Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2014 - Courthouse
This past year I’ve been not prevent pregnancy, kind of a whatever happens happens type of mind set. But recently some career plans didn’t work out as well as we thought it would. We’re getting married in April and honestly I would love to do things the “traditional” way. Get married, have a house, THEN have kids. The thought of having our own home and to provide for our children is my dream. Right now we’re renting home to save money for our own home, with my fiances sister so it wouldn’t be ideal situation to have a baby in the house right now.
Ive previously been on birth control but always have felt sooo crazy on the pill. I don’t think I’m open to any iuds or anything because my body is extremely sensitive to hormones. My skins gotten really bad and my hairs fallen out since I haven’t been on birth control. Kind of ridiculous. Give me your suggestion to birth control pills and what you like/dislike about it. Thanks!!
Post # 3
@FutureMrsB123: I have the arm implant ..nexplanon. its been really great for me! Lasts up to three years. You don’t get your period while on it (at least I haven’t) so if you’re someone that likes the comfort of SEEING you’re not pregnant every month that might not be a good choice for you.
Post # 4
I think your best option is to talk to your doctor, since people react differently to the different forms of BC. When I’ve tried something new to me, my doctor prescribed a 3-month supply and then then had me to come back to discuss whether it was working well for me or if I should try something different. Let your doctor know what pill(s) have given you problems in the past and be specific about what those problems were, since that will help your doctor decide what to prescribe.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@FutureMrsB123: I take a super low dose pill called Kariva. I have also taken Mircette and Alesse. I really like all three as none of them make me nauseous which is my main issue with taking the pill. It took me months of trying out different pills before I figured out what worked best for me.
Post # 7
There are lots of hormone options that you can try to see if you can find the right one. Talk to your doctor. If you are set against hormones, also ask your doctor about a diaphram.
Post # 8
@FutureMrsB123: I’ve been on Seasonique, but that’s a pill that everyone seems to either really love or really hate. I switched to the NuvaRing because i didnt want to take a pill every day and I love it! However, if you’re hormone-sensitive, maybe try the copper IUD?
Post # 9
If you worry about Hormones and Invasive Methods… I give another shout-out to using a Diaphram.
Hope this helps,
Post # 10
Try the Nuva Ring? I have no complaints.
Post # 11
@FutureMrsB123: Well like PP said, everyone is different and has a different reaction to each brand. I’m on Lo-Loestrin Fe. It’s very low hormone and has 4 placebo pills. I was having very short lasting and light periods and actually haven’t had more than a little spoitting for about 5-6 months now. I’m not complaining. No mood swings. I was on Yaz but I felt kind of sad and emotional on it. I was on Desogen for about 8 years before and it made me a psycho person and I had no idea. I’d been on it for cramps since I was 15 so I just thought I was an angry person. When I switched brands, I realized how much it was actually affecting my emotions. Hope that helps!
Post # 12
Are femcaps and condoms off the table? I don’t really like a lot of the homone forms so we just tend to layer other options (and we both sort of understand the risk % so that may not appeal to you if you want something that is 100% or 99% effective).
Post # 13
Copper IUD was the way to go for me. I didn’t want to use any sort of birth control pill and my periods were pretty light with no cramping. Now I definitely have heavier periods and some cramping (not every month, maybe every second or third month it gets bad). But to not be on the pill I will take the minute of pain to insert it and the cramps every few months.
Post # 15
@WaitingDogMama: +1 to have you considered condoms? That’s the path we took when I didn’t like the pill.
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2
If you’ve had problems with hormonal bc then I’d just go with traditional condoms 🙂