Weird post, but…

posted 2 years ago in Intimacy
  • poll: What type of BC are you using?
    The Pill : (113 votes)
    53 %
    Implant : (20 votes)
    9 %
    The Shot : (5 votes)
    2 %
    NFP/FAM : (23 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (54 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1236 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

    I have a granola-crunchy acquaintance who decided the Pill was poison and switched to FAM. 2 years and 2 kids later, she wanted to kiss the doctor who inserted her IUD. Hasn’t had any trouble since. 😉

    But OP, you sound like you know what you’re getting into and have done your research. Good luck! 🙂

    Post # 3
    Member
    34 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I used the pill for 10 years (horrible swings no matter what I tried) then a copper iud for 5 years (not bad but very painful periods), pill again for 2 years then copper iud again for 1 year and it was horrendous. Extremely painful and long periods. 

    Before my wedding I will calculate when I am to get my period. I am like 28 days on the dot, so if it falls during my period / pms time I will go on the pill a month before and then hop off it again. 

     

    It took my body about 6 months to readjust after the first time off the pill (10 years is a long time) and the second time only a couple of months. I like the way I can “feel” my hormonal changes now. I am not in a fog all the time, although I do have quite terrible emotions/paranoia during pms, I take herbal supplements. I feel much more “in tune” with myself and happier in general. We use condoms ocassionally but I chart because I am very very consistent, and pull out method/rhythm cycle. It works for us. 

    I was very nauseated, ill on the pill. Since the whole fiasco I have now been dealing with a chronic thrush that reoccurs every month a week before my period when hormones are at their highest. I am convinced it was caused by the pill. Go natural, just be careful!

    Post # 6
    Member
    851 posts
    Busy bee

    I have an IUD! Best decision I ever made.

    Post # 7
    Member
    10493 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    MrsWoods47:  You have no barrier methods in your poll.  Currently, I use BCP and condoms.

    Post # 10
    Member
    6747 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Nuvaring. Love it.

    Post # 12
    Member
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June, 2014

    I use a skyla IUD and I love it. My hormones have leveled out since getting off the pill and I don’t have to mess with charting or remembering to take a pill every day. My husband loves that he doesn’t have to ask me if I’ve taken my pills. 

    I’ve heard too many oopses on the NFP/FAM method so I don’t trust it, personally. But that’s also because my body is irregular and whatnot so I’m not sure it would be best for me.

    Best of luck! I hope you enjoy it!

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