- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure
I want to know what you use. Has your BC method ever gone cacca cuckoo on you? Have you opted to just go ahead and do tubal ligation or a vasectomy? I’m curious…
For me, I have done the typical BC pills. But literally every time I went on the pill, I gained bra sizes. I went from a C cup to falling out of a DDD… I’m 4’11”. I had back problems from those gazooms! I had a breast reduction back in 2006. So I switched to a diaphragm. I got odd looks from my doctor since this isn’t a BC method used as frequently in this day and age. Talk about messy! I wasn’t much of a fan. I tried the Nuva Ring too. But it gave me a burning sensation and a bad yeast infection within 24 hours. I just started using condoms. Then, I eventually had Mirena put in. I didn’t think they’d let me, since another doctor LIED to me about how women that have not had children yet can’t get an IUD! That’s the VA for ya! After I eventually got another doctor, I asked her and then she said I could! I even told her what the other doctor said, but she suggested Mirena. I was afraid of the hormones, but she assured me that it was minimal hormones so it’s safer. My blood work was done right beforehand. Everything was normal. Within 5 months, I gained 35 pounds! I was already eating healthy. I did not change my diet. I called the doc and after fighting with him (different Dr put the IUD in), he said he’d take it out and replace it. He claimed Mirena doesn’t cause weight gain. (It CAN, I googled it). He also had my thyroid levels checked. Thyroid is shot. Now I have hypothyroidism. I googled “Mirena causing thyroid problems”. It can happen. It’s not typical. But it’s what happened to me. What I worry about… Now that I have Paraguard, what next? If I have trouble with this one, there’s two options left for us… Tubal ligation or vasectomy. We decided we do not want children. Funny thing is, I LOVE kids! It makes my heart ache knowing that motherhood just isn’t in my future… My doc will probably thwart my efforts in getting tubal too. It’s one hell of a procedure just to avoid having kids… Especially since I’m childless. My doctor said “Well, you are at the right age if you choose to go about tubal ligation”… WTF?! I’m 36… Why does anyone have to be the “right age”?? Why can’t we decide what we want or don’t want? I decided over 10 years ago I might not want to have kids… Anyway… What BC struggles do you have, if any?