Has anyone taken the BC pill Necon? I feel like I am going insane.
Let me start at the beginning. In 2012 I got a headache. The headache did not end. After a week, I went to the doctor. She gave me prescription medicine. The headache did not end. This went on for several months. My headache did not end. For that entire time. I was stressed out and upset and getting no diagnosis, very little help, etc. I was on Ortho Cyclen at the time. At some point during this, my period went haywire. I'd always get my "regular" period...and sometimes a couple extra. My doctor switched me to Sprintec. It was okay but every month right before my period I was dizzy, nauseous, clumsy, and had headaches (the previous headache ended when I changed jobs. Stress, I guess). So I mentioned it to my doctor and she said it probably had little to do with the BC. I kept to it for awhile until I couldn't take it and requested a change. She put me on Necon over the summer. My cramps are now TERRIBLE. And in September and again this month I have had "breakthrough" bleeding. Not a "real" period but still...gross. And annoying. And still getting my regular period. Also I feel literally crazy. Just unbalanced, depressed, weepy - I am familiar with my own depression symptoms and this is...different. So I called the doctor today and said look, I don't know, maybe I should come in, but this is happening...maybe I need a switch, maybe I need an appointment...gave the description, and they said they'd call me back. Nothing. This is not like my doctor, but it's a holiday week, I'll cut a break and call again tomorrow to follow up.
But what the hell? I can't find anything on Google other than these *may* be regular Necon side effects, but not a lot of personal data or anything. I am considering just quitting BC for awhile. I've been on some form of the pill since...2002? 2003? But man -if you want to see your new husband's eyes go crazy, tell him you're probably going off the pill! He understands of course, and we would probably start trying within 6 months or so, so other forms of BC are not really sensible (other than condoms, which we use), but things like an IUD. The NuvaRing creeps me out.
I also have HPV as of my last Pap/test about 5 months ago, if that matters. I finished Gardasil before I contracted it (from husband, back when he was BF), so my doctor is not particularly concerned about cancer. I am also a bit overweight.
I don't know, is it just the Pill? This has happened on several Pills for me now and I'm tired of it. I have an impossible time losing weight, which I don't know if that is attributed to the Pill or not. I'm just frustrated in general. Advice? Anecdata? Commiseration? Wahmbulance?