What kind of birth control are you on?

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

I’m on the Nuva Ring after having all kinds of problems with pills and an IUD. It’s been working out fairly well for me so far. Only issue that I’ve had with it is that I think it has caused me to dry up a bit but that’s pretty manageable… certainly much more manageable than the mood swings I had on pills and the constant pain I was in with the IUD!!

Post # 4
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727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’m on nuvaring and have been for around 6 years. I agree with PP, it’s had an affect on dryness but other than that it’s been great. I like not thinking about it for 3 weeks at a time! I have endometriosis so I do 3 rings on (9 weeks) followed by a week off, and it keeps my symptoms reasonably in check.

Before that I was on the patch, but having to change it weekly wasn’t fun as it was pretty solidly stuck, and it aggravated my dermatosis.

I’m coming off the nuvaring at Christmas and moving over to a Daysy and doing fertility monitoring, but that’s partly because if we get it wrong it’s not a problem if we get pregnant. I’m keen to find out of I’m able to ovulate, and get more information about my gynaecological health. Ideally we wouldn’t be getting pregnant until around this time next year but with my health a baby isn’t going to be “to order”!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have the mirena iud but I’m finally having it removed in a little over a week! I’ve had it since giving birth two years ago and have had some issues with depression and no sex drive. I’ll be watching this thread to see what other bc is out there…

Post # 8
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961 posts
Busy bee

I’m on Tillia FE, but at this point, it’s only to help avoid ovarian cysts, as Darling Husband had a vasectomy long before we met. I used to be on Ortho-Cyclen (monophasic) many many moons ago and I was still getting cysts on it, so I was switched to a triphasic. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I was on the pill for 5 or 6 years (it was called mononessa). It helped keep my skin clear but was not good for my libido. No other noticable differences, and I’m a pretty routine person so taking it everday was easy for me. I did like that it was easy to stop when I wanted.

Right now we’re using fertility awareness/pulling out as birth control until we’re a little more ready for a baby, no physical downsides other than a higher potential user error but we’re okay with the risk since we want kids soon anyway.

Post # 10
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2540 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

futuremrss17 :  I really want to switch to something but I don’t know what! My marriage is really suffering and I totally blame the hormones. Before we had a baby, I had been off of bc for several years. Now, it’s like, I don’t want to get pregnant again so I’m on Mirena, but because I’m on Mirena I never want sex, so I’m definitely not at risk of getting pregnant..lol! It sucks. Thinking about the copper iud but I have endometriosis so I’m scared of the cramps, and I’m allergic to everything so I’m scared of having copper in me.

Post # 11
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3529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

We use condoms. Haven’t had any scares and I like that we can start TTC whenever we want without having to wait for anything to clear out of my system or regulate itself.

Post # 12
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3450 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

futuremrss17 :  I was on Levora for about 5 years. It worked amazingly for the first few, and then I slowly started getting more and more symptoms by the month. I stopped taking it and used condoms for about a year, which wasn’t as bad as I expected. But I didn’t want to use condoms for the next 10 years, so I got the copper IUD.

Post # 13
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2569 posts
Sugar bee

I stopped BC after we got married, and I’ve been liking being hormone free. I had been on the pill (levora) for over ten years as well, and I wanted to let my body do its natural thing. (That said, Levora and its generic counterpart worked well for me and I didn’t have many side effects.) We have been using condoms and I’m also temping/using the app Natural Cycles to learn about my cycles, though we’re not planning on TTC for a few years. 

Post # 14
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409 posts
Helper bee

I started with Nexplanon (arm implant) because I’m too paranoid that I’ll forget to take the pill to risk it. It was constant bleeding for 6 months until finally it stopped…for a couple week and then I would bleed again randomly. I used to have a round the clock periods and Nexplanon messed it all up. Plus now that it’s removed it left me with a big scar at the insertion site -___-. 

I just switched to the Mirena IUD and it’s BLISS compared to Nexplanon. I only get light spotting now to where I don’t see the point in putting in my cup because it’s fine with a pantiliner. 

Post # 15
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9342 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Took Ocella BCP for years and loved it. I’m now on the mini pill because I’m still nursing, but can’t wait to get back on a combo pill.

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