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Birth control making my cramps worse? watch

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    For years I've had very bad menstrual cramps every month. I visited a doctor a while back, who told me to take paracetamol and ibuprofen at the same time. It helped a little, but I had to take them days before my period started for them to have the effect I wanted. Lately the pain relief hasn't worked, so I went back to the doctor and asked to be put on the pill. I was given a prescription for Ovranette, and started taking it about a week ago, on the first day of my period.*
    Usually I get cramps for an average of three days, and then they taper off while I bleed for another three or four, but since starting the pill I have had the most awful cramps, and they're still going strong almost a week into it. I still have to take paracetamol and ibuprofen, but they don't help as much as they did. From what I've read, side effects can disappear after a few months on the pill, but I haven't read much about other people suffering from cramps this bad. I've considered begging my doctor for a hysterectomy in the past, because I've never wanted children and I hate going through this every month, but I figured I'd give the pill a chance.
    Has anybody else been through this? Is it worth trying to stick it out for three months until my next check up? I've also been getting nausea, and I'm currently writing my masters dissertation, so this is a really terrible time to feel as sick as I do right now. Thanks for any help, guys.
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    Dont bother with it, get the implant instead and thank me later!
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    Go back to your GP and explain what's going on. It may be they say wait a bit longer and see what happens, but they could think it's more serious and take you straight off it. A different pill might be better for you, they're all slightly different but they'll have a better idea of that. There's also other forms of birth control as someone else said but it's up to you and iirc they can have similar effects.


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