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How Common Are Birth Control Side Effects?

How Common Are Birth Control Side Effects?

You’ve either heard from friends or experienced firsthand that the pill made them (or yourself) feel like sh*t, but your doctor doesn’t seem too concerned. It’s confusing. We get it.

So what’s the truth about the side-effects of birth control?

There are many forms of birth control, from patches to pills to IUDs and everything in between. All hormonal birth control contains different amounts and forms of estrogen and progestins, and some contain just progestin. The variety in birth control plays a role in the diversity of side-effects women frequently experience.

Finding the right type of birth control is often trial and error. With that said, many women report side effects from every type of birth control.

Common side effects from birth control:

Gastrointestinal concerns (nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea): occurs in up to 25-30% of users depending on the form of birth control

Headaches & Migraines: occurs in up to 40% of users depending on the type (annovera ring seems to have the highest rates)

Acne: birth control containing estrogen tends to improve acne, while progestin-only forms of birth control worsen acne. Occurs in up to 30% of progestin-only contraceptive users (mostly IUD)

Weight Gain: strongest correlation between weight and hormonal contraceptives is with the injection (depo-provera), with an average gain of 8 lbs over 2 years

Change in Libido: may occur with the pill and occurs in up to 6% of depo-provera (injection) users

Top Up Tonic to the Rescue

You don’t have to choose between birth control and feeling like the best version of yourself. If you experience any of these side effects or want to be proactive about preventing side effects, Top Up Tonic can help!

Top Up Tonic is a clinically formulated supplement that contains all of the vitamins and nutrients hormonal birth control strips from the body to prevent side effects and the development of chronic conditions.

Key Ingredients in Top Up Tonic:

Prebiotics and probiotics regulate digestion and decrease bloating. CoQ10 and vitamin B6 combat headaches and migraines. Vitamin C, E, and zinc improve skin. Selenium, tyrosine, and iodine support thyroid health and metabolism. B vitamins help keep energy levels, mood, and libido high.

Your hormones control so much. Now you can control them.

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