(Closed) Birth control suggestions?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Honestly I hated all hormonal birth control and as Darling Husband isn’t bothered, we just use condoms.  One scare in four years but other than that, it’s worked very well for us.

Post # 3
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I struggled to find a pill that worked for me, so I ended up going with the BC patch. I loved it.  I would suggest asking about that for sure. 

Post # 4
773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

I went with the Mirena IUD. It’s hormonal but localized. No period in almost 3 years. Some weight gain but I’m in the process of getting that off 🙂 With the pill, I either got severe migraines, or ended up having my period every 3 days!

Post # 5
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

lcrn092416 :  I’m on the nuvaring and I love it! However, if your issues are because of hormonal birth control, I don’t know that this would be a good choice for you. I don’t have issues with nausea, but definitely I get PMS-y/cranky the day or two after putting in a new ring. You can always give it a try for a few months and see if you like it, but maybe a nonhormonal option would be better, like the copper IUD. 

Post # 7
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

lcrn092416 :  We used condoms until we were ready for kids. Darling Husband wasn’t real enthused, but could see that a few minutes of a condom was less of an impost than the pill messing with my hormones 24/7.

Post # 8
1661 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Copper IUD. It’s hormone-free and I swear by it. 

I have one called a multi-load and have used it for years without any issues it all 🙂

Post # 9
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

I have Nexplanon and I love it! I do have a bit lower libido, and my periods are a little wonky, but it is the single most effective birth control, and that makes it worth it for me 🙂 I did not want anything up my hooha, otherwise I would have opted for an IUD. Just too many horror stories for me!

Post # 10
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Hollins House, Pasatiempo Country Club

I have the implant. It’s good for 3 years and the only problem is the first three months of your period adjusting. (Mine was a whole month long!) but it’s great and doesn’t have any hormones. 

Post # 11
391 posts
Helper bee

I tried the Nuva Ring.  Ended up having a never ending period that needed medication to finally stop.  But I wouldn’t want that to stop somebody else from trying it–I’m senstive to stuff like that.  I’ve also been on the patch, which has been a mixed bag, as I have side effects, but don’t have much else to try anymore.  At least the side effects I get are tolerable (and way better than a baby).

I did have the Mirena IUD.  Had zero side effects, but it fell out after a couple months, which is rare, but I didn’t really feel like going through the discomfort of getting it put back in.  By far, the Mirena IUD was my favorite.  It was also nice to not have to mess with something all the time.

If you don’t have good luck with hormones and no other reason not to try it, have you thought about a non-hormonal copper IUD?

Post # 12
32 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

Seconding the patch! I went through probably 3 or 4 different pills before i found out about the patch. Change it once a week. Very happy with it and I will never go back to the pill. 

Post # 13
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mirena IUD, I can’t recommend it enough. Nothing to remember. Plus, no periods (at least for me), it’s great. 

Post # 14
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I was never happy on the pill, I had a lot of side effects. But now I have an IUD and it’s the BEST THING EVER! Hurt like a mofo to get put in, but now it’s a “set it and forget it” option. And no periods!!

Post # 15
2443 posts
Buzzing bee

Love my Mirena. And unlike most people, my insertion was completely painless.

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