(Closed) CBCers: What form of birth control do you use?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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@MadameTussaud:  the “real use” failure rate is more like 9% for the pill. This includes missing pills, not using backup if you miss them or throw them up, being on certain antibiotics and not using backup, and so on.

The 99% use is more like “lab condition” use!

The “real use” condom failure rate is about 18-21% – not applying properly, not applying in time, re-using, all those other kinds of things.

 

This is why I like the IUD, there isn’t that kind of “user error” involved.

Post # 19
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@Kurzweil:  There are quite a few people on IUD Divas (a LiveJournal community about IUDs) that use the DivaCup with their IUDs.  It seems like the big thing is to make sure to break the suction before taking it out of your body, which seems like common sense anyway.

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@MadameTussaud:  I think that they only actually require the Nuvaring to be in the refridgerator before it is given to the patient.  I get multiple months at a time and don’t refridgerate once I get them home.  I’m pretty sure I read that they can be at room temp for 3 months.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@MrsSaltWaterTaffy:  Thank you. I’ll have to check that out. I have a Dr’s appointment on the 1st and will ask her about it as well, although I haven’t found doctors to be very educated on cups.

Another thing I didn’t like about the IUD is possible ending of periods, but Implanon can do the same thing, so I guess I’m considering it. Implanon just has such a low level of failure (MORE effective than sterilization… seriously – didn’t even know that was possible). But some people also have terrible and unrpredictable breakthrough bleeding.

Ugh! IUD and Implanon seem like the same level of commitment/risk of side effects. I like how predictable the pill is for me.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just the Pill. I’ve been on a couple different kinds because I have high blood pressure, so finding one that didn’t make it worse was vital. 

The IUD’s sound great in that I don’t have to take something everyday and no hormones (with cooper) but I don’t want to have my period, period.  I only take my “placebo” pills every 3-4 months and it’s awesome.  Plus, the insertion and having something hang out in cervix or wherever just plain scares the crap out of me so… the pill it is.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@Kurzweil:  I haven’t done a ton of research but I thought that with IUD’s you still had your period? I haven’t heard that it can end them?

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m on the patch, that I love.  Its the only bc I’ve had that I love. Aside from having to find swimsuits that cover it, I’ve never had any issues with it.

I’m going to get either an IUD or the implanon as soon as I can go back home to Canada and go to my doctor. Even though I haven’t had any kids, my doctor suggests it for me since i have no interest in having kids and the patch is expensive in the long run.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m on implanon and have been since 2008.  I’m on my second implant right now.  I love that it is basically fool-proof and progesterone only.  Estrogen combo pills and rings really mess with my mood. 

I’ve never heard of Essure before now and I’m really interested in the procedure! It sounds really great.

Post # 26
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@Mrs.Mittens:  A lot of people on Mirena stop getting periods or have really light ones.  I’m hoping to be one of those.

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am getting Essure in less than a month!!!  We currently use just condoms, cuz I hated the hormones and wasn’t sure about the paragard. I was lucky to find a doctor who will do it. Counting down the days!

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m CBC, I recently got Paragard. Previously, we were very diligent condom users, but didn’t feel like that was a foolproof long term option. Paragard has been a little exciting, negatively, to get used to (lots of cramping in the first month, crazy first period on it) but I have high hopes for the long term.

To address some other discussions in the thread: Paragard does not stop periods, but Mirena often reduces or eliminates them. Also, I’m a menstrual cup user, and though I’ve heard mixed info about using them with an IUD, I plan to start using mine again when I’m a few months into IUD use, just to make sure everything’s settled. I have heard about possible expulsion due to suction, but I think it would be hard to know if it was expelled by cramps or cup suction. So…yeah, that’s definitive, right? Not! 🙂

Post # 30
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@MadameTussaud:  Haha maybe you are or maybe you aren’t.  I’m not as distrustful but I might be infertile and don’t actually have to worry about it anyway.  I used to mess up a lot and never any oopsies.

Post # 31
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@MrsSaltWaterTaffy:  I feel the same way – there have been a good amount of chances in the past for oopsies, but so far so good. But we are being extra vigilant now since we are so close to it being permanent – can’t have an oopsie now

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