apocralypse wrote:i was just reading up on all types of birth control and NONE of them sound like anything i want anything to do with. I am in a monogamous relationship and we use condoms everytime, so i dont really see why i need BC. The hormonal shift, the acne, the weight gain - those are all counter-productive to my physical goals atm. and i know not all types cause that but the ones that dont just look bothersome.
I put off trying the pill because I was terrified it would make me depressed...then my "normal" period went so wacky [zits, mood problems, unpredictability, pain, and more zits] that I decided the pill couldn't be worse, and might actually have advantages. Now I feel slightly clearer-skinned and a whole lot clearer-headed, which...shocks me. I seem to be adapting really well, and I wonder if my body was actually craving that extra dose of hormone.
[I'm not saying this would happen to anyone else, I just think this is the best place to share my experience.]
Also my boobs plumped up a little, which is quite nice (and whoever a few pages back said that was uncommon, I really don't think it is). They'd somehow been losing mass before that, which is crazy, because I hadn't lost any weight --
kilgore trout wrote:*cool stuff about Yaz*
As much as I like Yaz, I hated ortho-tri cyclen lo. The only plus was I had lighter periods, but my skin was a mess, and I had mood swings every time I switched between the three phases of pills.
So-the moral of the story is, I would give a pill about 3 months to see how I tolerated it, and what side affects occurred. If I wasn't happy after 3 months, I would switch.
I'm on Ortho-Tri Lo. I'm sorta kicking myself for not requesting Yaz, because I keep hearing awesome things about it. That's my plan though too...a few months to make sure it doesn't suck.
[Edit: is this new thread title a reference I'm missing? Because the first thing that pops into my head is Lil Kim saying 'this one goes out to my ----az in jail' and I don't think that's it at all.]