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#1 Velvetta

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

Posting here for more traffic, as I'm seeing a GP tomorrow. I haven't been on the pill for about 9 years and that was the mini pill which was disastrous with  a lot of break through bleeding a a total stuff around with my cycle.
So I thought I'd go back on it again but not the mini.
I realise that everyone responds differently but is there some sort of consensus of a brand or make that gives no one any side effects at all and doesn't diminish libido?
Just ball park.... pleeese original.gif

#2 EssentialBludger

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

I'm on Yaz. No side effects. And my skin has been better than ever.

#3 ~Supernova~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

I use Yasmin, I like it. Was previously on Diane, which has just been linked to 4 deaths...I loved it but yeah, no thanks lol.

Skin great on both, libido still as high as ever.

Edited by Mareek, 03 February 2013 - 05:30 PM.

#4 Bluestocking

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

I've tried quite a few and usually find myself feeling a bit ragey on them.

I'm now on Logynon and it works well for me.

#5 Isolabella

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

My DR took me off Yaz and Yasmin due to being four times more likely to develop clots then other Pills.


I have ended up with Implanon (arm implant) and it is great. Only had spotting for 2-3 days four times in 15months. Nothing to remember. Most effective form of contraception.

Edited by lsolaBella, 03 February 2013 - 05:43 PM.

#6 Guest_Spunkrat_*

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:46 PM


Edited by Spunkrat, 25 April 2013 - 05:41 PM.

#7 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

Yasmin for me.

#8 JaneDoe2010

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

Google Yaz before you try it. Look at all the lawsuits in USA and all the side effect. wink.gif

#9 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

I was on Levlen for 3 years before breakthrought bleeding.

Moved up to Norimin.

Somewhere along the line I've been shifted up to Norimin 1.

If they've had any negative effect on my libido, I would be absolutely horrified because as it is I'm ready for it 24/7.   ffear.gif

#10 livvie7586

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

I wouldn't touch levlen with a 10 ft pole.  Firstly there seem to be quite a few levlen babies wandering around (DS is one of them, and there are plenty of threads here on the topic), and secondly sex drive was nonexistant for me on it (things would starts out ok, but after 6-12 months i just wasn't interested).

I'm with spunkrat, though, finding one that works for you really is trial and error

#11 ~Supernova~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

Levlen and Lygonon were both terrible for my skin. I guess the moral of the story is...it'd different for everybody and you need to try it out :/

I will add though, on Yasmin, I bled for almost 2 months straight when I first started it. However, since then, my periods last approx 3 days, 4 days max.

And realistically - all pills have side affects. All pills can cause blood clots (particularly if you are a smoker like me). No pill works for every woman.

#12 Isolabella

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

Yes all pills cause blood clots but Yaz, Yasmin and Dianne did so at four times those of other Pills. That is why even though I have low BP and am non smoker my Dr recommended I change.

Edited by lsolaBella, 03 February 2013 - 06:44 PM.

#13 jo-v

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

I'm on Yasmin and it suits me fine, didn't make me gain weight like others seemed to.

#14 jo-v

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:46 PM


Edited by jo-v, 03 February 2013 - 06:47 PM.

#15 jo-v

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:46 PM


Edited by jo-v, 03 February 2013 - 06:47 PM.

#16 jo-v

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

Qp  wacko.gif

Edited by jo-v, 03 February 2013 - 06:48 PM.

#17 ~Supernova~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 03/02/2013, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes all pills cause blood clots but Yaz, Yasmin and Dianne did so at four times those of other Pills. That is why even though I have low BP and am non smoker my Dr recommended I change.

Do you have links? I have read some studies, but others say that the higher number of women on these popular pills will inevitably result in skewed side effect figures in comparison.

#18 chickendrumstick

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Levlen works well for me...my mood is much better on it and no  babies/weight gain/bleeding etc. I've been on it for seven years.

#19 Apageintime

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Diane works for me.
Yaz was terrible for my skin.

#20 jobo77

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

I am back on Levlen which is what I was on pre babies. I love that I can skip my period (according to the GP 2 years straight if I wanted but I haven't been game enough to go past about 3 cycles). My libido is pretty much non-existent though but not sure if thats the pill or just having a 3 and 1 year old... unsure.gif  I was on it pre kids for about 7 years, maybe more, and had no issues with libido which makes me unsure if I can blame it this time around!

#21 Isolabella

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Just going by what my Dr told me.

US FDA has summary of data


#22 Velvetta

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

deleted because I googled

Edited by Velvetta, 03 February 2013 - 08:02 PM.

#23 erindiv

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

I've been on Levlen for about 8 years now with short breaks each time I had a baby. Never got pregnant while taking it, even when I once missed four in a row (was sick).

No difficulty concieving when I came off it either, within 3 cycles with DD and first cycle with DS.

I skip periods regularly but try to avoid doing it more than twice in a row or I get breakthrough bleeding.

#24 Velvetta

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

Anyone on Femcon Fe? I googled and it sounds good too.

#25 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

i've been skipping periods almost completely for near-on a decade huh.gif

Including the year I was on depo and it never showed up, even though I never had my next injection "on time"

I keep meaning to do it at the end of the box, but there's always something coming up that I'd rather not have it for, so it doesn't happen ninja.gif

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