Women Share Their Birth Control Horror Stories, Proving That Taking The Pill Isn’t So Reliable…

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My wife’s scary birth control story is this: it didn’t work. She ended up getting pregnant on the pill. Fast forward to a year later and we have a little son who’s pretty awesome. At the time, I was pissed, horrified, and feeling kinda betrayed (don’t trust Generess FE, people!) but now that I look back at it and I wake up to this little dude slapping me in the face, I’m glad it happened.

That doesn’t change the fact that the damn thing didn’t work, and the only reason my wife decided to try a new pill is that her previous one was giving her some nasty side effects: bloating, stomach pain, and all around hormonal imbalances. Not good.

But it turns out that the side effects of taking birth control pills vary from woman to woman, and that some of them are really terrible. And women are sharing their stories online of the crap they have to put up with when they’re on the pill.

It all started when journalist Holly Brockwell posted a response to people who urged her to take birth control pills in lieu of having her tubes tied.

Another journalist, Kate Bevan, then started a #MyPillStories hashtag in support of Brockwell and women who were prescribed the wrong birth control pills.

Pill horror stories began pouring in.

Women were reporting mood swings, bouts of depression and lethargy, headaches, and in some cases, even thoughts of suicide.

Not all of the pill stories focused on negative side effects, women online acknowledged the pill’s importance.

And that it’s a great option – it just isn’t for everyone.

And effectiveness.

And the end of the day, it really depends on the person.


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