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my doctors are considering putting me on birth control to help with overian seists i cant spell it- but they said it will also help with my hormones and its kinda anxiety inducing- does anyone have any experience with this kinda thing?

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    • Persephone9

      817d

      Honestly I get huge awful cysts and birth control did nothing to stop them. I’ve even had surgery to remove them. That said, there’s very few treatments for ovarian cysts so it’s often worth a shot! You can also try different forms (the ring, progesterone only types like the mini pill or depo provera, IUD, etc) if the first thing you try doesn’t help. I’ve heard diet is also worth trying!

    • Persephone9

      817d

      Honestly I get huge awful cysts and birth control did nothing to stop them. I’ve even had surgery to remove them. That said, there’s very few treatments for ovarian cysts so it’s often worth a shot! You can also try different forms (the ring, progesterone only types like the mini pill or depo provera, IUD, etc) if the first thing you try doesn’t help. I’ve heard diet is also worth trying!

    • Diabadass

      817d

      I’ve never dealt with cysts or anything, but I just started the birth control pill and it’s working great with regulating my cycle and hormones. My advice would be to start on a pill until you know how it effects you so you don’t have to commit to anything long term right away

    • Sleepysleeps

      818d

      I remember my first ovarian cyst happened when I ran out of birth control pills for 2 weeks. Ruptured on me after a couple weeks. Ouchie. I think taking pills are difficult for most people because you do have to take it at the same time every day. There’s other options, though. Also there’s progesterone only bc methods if estrogen is not your friend. I’m now on the depo-provera 3 month injection. My favorite so far, my periods stopped completely after 6 months. Everyone reacts differently and don’t be afraid to ask your doctor plenty of questions on your options. It’s your body you’ve got the right to know what you’re putting into it!

    • Comic

      818d

      My experience wasn't great either so I haven't been on it in over a decade. All you can do is try different ones if you don't immediately find one that works for you.

    • Jewels18

      818d

      Personally my experience on birth control was not a pleasant one but everyone’s body and hormone make up is going to be different. Two suggestions I have are 1. Don’t be scared to try different birth controls if the first doesn’t produce good results 2. Be in contact with your doctor about symptoms you are feeling and keep track of those symptoms. I’m sorry you are anxious about it. I remember I was too when I first went on it.

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