body, it's just increased symptoms from my chronic illness

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@magerter

As a former clinic manager of a Planned Parenthood clinic if you are looking for written material on different types of birth control pro's and con's of each method contact them or stop into the clinic to get info. if that isn't an option please talk to your gyn to get accurate and up to date information .

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Hi!
I personally do not feel comfortable going into a Planned Parenthood due to personal reasons. I haven't met with the gynecologist yet, because I need to find a day where I can take off of school and find someone who would be willingness to drive me.

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @karina77 you may have noticed I moved your post to this discussion on birth control in hopes that others may see your post and share their knowledge and experience.

I wanted to tag @tracidg90 @lioness and @contentandwell in hopes they may have some input on your situation and may be able to help you know what he means by taking hormones.

In the meantime here is an article explaining the causes of a hormone imbalance and the effects of such, including horrible periods: https://www.healthline.com/health/hormonal-imbalance-menstrual-cycle#symptoms

Back to you @karina77 do you feel comfortable explaining what makes your periods horrible?

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Hi!
I spoke with my POTS Specialist( Dr. Fischer) in the Children's Pediatrics Department at Mayo. My periods are horrible because I experience increased nausea(I already experience nausea everyday- my doctor prescribed me Zofran, which has helped a bit), I get headaches and migraines, but my period makes those more debilitating causing me to be out for the day. The first 3 nights, I get little to absolutely no sleep whatsoever because I feel so uncomfortable. I have enough trouble sleeping. Mhm symptoms just worsen!

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