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909d

so my PCOS causes me to have horrid back pain and horrid period cramps and flow but I got on birth control and it's only helped a little bit. should I talk to my doctor about changing my birth control or trying a different dose? also what is the number one pain medication that helps with back pain caused by my PCOS I can't find anything good without my grandma judging me a lot.

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    • tkra

      909d

      I’ve found that only combination birth control works— progesterone only was better than nothing, but I still had a lot of pain

    • tkra

      909d

      I’ve found that only combination birth control works— progesterone only was better than nothing, but I still had a lot of pain

    • Fiesty

      909d

      Birth control is the doctors "one size fits all" PCOS solution. It does not fit everyone. Don't be afraid to look into alternate methods of balancing your hormones.

    • BenevolentErudite

      909d

      Try NSAIDs like ibuprofen/Advil, acetaminophen/Tylenol, Naproxen Sodium, aspirin, etc.... I, personally, cannot take any hormonal birth control at all and paraguard made my back pain worse. Good luck. Keep trying. I am hoping to get a hysterectomy myself.

    • Kitaking

      909d

      I personally was chose the depo shot because it eventually stops your period altogether. I’m due for my 4th shot in a couple of weeks and I haven’t had any pain since my 2nd shot. I would say the side effects that affected me the most thus far is the spotting and lower libido. At this point my libido has improved although the spotting is still a bit annoying. I am still having a period, however it’s extremely light and pain free.

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