The birth control pill might be the most popular form of contraception out there, but that doesn’t mean it works for everyone. The Pill comes with a slew of side effects, and while some are great (less acne, more mild cramps, and, oh yeah, you won’t get pregnant), some are less than ideal (a low sex drive? Cool!). And sometimes, the side effects aren’t just annoying, they’re downright dangerous. There are some things that just shouldn’t happen when you’re on the Pill, and it can be hard to figure out where the line is.
I took birth control pills for almost ten years before I realized they weren’t working for me. They made me feel these horribly intense emotions I couldn’t control and gave me bad headaches. I tried three different kinds to no avail. My gynecologist finally admitted the birth control pill might not be for me anymore. I was shocked when it happened, because I never knew that it could. That sounds silly, but it’s true! If your Pill is doing some things that feel off, check out this list, then make a gyno appointment.
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