(Closed) BCP and copper IUD? Anyone?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
Hostess
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got the Mirena put in almost 2 weeks ago.  I have had no side effects so far.  I think that’s the better choice if you are looking for something that doesn’t come with heavy periods.

The IUD is so much better than depo.  The nurses really sold me on it, even though I already wanted it.  There are so many fewer side effects than depo, it has a lot fewer hormones than most BC methods.

Post # 5
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10509 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve never heard of anyone with an IUD and BCP.  I’m curious to hear more though!

Post # 7
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3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I am not sure what it would be like to stay on BCP, but curious as to why you wouldn’t just switch to the Mirena if you were going to continue hormonal BC anyways- it seems a lot more simple. 

I had the Paraguard for a couple of years and can tell what my experience was like. After the initial insertion my periods gradually becmase worse and worse. They weren’t longer, but they were much heavier and the cramping was really bad. I eventually had it removed due to this. I didn’t have any other side effects like I have with hormonal BC- no weight gain, no breakouts, nothing.

Post # 8
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10509 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@ieatunicorns:  I would consider doing it, as I love my BCP.  Many people try many different pills before find the right one for them.  Why change the hormones to something that isn’t so easy to switch back if you don’t have to?

Post # 9
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3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@OrchidsandCandles:   I just caught your depo stuff. I had the same side effects from depo-it was gross. You can take a pill with almost the same dosage of progesterone as Mirena and give it a test run. My doctor had me do this when I was considering getting the Mirena put in. It went really well-no weight gain, light periods (but then we decided to have a third, so after this baby I will get it put it.)

Post # 10
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7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

With how much an IUD costs and the extremely great effectiveness, I’m not really sure why you would double up… unless you want to side effects of using hormonal birth control, in which case, why not get the hormonal IUD? I just can’t imagine forking over the money for an IUD and then every month for the BCP too. IUD’s have near 100% effectiveness these days.

Post # 12
Hostess
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@ieatunicorns:  That’s a good idea to try the mini pill with the same dose as Mirena.  I didn’t do this and just jumped into the Mirena.

By the way, I’ve had friends who have had horrible side effects with depo which is why I didn’t go with it.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@ieatunicorns:  Having a trial run with similar hormones would put me more at ease.  I’m glad to hear some doctors do this.

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