June 17th, 2012

Starting Apri Tomorrow

I'm starting hormonal birth control for the first time tomorrow. I've always been very apprehensive about taking hormones, so I'm wondering if anybody has experience with Apri. If so, you could detail your experiences to me? It's the generic form of Desogen.

I've read some horror stories about clotting online, but I don't have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. I do rarely smoke, but it's only about one cigarette per month, which my doctor said is negligible. I don't think I have blood clots in my family history. It's possible that my cousin died when he had a blood clot, but I'm pretty sure it was related to illegal drug use.
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HBC pills not available - what do I do?

I have a prescription for Aviane that I brought to Walmart a few months back; yesterday I tried to refill it online and got a phone message asking me to call. I didn't get the message in time to call yesterday, so I just called now and was told that they don't have any and it won't be available until Monday. I need to start the new pack tonight.

What's my best option, here? I tried to ask if I could get it from another store but I realized after I hung up that I think he thought I meant I wanted to transfer the prescription entirely - does anyone know if there's any way I can just pick up this pack from a different store without completely transferring the prescription?

Or if I do need to transfer the prescription entirely, how do I do that? I know I need to confirm that the new place has what I need first, but then what? (I hate talking on the phone and was pretty flustered during this first conversation so I sort of missed whatever he said about it!)

Thanks in advance if anyone has any insight! I always feel so clueless about pharmacy/prescription things like this.

Update about VP.com

Hi Everyone!

We wanted to update you all on the website! Despite looking like wiki pages rather than VP.com skin, the rules are functional once again! They aren't as lovely looking as before, but they will be once again soon.

There is still some housekeeping to be done! So if any of you wonderful folks notice any errors and/or language that should be changed, if you could leave us a link to the section where the correction is needed, in CVP, that would be super helpful!

We will update again when everything is shiny and matching once again.

The VP Team

Constant- Vagina Bleeding

So I was on my period last week and it lasted for a week. Now however, I am still bleeding and it's rather heavy. I am not sure what is going on. I don't really want to go to the doctor though either. This has been going on for 2 days now. It has happened before and normally it just stops. I'm not sure if I accidentally have a deep cut or what but right now I am using pads though.

Sore clitoris

Hello VP-All Stars!

I need some advice about something that is definitely cringe worthy. I apologize in advance.

During oral sex, my boyfriend's tooth accidentally snagged my clit and it really hurt. It's been a few hours, and it's been stinging and it hurts more when I walk. We both checked for a visible cut, but there was nothing.

Anyways...do any of you have an advice on how to make it sting less? I'm at a loss and I definitely don't want to make it worse.

Thanks!!! <3