(Closed) Possibly Switching BCPs. Recommendations?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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Sugar bee

s2bmrscook:  Yes! And I always felt bloated. Not necessarily weight gain (though there was some) but just…bloated like when you eat a ton of salt lol

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

playdohpants:  oh my gosh, I know! it was like the best feeling ever

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have been on generic seasonique forever and love it!  No issues whatsoever, other than very, very rare breakthrough bleeding.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

s2bmrscook:  I second Lo Loestrin FE!! I have been on it for a year. No side effects, no weight gain, no PMS and absolutely no period or spotting ever!! I am very careful to take it every morning on time and take a HPT every 2 months or so just to reassure myself. I really, really love it. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

s2bmrscook:  the only time it was affected was right when they put it in because I was a bit crampy (like bad period cramps, nothing a couple midol couldn’t fix) and didn’t want to deal with anything else up in there if you catch my drift. Ever since I’ve had a normal sex drive which my fiance is on board with! haha

Post # 25
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

s2bmrscook:  The Mirena has not affected my sex drive at all!  I was on Nuvaring right before and I hated sex during it practically and had varying levels of decrease in sex drive with the patch and multple pills I have tried.  It is awesome!

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

s2bmrscook:  Eh it doesn’t seem to have affected my sex drive one way or the other.

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The generic seasonique gave me the beginnings of a blood clot. Turns out I do have a clotting disorder, but I was on a triphasic BC for 15 years without an issue. Needless to say, I can no longer take any form of estrogen. womp womp.

If you don’t want the hormones, you could get the copper IUD (Paraguard I think?).

Post # 29
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

s2bmrscook:  I think they do make a silver or gold core IUD which doesn’t contain nickel, but I’ve only briefly looked into it (I’m allergic to nickel too). It might be worth asking about though.

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