Post # 16
I was off the pill for ~5 years, and went back on it after my divorce. IUDs were not an option for me, I’ve heard too many horror stories and one of my best friends had an awful experience with hers. I told my doctor I wanted something low dose, and she prescribed Lo Loestrin Fe. I was on it for a year and I really liked it, but my copay was $50 so I eventually asked her to put me on something that would be 100% covered by my insurance. She switched me to Blisovi Fe, and I like it almost as much as Loestrin. The only side effects I’ve had are my boobs got bigger and my periods only last about 2 days now.
Post # 17
I was on the pill for 13 years and recently switched to the hormonal IUD. I’m thrilled with it. Fewer hormones, which means my periods are slightly heavier, but I feel good emotionally and I don’t have to take a pill each day.
Insertion was literally a pain. But for five years worth of BC? Totally worth it!
Post # 18
I LOVE my hormonal IUD (Skyla) and have been a big proponent of it to my friends. I got my first several years ago before it was particularly common, and my obgyn’s response when I requested it was “Ahh how did you hear about it?!? I am so glad you’re asking me for it! It’s a great option that is very underutilized.”
For me, it’s been a better fit than the pill (I was having horrible mood swings with regular dosage, but wasn’t being compliant enough to feel secure on the low dosage). It also had the added benefit of making my periods 10x lighter, which for someone who used to cramp horribly has been a huge quality of life upgrade. And I haven’t felt any of the hormonal effects I felt on the regular dose pill.
Post # 19
The pull out method isn’t proper birth control if you really don’t want to get pregnant. It will dramatically lessen your chances, but only if it’s performed perfectly every time so it’s not surprising it’s adding some pressure on your bf.
I definitely recommend the IUD, especially mirena. It’s so nice knowing that there’s no possibility of an accident (I was even a bit worried on the pill because I was terrible at taking it on time) plus I basically don’t get a period.