Post # 1
It’s 5 months away from my wedding and I’m starting to look for birth control options. I have never been on BC before and was wondering if there are any specific medications I should stay away from? I’m really nervous about picking the wrong one that would make me gain weight or make me moody right before the wedding and not have time to switch.
With this, does anyone have recommendations a gynecologist in New Orleans?
THANKS BEES! 🙂
Post # 3
Everyone has different needs and preferences when it comes to BC, so I’d definitely listen to your Dr. on this one. Make sure you know your family’s health history (heart problems and cancer, especially) and be HONEST with the doc. If you smoke, make sure to tell. Be sure to discuss how/when the meds are taken to see which is a good fit for your lifestyle, as well. Read up on the options before you go, too, so you can ask good questions of the doc.
Personally, I’m on NuvaRing. I chose it because I am terrible with doing the same thing at the same time every day–a skill that is needed when taking the traditional pill. I put it in once a month and don’t bother with it for three weeks, then take it out for a week off. It lets me be responsible without a daily commitment. I avoided the shot because of some medical studies that suggested that it has long-term issues with calcium in your bones (a friend of mine was in a control group for one of the studies). Another friend was on it and loved that it made her period stop entirely. I have friends who have IUDs and love them.
Post # 4
I’ve used the pill, NuvaRing and IUD. Every one worked differently and they all tend to effect people in varying ways. I’ve pretty much succumbed to the idea that hormonal BC is not for me, but I know lots of ladies who love it! Have a talk with your doctor about your lifestyle, health issues and background– they’ll be able to suggest something to start with, and you can always try different options until you find THE one that works best for you!
Post # 5
I’ve done Depo, various pills, NuvaRing and Mirena. I’m currently on Mirena and I LOVE IT! I’ve never had kids but it was no problemo! Its good for 5 years, is local and low-dose hormones, and can easily be removed non-surgically by the OB/GYN. Looooooooooove it. I don’t even know its there (unlike the NuvaRing at times).