(Closed) Contraception!The injection, Your experiences tips!PLz

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I use and really like the nuva ring.

I’ve never personally used the injection but have had a number of friends who did and have found I’m pretty against it.

Most of them (3 out of the 4) still got pregnant while on the injection but ALL mis-carried. 1 of my friends got pregnant 3 times the year she was on it and all 3 times she miscarried.

I don’t know if it’s like this for everyone, but seeing that with them was enough to deter me.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I have two friends who did the injection and have problems with loss of bone density. One of them lost her hair in patches after being on it for a year as well.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Mrs.Passion: I originally took the Depo shot 5 years ago and had ZERO problems with it. I didn’t gain a pound and I didn’t have a period. I was on the shot for about 2 years. In October I decided to go back on the shot and I immediately started having issues with depression, violent mood swings and serious thoughts of suicide. I have NEVER, EVER, EVER had these kind of issues before with or without a shot. I didn’t go back in January to get another one and I am back to normal.

My advice…please do your research and think about it long and hard. It is a synthetic hormone and doesn’t always work very well for some women. If you do choose to use the shot, please don’t get another one if you notice some of the problems other women have had.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i have a friend that got an IUD put in its good for 5 years

(some doctors wont do it if you havent had children yet but ours does and he said there isnt any harm in it)

she said its awesome – made her a little gassy at first for some reason but virtually no periods and you dont have to take something everyday or go in and have something changed or get a shot – its a simple in and out procedure and you can have it taken out when you are ready to try for kids.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have been on the needle for…..7 years now? 7, I think.

Love it, it has been wonderful to me as the pill messed with me badly when I tried to not be on the needle and use the pill. It is the only contraception method we use. I have come off it a few times to see how quickly I cycled back and it was the first chance it had to come back, back it was! I go for Bone Mineral density tests every two years. My doctor says he doesn’t have many left on it but the few of us that are all love it like I do and I’ve continued on it. I was originally put on it to regulate/eilimate my cycles as I didn’t get my first one until I was 17, and they were constant and I felt like I was dying I was in so much pain. With a family history of Endometriosis with my Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother needing hysterectomy’s all before 30 years old as the pain was unbearable. I need to get on having babies fast once we’re married.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@lilmiss26:

so weird that it was awesome for you then the complete opposite.

The Mirena IUD (the one with the hormones) did the same to me. I was homicidal and suicidal. I seriously thought I was going nuts.  And this happened in the first month of having it in too.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@lilmiss26:

Do you know if the second time they put you on the generic brand of depo?

I was a walking disaster when they put me on that unknowingly, it took us 3 generic shots to figure it out, but holy moly what a difference. Maybe not the case, but just a thought for the implications it had for me, then going back on the brand name injection it was all good again.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@Mrs.Passion:

I too would like to sing the praises of the IUD. Only I do believe totheisland may have been referring to the Mirena IUD, which has hormones in the plastic and those are delivered to your body via the uterine wall.

While different for everyone, Mirena as I mentioned was horrible for me and had the same side effects as the pill, if not only maybe a bit worse coupled with a constant pregnant feeling and looking tummy.

The copper IUD is hormone free.  You *should* be able to concieve within hours after removal (Mirena it can take months after removal – like the pill)  and it too can be left in for years.  It does make your periods a bit heavier for the first three months or so but in my personal experience that sorted itself out.  I’ve had three in my lifetime (I’m an old bag!) and I love it.

 

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