Have any of you women had any side effects from birth control?

United States
January 14, 2010 2:01pm CST
I'm 18 and I want to go on birth control and so I was doing some research about it before talking to my doctor about it, just so I have some idea of what I'm talking about. Anyway, I know there are a bunch of different kinds of birth control, and I see a lot of commercials on TV for Yaz. But I recently heard that it can have some nasty side effects ( http://www.yazsideeffects.net/ ) and so now I'm a little scared. I want bc to regulate my period and also for other reasons, but I don't want to put my health at stake. Are those side effects just like some worst case scenario, or do they happen frequently? What birth control are you on and have you had any side effects? Is there anything else I should know before starting on the pill? Thanks!
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• United States
23 Jan 10
Almost all birthcontrol pills have side effects, you just want to go in and talk to your doctor. I think the side effects vary from person to person, some being more severe than others. I just started a topic on Tri lo sprintec , which is the generic of Ortho trycicyin lo.