Nikki and the City

My Birth Control Horror Story: Microgestin 1/20 is the Devil.

photo credit: samnhal.blogspot.com

photo credit: samnhal.blogspot.com

Well, as you guys know I jump the broom September 06, 2014! I’m beyond excited, but can’t even begin to tell you guys about all of the millions and millions of details that go into planning a wedding. Whew. One thing that was most definitely on my list was birth control. Do I want to have brown babies with afros and sparkly eyes? OF COURSE. Do I want to have them right away? Heck no. I need to have my husband to myself for at least one year. With that being said, I recently went to the doctor ,and weighed out all my options. I came to the conclusion that “the pill” was the best decision for me. They gave me Microgestin 1/20. It all goes downhill from here.

I really didn’t notice any difference the first 2 days of taking the pill. However, midway through the week EVERYTHING changed. I’m usually able to focus, seeing that I have deadlines, etc., but for some reason I could not focus. It took me 3 days to complete ONE post. Sad. Also, when I would make myself focus, I would become extremely tired. Definitely strange for me.

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On top of that, I was extremely sad. I felt hopeless and I didn’t know why. It didn’t make sense, because my wedding is less than 30 days away, and things are finally falling into place. This is the happiest time in my life. I may have started a few arguments with Steve, because he was in the room. What the? What in the heck was wrong with me?!?

AND my face was breaking out. Ew.

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I finally decided to do some thorough research on Mircogestin 1/20, and was shocked with what I discovered online. Everyone who’d taken this pill had the same side effects as me: sadness, depression, acne, and bloating. Aw nawl!

oooohAnd I’m just now learning about this because? Nope. Time up, been up. After reading all of the scary testimonies to Steve, we decided I should stop taking the pill. It was either that, or call off the wedding. Just kidding :) I have an appointment Monday to weigh out more options. *sigh* Take 2.

Have you ever taken the depression pill Microgestin 1/20 before? Did it make you crazy like me? I’d love to hear about your experience below :)

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4 thoughts on “My Birth Control Horror Story: Microgestin 1/20 is the Devil.

  1. Kari

    I also waited for sex until my wedding day (NO REGRETS!). That being the case, however, this is the first time in your life you’ve ever had to worry about getting pregnant. I get it.
    Neither of us were sold on the idea of medicinal contraceptives. My husband, in fact, is VERY much against them due to the possible side affects a woman can experience. (Each woman’s body is different, of course. What works for some may lead to horrible side-affects in others.) However, we are together working toward life goals that are easier to achieve without children. So, we decided to study natural fertility awareness months before our wedding day. This is NOT the Rythem Method! We read Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler and attended a course at a local clinic. Now, almost three years in, we’re still baby-free and I feel more connected with my body then ever before. It takes dedication but, in my opinion, it’s no more time consuming than taking a pill every day seems to be.

    1. Nikki and The City Post author

      I think my friend was telling me about this. I most definitely need to check it out, because when I took the 1st pill I did feel some type of conviction. It’s hard to explain. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Karyn Brianne

    I currently taking this medication now. I don’t feel bad during the majority of the time, but during the last week of placebo pills, my emotions become SO out of whack and my energy levels plummet. I already had those issues pre-pill, but now they are even worse. However, I haven’t been inconvenienced enough yet to switch. This post definitely has me reconsidering some things though.

  3. Christine Kuhn

    That really sucks that you had such bad side effects. But, everybody’s body is different and responds to medications differently. Everything from Advil to Microgestin can have a vastly different effect. I’ve been taking Microgestin FE1/20 for the past 5 years and have never experienced any negative side effects! Nothing to panic about that you are. Just go to the doctor and tell them what is going on. They’ll probably suggest a lower dose or a Progestin only pill. Microgestin is a combination pill, meaning that there is both estrogen and progestin hormones in the pill. Most pills are that way. The Progestin ones are just as effective but with no estrogen, which is what you were probably reacting to. Talk to your doctor.

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