I’m now in my 30’s and have found that over the years my hormones have changed and I can no longer tolerate the contraceptive pill or devices. The symptoms range from terrible moods swings and headaches to feeling ill etc. I also tried the Mirena and was so moody and sooky and feelings of abdominal pressure that I had to have it removed. I have tried the Nuva ring with no success. I used to be able to tolerate Yaz, even at the very expensive cost of it, but even now with that after a month I can’t tolerate it because I get moody and have breast pain and swelling that is so bad I discontinue it. I believe part of it is due to damaged ducts after having severe mastitis that I was hospitalised with, and now any swelling is just excruciating. I have recently been given a prescription for Zoely I think it’s called. If anyone can help with suggestions or if they have been in this situation I’m all ears. I need a solution.
Posted anonymously, 24th December 2014