Mind altering birth control?

spineyogurt spineyogurt
Do you think birth control alters someones mind? Making then prefer different kinds of foods or even men? Do you think it can impact someones personality?
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Yes I've noticed
24  (73%)
Nah
9  (27%)
Total votes: 33
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03/02/2012
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blacklodge blacklodge
I took YAZ for PMDD and it actually made it a million times worse. My mother had to sit me down and talk to me about how much my behavior had changed and that I should switch bc. After I stopped taking it, a week later I was back to my normal self.
03/02/2012
closed account closed account
birth control increases my depression and reduces my sex drive. therefore making birth control moot.
03/02/2012
Chirple Chirple
I've noticed changes in things like depression and sex drive - but I wouldn't equate those with the same thing as liking different food, which I've never really noticed or heard of.
03/03/2012
Bzz Bzz
I take Yasmin for PMDD and I haven't noticed that much of a change, even with my libido!
03/03/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Can anything be really bad if it keeps the PMDD Monster away and makes one more civil?

It's certainly not an altering in personality. That takes street drugs to do that.

The different men thing is hormonally controlled. Birth control pills make the body think it's pregnant and therefor creates a preference for the scent of more nurturing men, the idea being that somebody has to stick around to take care of the baby (even though there isn't one). At least that's how the studies have concluded.

I'm currently off of them (public health reasoned I shouldn't need them since I've had a tubal), but my PMDD has been something awful and the cramps are hell. I'm very interested to know if I'd still be in thrall of Master in person (since he's the nurturing, gentle type) or even if he'd still be interested in me (the pill also changes a woman's scent). Guess I'll find out in nine months if I'm still off them.
03/03/2012
SubmissiveFeminist SubmissiveFeminist
I've heard birth control can decrease your sex drive much like anti-depressants can but I have not experienced such an effect.
03/11/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
Do you think birth control alters someones mind? Making then prefer different kinds of foods or even men? Do you think it can impact someones personality?
It might temporarily effect your actions by causing irritability, but it won't change your actual personality. Outside of major brain damage, personality change is nearly impossible, by either therapy or drugs.
03/11/2012
Antipova Antipova
I'm with P'Gell that your *personality* isn't changing, just maybe your moods or prevailing attitudes. But I know that that is possible for sure.

I know that taking birth control pills made me extremely quick-to-anger, which isn't usually a trait of mine at all, so after two months when my mom pointed out that it was probably the pills influencing my mood, I quit them and quickly went back to normal. Luckily, my IUD didn't cause any attitude changes
03/11/2012
SexyRayne SexyRayne
YES my depo shot made me so unhappy and angry all the time but my IUD is nice
03/11/2012
Paula Paula
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
Do you think birth control alters someones mind? Making then prefer different kinds of foods or even men? Do you think it can impact someones personality?
I loooove my BC! (Yasmin) I take it continuously for health reasons but it absolutely stabilizes my mood especially in really stressful situations. Obviously it's altering my mind, but I see that it's a positive thing for me. I have heard it can make women prefer a different type of man, it does make sense actually..... But there's no really easy way to test it I think.
03/12/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Definitely.
03/12/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
Can't remember the name of it, but I had one of the implants and had to have it removed within 6 weeks because it totally changed my moods and the way I was behaving. I also lost interest in everything and everyone.

I love the idea of it, but if it makes me a moody bitch to be around, it's not worth it!
03/12/2012
destinationtwilight destinationtwilight
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
Do you think birth control alters someones mind? Making then prefer different kinds of foods or even men? Do you think it can impact someones personality?
Totally, the hormones can make someone significantly different.
03/12/2012
tiggle biddies tiggle biddies
its true that it can change your personality. the pharmacist gave me the wrong type of birth control one time and it turned me into a whiny bitch
03/12/2012
quinceykay quinceykay
If affects some women, but not necessarily all. I haven't noticed any problem with my mood since going on hormonal birth control, but then I also take an antidepressant.
03/12/2012
dbm6907 dbm6907
Absolutely! I switched my BC pills only one time before and it made me incredibly mean and nasty to almost every one around me. I hated the world for a few weeks. After I switched back to my old ones I was back to my old self in a week or two.
03/12/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
Yaz fixed my acne and PMDD, but spiked my blood pressure, caused weight gain, and contributed to depression and mood-swings month-round...
03/13/2012
ellejay ellejay
I haven't noticed it in me, but it can happen imo.
03/13/2012
Gracie Gracie
I became very depressed when I took the pill. So I switched methods. Hormones don't change your personality, but they can affect your mood. For me it was like severe PMS every single day. I cried a lot! I think what is avalible now is probably better than when I started taking it like 28 years ago!
03/13/2012
Beck Beck
The pill definitely changes me, which is why I stopped taking it for a while.
03/14/2012
curiousnwilling curiousnwilling
Scientists have acknowledged that the kind of men women are attracted to changes when you're on birth control.

You tend to go for safer men who have less testosterone.

Some people have even began advising young women to go off birth control for a few months before marrying someone to make sure they'll still be attracted to the person after the effects have worn off.
07/29/2012
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