What type of birth control are you on and why do you hate it/love it?

posted 3 weeks ago in Intimacy
Post # 46
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I was on the pill. The brand I was on was Junel. I had the worst experience. I was on it for about 6 months and while it was nice to have light periods and no PMS, it completely changed my personality. I became depressed, never wanted to leave my bed, and developed horrible anxiety. I stopped taking it about two months ago and suddenly my periods are not so bad as they seemed compared to the other side effects. There has been a noticeable improvement in my personality and I’m starting to feel like my old self, my FI and family members have even mentioned it. My anxiety is still there but it has also gotten better since I stopped taking it. 

Post # 47
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Emerald at Queensridge

I’m on the pill– mine’s called Zarah. I’ve been on it for probably six years now. I haven’t ever been on anything else but I don’t have anything bad to say about it. I know exactly what day I’ll get my period, I have minimal cramps except sometimes the first day can get kinda bad but nothing horrible or anything. Before I was on the pill I had cramps so bad that I would roll around on the floor in fetal position for hours. Another great thing is my periods aren’t super heavy. I would definitely reccomend Zarah. 

Post # 48
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Busy bee

 chrissybee :  I’ve been on nexplanon for about two years now. I think it’s great, but it wasn’t without some complications in the beginning. Most people end op not being able to handle it and take it out within the first 6 months because of irregular bleeding and spotting.

My OB suggested I go back to her for a month’s supply of pills after the 4-6 month mark to help my body regulate the spotting if my body failed to adjust on its on. I took the pill and surprise surprise, I’m now bleeding every other month, a lot lighter than my painful heavy bleeding before.

The pros for me is clearer skin, less frequent and heavy bleeding, less PMS symptoms, and a tiny bit of weight loss at the beginning. If you’re a bit worried that it’ll move, nexplanon implants are also subdermal, which means its right under your skin so you can always feel where it is so it’ll never be lost.

The cons are slightly unstable mood swings in the first 3 months, irregular bleeding and spotting the first six, bleeding now isn’t always on time but I can deal since it’s less frequent and painful to have and of course having that week long large bruise when you put it in.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee

binpink :  So migraines means no Lo? I’m on the generic lo and get migraines! 

Post # 50
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Bumble bee

chrissybee :  I have the one hormonal pill that you take every day. Love it, I used to have a really heavy period and now I have no period at all! It works with me well and I remember to take it by keeping it on my night stand in full view so I take it when I’m going to bed. 

Post # 51
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Worker bee

sweatergal007 :  That’s what my doctor said at an annual exam. Wasn’t expecting it. I think I put the migraines down on the forms I filled out before the appointment and indicated I get that aura stuff too. I don’t know if the aura makes the difference in not being able to take the Lo anymore. My doctor said there’s an increased risk for a stroke. 

Post # 52
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Bumble bee

binpink :  Well, Damn! I’m going to bring that up at my next visit. I have no aura though just nauseous and light sensitive and splittingheadache of course. Thanks for the heads up! 

 

Post # 53
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Blushing bee

poppinbottles :  Thank you and I’m really sorry you had such a bad experience with hormonal birth control. I hope that the Paragard is all you ever wanted in a birth control method.

Of course nothing is ideal. I really hope it works for you! It works for most people, but I just wanted to put the disclaimer out there that in the rare case it is possible for it to fail. But the failure rate is <1% if I remember correctly, so the chances are definitely in your favor!

Post # 54
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Busy bee

chrissybee :  I take a generic of Seasonale. I like it because I only have 4 periods a year.

Post # 55
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2007

Tubal ligation after two kids at 29 years. Smartest thing I did.  There are no side effects and it doesn’t mess with your hormones. There are times when I see a baby that I regret it but then I realize that having more kids would not be a wise decision. No regrets 90% of the time.

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