Does birth control help with abnormal periods?

My sister is 10 years old and getting ready to start. She is VERY emotional, is starting to develope, and is breaking out. I was wondering, should we go the route of getting her on the pill so her periods will be normal and bring a routine to her life? chatterbox me for more info...

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horseap

Asked by horseap at 7:48 PM on Oct. 13, 2008 in Health

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  • I wouldnt do that....let her body do what it is suppose to do without intervention....sometimes pills can cause issues too.....mine gave me headaches...and made me gain weight and threw off my ovulation so that I could not get preggers when I wanted....

    She is young.....she has plenty of time to worry about issues like that.....unless their is a medical reason your Dr mentions......leave well enough alone.
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 7:50 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • Yes. It helped me because I was never regular and it was horrible. My oldest is 12.5 and started her period when she was 10 years old! Wow young, I started mine when I was 15. ANyway, I decided that if my daughter is plagued with irregular periods, then I may put her on just to help her. It comes down to finding the right one for her. Also, I dont think its wise to put her on before she starts her period. Maybe ask your doctor when you see him/her next?
    Momof3many

    Answer by Momof3many at 7:52 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • I don't think you should put her on birth control until she's much older. I started my period at nine, but my mom didn't put me on the pill until I was about fourteen or fifteen to regulate my mood and period.

    I think ten is just too early.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 7:52 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • I would wait to see how bad her peroids are. I got mine at 10 and it was light until I was 15 then I ended up with cysts on my ovaries and had horrid peroids, thats when I went on the pill. I was on it until I was in my mid 20's, and stopped. My peroid at 32 is heavy, I was going to go back on the pill but with the meds I take for anxiety, I cannot be on the pill. This is just my opinion! Good luck! Plus, 10 is pretty young to go on the pill, her body needs time to adjust.
    AmyHeinrich

    Answer by AmyHeinrich at 7:53 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • She will be 11 in March. And its not for the fact that I am worried about her having sex. But what other options do we have for helping her attitude? She has terrible mood swings and outburst. 

    horseap

    Answer by horseap at 7:58 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • I would not recommend putting her on birth control at 10. Birth Control can have long term affects if taken for too many consecutive years. You can always call your local health food store if she has bad mood swings. There are natural vitamins and minerals that can be taken to help mood swings.
    frapanda

    Answer by frapanda at 9:38 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • yeah birth control helps with crazy periods but she shouldn't be on bc that young. the body needs time to work it out on its own. Also, birth control can CAUSE problems, which is something they don't really talk about because it's "rare". Whatever. Birth control gave me gallbladder disease. It's better that she not use it until she NEEDS it!!!!!!!!! I took bc for 10 years and now I HATE it.
    laadeedah

    Answer by laadeedah at 10:03 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • I think I"d wait until she starts her period and see if she has any issues that would warrant birth control. Also remember it takes a year sometimes longer for her cycle to even out and become regular.
    robinann5

    Answer by robinann5 at 12:05 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

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  • birth control is good for women who have difficult periods, but she is not a woman. Her cycles are going to be a bit crazier because her hormones are still trying to figure it out. No 10 needs to be on birthcontrol imo. if they are that serious you need to have her see a gyno.
    PROGENITOR

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 12:34 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

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