I mean I heard birth control is really bad for you because it could cause you to break out, depression, weight gain... etc. So my question is why would people take it when it could do all of those things to you? Have you personally experienced anything bad with it? Like at first I was thinking about getting it and the doctor recommmeded alyees bc but when I read reviews people had those symptoms I listed above so I decided not to buy it. I’m sure there’s other methods to prevent pregnancy
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They can help to take away the really bad pains and other stuff with a period that is particularly debilitating. I've known some women that took it just to get rid of the horrible cramps.4
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Hormonal birth control methods are not "really bad for you". Some people experience some symptoms, and when they do, it's usually minor, but when it's severe, trying different formulations usually clears up any problem. The vast majority of women who use hormonal birth control are quite satisfied.
The only unpleasant side effect I ever had was one particular year I had no insurance so my doctor gave me office samples of one kind of pill, and it was all she had. Nothing really bad, and it worked, but I had minor spotting literally ALL the time and it was a whole year of "wheeeeee, more period sex". It got old.
Yes, of course there are many methods to prevent pregnancy. For one, before you refuse what your doctor recommended, remember that only women who have had side effects take the time to review their pill online. The untold millions of other women who think that particular pill is fine... they just go along in life being fine. So take bad reviews with a grain of salt, and realize that there are maybe 100 different kinds of birth control pills, and several other hormonal methods, and you may need to try 3 or 4 before you find the one that's best for you. Seriously, trust the person who has the MD after their name. Ask him or her WHY they recommended the particular pill they did. Ask about other options they'd recommend.
And at your age, it scares me a little that you'd say "I’m sure there’s other methods to prevent pregnancy". I'm thinking, "Well, of course there are. Don't you know about any of them?" (I'm sure you DO actually know some of them, but we never know who's reading.)
So, here's some 411: