(Closed) Can’t Tolerate Birth Control

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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361 posts
Helper bee

*hugs*

Mirena is an IUD, just a hormonal one. The Paraguard IUD isn’t hormonal and you can conceive days after having it removed. 

Talk to your doctor, explore all your options. You shouldn’t feel like this.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@jouissance: have you tried you Seasonale? or Seasonique? They are the one’s that you only get your period 4 times per year.  I also tired the Ortho and Yaz and had depression issues with both of those. I would cry for no reason.

I really liked seasonale and had no mental issues. Plus I had really bad cramps, and only having to deal with it every 3 months made it easier to swallow.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You may want to try NFP (Natural Family Planning) and use the sympto-thermal method. It isn’t as hard as you may think and worth the cost of the class. Granted the class I took was Catholic and very catholic oriented, you might think about it and look at the couple to couple league.

 

Just a suggestion.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@jouissance: Nope. I’ve actually gained wieght since I went off of it :/

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Are you sure you’re not having bad cramps naturally? Have you told your OB/GYN about the cramps? They need to rule out any cysts or ovarian diseases IMO. I have bad cramps as well and I’m on NuvaRing. However, I’ve had bad cramps all my life. My doctors just told me to start taking IB Profen 2 days before I get my period and during my period. Mine are just first day cramps though.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@jouissance:NFP, when following the rules properly, actually has a better rater of success than other forms of birth control… I know people have gotten pregnant while on the pill!

Before dismissing it, at the very least you should read the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility.” It is COMPLETELY non-religious, and it will help you to understand your body probably even better than your gynecologist!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What about a diaphram or something non-hormonal?  it sounds like you’re having major issues with hormonal BC maybe it would be best just to avoid it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@jouissance: Ugh, birth control is totally annoying I agree. I always feel sick as soon as I put my ring back in. And all forms of BC have messed with my emotions. Boo. I hope you find something that will work for yoU!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I can’t take almost any form of hormonal BC other than Mirena, it’s the only thing my body will tolerate. That means no pills, no nuvarings, no injections 🙁

But Paraguard may be better for you b/c like a PP mentioned, it has no hormones. Good luck, I know it’s frustrating! 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@jouissance: I gained weight from Seasonale (about 20 lbs – but I am 6’1″ so I may gain more than a “normal” height woman would) but have no other side effects. It’s pretty great, aside from the weight gain…

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve had problems with BC every time I take it as well. The patch, the shot, the pill, everything. I haven’t taken any sort of BC in 3+ years. Im crazy enough without it. Its slightly worrying to me that I havent gotten pregnant this whole time since we do NOTHING to prevent it.

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