(sorry a bit long) Ive been taking the same pill for going on 13 years (Ortho Novum 777). Up until 2 years ago, I had no problems but more and more I am finding that my moods are more erratic (I get very irritable and emotional), my libido is absolutely non-existent except for the week that I am on the in-active pills/menstruating (somewhat ironic), and I am more tired and fatigued during the three weeks I am on the active pills. Ive kept a journal of these side effects and noted that 2 3 days into the active pills after my period, I feel these side effects... and I'm starting to really hate it (especially the low libido and mood swings) Ive started doing research and found that this is not uncommon for women like me who have been on the pill for a prolonged period of time (particularly the low libido). But what alternate methods of BC are there ? I have not had children yet and we do not plan to start trying for 5 years. Ive been looking at the non-hormone IUDs, but I get a bit nervous reading about dislodging (which apparently is more common in women who have never been pregnant) and the potential for prolonged bleeding (I also have to admit, the description of strings hanging down sort of freaks me out). Has anyone switched to IUD (the copper T) or another form of hormone based birth control and had good results? I know there are tons of different pill formulations out there, but Im worried that any other hormone based BC option will have the same side effects as my current pill. Obviously I plan to speak with my Dr., but thought some of you would have experiences to share. Thanks in advance.