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    Hello all.....I'm wondering what brand of birth control you may have tried and if it worked for you? I am going to go on the pill and am looking for a bladder friendly version (if there is one!) Any help would be appreciated!
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    I am on Loestrin generic=microgestin. I have been on it continuously for about 5 years. I take them for my Endometriosis. They are progesterone I don't think that they affect my bladder. Hope this helps
    amber

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      Last edited by Zipper; 06-20-2007, 07:12 AM. Reason: update

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      • #4
        isn't it bad to stop your periods?? because then where does the lining of the uterus go to each month? I have heard different things about the depo shot, some swear by it and I have a girlfriend who bled constantly for 8 months, even after she stopped having the shot....really goes to show how every body reacts differently!

        Thanks for the info!
        Hope is a good thing.....maybe even the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

        The Shawshank Redemption

        Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.

        Ed Cunningham

        Do what you can with what you have where you are.

        Theodore Roosevelt

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        • #5
          It is actually quite harmless to stop your period, and can actually be beneficial if you suffer from major flares around period time.

          As for where the lining of the uterus goes, it doesn't. While you are on any type of hormonal birth control, the lining of your uterus doesn't build up throughout the month the way it would if you were following your natural cycle. This is part of how they work (in addition to stopping ovulation and increasing the thickness of your cervical mucous). Therefore, there is nothing to shed, and really no reason to have a period.

          The bleeding you normally call your "period" while on the BC pill is really what is known as "breakthrough bleeding." It is a response to a drop in hormone levels during the week of inactive (placebo) pills in your pill pack and is not really expulsion of a built up uterine lining. That is why your period is often much lighter and less crampy than it would be if you were not on the pill.

          Hope this helps.

          Jen
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          **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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