Post # 1
Hi ladies, it’s been a looooonnnnnnggg time since I posted much on here! But I know I can count on the hive to give me some imput…(or is it input??) Anyway…
I started on Yasmin in April. Since then, I’ve been feeling pretty sh*tty. (Which I will list below.) For these reasons, I’ve decided to give the pill the boot and go with “natural family planning.” I know it’s not the most effective method of preventing pregnancy, and we’re ok with that. Ideally I don’t want to get pregnant til after our Christmas vacation this year, but if I do, it’s not terrible. We’ll have been married a year on 10-10. Anyway, I know you have to take your temp. first thing in the am, and then the days that your temp is up, you are ovulating, correct? Also, is “Day 1” the first day you get your period? I’ve always been a bit confused about the whole 28 day cycle thing. So if anyone has any experience in using these methods for birth control, please share! Also, if you are, or were on Yasmin, please share your experiences! Thanks
Periods only lasting 4 days
Skin looks pretty good.
Headaches (I’m not normally a headache getting person.)
Peeing allllll the time.
MASSIVE boobs. I am normally an A cup and it seems like they have doubled in size. I always thought I wanted bigger boobs but I don’t like it. It’s been very uncomfortable!
Lack of sex drive 🙁
Depression like symptoms.
Post # 3
@Swiss Miss to Bee:
I had all the same symptoms on Yasmin, but besides the bigger boobs (Im already a DD!), they all kicked in after being on it for a year.
I had a copper IUD which I loved but had it taken out as FI and I toyed with the idea of TTC before he deployed.
We’ve changed our minds and now are going to start in and around the wedding in April, and have been using just the staight up pull and pray method, no charting or anything and it’s been fine.
Do you mean that with the method you’re going to try is where he actually finishes inside of you?
Post # 4
Taking charge of your fertility and what to expect before your expecting were great books to educate me. I found them both used and inexpensive on amazon. I just started charting a month ago and find it very interesting. Even my hubby, an engineer, finds the graphs facinating. haha I bought an expensive basal thermometer, that has an alarm clock to make you take your temp the same time every morning and has a mini chart on the screen as well. http://www.amazon.com/Optimus-Petit-Sophia-Fertility-Monitor/dp/B001BC3IMS It stores all your charting data for you to look on to later. I also played around with fertilityfriend.com. A very interesting site to put your temps and record data. I’m not sure I am going to continue using is though after the free trial.
Post # 5
@Oneeleven:Not sure if we will use “pull out” or not. We talked about condems. So maybe a combo, depending on where we are in my cycle.
@Miss skinner, I didn’t even know there was a “Before you are expecting” book! Going to look it up!
I take my last pill on Saturday (Dr. told me to just finish this pack.) And I can’t wait! How long does it take to get back to normal?
Post # 6
I am just finishing my first cycle and everything is fine. The only things taht seem amplifyed are my PMS symptoms.
Post # 7
i highly recommend taking charge of your fertility to read. it gives you so much information. by the time your temp goes up, you’ve already ovulated. if you have VERY regular/reliable cycles, you can figure out which days before ovulation are safe. i was not, so i treated the entire first half of my cycle as danger zone, lol. (and good that i did too…i tended toward really long cycles, but when we were trying, the cycle i got pregnant on, i ovulated on day 9…early for anyone, but FREAKISHLY early for me.) and yes, day 1 is the day you get your period.
Post # 8
also, fertilityfriend.com is helpful for information and for keeping your chart organized, rather than having to do it on paper. their basic, no-frills membership is free.
Post # 9
Get the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. She dedicates enough information on going off the pill. Get yourself a BBT thermometer! And you’re set, good luck and great choice, I don’t think you’ll regret it if you follow the rules!