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Recommended Birth Control to control endometriosis pain and continuous spotting?

I have tried Beyaz and Aygestin and both do not help. I was also on Junel. All of these are birth control methods and the 2 biggest issues I can’t seem to beat, even after my laparoscopic surgery, is the pain and continuous spotting/period. I can spot for months straight and have full blown periods in between spotting and all this continues to cause pain. I would greatly appreciate any help or recommendations of birth controls to control endometriosis pain and continuous spotting!! Thank you!


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  • Endo Warrior moderator
    6 months ago

    As Jesse said, each women is different. I tried many pills over the years, but the one I found the most effective was Loestrin, which is a combination pill. It stopped my periods altogether and didn’t make me spot (which I also had problems with when I was on other pills). Because I didn’t get periods on this pill, I didn’t get period pain, but sadly it didn’t help with the “normal” pain during the month. I found taking tumeric really helped with that, though, as it’s an anti-inflammatory spice, and it battles cancer, so that’s a nice bonus. You can read/watch more about tumeric as a natural pain killer here:

    https://endometriosis.net/video/pain-turmeric/

    Hope you find something that works for you!

    Christina (Endometriosis.net team member)

  • Jessie Madrigal moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi @hbell1514 I’ll copy my answer from before, but also add an extra thought I’ve had since reading your questions.

    It really depends on each person. I was put on cerazette, a progestin-based pill. This one has worked for a lot of people, effective as birth control, effective for period (and pain) control, but not for me. I experienced a lot of spotting, it didn’t get any better (only worse) over the course of 3 months so I gave it up. I am now on a different type of progestin, provera, the pill not the injection. The pill is less effective as a form of birth control. But, the spotting is minimal. That’s my own personal experience.

    With regards to pain, the treatment I am on prevents my periods from happening, so I don’t get the excruciating pains I would normally experience. I still get random leg pain, and tugs from the adhesions/scar tissue I got after my most recent surgery.

    I hope this helps 🙂 – Jessie (team member)

  • hbell1514 author
    6 months ago

    Thank you so much! I appreciate the advice and help!! I will talk to my doctor! 🙂

    ~Harley

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