For those on the pill: What age did you go on it?

sassyNsensual sassyNsensual
I was 14....I've had issues with cramps, irregularity, and cysts since I was 12 so it was kinda a necessity
05/08/2011
Alura Une Alura Une
I've never tried it. So I guess I shouldn't respond. Whoops!

We've done the withdrawal method for the last 11 years without a problem. I would kind of like to see if I can experience the benefits of The Pill, though, and tolerate taking it. I've been wary of taking the common prescriptions that I'd have to take daily at certain times. I hate schedules and my life doesn't follow one almost at all. And there are certain side-effects that don't sound too cool to me. I believe such medications are mostly safe, though.

It will probably be after 30 by the time I've tried a birth control pill!
05/09/2011
Britt&Daniel Britt&Daniel
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Just curious
Been taking the pill for a month and a half ... so far no complaints .
05/09/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
I went on the pill at 13 to "help" major "female" things I started having. It didn't help & there were maybe 5 times in all that I ever was able to attend school during that time of the month. I didn't stay on the pill but for maybe 2 months then went straight to depo provera. I've been on it ever since. I'm 21 now and just recently learned what was causing those problems. I just had surgery for it less than a year ago! Sad that dr's can take 7 years to even get a clue that a woman can have endometriosis. Whew! It was a hell of a time for me & I suffered a lot. I'm still on depo to keep the endo from "growing" and it helps keep the pain to a minimum since it does stop periods. I also started pain meds and anxiety meds right after surgery. I just wish we would've found out sooner and that way my entire reproductive parts wouldn't have been destroyed, it would've saved 2 children and I would be able to have children. I got very ill from it and was in and out of the hospital for 2 years and they never had a clue what was wrong until I found a somewhat decent OB/GYN. I weighed 70 pounds from all the crazy health problems that developed over that time.

I usually add my story when I talk about depo because people are usually very quick to down a woman who is on depo. But, for some of us, the benefits outweigh the risks.
05/09/2011
sexygoddess sexygoddess
I got on it when I was 19
05/13/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
I was 14 years old. I can't remember what my pill was called, seems like so long ago. I lied and told my mum it was because I had bad periods, but our OB/GYN is really sweet (I still see him) and I told him why I needed it. I want to say it was Loestrin but I can't remember. Didn't have a lot of options.
05/13/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
I went on the pill at 13 to "help" major "female" things I started having. It didn't help & there were maybe 5 times in all that I ever was able to attend school during that time of the month. I didn't stay on the pill ... More
I was diagnosed with endo at 18 after 4 episodes in the ER for burst cysts, it took years of pain to finally get someone to pay attention to my pain and not tell me I was just being a wimp and every womans period is painful.

I was on depo for a while, but after my son the endo has eased up a lot, they do say that sometimes having a child can do that to endo. I had to go off the depo, it was just making the symptoms of my fibromyalgia even worse.
05/15/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
Depo at 17 the pill at 18
06/13/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
My fiancee has been on the pill for a while. I believe she was 13 or 14 when she started.
06/19/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i was 17 then started again at 19.
06/20/2011
KnK KnK
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Just curious
Tried the pill for a little over a month, but I was on anti-depressants at the time and together they fucked my body up. Couldn't fall asleep, but when I did, I couldn't wake up and I had intense body aches all the time. It was hell.
06/20/2011
RedGoddess RedGoddess
I believe I was around 17 when i started taking the pill, I was using Triqular brand. I continued this till I was around 20.

Then I switched to the patch, and I am now currently not using any birth control. (not by choice, the doctor and i are trying to figure out why i haven't gotten a period for 6 months)
06/29/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I started Nuva Ring when I was 22. Everyone started so much younger, I feel like a late bloomer.
07/06/2011
SapphirexIce SapphirexIce
ortho tri cyclen lo and i was 21.
07/15/2011
zeebot zeebot
Went on when I started university.
07/15/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Just curious
ive never used the pill
07/15/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
I was 20
07/16/2011
Dusk Dusk
I went on the pill when I was 19, mostly to stop my incapacitating cramps every month. I started on a monophasic, switched to another monophasic, and now I'm on a triphasic. I don't like that it lowers my sex drive but I haven't found one any better than what I'm on, so I'm just dealing with it. I'm starting to think some of my nightmares are hormonal as well because they're happening on a weekly and monthly schedule.
07/16/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
I was on the pill for all of high school, then around seventeen I was on depo for a year and then didn't have another period until I was 21. I have an IUD now.

I know a lot of people that started on the pill before then because of hormonal problems.
07/16/2011
mistre$$ mistre$$
Going on the pill was an amazing decision.
07/16/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
I was 15 or 16. I got off it when I was 24, a few weeks after my husband had his vasectomy! One of the best things we ever did! The pill really screwed up my hormones/body/brain. I was a mess all the time on them.
07/16/2011
playtimeohsofun playtimeohsofun
12 Dr gave to me for periods. My dad was so mad!
07/22/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Got on it at 16, tried Depo, hated it, and am back on the pill now!
07/23/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I started the pill at 18.
07/23/2011
BlackxxxRose BlackxxxRose
Due to health problems, I've been on continuous birth control since I was 13.
08/18/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
I got Yaz for the first time at age 15 for horrific periods. It began not working so I switched to Seasonale last year. Loved it, but then I had a two week HEAVY period. So I was on nothing until three months ago on ANOTHER pill whose name I can't remember.

I hate the pill so much (my memory is shit, anyway) but when I talked to my gyno she refused to let me go on anything else. I definitely don't want depo because of the weight gain (and I already have a fucking binge eating disorder in the first place), but I want something else. Even if it's just the patch I'm willing to try it. Anything but the pill, please!
09/30/2011
Sarah <3 Sarah <3
At 16
10/28/2011
Beck Beck
I got the pill at 12 been on it since except when trying to conceive. Which takes no time for me. The first time one month, the second time two months, and the third time 2weeks. We are fertile.
10/31/2011
duff duff
23, mayb 22
11/25/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Just curious
I was barely 14. I was having horrible cramping, sweats, fevers, migraines. all kinds of craziness from pms though. So my doctor suggested it to regulate me. It was a really good thing though. It taught me personal sexual responsibility, whether I needed it or not. It probably also has kept me being one of the only of my group of people to still be kidless. I haven't been ready though, and having that choice taught me that. so Birth control is good in my opinion.
12/03/2011
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