Contraception Reviews

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown59149
🇺🇸 US
  •  7th Nov 23

Hailey Fe 1.5/30 birth control pill  
•  Stopped using

I first went on this bc for heavy periods that gave me awful cramps (would throw up and almost pass out). I’ve always had overall regular periods, this did not change on the pill. My periods did get soo much better (lighter and only 2-3 days, maybe spotting on day 4) and the cramps were so faint, I didn’t have to take any ibuprofen or Tylenol. I was on the pill for 6 months and 3 weeks. I do feel like it heightened my emotions at times (anxious and sad) which is one reason I took a break because I had a lot going on at the time and didn’t want to deal with that (graduation, relationship problems, worried about finding a job). I’ve never really had much acne, maybe a pimple or two around my period, but I do have bacne which completely went away on the pill. I did feel bloated around 5 months on the pill, and water retention maybe, because starting the pill I was 124 pounds and at month 6-7 before I stopped it was like 129-131. This could be stress and holiday foods too though I’m just not sure. Although I wasn’t having sex during this time (we were waiting till marriage) my libido was about the same, maybe even higher. But I wouldn’t know about dryness down there or in there, I could still get like wet not trying to be tmi… but overall I would say it’s pretty good. I may end up trying it again when I’m married. Bc is so personal, my experience may be completely different, you just have to try it :) best of wishes and I hope this was helpful! - JoAnna


Mood

Somewhat negative

Skin

Improved

Sex drive

No change

Weight

Don't know

Bleeds

Lighter

Mood

Somewhat positive

Skin

Got worse

Sex drive

No change

Weight

No change

Cycle return to normal

1 month
While using
 Breast enlargement
 Tender breasts
 Period like cramps
After using
Period like cramps
Lower back pain
Tender breasts
Headaches

Well I stopped this pill February 24th 2023 (started August 2nd 2022) and it is now early November 2023 (in all I was 6 months and 3 weeks on the pill). My weight still fluctuates through out my cycle (129-131) so weight has not really changed since the pill. My bloating is still there, again changes with my cycle. Sadly my bacne is back and that part does suck, face acne is still the same which is maybe a pimple or two close to my period. Libido is the same, I’m kinda always in the mood. My period came exactly one month after I stopped the pill and has been regular ever since. I never had any breakthrough bleeding (never had this when on the pill either which was a positive). My cramps are a little bit better but I have noticed them slowly getting bad again. My periods are shorter now, about 3-4 days of actual bleeding not spotting so that’s good. My mood did improve after the pill a little bit, I still get emotional and anxious though that’s just me… and I still get pms every month (anxious, sad and emotional, irritable, bloating). Hope all this info helps lol


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