- 2 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
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! 🙂
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!
calgaryweddingphotographer1: Careful is our plan! What a long journey you’ve had! I had thought about the copper IUD, but I’m just not find of the idea of having to have to doctor put it in and take it out. I prefer to be in control of my body. And it’s only been about a week and a half being off the pill, but I’ve been charting since we made the decision.
I have an IUD! Best decision I ever made.
AB Bride: I figured those could go in other.
The only time we used comdoms while on the pill was for a couple weeks while I was on an antibiotic. I was never really fond of them, so I guess that’s a downside to going off the pill. But the pros outweighed the cons. Haha.
Nuvaring. Love it.
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!