Hey girls, I posted this link on modernbride before the boards merged... It was about this very same thing, but I had found a site that had a period calculator so you could calculate your period for a special event. Anyway I thought some of you might get some use out of the site.
Posted: Apr 30, 2006 3:49 AMGo to messagein response to: NatSeptBride
I just wanted to let everyone know that the latest research shows that the studies that saw weight gain with hormonal birth control were flawed... meaning that birth control isn't solely responsible for weight gain. That said, there are more studies on it now. Manufacturers are still claiming it as a side effect (I would dump that right away, but I guess they're being unusually safe).
I tried to work around it, but because circumstances dictated that we needed to do a lot of planning ahead of time. it just wasn't possible. We had to set the date like 18 months ahead of time. I usually get mine at the end of or beginning of the month though so I picked a date right in the middle. Like Mrs.Illa2u I'm hoping for the best but will just have to deal if it comes!
Posted: Apr 30, 2006 4:07 PMGo to messagein response to: futuremrsperry
Thats so funny you started this post - a friend of mine (strangely enough a male friend) asked if I had charted my period to see if it coincides with my honeymoon. And of course, IT DID! Thankfully with the pill thats easy to fix. But one good thing is that around my period my boobs get bigger so that will be nice for the wedding, lol...
I am absolutely going to take my pills to make sure that will not be an issue. But be sure to check with your doctor. If you are on BC pills that have different horomone levels for each week, you may not be able to just keep taking the active pills. That works with the single dose hormone.
Personally, I found that Depo made me put on a few pounds...BUT, the pill can also cause weight gain. There are always side effects when dealing with horomones.
As for the loss in bone density, as soon as I heard about the risk, I got a bone density test done. I will get one every year and if anything changes, I will definitely get off of the stuff.
When I was on the pill, I had more frequent migranes and a more severe hay fever season (surprisingly, they are connected). I also had very heavy periods and the pill didn't always work for that.
Before I switched to Depo, I did a lot of research and I would encourage anyone who is thinking of switching or starting birth control to do the same. There are pros and cons to every type of birth control. Depo has worked for me but it is not for everyone. I guess that's why there are so many different choices out there for us. We are all different.