To everyone who has posted their experiences with hormonal birth control on this forum: We'd like to put together a document using posts from this forum that will describe what hundreds, thousands, maybe millions of women are experiencing due to HBC. The posts will appear unaltered as they do here, with only screen names as identifiers. We plan to send the document out to health agencies, research centers, media publications, TV shows, university medical departments, women's action networks...anyone who might care that this is happening and have the means to publicize it. We hope this project, informally named the Birth Control Revolution Project (BCRP) for now, will help us educate more women about these effects, and start the search for a better way. IF YOU DON'T WANT US TO USE YOUR POSTS, reply to this post and we will not include posts by your screen name. If we may use your posts, but you'd like your screen name omitted, let us know that too. Or if you prefer, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your preference. We understand that this is forum falls in the public domain and the posts are anonymous, but we wanted to let everyone know what we're doing. By allowing us to use your words, you are participating in a powerful step towards a better future for women everywhere (I know it sounds cheesy, but it's true!). Thank you all for your courage and your honesty. Sharing what you've been through makes you a heroine.