(Closed) Birth Control Issues! What do you use?

posted 8 years ago in Intimacy
  • poll: What BC method do you use?

    Hormonal birth control

    Condoms or IUD


    Nothing, we're open to or hoping for pregnancy

  • Post # 17
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012



    I had Mirena for a year and a half and had some issues.


    What about the implanon, or whatever it’s called now. The one they put in your arm…

    Post # 18
    197 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am on ortho tricyclin lo — it took me a couple tries before i found the which hormonal pill worked for me and didn’t make me crazy.  I tried lo loestrin FE and it made me psyyychoooo.  I love ortho lo.  i get no side effects, other than clearer skin and periods that only last one day and zero cramps. maybe try the lo dosage hormonal pills? 

    Post # 19
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m on ortho tricyclin lo as well. Went through several types before we found this one. Yaz made me crazy (and then they found out it causes blood clots, so you know.) Loestrin had breakthrough bleeding problems for me. Those are the only examples I can think of. The ortho is working out great for me. No severe side effects.

    I haven’t missed a day in years but I am just learning to take it at the exact same time every night.

    SO and I are both waiting for marriage for religious reasons, but we plan to continue the birth control as well as use either condoms or the pull-out method and never risk going “all the way” if I might be ovulating. We are getting married both poor and young, so we will have enough to worry about even without a baby. We really just can’t have a surprise pregnancy for several years! So we’re pulling out all the stops. 🙂

    Post # 20
    924 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I tried the pill but it made me feel all whacky like I was just getting off a rollercoaster.

    I had Mirena put in 5 months ago and my periods have completely stopped and no side effects. It’s awesome!

    Post # 21
    2224 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Pills always made me crazy. I tried the patch but had a reaction to the adhesive, plus it was gross and left sticky black marks on my body. Now I’m on Nuvaring and I LOVE IT!!! No craziness here and periods are much calmer. Still, we do use condoms at the same time because we cannot afford to have a baby right now. We use all the methods we can lol. 

    I am gonna agree with PP’s and suggest you pill shop or try the Nuvaring. Try different brands and dosages.

    Post # 22
    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012


    Post # 23
    561 posts
    Busy bee

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    @babeandbabe:  I was about to suggest diaphragm, and yes they still make them.

    OP, I have a friend who uses diaphragm + spermicidal jelly + coitus interruptus, and it has worked well for her for the past year.

    Post # 24
    3450 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I chose other, because he’s had a vasectomy.

    Post # 25
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2022

    there’s different hormonal birth control out there , don’t count ALL of them out because  one made you feel “crabby”. You have to test out a few

    Post # 26
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I use a little bit of two options.  I used NFP specifically the Creighton model to figure out which days are a go and which ones are a no go.  But I am not against condom usage so during the more fertile times we use rubbers or pull out and definitely for O day we use rubbers.  I have always used rubbers and no BC so I don’t have any issues with them what so ever.  They are extremely effective if used properly.  I know you mentioned condoms aren’t your fav but maybe you could do something like use them only during your fertile times and go without the rest of the month. 🙂


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