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5 Signs Your Birth Control Is Wrong For Your Body!

December 03, 2015 3 min read

Birth control pills, patches and implants are supposed to be, well, rather miraculous. They keep you away your risk of unwanted pregnancy, regulate your period, shorten your period, clear up acne and breakouts and even make your boobs bigger. But not all birth control in created equal. For some girls, negative side effects can occur which outweigh all of those positive benefits. Here is what to look for when your birth control isn't working right. birth control pill side effects #1 Depression or Mood Swings All hormonal birth control methods have different progestin levels, meaning they effect your brain in different ways. Progestin is the synthetic version of progesterone which can cause emotional ups and downs and lead to depression or negative thoughts. Feeling like you're not yourself after starting a birth control method is something to address with your doctor. Switching types of birth control can help stabilize your hormones and stop these mood changes from occurring. It may take one or two different trials with birth control to find the one which has the best mix of hormones for your body. #2 Acne Normally birth control can wipe away acne or at least ease the severity of it. Some women experience worse acne than before when they begin to use birth control, a symptom that is atypical. However, giving your skin a few months to adjust to the new hormones may help reduce acne over time. If you have severe acne after a two month period on birth control, consider talking to your doctor about another option. #3 Drop In S*x Drive If your libido feels like it's plummeted since you started your new birth control, you're not alone. Because of the suppression in ovulation caused by hormonal birth control, your body doesn't feel the need to reproduce and it stops making s*x hormones. Without these hormones, your want for or ability to make love may decrease substantially. A quick chat with your doctor can help to analyze what the right step is for you. [bctt tweet="5 Signs Your Birth Control Is Wrong For Your Body!"] #4 Headaches Headaches are a direct result of hormonal shifts within the body. It has to do with sinking estrogen levels which may be aggravated by birth control. While some women see a drop in the amount of headaches they usually get, others may see an increase. This could be potentially dangerous as women who experience headaches as a result of birth control also have a higher chance of blood clots and stroke. This is important to mention to your doctor immediately. #5 Heavier Periods Yes, for all the girls out there who experience shorter, lighter periods, there are those who must deal with a heavier Aunt Flo. This definitely isn't fun and can become debilitating, so seek out options for birth control that do not require hormones. There are IUDs which have no hormones present that can be inserted and left inside your body for up to 5 years. There are also contraceptive sponges, cervical caps, diaphragms and good old fashioned condoms that can do the trick without causing severe side effects! What are your thoughts on birth control? Have you ever experienced a weird side effect from a hormonal contraceptive? Source: Bustle [caption id="attachment_121550" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockTV @BodyRockTV[/caption] [caption id="attachment_121549" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockOfficial @BodyRockOfficial[/caption]

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