What BC do you use?

posted 3 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

If you don’t want kids for a while (and you’re young so maybe that’s true), get an IUD!  They are the freaking bomb.  I have the Paraguard that’s totally effortless, hormone-free, and good for 10 years.  It hurts like a bitch going in, but that 10 seconds was so so worth it.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My sister has a Paraguard IUD that she LOVES (excepts it makes her periods heavier), my BFF has Mirena, a 5 year IUD she REALLY loves (occasional period or none at all), and I used the NuvaRing for 5 years! And I LOVED it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am currently on the patch, and will be getting an IUD within a few months. I love the patch, I’ve been on it long term for quite a while, but I’m excited to not have to worry about even remembering once a week.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t recommend what I’m on unless it’s medically needed b/c the side effects aren’t super great, but it’s basically a version of the pill. If you don’t want kids for a while (or ever), look into an IUD or the implant. With IUDs, there are hormonal and non-hormonal, which all depends on what you need/any health issues. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m on the pill, but I would recommend an IUD

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m on mirena (IUD) it’s amazing. I’ve not had a period since Jan. 2012

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I’ve been on Nuvaring for about 3 years and love it!! I was on the pill before that and would never remember to take it 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I have the Mirena IUD, and I love it. It HURTS to insert, but it’s totally worth it! I’ve had it for just over two years, with no noticeable side effects (and I’m the sort of person that pays a freakish amount of attention to that sort of thing caused by medication, supplements, etc.). I’ve only had 4 periods since getting it, and none in the past year. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Firemansgirl:  I am currently on the pill, but used to be on depo…I had no serious side effects with depo would probs still be on it if me and FI werent planning to TTC in the next 2 years (i heard if you are on depo it can take awhile to get regular cycles  ect ). But if you are not planning on being pregs anytime soon and forgetful with BC ( as I am too :-() I would say go for it!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I switched to Mirena about a month ago. Insertion is HORRIBLE, and I cramped and bled for a week after, but now it’s great! I feel like I have more energy and now I never have to worry about getting pregnant 🙂

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m on the pill, “mercilon” brand. Don’t think they sell that in the US haha… it’s OTC in this country though, and very cheap. No issues so far, but I’d love to be off hormones in general. I’m CBC so hopefully a tubal is coming in the nearish future for me…

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m on the Implanon implant and before I was on the Depo shots. Both were great for me because I’m very forgetful. And also, I’ve had NO periods with them, except one when I switched from depo to implanon. 

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