(Closed) Small check in my CBC win column!

posted 6 years ago in No Kids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you and Darling Husband are CBC, why not go with the ol’ vasectomy? Are you looking more at hormonal options in the hopes of regulating your heavy periods?

I tried Mirena about 5 years ago, and it wasn’t a good fit for me. I could feel it in there, and it became painful after about 5 months, especially when (TMI alert) I was constipated.  So I ended up having it removed. I also had trouble with the insertion process (not really pain, but I almost passed out – keep in mind that even though it’s somewhat accessible, the cervix really is an internal organ, and messing with it can freak your body out) and then when they went to take it out, the strings had worked themselves up inside my cervix, so they had a hard time getting it out. I guess it just was all around a bad fit for me.

My point with sharing that experience is that Mirena, while it sounds great in a lot of ways, can have some risks. (And I didn’t even go into the really severe ones, like uterine puncture.) You’ll also have to get it changed out every 5 years, won’t you?

Given all the risks and hassle, why not go with a vasectomy for him instead, which is truly a permanent option?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Bubu82:  Lol, my BFF has a younger sibling who was born after their dad’s vasectomy. And actually, the sibling had a twin who died in utero. Not always permanent! Just goes to show there are always pros and cons to every bc form.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I go on Thursday to see about getting Novasure to control my periods, and we are leaning towards getting dh snipped. Still not sure what we are going to do, but I can’t do hormones anymore

I am very lucky that my doc is totally on board with anything I decide to do, since he knows me so well. It really is hard to be young and not want kids, but want something permanent, or at least long term!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Bubu82:  

My guess is Aure doesn’t want to go with a vasectomy because she’s looking for something effective which will also help with her period problems; and the Mirena can be an excellent choice for women with heavy, painful periods. Granted, it isn’t perfect; around 10%of women experience pelvic pain with it; I myself was one of these women and had it removed after 6 months. But I always suggest that women give it a go: worst case scenario is it doesn’t suit, and you have it removed; and you don’t lose anything by trying, but stand to gain a lot.

Aure: have you tried the mini-pill yet? Also, if you want any info on the Mirena let me know, as I had one for 6 months so will be happy to share my experience with you 🙂 Also, I have no idea why gynaes are so reluctant to fit them in some countries; they’re FREE in England and we have no issues whatsoever, I simply told my doctor I’d looked at different options and would like a Mirena, she made sure I knew the pros and cons, then booked me in; no problem at all. I find it really bizarre that elsewhere it’s so difficult to have them fitted :-s

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Also, just a PS; have you had any investigations into the cause of your period problems? It’s just that it could be something like endo, and surgical treatment can be very effective. Worth a thought.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@hisgoosiegirl:  Eek! That’s a little scary! How long after the vasectomy was the BFF’s sister conceived?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Bubu82:  not sure, but fairly certain they had gotten the all clear from the doc.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@hisgoosiegirl:  Yikes. Darling Husband and I don’t have kids, and if we have any, we only want one. Our plan was to go the vasectomy route at some point…How can it fail, I wonder? Bad job on the surgery itself? Do the vas deferens somehow regrow?

Edit: sorry, don’t mean to threadjack.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Aure:  I hope it works well for you and helps resolve your cramping issues. I really was just curious about why no vasectomy in your case, but if I were in your shoes, I’d probably want to try and make the cramps lessen as well. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Aure:  

I was really unsure about the mini-pill and tried both the Mirena and Depo before eventually going on it; I would definitely try it if the Mirena doesn’t work out. I’ve been on Cerazette (I chose it because it has a 12 hour window as opposed to a 3 hour one like the other brands) for 2 years now and love it; very few side effects (no weight gain at all; the mini-pill isn’t really associated with weight-gain, it’s more the combined pill and Depo shot), and no periods at all since the first packet. As far as remembering it goes, I do think it’s possible to establish a routine; I always take mine before bed so find it easy to remember as it’s part of my night-time routine, and the 12 hour window means I don’t have to stress about taking it at exactly the same time. So yeah, def try it if the Mirena doesn’t work out (NB I’m not trying to dissuade you from the Mirena; just women who haven’t had children are at a higher risk of pelvic pain so it’s something to be aware of)

I really feel for you though; I have endo and natural periods are just not an option at all, I’ve been in so much ain in the past that I’ve vomitted and very nearly wet myself as it took ages for me to crawl to the loo. People don’t understand how debilitating periods can be 🙁

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