Day 5 on birth control/day 5 of my cycle: I take nothing but the bc unless its benadryl. I have minimal hives throughout the day, unnoticeable. By 8 or 9 I have bad swelling, but still not half as bad while not on bc. My joints are stiff due to swelling. Im a little moody as I expected because my body is not fond of hormonal bc. I’m going to suffer through this until my cycle is over. Maybe the next one will be better. If not, I’ll add Zyrtec and others back in.
Emily Gonsalves Not sure how long you’ve been on birth control or which you’re taking, but maybe you need to try different options. I found nuvaring had less side effects for me than the pills (I used to take tricyclen-lo and later alesse). I just got an IUD and I’m hoping that gets rid of the cyclical hormonal hives and migraines I was getting.