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Best Birth Control Pills to Keep Emotions Even

While the pill celebrates 50 years of blocking sperm, a new study says it makes women more possessive and paranoid about their partners' fidelity.

I'm not down with women using periods as an excuse to behave badly — or men using it to dismiss emotions — but anyone who's ever had a bad birth control experience would probably agree it can ambush the mood. The study does illustrate one worthwhile fact: pills with more oestrogen are more likely to cause emotional upsets than pills with less or none. None sounds like a delightful amount, so what pills are oestrogen-free? Find out below.

Of course, there are nonhormonal birth control methods, but another option is progesterone-only pills. Often called the minipill, the brand names are Micronor, Nor-QD, Ovrette.


On the negative side, it's even more critical to take minipills at the same time every day than pills with both oestrogen and progesterone; however, they're equally effective. Eight out of every 100 women get pregnant (the ratio drops to 3/1,000 when taken correctly) while taking either type.

Have you tried it?

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bekahnz bekahnz 6 years
holy moly... its great reading all your comments... I always thought that I was just NUTS. Like a complete and utter psycho nut-nut. I've been on estelle for about 10 years and have stopped to have a baby (hes now 2).. over the last few months I have been getting crazy anxiety attacks to the point of not going out anymore and being psycho towards my partner. I was also very, very tired all the time and couldnt get out of bed in the mornings. I stopped my pill last week and my partner has noticed a HUGE difference. I've gone from always being angry at him and telling him that I hate him and not wanting to go near him or talk to him to now being cuddly, friendly and just normal. It's fantastic, I even get out of bed before he does in the mornings and I can have fun with the kids instead of getting grumpy at them. I have awful periods but I'm willing to deal with that if it means getting my life back. I read that estelle/dianne/ginet should only be taken for 3-6 months and that its been banned in some countries due to the depression and feeling suicidal rate. very scary.
HollyJRockNRoll HollyJRockNRoll 6 years
Oh, and I took Yaz. And like someone already mentioned, when I talked to my doctor, he acted like I was crazy. So funny how later when I got a new doctor and I told her I did not want to get back on the pill, she admitted, "I don't blame you". I think doctors know it sucks but can't openly admit that when they are prescribing them to you for some reason.
HollyJRockNRoll HollyJRockNRoll 6 years
The pill is the devil and I refuse to take it. I got fat on the pill and was crazy emotional, crying from commercials and jumping down my boyfriends throat. It gave me these HUGE boobs which he loved but eventually even he had to suggest I stop taking them. It also ups your chances of having ovarian polyps and cysts-um, no thanks.
teperry3 teperry3 6 years
I agree NatalieLove, Nuvaring also makes me a crazy emotional mess, irrational, totally hard for anyone to deal with, but live that it's so much easier to take then the traditional pill.
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 6 years
Not related to the topic, but does anyone else find the girl in the picture's neck really odd? I just saw it and I can't unsee it.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 6 years
Yasmin was good to me for the first few years, and then I became extremely irrational and emotional at the littlest things. I've since switched to Levora (like a Seasonale), and I'm much better mentally. I do miss Yasmin as an acne treatment though...
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
the pill turned me into a neurotic psycho-b!tch. no matter which one i used. i just gave up on finding one that worked.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
I think I'm just naturally high strung and over emotional. This pill has been so effective, I'm afraid to switch to something that might make me worse off.
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 6 years
I tried the nuvaring for awhile and it made me crazy emotional. I would literally sob at the drop of a hat! Now I'm on Yasmin and it's been really good. It's not low-estrogen, but every woman is different, so you really just have to try them until you find the right one.
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