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brandi

Forgot to take BC this morning

Posted by lidge on 29.08.2012 at 09:03
I'm at work right now and just realized that I forgot to take my BC this morning. The soonest I can take today's pill is when I get home around 5:30ish. If I take the pill today and continue as normal (taking the pill when I wake up around 6:30am) will I still be covered or should I use condoms? For how long? Or should I take the morning after pill? I'm on Ortho TriCyclen.

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

impact

No period?

Posted by brokenskylines on 03.02.2012 at 22:32
I'm on my second month of taking Microgestin Fe 1/20 after about two years of taking Ortho TriCyclen Lo. My first month, I didn't really have my withdraw bleeding, just a day of light bleeding. This month, I haven't had anything at all, except for some brown discharge that I thought was blood. I even put in a tampon and nothing came out on it.  I haven't had sex since November and I've had two withdraw bleeds since then anyway. Could it just be that my body still isn't adjusted to the pill yet?

HBC interrupted

Posted by nonsense_at_all on 03.02.2012 at 17:21
Hi all,

So, I've been taking HBC (Belara, 21 days + 7 days of interruption) for some months now.
The thing is (quite silly, I know), I lost the purse where I had my pills and I ended up not taking them for 2 days - so yesterday my period came, a bit unexpectedly. The thing is, I was only halfway through the pills, my period was only supposed to come by the end of the month.
What should I do? Just wait 7 days and start a new package? Or start now from where I stopped?
Birth control itself it's not really a problem for me right now, I just don't want my hormones to go all crazy.

I hope this isn't too confusing - but I really don't know what I'm supposed to do right now.

Thanks!!

For those birthcontrolled members in the US, please read and pass on:


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning U.S. consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labeled as Evital. These products may be counterfeit versions of the “morning after pill” and may not be safe or effective in preventing pregnancy.

Evital has not been approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

This potentially ineffective and suspect counterfeit emergency birth control may also be in distribution in some Hispanic communities in the United States.


Diane 35

Posted by pretty_dolly on 26.11.2010 at 14:08
Hey. I just finished my first month of Diane 35. I went on it for birth control but also to help with acne. I have a question for anyone who's on it. Did it mak you break out before your skin got better? Since I started it i've broken out so bad. Like i've never broken out this bad before, plus i'm breaking out on my chest and shoulders which has never happened!

X-posted!


When to start the pill

Posted by pretty_dolly on 05.11.2010 at 22:11
Hello all! So as of may I stopped taking yazmin. I didn't get my period at all intill this week, Tuesday, November 2 to be exact. So I went and got a new prescription of BC. I got Diane 35. Now I read that your supposed to start taking the pill th first day of your period, which I obviously didn't do. So my question is, when do I start taking it? Sunday? Or can I take it starting today? (Friday, Nov. 5)

X-posted!

boxart

pill cases

Posted by recyclejlc on 27.10.2010 at 22:58
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do any of you who take HBC Pills,  do you decorate your pill cases?  if so, do you mind posting pics?  i dislike the blah-ness of my pill case (Solia, in a boring beige case), and in need of ideas.  so far i've just painted on a white background.

Miss Smoking

Question with spotting

Posted by thyexecutioner on 12.09.2010 at 14:26
Hey guys. So I know spotting is 100% normal on bc, it's nothing to worry about, yadda yadda. However, I'm a little confused because I've been on the same bc (Loestrin 24fe) for three years and I didn't spot at all until six months ago. Now I start spotting about a week before I take the inactive pills, and I'm wondering why that would happen. I'm not worried or anything, it's just weird and inconvenient. If you have any thoughts about what I could do to stop it, it'd be appreciated.

Posted by ohh_randi on 01.09.2010 at 22:35
i know this community might not be very active but i have a question/concern:

i get my birth control from planned parenthood. i have to pick it up every month. about three months ago, they said they were out of my birth control (ortho tri cyclen lo) and that they only had ortho tri cyclen, but that it wouldn't make a difference. i started taking it and continued to until about three weeks ago because they didn't have my regular birth control in yet. when i went to pick it up, they had my ortho tri cyclen lo available, so i went back to that. i'm on week three and i missed two pills about 3 days ago but i was told to take them and use a back up measure for 7 days. now i'm spotting really bad with cramps, and i don't know what could be causing it. do you think it's the switching of the birth control? or the missed pills? i've never spotted before or had any problems with my period being irregular and i haven't had sex since i missed the pills so i don't think i could be pregnant, right?

any advice would help! thanks in advance.

aldien
Posted by taldragon on 05.08.2010 at 13:41
i saw this article in The Guardian today, and thought the community might be interested.

what does your birth control mean to you?


boxart

list of brands of pills

Posted by recyclejlc on 26.07.2010 at 14:38
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Where can I find a list of the different brands of Hormonal Birth Control pills that are available in the USA? bonus points if you happen to know which ones are available through Florida's Health Departments

Help?

Posted by online_feline on 25.05.2010 at 05:56

Hi guys, this is a little odd for me- I'm usually so smart when it comes to sex-related things, but I'm a bit concerned and hoping at least one of you can help.

Some facts; I'm 17, and have been sexually active with the same person since I was 15. We first started with condoms, then I went on BC. It was plain BC control (tri-something) and I was on it for a little under a year. It made me sick and vomit nearly everyday so I finally got off the stuff about three months ago. I had my period last month on the 21st. Now, I still haven't gotten my period. In between now and my last period, we had sex with a condom twice. I didn't break from what we could tell- could the BC still be messing with my period? The first two periods were fine and on time. I'm getting worried.

Thanks so much, guys.

Edit: Also, I've been showing symptoms of PMS (zits, moodiness, serious bloating, ect.) for over two weeks now.


tigerr

newbie question

Posted by chiquita101 on 10.05.2010 at 01:45
hi guys!
just a quick question, I am currently taking Kariva as a birth control method (this is my first month taking it) and I want to skip my next period. I tried to google for an answer, but I felt a little safer asking here as well, just to make sure that I am on the right path. Rambling aside (haha), my question is How can I skip my period while taking Kariva?
Thanks everyone for the help!!!

Miss Smoking

Time change

Posted by thyexecutioner on 06.03.2010 at 23:04
I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'm curious about time changes with bc. A couple years ago, I traveled down along the east coast to Mexico, etc. while on birth control and realized half-way through the trip that the time was changing and you're supposed to take bc at approximately the same time every day. I'm on Loestrin 24Fe, if that's at all important. In the next few weeks, I'm going to England (from NY) and I'm wondering if I should try changing my time for bc. I typically take it at 11:30PM, and there's about a 12+ish hour time difference. Does it matter if I take it at 11:30PM while overseas, or do you think I should convert the time? Thanks!

Other forms of birth control?

Posted by doggy_biscuit on 03.03.2010 at 16:15
Aside from hormonal contraceptives, what other options are out there these days? I have tried three different birth control pills (gave each a fair chance, at least 6 months to a year) and all have made me feel pretty crappy, sometimes even depressed. My boyfriend of four years does not want to use condoms because we have been together for so long. I don't really hear much about the diaphragms/sponges/etc, are they even still around? Still effective? I see no other products mentioned or at the drugstores. Any advice?


Suggestions for Hormonal Birth Control

Posted by maegk on 03.03.2010 at 13:27
Hi - I'm 27, NP, current method of BC is the copper IUD, which I have been using for over 5 years. I had my first inserted when I was 22, and it was great for 4 years. Then I had an ultrasound, and I was told it was sitting "a little low," so I got it replaced. 5 months later, that one came out. I decided to try for a third at Planned Parenthood because they're experienced. So far, it seems to be staying put, but I am not okay. I'm always worried about it, obsessively check it, obsessively think about it, always running to the clinic to get it checked, and I even had to go to the ER for an anxiety attack related to it. I am currently taking meds and seeing a therapist for my anxiety issues (which I've always had, but the IUD seems to be making them worse), but my husband suggested I just get it removed.

However, I don't know if there are any good BC alternatives for me. From age 18-22 I was on 5 different types of monophasic pills and NuvaRing, but I always had breakthrough bleeding in the final week of active pills, so I always just assumed they weren't working correctly. One doctor thought that because I have Crohn's disease, my body might not be absorbing the pills correctly which is why I tried Nuvaring, but the same spotting happened. That's when I switched to the copper IUD.

I want a method where I can get a monthly period, because it makes me feel better, so implanon is out. I thought about the mini pill but I read that weight gain and depression are side effects, and I don't want that. My question is, has anyone had spotting issues on monophasic pills and had better luck with triphasic? Or are there any other methods that I should look into?

Thanks so much.

BCP Not Working Anymore?

Posted by sicfix on 15.02.2010 at 13:21
cross-posted to birthcontrol community

Hey everyone, So I can't find anything about my particular problem anywhere online, so I'm hoping that someone here has had a similar experience and can help me out. I've been taking Micronor (progestin-only) for 6 years straight, normal use. I got a period like once a year, randomly. Other than that, no period, which is common on this pill.

Last July, I got a period on my birthday (that was fun) after having not gotten one in a year or so, which happens once in a while so I didn't think much of it. But then I got another period in November, and then one in December, one in January, and now one again in February, getting more and more regular each time. I've also noticed my skin clearing up a great deal. I had never had skin problems before I began taking the pill 6 years ago. For 6 years I've had awful skin problems, and now they are clearing up drastically, at the same time that I am starting to get regular periods back, the way they were before I started taking BCP.

What is going on here? Is my BCP just not working anymore? I'm not doing anything differently, no medications, other pills or vitamins, no weight loss/gain, no drastic daily routine changes. Is it possible that Micronor just stopped working for me after 6 years of continual use?

Help!

Posted by leaveittoweaver on 08.02.2010 at 09:07
Posted to a couple other related communities.

I just switched last month from Loestrin 24fe to Trisprintec. So, the first pack of pills of Trinsprintec, my period came the last week of the pills normally and only lasted four days which was awesome. When I was on Loestrin, it would come the third week of the pills and usually last almost a week.

But this month (my second month on Trisprintec), my period started on the third week of the pills(this past Sunday). And it has yet to end. Theres been a few days here and there this month though that I didn't take my pill til in the early morning(like 7 or 8 in the morning). I normally take it at night between 10 and 11. Is this why? I'm just wondering why this is? 

For a day I had brown bleeding. Maybe two days ago. Then it was back to regular bleeding.

I just need to know what I should do? It's been eight days and it shows no sign of stopping.  I've kept taking my pills as normal, I'm on the last week of them right now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

actress ; audrey ; wistful

Condom slippage.

Posted by herminia on 30.01.2010 at 09:13
Current Mood: curiouscurious
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Should I be nervous about condoms slipping down (it was still covering about two inches of penis and appeared to contain all fluids) but NOT off? Is this counted as a condom failure?

Is it obvious (to either or both parties) if a condom leaks?



Thanks!

Diaphragms and spermicide...

Posted by firesorceress on 18.11.2009 at 20:43
Current Mood: Inquisitive
Hello all, it's been a while since I've been on LJ! I have been trying to research diaphragms and spermicide on the net to find a forum, and I'm not having much luck. Thus, I'm hoping someone on here knows something about them! I got a diaphragm, and I found a recipe for spermicide, (because I can't really find much in the stores, heard the FDA ordered a stop to it or something) 3 drops of lemon juice to 1 tbsp aloe vera. I finally tried the diaphragm for the first time today. I checked the placement after sex, and it felt a little crooked, so I righted it. And I'm figuring if anything got past it, the spermicide should catch it. One of my issues thus far, is I can't reach my cervix when I have the diaphragm in to check and make sure it's in place. Even the nurse who fitted me had trouble finding it to make sure it was covered. I just have an abnormally long (not wide) vagina. The way I check it's placement, is I just make sure it's still behind my pubic bone. And I assume that if it is behind my pubic bone, it must be covering my cervix. I'm wondering if anyone else has that problem. Also, what do you do if you have to poop within the 6 hours you're supposed to keep it in for? Cause I went to go poop, but I felt like it was starting to dislodge when I tried to poop, and I don't want it to dislodge and let the little spermies still in there past the diaphragm. I'm married, it wouldn't be the end of the world per se if I got preggers, but it is certainly undesirable right now. I have tried almost every form of hormonal birth control out there, and they do not agree with me. I've even tried a copper IUD, but it just to the point where the side effects were too much for me. I'd use condoms, but they make sex so much less fun for my hubby that he doesn't like to have it as often when we use condoms or pull out. It seems like my only option left is a diaphragm, and these are kinda weird to get used to... Help? Any experiences you've had with diaphragms, or alternative birth control ideas, would really help!
Thanks a bunch in advance!


Posted by modern_saints on 30.10.2009 at 00:30
I am currently on the generic version of yasmin. I keep seeing these commercials about people who have been harmed by the generic, yasmin, and yaz with blood cloths through out the body. I've been on yasmin for the past three years, and have not had any problems, but these commercials are freaking me out. I think I'm going to go to planned parenthood (I no long have med insurance) so that I can get cheaper pills (I pay around $50/month for the generic) what would be a good pill to switch to? Or should I just stay on the generic of yasmin because it's been three years and I haven't had a problem. I've also tried the generic for Otho Tricylin Lo and it made me feel sick to my stomach something I would like to avoid. Thanks

arms

frustrated.

Posted by woodandwool on 18.10.2009 at 20:02
back story:
bout three months ago, a doctor at my universities student health center switched me from Reclipsen to Camila due to my history of migraines. I had been taking the reclipsen for two+ years and never had any problems with it (including absolutely no increase in headaches/migraines). the doctor at the health center refused to write me a prescription for the reclipsen, and i knew that getting an apt at my regular gyno would take another two months, so i accepted the camila and went on my way. she asked that i wait three months and see if i like it.


fast forward to now, and i've decided that i HATE the camila. seriously, i can't get off of this fast enough. my acne is terrible, i feel bloated, and the whole taking-it-at-the-same-exact-time thing is killing me. i never knew how hard it would be for me to figure out a single time that i can take at pill every day of the week. i take most of my pills in the morning, right when i wake up, but when i wake up varies. i'd take it at night, but i'm an actor and my rehearsal schedule varies from day to day as well. it's incredably frustrating.

anyway. now i'm trying to figure out exactly what to do. i've been researching IUDs all night, and though i know some doctors are hesitant to insert them in a child free 20 year old. but i have some bigger questions and i am open to other suggestions:

1. i think i might be allergic to nickel. i have a hard time wearing cheap earrings, and i've always assumed it was due to nickel. i've heard that this is a problem when it comes to copper iuds. confirm/deny?

2. how are your periods with an iud? not having my period is kind of like a double edged sword for me right now. i love not having it, but at the same time my anxiety always flares up whenever my period is a no-show.

3. are there any other options here? i'm open to any suggestions...

thanks!

x posted to iud_divas

Spotting

Posted by jjj3 on 15.10.2009 at 11:49
Current Mood: nervousnervous

I've been on Yaz for about 6 months and i missed a pill on sunday, i took it on monday. it was my third week and i have had spotting, is this normal?  this may complicte things, but i decided to skip my period last month by just not taking the inactive pills. is there a higher risk of me getting pregnant? if i have sex in the next day or two will i be more likely to get pregnant?


Honey

Birth Control and Hair Loss

Posted by honeybean on 26.09.2009 at 17:53
Hi everyone,

I posted this question in parts at naturalliving, but thought it would be good to ask here as well. I recently stopped birth control after having been on it for over 7 years. My doctor and I agree that it would be best for my health. I suffer from hair thinning and loss (I'm 29), and am wondering if this may have been a side effect from the pill.

My question is: Have you experienced hair loss/thinning from birth control? We are of course seeking other possibilities, but I thought I'd cover my bases and check here.

Thanks for your help!


J-

Yasmin pill

Posted by emmaroo_x on 25.09.2009 at 23:29

Hey people :D Hoping someone can help?

I'm 17 and i've changed from the pill i was on (microgynon 30) to the Yasmin pill as my skin gets quite bad at times. It's been 2 weeks now and my skin has got even worse, it's making me feel gross. Has anyone else had the same problem? and will it get better? I don't know how long it's supposed to be like this if it is at all :S

Emma xxxx

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