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NeuroNerd12

755d

Hello! I’m in the process of getting a PCOS diagnosis right now, and the doctor is pushing pretty hard for birth control. I’m not sure where I stand on it, what have your experiences been with BC? Are there other ways to treat it?

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    • salmon

      750d

      i’ve been on the kariva birth control 28-day tablet since around july of 2021. my periods are now 100% identical every month and i always know when they’re coming, which wasn’t the case prior to starting the medication (which for some reason wasn’t listed on Alike.) i highly recommend it- in my case my main symptom was very erratic periods.

    • salmon

      750d

      i’ve been on the kariva birth control 28-day tablet since around july of 2021. my periods are now 100% identical every month and i always know when they’re coming, which wasn’t the case prior to starting the medication (which for some reason wasn’t listed on Alike.) i highly recommend it- in my case my main symptom was very erratic periods.

    • Calibird

      750d

      I've been on and off all different sorts of bc pills, for me they work for a little while and then I can't take them anymore because they start giving me migraines. Currently I'm trying bc pills one last time before looking for other options.

    • DrUnicorn

      753d

      I have had pcos for almost 8-9 years and I have the arm implant birth control. The pills didn't work for me and I was middle school and they recommended IUD and I was like no way. So I did the implant and I'm glad I did. I don't have periods I do still have headaches and some moods changes but no blood or cramps. So I think you should try it cause it really helped me and you can always stop if you don't like it or it does work. It's worth a try to get some control on it. But it is what you feel comfortable with and want to do.

    • rylesmcgyles

      755d

      I got diagnosed with PCOS pretty early on, and my doctor prescribed birth control. I’ve been on it for over 7 years now and haven’t had any issues. Personally, I love the way that the birth control pills have helped my PCOS symptoms, in fact, I hardly notice them anymore. I know other treatments include diet changes based on the specific type of PCOS you may have, and while I’ve never tried that route due to struggles with an ED, I have heard great things about it. It really just depends on your preference. I see a lot of people dislike the birth control treatment plan, however, personally, it’s worked great.

      • NeuroNerd12

        752d

        @rylesmcgyles thank you!! I also had an ED for a long time and am worried about dietary changes that may kickstart that back up, but am hesitant to try birth control since it can mess up your emotions a bit too which could also trigger it. So simple yet so complicated 😭

    • lovelydove

      755d

      Personally, I didn't like how it made me feel. If I had to take it, I'd prefer the ring kind, as I think that didn't affect my mood as much as pills. It may be worth giving a try and seeing how it affects you, as it can lower endometrial cancer risk for people with PCOS. What's helped me more with managing my symptoms though is figuring out which type of PCOS I have and treating those more specific reasons. This article explains it: https://thepcosnutritionist.com/blog/cause-of-pcos/

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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