I cycle through my period because my periods are insanely painful. I also have depression and anxiety and I easily bloat. I have had so much trouble finding a birth control that works for me and I am on a mission to find the perfect birth control. I need a birth control that doesn’t cause a lot of mood changes and does not cause bloating. Can anyone recommend a pill?
It's actually very difficult to give a recommendation because everyone has different experiences with different birth control pills. One person may find one pill great, whereas another person may have lots of side effects from it.
It's best you try a couple and see what sort of symptoms you have. Your doctor will have to decide what sort of strength and hormone combination (depending on the different progestins) will be best for you. All the best.
Hi angelinac - It sure would be helpful when posing questions that they be posted as "conversational" so that interaction between the poster and responders can take place. When posting "direct", contrary to popular belief, that doesn't mean that you are looking for a "direct"... no nonsense answer. It just means that only one answer can be given per poster. I know you didn't know that but just for future information. Conversational is the way to go. Now on to your question... the first thing that jumped off the page to me was the mention of depression and bad periods. When was the last time you had a full physical with an indepth study of thyroid function??? The endocrine system handles all that fun "womanly" stuff and if the thyroid isn't functioning optimally, you can get symptoms like you are mentioning. Before going on a BC pill, it would be prudent to know if there is anything wrong first before adding more hormones into the mix. A better opinion can be given if you are in optimum health but it doesn't sound like you are. BC pills notoriously cause weight gain. You do have time on your side so I would suggest you talk with your PCP first (unless you have done all that already) before talking with a gyn. Your gyn can best address all of your concerns about low dose hormone BC pills.
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