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side effects of the pill

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
my girlfriend is considering going on the pill. are there any side effects, what does it do to a girl, apart from stopping her producing eggs or somin.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It can make some people put on weight, but not as much as if u got pregnant so dont that let be an issue!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As a bloke my knowledge of all things "the pill" is, well, shit. Just a quick question seeings as we are talking about it, is the pill effective during the whole month or just the 3 weeks out of the 4 when you take it?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    im on the pill "MICROGYNON 30" and citboy it protect u 4 the whole 4 weeks, ok u take 1 pill every day for 4 weeks and at the end of those 4 weeks u stop talking them 4 1 week but u r still covered. and during that week your period should come although it is not a proper period.

    hope ive helped!
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    i take the same pill as you jolizzie. although i take 3 packs then stop for a week, i rang up a family planning clinic and nhs direct to make sure that was safe coz id read about it in a health mag somewhere. but you're proteced from the day you start taking your first pill, provided you start taking it on the first day of your period.

    i put on a few pounds when i started going on the pill, but like lolly said, whats worse, a few pounds or a baby and a lot more?

    i posted somewhere about side effects of the pill, but i cant remember where! sorry.



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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanks for answering...wasnt sure if i would get an answer until tomorrow

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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    we're just super efficient city boy <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Technically the pill doesn't put the weight on, it just increases your appetite, so if you watch what you eat whilst on it then you shouldn't put any weight on!! I'm on the same pill as the others, but I have the version that gives you 28 pills, 7 of which are just sugar pills, this means that you bascally take 1 pill everyday, you don't have to stop a pack for a week and start a new one, whilst taking the sugar pill you have your period, your protected throughout the whole time you take the pill correctly.

    There are some pills that can have other side affects, I was on one that I finished taking and ended up bleeding for 5 weeks after I'd finished so you do have to be careful, but don't worry thats an extreme side effect!!

    There are good points to the pill as well, they make your periods lighter and shorter, as well as making them less painfull, they also improve the condition of the skin. But if your g/f is a smoker she needs to watch for other effects!

    Other than that they are one of the best forms of contraception as long as they are used properly!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im on a different sort of pill LOESTRIN 30. I take mine 1 a day for three weeks then have a week off. I dont think ive put ne weight on, which is good. Im also happier now that i feel protected all the time so if nething does happen im safe from pregnacy, cause not from STDS!
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Too confusing all this, im jsut glad im a bloke <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif">. i think my gf is on the one teapot is, i think <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/confused.gif"&gt;

    "Is sex dirty? Only if its done right."
    - Woody Allen
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I been on a couple of different ones. First one made me depressed, and had to go an anti depressants for a short while, second one made me put weight on, and the one i'm on now for another reason other than contraception is great, has helped me lose a bit of weight and i'm not getting as many spots. She needs to have a chat with her GP as to the best one for her.
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Posts: 2,822 Boards Guru
    mandi, what were the names of all those pills? god im so nosy lol

    LOSING weight? wow. when i first started taking the pill (microgynon 30) i got way less spots, but now almost a year on they all came back suddenly. strange. theyre going away again now, maybe it was somethign to do with stress or diet... hmm. i did put weight on but im ok with my weight, i just need to exercise a bit then ill not look as flabby! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt; <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;

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