alright y’all, just looking for a little help here.
i’ve been on various hormonal BC methods for the better part of 10 years. while i have taken year+ breaks between meds, i’ve run the gambit from nearly every type of pill to the patch.
two years ago i was on trinessa (the generic ortho tri cyclen) – for birth control purposes only. neither my acne nor menstrual flow really need any kind of assistance. i was never really bothered by spotting, which was infrequent enough to well, not be bothered. i went in for my well woman last february and was actually spotting during my visit so my gyno prescribed zarah (the generic for yaz) which has HORRIFIC reviews (which i didn’t know until recently), as well as brutal spotting. sometimes my third week of the month (week before placebo, or what i lovingly call my PMS week) is heavy enough to warrant a pad. and it’s sometimes bright blood, not the rusty or ruddy dark gooey tissue. and i’ve been prone to vaginal maladies (various infections, discomforts, etc.) while on this. i’ve gotten TWO external yeast infections while on this crap.
anyway, since i’ve finally put two and two together, i’d like to know what birth control methods you recommend? for someone whose body apparently has a penchant for spotting. i’d prefer something with a generic (the $40 a month difference adds up quickly), though i’m not adverse to an IUD. i’m not keen on implanon or depo, i’d like to be able to very quickly cease ingestion of the medicine if i dislike how i react to it. any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. my well woman is coming up and i’d like to have an idea going into it, rather than taking whatever the doctor decides to write for me.