Birth control suggestions?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
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Bumble bee

@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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you worry about Hormones and Invasive Methods… I give another shout-out to using a Diaphram.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Try the Nuva Ring? I have no complaints. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@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
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Busy bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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 # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

edit…double post

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@WaitingDogMama:  +1 to have you considered condoms? That’s the path we took when I didn’t like the pill.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

If you’ve had problems with hormonal bc then I’d just go with traditional condoms 🙂

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