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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
hiya,
i went on the pill in july, due to problem periods and 4 contraceptive reasons.
as 4 the period problem, they were still v.painful and still as heavy.
i came off it over 2 wks ago, during the last month of takin it my belly swelled, i look constantly bloated, i thought after my last period that it would go down, but it hasnt and i lok pregnant.
could it b due to the pill or do u just recon im gettin fat!!
and do u have any suggestions to relieve the pain, i do take nurofen, but 2 tablets only last 2 hrs in stead of 4. ive tried loads a tablets. ive heard about herbal remedies but they can b quite expensive.
thanx
love helly

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hiya helly.

    Sorry to hear you in discomfort. If you haven't done so already, can I suggest you talk to your GP about it and the issues you have discussed.

    Remember it does take a few months for the levels of the contraceptive hormone to be high enough to effectively begin to deal with period pain etc. If you only started in July, then perhaps you need to persevere with it.

    If you have had problems with bloating you may be retaining fluid, so try sitting with your legs elevated, and try and avoid standing for long periods if possible.

    Without wanting to cause you worry, is there any chance you are pregnant? As I say, it takes a while for a therapeutic level to be established, which is why GP's etc advocate using another form of contraception in the early days of taking the pill.

    It may be worth checking, of course I am probably completely wrong and way off the mark.

    Helly, - girl as to whether you are getting fat, you r looking fine <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; (seriously I don't know, remember I can't actually see you!!! - though feel i know you)

    As for the pain, if it has lasted for more than 3 days - please see your GP. DO NOT take any more than 2 paracetamol based preparations, every 4 hours - and no more than 8 in any 24 hour period, it can be very dangerous.

    You shouldn't be in pain - remember it is natures way of saying GO AND SEE YOUR DOCTOR.

    Don't worry and take care, let us know how u r.

    derby
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hiya,
    thanx derby. i hope im not pregnant, but i dont know if its possible as i was/am still having my periods, but i have heard u can still have periods and b pregnant. i dont tend to take the tablets when required, every 2 hrs, un less the pain is unbearable, which it usually is.
    the docter prescribed me 3 monthe of the pill and said to go back after to get more, but i returned and said i wanted to come off it cause of all the probs i was having, and im not in a sexual relationship at the mo.
    im worried now that i might b pregnant, as i did have unprotected sex while with my ex.
    i suppose i will just have to buy a pregnancy test, but surley if i am havin periods then they might distorte the results,as such.
    thanx again.
    c ya love helly
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A reply from mrs derby on this one-

    She says that perhaps the pill you were on wasn't of a suffiently effective strength to deal with your period pains, therefore your GP may be able to prescribe something else. When she was on the pill she felt bloated as well - so it might be one of the side-effects.

    Though it does sound unlikely that you are pregnant as you are continuing to have periods, it is POSSIBLE, particularly as you have had unprotected intercourse. So it must be worth spending a fiver or so on a kit just for peace of mind.

    As for the results being affected by the pill. Tests look for a hormone in preganant females urine called hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin), which isn't affected by the pill.

    I am sure everything will be ok helly, let us know how you get on.

    regards derby and mrs derby.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hiya Helly. Not meaning to scare u or anything but it is possible to have periods when pregnant. My friend had them all the way through her pregnacy and I had one at the start which was why I thought I was month less pregnant than I actually am! I still have slight bleeding around when I would have had a period. Sorry if this is shitting u up, I just want u to know the fact so that u can check it out. Hope u arnty pregnant (assuming, it would be a bad thing as Im am the same age as u and would rather not be in this situation!!!) and think maybe u should take a trip to the docters. Goood luck honey.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanx lolly, derby and mrs derby, i suppose id better head down the chemist.
    but i know that if i am, then id have to keep it, so then id have to drop outta uni, which is my dream, as i wanna b a paramedic.
    god im scared now.
    o well,
    have to wait and c
    thanx again
    love helen
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    heely, read my post about stress. Nothing changes unless you find out you are pregnant, so worrying about what might happen is not really constructive.

    But cover your arse by getting it checked out.

    If you are pregnant, then life doesn't stop, it changes but it still goes on - only different.

    Please let us know how you are, my thoughts are with you. You'll be fine.

    regards derby
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know what painful periods are like, you feel totally shit, don't you. My mum recommends Evening Primrose tablets and Raspberry leaf tablets.
    As for essential oil, put about 4 drops of MARJORAM into a hot bath (but not too hot or it'll evaporate) and stir it a bit. LAVENDER works too, but you have to be careful with these oils because some can irritate your skin.
    Apart from that you could try lying on the floor with you legs up against the wall, or a hot water bottle. I know it's the last thing you want to do, but try to exercise because it helps me.
    I don't really know much about contraception, but you've got my advice on menstrual pains.

    IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS THE WORD...

    [This message has been edited by ~*LADY LIBERTY*~ (edited 26-09-2000).]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh yeah, the bloating is probably water retention, so try not to eat too much salty food before your period!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    just 2 let u know i was looking at preggie tests 2 day and coiuldnt get over the price, ut im gonna do it on friday, as thats my only free day.
    i was also wondering, if i am, and i have a slight belly, then is it possible to kinda suck in still, and make it kinda flat, ur belly that is?
    when i used to 'suck in' my pelvis used to stick out, but now theres a little bulge. and also, my ribs used to b v. close 2 my skin, but now its kinda rounded, so if i was, my bulge wouldnt b that high would it? i sayin to my self im not pregnant, and i suppose i know im not,but then could i b telling myself that and not realising? im realy confused?
    jhust have to wait 4 friday now,
    c ya, sorry 4 all the q's
    love helen
    oh, and also, would still havin my periods harm the baby?
    and i had a hep b jab on monday, and they asked was i pregnant, and b 4 i could react i said no, shit, as they say u shouldnt have it if u r.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i would if i could, but i havent had the chance, i will do it 2moz, i think ur more egar than me!!
    im not thinkin about it that much, well tryin not 2 any way.
    i bet this will all just b a big hype and then i'll look a prat.
    c ya love helen
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've had horribly painful periods all my life, and the pill made it worse.

    The miracle solution for me was Depo-Provera. I'm not sure of its availability in other countries, but if you are interested in it, I highly reccommend looking into it. It is an injection you get from your doctor 4 times a year. It is far more effective than the pill, and does not contain estrogen which causes many of the unpleasant side effects of the pill (breast tenderness, risk of blood clots, etc.) For me, the best part of all is that your periods stop completely! Some people find that disturbing, but it is perfectly safe.

    Another major benefit of Depo-Provera is that it is safe for smokers, whereas the pill is not. The downsides are that it can take up to a full year to regain your fertility after long-term use (this is rare though- I always start ovulating within 2 or 3 months). Not a good choice if you are planning on starting a family soon.

    But again, for those of us who really suffer though painful periods (I used to vomit for 3 days because the pain was so bad), it's really worth looking into.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    to b honest i still dont know. friday, i was gonna do it, but i was shoppin with me mum in the mornin, then i thought id get 1 when i did the food shoppin in tescos, but they didnt bloody sell em. so i was gonna do it on sat, but ive bin thinkin about it, and im still havihn periods, havent had a mornin sickness, my boobs arnt sore, (but have been itchy lately), so i dont recon i am.i will do it 2 moz though just 2 b sure, as my belly is still buldging. and also, i was eating like a pig, but now im not hungry anymore,mayb im just denying it 2 myself. it scares me shitless though to think i could b.
    i will let u know when i find out, promise.
    love helly
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hiya,
    i did it the other day, it was negative, but ive never heard or seen the test b4 so i hope its reliable, i had to float the dipstick thing in a pot off me, mking it float by putting it between sponge! strange.
    thanx 4 all the support guys, i realy appreciate it.
    love always helly
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hiya j9,
    im still feeling and lookin bloadted, so i guess i better do a bit more exercising!
    i will wait 4 my next period, as it will b my 1st proper 1 after the pill, and mayb do a test again, a proper1 this time!
    i think it may have been called blue bird or someint, not sure.
    thanx again love ya helly
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blue bird!!??? Sorry that just made me laugh, never heard of it either. Well it sounds unlikely that u r pregnant, but maybe get a second oppinion. U can have false negative results but not false positive (unfortunatly, I didnt accept that and ended up doing 3 tests all of which were positive ha ha ha!).
    Hope alls well anyway, been up Watford lately?
    Lots of love lolly and baby
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Helly, I don't mean to be a total and utter male bastard but I was wondering how old you are, If your pregnant do you parents know, does the boy know? Don't mean to pester you on the sensitive subject but I care.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    im 18 dirty harry! why how old did u think i was? actually dont answer that! and no my mum didnt know about it,she's told me in the past she'd b dissapointed and 'embarassed' so i didnt want to say anyint untill i knew 4 sure.

    hiya lolly and baby,
    how r u? havent heard from u for ages.
    i was at quincys (A41) with 2 wankers last nite, but we just got plastered on lovely cocktails! so it was ok i suppose, have u eva been there?
    i was in watford shoppin yesterday as i skived work! but all i bought was a eyeliner.
    ikm goin 2 destiny 2 moro, theres a foam party, and weve got some free tickets. r u going? i will b knackered 4 uni on tues but nevermind u only live once.
    how the babys ok, and not weighing u down 2 much! is ur bump big yet? i was in mothercare yesterday lookin at the prams! i cant resist, and all the clothes and minute socks. do u know if ur havin boy or girl? or is it gonna b a surprise?
    nice to hear from u, love helen
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by helly:
    hiya lolly and baby,
    how r u? havent heard from u for ages.
    i was at quincys (A41) with 2 wankers last nite, but we just got plastered on lovely cocktails! so it was ok i suppose, have u eva been there?
    i was in watford shoppin yesterday as i skived work! but all i bought was a eyeliner.
    ikm goin 2 destiny 2 moro, theres a foam party, and weve got some free tickets. r u going? i will b knackered 4 uni on tues but nevermind u only live once.
    how the babys ok, and not weighing u down 2 much! is ur bump big yet? i was in mothercare yesterday lookin at the prams! i cant resist, and all the clothes and minute socks. do u know if ur havin boy or girl? or is it gonna b a surprise?
    nice to hear from u, love helen
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    Hiya!
    I have been to quinceys a couple of times but not for ages.
    Im not off to destiny 2morro... I have to b in some sort of desperate state to go up there (no offence I just prefere doin it large in London!).
    The baby is fine but doin my head in as I just wanna get it out its making me sooo tired. By the way, u r definatly not pregnant then? I hope not. B carefull Helen as its not the greatist thing in the world and u r still so young, I no I am too but its all a bit late for me now.
    My best friend told me she was pregnant yesturday, I swear I have started off some sort of fasion!
    Anyway gotts chip, speak 2 u soon,
    luv lolly
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hi helly, i know the feeling i came of the pill 2 months ago and i put on about a stone i went to the doctor and he told me my best bet was to stay on the pill as u can put on weight. the weight that i put on i haven't lost and i had people asking me if i was pregnant, i mean i went from a size 6/8 to a size 10. and trust me i feel fat. Any way, my advice to you would be go and see the doc and get some advice.
    bye, love kelly.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi scotty, have you had a sex change, cos you used to be a 17 year old male! And now you're a girl called Kelly. Are you using big bro's computer when he's out of the house?
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