What can I expect from starting birth control for polycistic ovaries?
- 9 Feb 2016 by vickysecretz
- 15 April 2016
- microgestin fe 1/20, peri-ds, birth control, polycystic ovary syndrome, contraception, prescription, period, irregular period
I am 25 with SUPER irregular periods. I just discovered I have polycistic ovaries and was prescribed microgestin. I believe my body will be going through major hormonal changes and I'm curious as to what to expect.
Also, how critical is it that I take it at the the exact same time? I have ADD and am AWFUL at consistently remembering to do things. I made this part part of my nightly routine. When I get off work (the exact time changes could be 30 min-1 hr difference) I come home wash my face, take medication, brush and floss, moisturizer then sleep.
I also have PCOS, I was about 15 when I started Birth Control (BC) for my irregular periods.
I didn't notice much difference but it did help keep my PCOS symptoms to a minimum.
Most of us with PCOS have weight gain, hair grow or loss, acne etc. Which BC helped to keep at bay by regulating the release of hormones in your body. However everyone has different reaction to different medications and the first type of BC you are prescribed may not always be the best fit for you.
Having a routine such as the one you mentioned is great. Birth control is designed to work properly when taken daily at the same time whether it be for PCOS or for preventing pregnancy. If you are going to be sexually active while taking the BC you will want to ensure you follow the guidelines your doctor and pharmacist have instructed to have proper protection.
Good luck on your PCOS journey.
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