birth control opinions!

so this is my first post ever and hopefully i get a few responses lol. anyways, i've been considering going on birth control for a few months now. i'm just curious to see what you ladies have used and any symptoms you experienced. i know everybody is different, but i still wanna know! :) i'm about to be 21 and i just want to be extra safe and smart! (yes, i'll still be using protection!)