(Closed) What do you ladies use as contraceptives?

posted 3 years ago in No Kids
Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Condoms only. Yes, I’ve had two break on me in the last 5 years of using them, but I personally am not a fan of the idea of hormonal BC methods. 

Post # 62
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

andielle:  There are many other options that don’t include hormones. Using condoms only is incredibly risky.

Post # 63
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

letterstolove:  Yep, a risk we are willing to take. 🙂

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

letterstolove:  

I only used condoms for a while but when they broke on me, I ran to the drugstore and took Plan B. Those pills caused severe stomach pain but that was better than an unwanted pregnancy. I agree that only using condoms is quite risky. 

Post # 65
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I use depo provera and have used it for 4 years now with no side effects. It’s helped my PCOS and endometriosis so much that I’m not really interested in anything else. I LOVE depo. I also don’t have a period anymore, which I love, and I know that with other methods, it’s a toss up on how your periods will be. You could have lighter, shorter periods, or periods for months…  A friend of mine stopped depo and went over to an IUD and she said this is the 5th month she’s been bleeding since she got it. She’s going to go back to depo. I went 11 years of my life trying to prevent periods like that from happening, so I don’t want my birth control to do that too. 

Honestly, the only other thing I’m interested in is a tubal ligation, but I know I have a long time before I’ll ever be able to convince a doctor to let me have one since I’m 26. 

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have been on Yasmin/Ocella/Seyeda for over 19 years. Minimal side effects, predictable periods, effective.

I am not gonna lie though, I have serious spider veins. It likely is hereditary but I read that pills can put strain on your vascular system. I am having a vascular ultrasound on my legs next month and will need laser/scleroderma likely. Oh and I am supposed to wear compression stockings now…

Post # 67
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Before DH’s vasectomy, I had a copper IUD for 5 years. I highly recommend it. (The vasectomy AND the IUD 😂)

Post # 68
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Bumble bee

Previously, I’ve used oral contraceptives (Ortho Tri-Cyclen, non-generic – I had a bad reaction to the generic) and IUD (Mirena).  Both have worked well, with few complications (breast tenderness, mild nausea, somewhat reduced libido).  We’re currently on condoms.  Will be getting my tubes tied sometime in the next couple of months (SUPER EXCITED!!), finally.

Post # 69
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

andielle :  we use extra safe condoms and never had a condom break in the 4 years we’ve been using them continually *knocks on wood*. They’re not any less comfortable than normal condoms for us (actually they fit him slightly better so it’s better for him). Maybe you could see if your preferred brand has an extra safe line? 

nonablu :  I commented on this response before you did but then didn’t follow the thread, so sorry for the late reply. I noticed a lot of people gave you info on the nexplannon but not the implanon. I had the implanon about 6 years ago. I kept it in for about 2 years out of the 3. It started OK for me, pretty much stopped my periods, I would have about a day of bleeding and some cramps. It did make me really emotional though and I put on quite a bit of weight too. About a year in, my periods went wacky, I would be on for a few hours and then off for a few days and then on for a day. The doctor gave me three months supply of the pill to regulate my periods and that set my period to about two heavy days every 10 weeks or so. Again they went wonky, I went to the doctor again (different doctor so they didn’t have my notes) and I couldn’t remember which pill they’d given me so I got another three months supply of the pill and I think it was a different one but can’t be sure. It didn’t regulate them, they were still really all over the place and at this point the hormones had completely wreaked havoc. My mood swings were quite extreme and I was so emotional. My sex drive was also non-existent (this may be Too Much Information but when we did have sex I had no natural lubricant no matter how much foreplay we did so we would use lube but sex was often still painful). My friend on the other hand, had hers out in about the same time I did. She’s now on her third implant. She hasn’t had a period in about 6 years and her weight gain was minimal. She has had no hormonal side effects or effects to her sex drive and is perfectly happy on it. She has said she will stay on the implanon until she wants kids. So from my experience the implanon is just pot luck as to whether or not you respond to it.

Post # 70
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I have a blood clotting disorder, so all hormonal birth control is out of the question. My SO and I are sure about our baby-free life choice, so he underwent a vasectomy in May. 

Post # 71
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Beck Rec center

I was just talking to friends about stopping hormonal BC. I’ve been on BC for 11 years and my body is tired. I’ve been on ortho tricyclin low, the patch, mirena, depo, mini pill, Yaz and a couple other pills

The patch was cool I was running out of places to stick it lol. The pills kept me sick to my stomach, depo has given me crazy monstrous bleeding a month or more, the Mirena dislodged and fell out luckily it didn’t try to implant any where else. Yaz gave me the worse headaches. i gained a total of 60 lbs on them all (those 10 lbs add up lol) each one has killed my see drive. We don’t want a vasectomy as we may want more kids later. I guess we will be using condoms and family planning method. 

 

Good luck dear 

Post # 72
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Beck Rec center

Koala Bear :  we used some once it it made both Darling Husband and my genitals burn we were like dousing our stuff in water I dunno what happen he banned spermicide from the house lol

Post # 73
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I used the pill for nine years. I used Tricyclene. I never had any adverse side effects from it, and only ONE pregnancy scare in all those years! While it may not be for everyone, I’m an advocate for the pill.

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Alexander Homestead

I’ve been using the Fertility Awareness Method as a means of Natural Birth Control since February 2016 and so far we LOVE it! We opt for withdrawal or condoms during my fertile window and the rest of the time we are carefree. smile  If anyone has wanted a natural method of birth control that is effective (and rest assured it is NOT the rhythm method!) then definitely read this book. It will change your life.

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler

Taking Charge Of Your Fertility

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Mirena IUD put in at the beginning of June 2016. I cramped and had weird, long periods for a while but it’s pretty much all subsided now. Loving not having to take a pill every day!

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