Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hey Everyone :D Week in Review? Rant about new Bc Pills.

First off I would like to welcome all my new followers and readers :D I appreciate your support.

This week has been an extremely rough week for me. I may have mentioned this in my Roaccutane post, I do not remember but I started new birth control pills called Diane 35 and those pills have caused me to be on an eating frenzy. I have been battling constant cravings and hunger since Monday. Even now I am sitting here thinking about food and I just ate! At first I was thinking maybe it's because last week I ate mostly  raw during the week. So maybe my body is just craving the things that I didn't eat last week, but then my other mind told me to read some reviews on the new pills. I read about 50+reviews and about 45 of them complained about the cravings. 

Because of the cravings I gained almost 5lbs since Monday. Monday I weighed 190.6 Today I weight 195.8! Seriously?? This is the first time I have ever gained weight while taking bc pills. The first one I tried was "Yaz" but it gave me really bad chest pains, so I had to switch pills. The one I was on for the longest was femiane and while it did make my skin look horrible, I did not gain weight while I was on it. Another thing I hate about these new pills is I think they give me headaches. I take them at night and sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with a slight headache. They make me moody. I am ready to snap at everyone! Really? I am a woman, I deal with moodiness without being on the pill! I don't need any extra help. My breasts are sore at hell, I have ankle pain which I haven't had since I started working out and I am all together in a crappy mood!

It has only been a week and I already feel like these pills are a no go. So I am going to get them changed. One of the pros that persons mention about these pills is that taking it gives them clear skin, I have had acne since I was 16 and while I know the importance of having clear skin in this case the cons outweighs the pros for me. 

Honestly, this week I am calling a total failure. Can I get a do over? Of course, but my do over will probably start on Monday. I know it is best to get back on the horse right after you fall off but right now I can't  be bothered. It's the weekend, I am going to work on my mood because I am still pissed for not reason! Oh ya'll don't know how much I am hating these pills. It's like pms all over again. Pray for me. I hope everyone else is having a better week. I still have to post my update pictures. I will do that sometime today. Thanks for reading I appreciate your support thanks :D


  1. Oh the joys of being a woman, Shannie. It's amazing what meds can do, let alone BC pills. I would definitely try another until you, hopefully, find one that doesn't have as many side effects. Grrrrr, why do some of us (most of us) have such bad PMS??? You definitely get a do over. Take care and be gentle with yourself.

  2. I am sorry that you are having so much trouble with you pills. There are so many kinds out that that I am sure that you will find one that is right for you. I use Marvelon, I have been on it for years and I really like it.

  3. Thanks Ladies:D I agree there are way too many options for me to settle with this one.

  4. This is definitely a womans only post. It's times like these I am glad I am male!

    I hope you find the right pills which suit you.

  5. Shannie, I'm so sorry you had a rough week. I have had issues with BC pills, too. Every single one has caused me headaches after X number of months and I move to another one. I hope you find one that suits you. Each one is so different and affects people so differently. I wish it were a matter of me being able to tell you what will work but what works for me may not work for you. Sending hugs and good thoughts your way.