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I suffer horrific periods. They cause me a lot of pain. The biggest difficulty however is my mood before and during. I become profoundly depressed. I mean don't-get-out-of-bed-for-a-week depressed. Suicidal depressed. I cannot stand it. My entire life shuts down once a month. Combined with my rapid mood cycling with borderline, it's a hell storm. I have tried every brand of birth control available to me. Every single one has made me go off the rails. My doctor has written me a prescription for the IUD Mirena, claiming that because it releases different types of hormones, it shouldn't mess with my head. She has left the decision in my hands with very little information. The internet isn't that reliable for proper information, but what I have found has not sounded promising. Has anyone else, who is specifically borderline tried any IUD before? Did it make you nuts? Did it make you fat? Is there even such thing as birth control that doesn't ruin your life?
I recently started on Birth Control pills and suddenly, I'm getting small "brain zaps' and a strange lightheaded feelings throughout the day. Has anyone noticed this?? I'm wondering if the Pill is suddenly causing a decrease in my Lamictal blood levels? If so, has anyone increased dosage and found relief? I wonder how much my pdoc would increase the dose?
So about 3-4 days ago through today (when I got my period) I became increasingly angry. I would snap at everyone, act like an entitled brat (when I am not usually one), horrible anxiety, rage, crying, so many emotions all at once. It was awful. I almost got kicked out for my behavior. This is not usually me. It's the PMS. If anyone on here takes Birth Control or Progesterone or any kind of hormone assistance, please share your experience, the name of the product you are taking and if it has made an impact on the emotional aspects of your PMS. The period part is fine, my periods are light and easy to handle...the PMS - emotional side, not so much. Also, please don't recommend an AD because I am not allowed to take those. Thanks in advance!
On the way home from the doctors, casually, my girl told me what she said when Dr. H. asked her about 'birds and the bees' (my phrase). "I told her that I was not thinking about it right now but that does not mean I would not be thinking about taking it soon." Me - "You mean the PILL?" Ignoring my mini lecture about the evils of hormones and How Wonderful Using A Diaphragm would be. She emphasizes, "Mom, just remember, when I say I am ready to take it that does not mean I will USE it right away." Even though I setup this appointment specifically for this conversation because her current beau is adorable and 3 years older, I was a bit shell shocked. But as usual my girl gets it better than I do. I told her that is the smartest answer possible. Be prepared. You do not want to get pregnant. Her birth mom was 14 when my kid was a happy swimming sperm and nesting egg. so,...... Come one, come all. Please tell me your stories about your own birth control, what you suggest for my girl, mothers who went through this with their girls and BOYS. arrrgghhhh. oh my god. It;s too soon.