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post #21 of 24
I had 1 shot of Depo and my hair started falling out!. That was the only shot I ever received.
post #22 of 24
I was on birth control pills from ages 17-19 with no problems.

I tried to go on BC last year (for cramps and flow issues) and it was a disaster. The first pill made me utterly repulsed by anything remotely intimate with my partner (maybe that's how it works?), the second had spotting so bad that my period was about 14 days long, and the ring made me cranky.

We've decided to TTC earlier so I'm just going to deal with the flow issues for now.

Also, it's not our primary form of BC so that was never an issue.
post #23 of 24
Pills made me very moody, lose some of my hair and have heavy cramping in my ovaries.

Nonoxyl-9 made me numb (the inserts actually made me wet the bed) and get yeast infections. Turns out it was an allergic reaction. Now, I've developed allergies to latex and sucrose-based lubricants. Anytime I use any of those, sex is painful for me. This means I have troubles with pretty much all condoms, bc the kinds that are non-latex are coated with nonoxyl-9.

Needless to say, our sex has radically improved when we started TTC. :

We hope to take a good FAM class so we can go completely natural after the baby is born.
post #24 of 24
I was on OrthoTricyclin for 2 years when I was younger. I hated it! They gave it out at the Planned Parenthood for cheap, so I got it. I had EXTREME mood swings. I am a pretty controlled person, but I went nutso. I've done a little bit of research and I believe it was just too much for me hormonally (I have terrible PMS anyway and it was a high amount of estrogen for an 18 yo). I distinctly remember when I realized something was wrong: I was driving down the road and someone cut me off. My reaction: Bawling hysterically. Huh? Yeah, after I finally got off of it I swore I'd never do it again. Not worth my sanity.
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