Jump to content

Best contraceptive pill?

  • Please log in to reply
34 replies to this topic

#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

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


First look at Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget is now in her 40s and is a successful publishing executive - but also has a pregnancy to contend with as well.

Newlyweds send bill to no-show guests

Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.

Claire Danes: acting out postnatal depression was difficult

Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.

Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram & high chair liners

We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

Win a Family Farm Trip with Shaun the Sheep

To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Essential Kids and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are offering one winner and their family a holiday to a farm.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Win a Justine Clarke Pyjama Jam! prize pack

The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.

Silence is golden ... or is it?

Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Running for beginners: taking the first steps

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.

Tips for turning yourself into a morning person

Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.

Thousands sign petition for unborn babies killed by domestic violence

Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.

Pregnant Sarah Harris tells body-shamers to 'get stuffed'

Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.

In defence of 'brexting'

Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?

How a fellow passenger made a mum's day on a flight

As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful. 


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



What are your favourite baby products?

The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.