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I'm 21F with combination-ADHD, and I'm considering starting birth control for endometriosis symptoms and preventing pregnancy. Does anyone want to share their experiences with different forms of birth control with ADHD? I've heard many forms of hormonal birth control have negative symptoms for ADHD individuals

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    • TheWeeble

      803d

      Personally, I was a big fan of nexplanon when I had it. The worst side effect I noticed was irregularity, and that didn't bother me too much. I also liked not needing to remember it.

    • Nightfall

      801d

      I recently got Nexplanon and it’s making me much more emotionally out of whack. I’m going to try to wait it out for 8 months. It made my period lighter but my usual symptoms were heightened and the ibuprofen didn’t do too much. But since this is my first ever birth control, I’m going to wait it out so I can get used to it. I chose it because I’m super forgetful. Do what you are comfortable with

    • Ad.Astra

      803d

      I have a bad memory because of my adhd so I get the birth control shot and it works amazing! No adhd side effects.

    • LadyTavali

      803d

      I have an IUD inserted for my endo pain as pills just weren’t cutting it. I haven’t noticed anything different and I’m I medicated right now for my ADHD but trying to get something for it. Fourth time is the charm, right?

    • Cash_Money

      803d

      I have nexplanon and that works great for me! Another great method is the shot! IUDs, pills, and the other methods of birth control have been absolutely terrible for me personally (weight gain, breaking out, extreme mood swings, etc)

    • CurlySue

      803d

      I take a birth control every morning every 3 months for 10 days due to PCOS and I am also on medicine for ADHD and I have never had any bad side affect and everything works out great

    • AutismSister2022

      803d

      I had an IUD for 8 years until my husband and started trying for a kid. Hurts bad going in for a moment but I had no periods or period symptoms for 8 years. Before the IUD my periods would knock me out for days due to pain.

    • TheWeeble

      803d

      Personally, I was a big fan of nexplanon when I had it. The worst side effect I noticed was irregularity, and that didn't bother me too much. I also liked not needing to remember it.

    • Bubble_Nugget

      803d

      I take hormonal birth control orally with my ADHD medicine every morning. I personally experienced mild headaches for the first week with an occasional loss of appetite around lunch time. I suggest considering an IUD first and formost, comparing the risks and rewards with hormonal birth control and other options. Besides the first few weeks, I only experience mild tiredness when I’m reaching the end of my medicine pack. It varies from person to person! I hope you find your solution safely and easily :)

    • NikkiC

      803d

      I personally don’t believe in taking hormonal birth controls at all. Especially with ADHD and endometriosis. If you have IG, look up dr.jess.md. She specializes in these kind of cases and has been a tremendous help to me personally, I’m sure you can find some great resources on her website

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