Originally Posted by KiTTYL0VE4
i was so used to not getting my "friend" that i chose to get put on Seasonale, the BC which u only get your "friend" every 3 months. i liked it, but eventually stopped taking BC all together bcuz i kept forgetting to take it, since i was so used to the shot
Did it cause you any bad side effects? Headaches or upset stomach/nausea?
I've been hesitant to try any BC pills due to history of migraines with aura and because I already have gallbladder problems... But I'm seriously considering one of the extended cycle BC pills to see if it has any benefit for my NCS - at the very least I would be saving blood that I really don't need to be losing.
A possible blood pressure increase side effect would be really nice too.
Anyone else take one of the extended cycle ones and have good or bad experience with them to share?
luvmycat1 - It should become habit after a while... try putting it by the computer.
I did have some problems remembering to take stuff or whether I've already taken something, but I've gotten into the habit of writing down what I've taken and when. I have to take one med 3-4 times a day, potassium, and several salt tabs since I don't like salting my food - so for me it would just be one more to add to the morning routine.
It doesn't hurt to keep track of how you're feeling too, including when and what you did to cause a backache (docs ask specific questions about when and how).