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

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

HannahPanda HannahPanda
Seventeen, the time I feel is appropriate to start having consentual sex and agreeing to the concequences.
12/03/2011
Janis Janis
23, when I finally brought myself to a Gyno after years of refusing to go. I figured that since I wasn't having any issues and wasn't sexually active, I had no reason to let someone poke at my vagina.

I grew up in an area near sea level and almost never had terribly painful periods. They always lasted a full week, but I could usually deal with the cramping without painkillers of any sort.

At 19, I - unwillingly - moved to an area around 1,000 feet above sea level, and my periods immediately became heavy and extremely painful; I was unable to do anything the first and sometimes second days of my period. It was like this every single month,a nd I'd never changed my diet or did anything I believe would have caused this.

A year later, at 20, I moved back to an area nearer sea level, and though my periods had changed after the first move, they didn't change after the second. They remained utterly torturous. I got my period at work one day, and it was so bad that I turned pale grey and my manager wanted to call an ambulance for me. My boyfriend took my home and I was ok, but that day was TERRIBLE.

This continued for the next few years, and I learned to head the cramps off with painkillers as soon as I started feeling them, but they'd catch me by surprise at times and I'd keel over and wish I was dead.

I finally got up the nerve to go to a gyno and get birth control pills. Hell, I wanted a hysterectomy, but there can be issues with that, and since I'm 24, no one will listen to me. I hate that so much. I might be young, but I know what I do and do not want!

In any case, I've been taking Seasonique, an extended-cycle pill, as a continuous-cycle pill, so I don't get my period at all, for the last 8 months or so, and I'm pretty happy! I do spot at times, but it is lessening. The boyfriend and I use condoms along with the pill, so it's highly unlikely I'll get pregnant.

The boy does tell me that it makes me a little sensitive, and I've gained two cup sizes, which I'm calling my gyno about tomorrow. If they stop, fine, but if they're just going to keep growing, oh, that is not ok at all. I am much too thin to have breasts the size of my head!
12/06/2011
Lindsey123 Lindsey123
I was fourteen. But, it wasn't for sexual reasons. I just had really bad cramps. Same brand and whatnot since I started.
12/07/2011
quinceykay quinceykay
I was 16, my mom got them for me, it was partially for heavy periods/cramps and partially (she didn't know this) because I wanted to have sex.
12/30/2011
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Just curious
Best thing to do for bad menstrual cramps!
12/30/2011
winterseve winterseve
Should have sooner than my 18. I have no clue how I got so lucky and didn't get pregnant. I was fucking like a bunny back then and only 50% of the time with a condom (the man is now my husband and we were so fortunate not to get pregnant back then).
12/30/2011
fredacarl fredacarl
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Just curious
about 18
02/14/2012
Alyxx Alyxx
My mom took me to get birth control the summer before I went to college because she knew I was having sex. I got put on yaz first, which made me insane. Terrible mood swings, I was impulsive and just plain mean. I then got my gyno to put me on yazmin/ocella and it was a little better. I could definitely tell the difference. I was on that for a few years, and after essentially asking for something more permanent every year, last year she okayed me for mirena despite the fact that I don't have any children yet. I was originally thinking about implanon but her office doesn't do that, they had too many complaints with the earlier version of it so they never bothered with the new version.
03/25/2012
twelve13 twelve13
21. But before that point in my life, I was only sexually active with women. So...
02/21/2013
chelly411 chelly411
Between the ages of 17-18
02/24/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Just curious
I went on the pill for about 4 months when I was 19... It nearly killed me with a sudden blood clot, so I went to a depo shot instead. Horrifying experience.
02/24/2013
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I have never been on birth control pills.
03/03/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I first started taking it at 17, then stopped about two months later. I started taking it again at 19.
03/03/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Just curious
I was 16 when i first got on the pill
03/03/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
I went on when I was 15, my mom was worried my boyfriend would get me pregnant. I was on it until 2 years ago.
04/20/2013
ChubbyNerd ChubbyNerd
I was 20.
04/21/2013
Mrs.Hellzapoppin Mrs.Hellzapoppin
I started the depo shot at 18 and stayed on it for about a year until I was fed up with the massive weight gain. So I lost the weight, went on the Nuva ring and it made me violently ill. I'd love to give some form another shot, but I fear those two things happening again.
04/21/2013
Clock Chime Clock Chime
I was 18! Pretty common age, heh.
05/18/2013
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