kat swansey (katswansey) wrote in vaginapagina,
kat swansey

HBC question

hi everyone. I am a long time reader, but this is my first post.

I apologize in advance for how scattered this post is.

I have been taking an oral contraceptive for about four years now. I have only switched once because I was bleeding all month long instead of when taking the "sugar pills". I have been taking levora for over a year and a half now and I am ready for something different. I am too hormonal, my libido is dead, and I feel myself getting depressed more often. I plan to make an appointment with my gyno and see what he thinks.

however, I was talking about wanting to change birth controls with a coworker yesterday and she got me feeling nervous about it. she said that if I have already found a birth control that works well for me, I should just stick with it and deal with being hormonal. she said she got pregnant with her daughter because she switched and it was "less effective."

I'm only 21, I've never been pregnant, no STI's, and I'm very good about taking my birth control. I have a boyfriend and we live together. we do not use condoms because I am too sensitive, but he does pull out although I know that does not always work.

my questions: should I just stick with feeling this way because my birth control "works well" for me? as in... the few times I could have gotten pregnant, I haven't and I believe it's because I'm on birth control. could birth control be the reason I feel this way all the time?

I'm only 21 and I don't feel like I should just deal with being hormonal/moody/depressed. I feel like part of the reason I feel that way is because I have absolutely no interest in having sex and I am feeling sexually frustrated. my boyfriend is very patient and makes sure I always get off. and I always really enjoy sex when we start having sex so I don't feel like I'm just disinterested in him. it just takes an incredibly long time for me to even get wet.

I just need some advice and any advice is appreciated.

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