(Closed) Birth Control – what do you use?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

@meke:  I use the Mirena IUD. Had it put in 3 months ago and love it. Was on BCP before, so it still has hormones but only one of the two from the pill and a much lower and localized dose. I feel completely normal with no side effects and I feel more “normal” than I did on the pill.

Maybe try another GYN? Just to verify if it is your uterus or if maybe your current GYN isn’t as experienced with inserting them.

Post # 20
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Helper bee

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@meke:  It’s really good so far. I can’t tell that it’s there at all. I mean, if I press on it, I feel it, but you can’t actually see it. As for scaring, I have the tiniest dot that I actually keep mistaking for a small freckle. Definitely worth it so far!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

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@Kimberley25:  As somebody answered before me (sorry, late !), my gynecologist showed me a list of IUD and lengths varied between 3 to 10 years. But, since I never had a child, she advised me to choose a IUD that was shorter, and I went with the (short) Flexi-T 300. I stayed with the number ”3” in mind, but maybe it’s actually 5 years effective. I’ll know when I meet my gynecologist next.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@NauticalDisaster:  Oh, that makes sense!  When I had my paragard inserted in 2002, there weren’t options like that.  I went with paragard the second time around because I had no problems with it (oh, and I do have a child).

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve been on the pill, and the Nuva Ring, and I’m getting the Mirena inserted on Thursday 🙂

Post # 24
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Busy bee

I was on the pill for a while. But we are now just using condoms, and will soon start using NFP when we both feel comfortable with it. I had debated using an IUD, but the risks about later fertility issues just aren’t worth it to us. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have the nexplanon insert. Good for 3 years! 

Post # 26
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Newbee

I was using Implanon for the past three years. When my time was up in June, I got it re-inserted (with Nexplanon, same thing but a different name). The first 3 years were great. However, the past few weeks have been terrible with the new stick. I figured it would be like it was before since I was just “continuing” it..not the case. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

The good ol’ vasectomy!

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If you and your partner are in agreement about not wanting kids, is a vasectomy off the table?  That would be our choice (and will be after we have two kids).  For now, I’m charting my cycles and we use condoms, but we’re planning to try for a baby soon, so definitely different considerations than you have.  Just seems like if you’re sure about no kids, that’s the best long-term option.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m on the depo shot which I love, freaked out after I got it because I went on google and saw all of these horrible experiences but its been great for me. I have a couple of friends that have the arm implant so I will do that next snice you can only do depo for 2 years.

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