(Closed) Birth Control help…

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009 - Cathedral of the Sacred Heart & The Jefferson Hotel

First, I don’t think it would be bad to ask him to help out, it is benefiting him too afterall!

Also, I would talk to your Dr. about trying something different. I’m on the nuvaring and didn’t have nearly as many strange side effects as when I was on the pill. And I flat out told my doc that I’m poor and needed something cheeper than I was paying with my insurance. Turns out if I order mine through the mail I can get three months for $50 instead of $50 per month when I get it in the pharmacy.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You can also get the IUD, its expensive at first, but you save tons in BC. Its like 400, without insurance. You can ask your doctor to put it in. They have one w/ lose dose hormones, and one without. They last for 5, 10 years or take it out whenever you are ready to have kids, and can get preggers right away. No waiting like birth control, but always ask about any other complications. See whats right for you. But that’s my suggestion. Ask him to throw down 200, and you won’t have to worry about taking anything daily, hormones, or getting preggers!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Def. Ask your doc about a different type of BC 75 a month is ridic and if you’re having side effects then its not the right knid for you. I have tried almost all kinds of birth control, also I loved depo-provera which is a shot you get evry 3 months. I was on it for 3 years and started having side effects so now I’m on the generic of ortho-cyclen,sprintec and its $9/month and that’s below my insurance copay so that’s a cash price.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you have insurance?  $75 a month is really high.  If you decide to keep taking the pill, there are definitely cheaper generics you could consider.  Since you are having side effects with what you’re currently on it’s definitely worth considering other brands.  Definitely bring this up w/ your doctor.  You don’t even need to wait for an appointment, you can call the gyno’s office and talk to a nurse and they can get you a different prescription written over the phone.

You could ask him to chip in if you want, I think it’s only fair.  Personally, I never have but mine is a lot cheaper ($30 for 3 months worth through my insurance’s mail order program).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Also my doc wouldn’t let me get an IUD bc of infection scares this is old thinking but finding a doc who’ll let a woman who hasn’t had kids get an IUD is very hard because the IUD is inserted and if you have problems with it than it could screw with you when you try to have kids. I’m done now I swear lol.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

definitely ask your doctor about changing your pill. There are tons to choose from. Mine used to be $30/month (Yasmin) but they launched a generic last year so I only pay $15/month now. I don’t know what it is about me that made him recommend this one (maybe the family breast cancer history) but my cousin’s doctor prescribed the same thing for her.

I’ve heard good and bad about Depo. It tends to lead to more weight gain than others and while some have no period, others bleed all the time. Plus the same cousin had trouble conceiving after depo. It took three years of trying and a session of invitro for her to conceive. Then a couple years later, no depo in between, she got pregnant again so she and her doctor blame the depo. But everyone is different.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

what pill are you taking?  do you have insurance?  mine is $2.60/mo with my insurance!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I second looking into an IUD, that’s my plan as soon as Fiance and I get married and I have insurance again.

I don’t think asking him to chip in is a bad idea at all. Mine was $20 a month through Planned Parenthood. When I was on it, I too hated it and was only on it because of Fiance so he paid for it all, but it was his idea. I finally got fed up, stopped taking it and we’re using condoms until I can get an IUD.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I JUST had a long conversation with my Future Sister-In-Law about birth control today.  She’s a doctor, and prescribes IUD’s for women on a regular basis. 

@ asunw -Apparently, this is the old school of thought (that women who haven’t had a baby should not get an IUD) but all of the relevant agencies (FDA, etc, etc) have approved the IUD for women who have NOT had kids.  Reasons NOT to get an IUD include a history of bad pubic (?) infections, you’re at high risk for an STI, or you’re planning to start trying for a kid within a year.  Otherwise, she said that it was a safe bet, insofar as all BC is a safe bet, and it will NOT mess with you if you get pregnant.  Actually, it seems to be one of the safer options, b/c the hormone dose is so low, or simply non-existent if you use a copper IUD. I think I’ll be getting the hormonal IUD soon, b/c it stops your periods!  That would be lovely.  🙂 

@ HoneyBear – Speak to your doctor about this.  Obviously we’re all only speaking from OUR experiences, and only your doctor can really advise you on this.  But definitely ask your boyfriend to help pay!  I think that’s fair, for sure. 

 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Honeybear-I was on Loestrin back in ’07!!! I hated it! I wish I remember the one I just came off of. It was great, but I was also tired of BC so I went off it. 

Have you thought about trying planned Parenthood? They’re pretty low cost.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

A lot of doctors are now letting women who have no interest in planning a family right away get a IUD. Several of my committed friends have gotten IUD’s. Because the hormones in the BC were too much. I would just talk w/ your doctor and see if she would suggest it, and what your risks are. I don’t know all the risk’s, but thats why you talk w/ your doctor. And if the BC is really too much, just get off it and use condoms. Unfortunately I am allergic to latex, so BC is a god send. I use YAZ and loved it, but I hear a lot of girls are getting really sick from it. So I am thinking of changing BC’s. Anyone use YAZ and switch to a better BC?

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