How to use contraception to ease menstrual related issues.
It’s no secret that women have a period. But for some reason, even in today’s liberal and sex positive society, the effects of the monthly female cycle are often seen as taboo or ignored. The media reports that a lot of women who go to their doctor to complain about menstrual related problems get passed on or not taken seriously.
We think it’s diabolical that women are being ignored for their menstrual struggles. Although we cannot change the way these women are treated at the GP, we can try to help ease the symptoms with contraception advice. Women are normally able to choose which form of contraception they go on. With our compiled collection of contraception advice, we hope women will be able to make a more informed decision about contraception, choosing a method that can help with some of their PMS symptoms.
Contraception advice for mood swings
If you experience mood swings before your period, without contraception, we can recommend hormonal contraception. It is believed that PMS is caused by the change in hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle, but it is not certain. Using hormonal contraception can often serve to balance out hormones and reduce PMS symptoms.
If you are experiencing mood swing without being on contraception and your doctor has not responded in the appropriate way, our contraception advice would be to try hormonal contraception.
Contraception advice for heavy periods
There are many other medical treatments for heavy periods but if you are embarrassed to see the doctor or would rather go down another route, there are several contraceptive methods which have been found to be effective. The coil, both hormonal and non-hormonal, have been found to help women with heavy periods as well as the combined oral contraceptive pill.
Our contraception advice for people with heavy periods is to try the above methods. This is no alternative for seeing the doctor, however, as heavy periods could be a symptom of something else.
Contraception advice for acne
Hormonal acne in women can often be linked to the changes in hormonal cycles. Many GPs may advise the use of the combined oral contraceptive pill if their patients aren’t already using it. The pill can be effective for a lot of people, but be warned the benefits can often take a full year to be seen.
So we hope we have helped with a few of the pre-menstrual problems women have with our contraception advice. If you need more information, there are plenty more resources on line and always feel safe to go to your local GP.