Hey ladies. I am fishing for ideas here. My hubby and I are thinking that I have some sort of tolerance to the hormones in the different birth control pills. Here's all the different ones I have tried.
Ortho tri cyclen ortho tri cyclen lo Depra Prevera ( the shot) Ovcon 34 Loestrin 24
I know it's not a huge list like some of you. My side effects and pains amplify while I am any of them. My doctor told me to stop the Loestrin 24 for 7 days because I have been bleeding/spotting for 21. I have been off of them 3 days and I feel so much better besides the heavy bleeding that decided to start.
Has anyone been told their body has a tolerance to the hormones and what did you do? I am thinking about not returning to the pill. I am scheduled for a lap on April 13th and we are even thinking of no bcp after the surgery. I went 9 years without bcps and my pains and problems were no where near what they have been the last 9 months on all of these different bcps.
Ideas or opinions would be wonderful! I have 3 more days before I am to call the doctor back to give him the results of the 7 days of no bcps.View Thread
Ok so... I am on day 21 of this spotting crap. I finally got a call back from the doctor's medical assistant. They want me to stop taking the pills for 7 days and see if I can actually get a period. After the 7 days I am to call and give them an update and we will go from there. ( God, I really hate RE's all they want to do is cut you up) I haven't even been examed by this RE and I have been his patient since October.View Thread
I am a pad and tampon gal. I have to use both and eventually I can get to the point throughout the cycle where I can use one or the other. I usually use the pads if I am gonna be off or going to bed but throughout the day I have to have both. I am very worried about the accidents. ( I am like a few of you.. the period horrors)View Thread
Thanks Brooke, That actually helped me alittle. I was on yaz for 6 months, major problems, switched to ovcon 34 in October, again major problems, and now I am on Loestrin 24. So I am gonna assume that my body just doesn't handle bcp very well. I have been on ortho tri cyclen and ortho tri cyclen lo, and even Depra Provera. I have had just about all the same symptoms some more severe then others. I was a good solid 8 years with any bcps and my pains were mild and nowhere near as many bowel problems and urination problems.
Anyways.. I am day 15 of whatever this spotting/period thing is and my have been more intense the last 2 days and even found some tissue and blood clots today. So I am gonna give the doctor a call and see what he thinks. Thanks again for your advice. It was very useful.View Thread
I switched pills and the doctor told me to not allow my period to show up. I started spotting a week before the switch though. The bleeding is much heavier then the 1st 2 days. I change tampons everytime I use the bathroom in hopes of it disappearing. It's no were near a normal period blood flow but it it bright red blood. So I am gonna give it a few more days Wednesday will be 2 weeks and I will call the doctor if it hasn't stopped by then. It's so frustrating. Thank you.View Thread
It's a great Hump day for me. Waiting in the doctor's office to finalize my surgery date and all the post and pre op dates. Oh How I feel the stress lifted off my shoulders to know I am finally gonna get some relief.View Thread
Thanks Brandi. I am happy they finally switched me as well. It's my first day on it and I feel like crap. I have been having painful cramps here and there and nausea.The spotting still hasn't gone away yet either. It went from being barely noticible to tingled red. Doctor said if it continues to let them know and they will take a look. Gotta wait and see what happens.
I know what you mean by expensive. It cost me $70 for one month. Not gonna be fun since I am to take it continuously. Thank god I am calling tomorrow to book my surgery. It's gonna be April 13th.
Now the count down begins. Can't wait to get some relief.View Thread
Well, Called the doctor today. They are switching from this current pill ( even levels of hormones) to Loestrin 24. We will see how my body reacts. He's telling me to skip the placebo pill all together. So we shall see what happens. Thank you ladies for everything.View Thread
Thanks for your advice. Well, this pill seemed to be good at first but now I am starting to really worry. I know it normally takes 3 months to get into your system but I think my body is resisting. (Back History-- I was off of any and all hormones for 99 years after taking Lupron without hormone therapy).
My first pack and very first pill brought on a severe headache for 3 days tops. Started making me sicking to my stomach and nauseous within hours. Plus side to it was my sex drive was back, arousal wasn't taking nearly as long, and my hot flashes went away. So now 4 months later and back to no sex drive, still feeling sick from the moment I take the pill and well now this the spotting. So I guess after all of this the pill isn't helping at all.
I am gonna call tomorrow and speak to the doctor and see what they can do. If surgery is mentioned yet again. I am gonna find me a new doctor who will actually help me.
Thanks ladies. I really apperciate the advice. Sorry to have disappeared for a few weeks. Being a restaurant manager and holiday season consumes all your time.View Thread