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Old 11-20-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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I am contemplating taking birth control for the first time. I'm 23 and have not yet taken it. Anyways, I went to the obgyn and she suggested Beyaz, I researched however and saw that it had mixed reviews.

I have always liked things to be "au naturel" and I know it's superficial, but I am really afraid of altering hormones, missing my periods, and gaining weight/nausea. I am pretty healthy and really would rather use a condom then risk my body changing over the next several weeks.

Suggestions?

Ladies, if any of you have ever taken Beyaz, please help a sista out. Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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If you are uncomfortable being on birth control pills then I would stick with the current method you are using especially if you aren't in a long term relationship.

Personally I haven't used Beyaz. I've been on LoSeasonique for the past few years and really like it, periods 4 times a year works for me. I've never had side effects from BC Pills, been on them for over 20 years so I've tried a few different ones. I like the ease of them and always knowing when I'll get my period.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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If you are uncomfortable being on birth control pills then I would stick with the current method you are using especially if you aren't in a long term relationship.

Personally I haven't used Beyaz. I've been on LoSeasonique for the past few years and really like it, periods 4 times a year works for me. I've never had side effects from BC Pills, been on them for over 20 years so I've tried a few different ones. I like the ease of them and always knowing when I'll get my period.
And what if I am in one? Would you recommend it then?
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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If you are in one then it still comes down to what you feel comfortable doing for your body.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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If you are in one then it still comes down to what you feel comfortable doing for your body.
I've always been really against hormonal birth control. But I've always been that way about pills and such, since I've never ever taken BC I don't want to start now. But I am afraid of getting pregnant too it's just a catch 22. I don't want to take the pills, I figure when something happens, I'll just take Plan B but I hear that's kind of like an "abortifacent" and I don't know if it's better to take that after sex or just take the BC pills. I'm leaning more towards Plan B though..

Thoughts?

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Old 11-21-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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millions of women use birth control with no ill effects. lots of things are natural, like underarm hair but doesn't mean it's the way to go. we add things to our water and our food supply, we wear make up and dye our hair. if you are sure you don't want to get pregnant take the pill. taking plan B is not something you can always count on especially if you don't think you might be pregnant. condoms diaphragms and abstaining while fertile is only for the most dedicated and the reason why alot of children were born before the pill.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Plan B is not as effective as the pill. It can also cause plenty of side effects.

There are lots of different birth control pills. Your doc probably prescribes whatever is popular now, or whatever most of her patients seem to prefer. If it causes any side effects that you can't live with, you can always switch to a different pill until you find the one that works for you.

The good thing about taking the pill vs using condoms is that it's something that you control. You don't have to worry about your partner using it right or it breaking or slipping...as long as you take your pill every day, you know you're protected.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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I researched however and saw that it had mixed reviews.
I think all birth control pills will state warnings. My daughter is near your age and takes Yaz. She's been told that it's had negative side effects also but she hasn't experienced them. In her case, that particular brand is supposed to help with PMDD also. Birth control pills today contain far fewer hormones than when they originally came out.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I think all birth control pills will state warnings. My daughter is near your age and takes Yaz. She's been told that it's had negative side effects also but she hasn't experienced them. In her case, that particular brand is supposed to help with PMDD also. Birth control pills today contain far fewer hormones than when they originally came out.
I sincerely hope that your daughter will always be well but just because she is not experiencing overt / noticeable side effects on Yaz does not mean that those "far fewer hormones" are doing no harm. Interfering with hormones / hormonal imbalance is, imo, very unwise.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I am HIGHLY against birth control. I find it to be nasty and horrible on the body. My gf had a stroke at 22 from her bc (Yaz) She then changed to the ring one (I forgot what its called) in which we had to call an ambulance for her because she passed out 3 days after it being inserted and started foaming at the mouth, they took it out and she never had another issue. I ended up with lifelong heart problems from mine. Not to mention I gained 23 lbs the first MONTH I was on it (Lunel). My boobs went from a 36 B to 48 D in that month too. I had stretch marks so bad they looked like someone had just smeared blood colored lines on them from almost my arm pits to nipples. One month later that birth control was recalled. I now have heart palpitations , racing heart and pounding from that lovely experiment and went from a very active softball and volleyball player to not being able to walk up stairs sometime,. IMO condoms work just fine and are a much safer option.
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