View Full Version : BC or no BC? That is the Question!
02-20-2006, 10:20 PM
So -- is your IC BETTER with birth control? or is your IC WORSE with birth control? I know that everyone reacts differently with every single med prescribed to us, but I'm thinking part of my 4 month flare was caused by my going off the patch ...but I keep hearing about women whose IC is worse because they started bC. I'm confused. Thanks!
02-21-2006, 01:43 AM
When I started on birth control pills, I felt it helped my IC a little bit.
02-21-2006, 02:42 AM
Mine was worse on the patch than pills, but all make me flare.
02-21-2006, 03:01 AM
There are some people with IC who do much better with BC and some even take it full time so they don't have the hormonal peaks and dives. You might consider going back on the patch to see if it helps.
02-24-2006, 05:44 PM
Donna, the minute I had my flare on top of a flare I slapped that baby back on. The gyno said it would take at least 2 -3 months to get things regulated. So...I'm in a waiting phase. Hasn't done much one way or another.
02-25-2006, 09:46 AM
I can't handle birth control pills at all. They make me just a smidge homicidal :) Not to mention the acne, and the pain.
I went into remission with my last pregnancy, so I would think the pill would help. Apparently it doesn't mimmick pregnancy well enough. Some of us are very sensitive.
I also find that if I don't ovulate, I don't have any sex drive. That's not good for anyone.
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