Re: Birth Control Pills - good and bad?
I have had the worst experience on Depo and Ortho Evra, it has really scared me away from using any kind of chemical contraceptive. Two years of hell on those has convinced me that maybe BC is just not for me. The only good that came out of it was that I didn't have the extreme pain and vomiting on my periods now that I had before taking BC. But it still wasn't worth the bloating, weight loss, hair loss, mood swings, chronic constipation, migraines, acid reflux, dry and sensitive PA, lower libido, missed days from school, lower GPA... it very nearly ruined my life, never again.
Andi, if you had "zero side effects", why were you bouncing three different BC pills? Was there a convenience factor involved? That's what got me on the non-pill BC. I am still extremely skeptical, but I should research the different brands of pills out there. What are you all on so I can look them up!