fibromyalgia and birthcontrol... looking for input

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/18/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi lovely new forum family,
I am looking for your for your expertise; I started taking birthcontrol a few years ago due to having horrible periods, my physician at the time thought it'd be beneficial for me.  Well I was on that birthcontrol for a little over and year and my new doctor and I thought maybe that was what was making me sick.  So we stopped it for awhile and she put me on a very low dose birthcontrol to see if I would feel better on that one.  That one made me feel very sick and my same complaints came back.  I stopped that birth control and felt fine.  So we chalked it up to be the birthcontrol and that my body couldn't handle the horomones.  Well then all of my symptoms came back and that is when I went back to the Rhuematologist and was shortly after diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  So I am now wondering if it was just the fibromyalgia the whole time? I have read one a few different sites that one of the grocery list of symptoms for Fibro is painful periods.  Also though I have not looked to far into it, I have seen that there are sites that say some birthcontrols side effects are also symptoms of Fibro. 
My question is have any of you had problems with Birthcontrol?  Are any of you on Birthcontrol now and it is going well and which are you on? And generally for some input.
Thank you for all of consideration, hope you are having a wonderful evening and feeling great!

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   Posted 5/18/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   

I have been on birth control for the past year for very similar reasons. I was on Yaz for a while but it didn't work for long, and it also made me feel tired most of the time. I switched to Lo-ogestrol about two months ago. I was very stressed because it was one month before my wedding. On this BC I was very, very tired in the mornings until about noon for the first month, then my body adjusted and I have not had any problems with it since. Almost all meds I have started cause me major problems in the first month or so, I guess it is just an adjustment period I have to endure.

To sum things up, I feel like birth control has helped me immensely mainly because I only have to deal with menstruating four times a year, and this used to be the hardest time for me because it would almost always trigger a flare, big time. Good luck, I hope you can figure it out!!
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