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Could birth control pills cause diarrhea?

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βˆ™ 2009-04-28 02:02:20

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Hi, There is a tiny chance it could cause diarrhea, especially if you have just started taking Birth Control pill. I took birth control for 4 months, during which I had terrible stomach problems- urgency, diarrhea- you name it. I am only 22 but felt like I had a 90 year old's digestive system. My general doctor couldn't figure it out nor could a gastroenterologist nor OBGYN. I thought I was lactose intolerant, but not eating dairy only helped but did not stop the problem. Then I stopped taking the pill. Over the course of 3 weeks, all of my stomach problems died away. Not realizing the pill had been the problem, I started taking it about one month later and BOOM! sick all over again. So I stopped taking it again and have not had a single problem since (it is now 2 months later). I am in fact not lactose intolerant and do not have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. SO DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR DOCTOR WHEN THEY SAY IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR BIRTH CONTROL TO CAUSE DIARRHEA or that it's just stress upsetting your stomach! For whatever reason, doctors assume bc has no serious side affects- no one even considers the possibility of it making a woman sick. Trust your instincts. But if you have been on BC pills for a while, then you most likely have a tummy upset so avoid dairy products. Birth control can wreak havoc on your body. I was on 3 different kinds over 9 years. During which time I had alot of medical issues. I had severe diarrhea, which was mistaken for 9 years as celiac disease. I then acquired migraines and extreme fatigue. As well as severe mood swings and extreme hunger. None of which was ever thought to be caused by the birth control. I have recently gone off it two months ago. My diarrhea has almost completely dissappeared and I can eat bread and pasta again. My migraines which I used to get at least 2 times a week have vanished completely. I am no longer starving all the time, and my husband appreciates the crazy mood swings being gone. I have so much energy now I am always cleaning and need less sleep at night. It seems I had a 9 year bad reaction to the pill and noone ever suggested that it could be. Im so glad I thought to go off it myself.

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