Plan B or the shot?

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Plan B or the shot?

jjesssica jjesssica
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which would u prefer to take?
07/12/2012
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Originally posted by jjesssica
which would u prefer to take?
neither. I've been on bc once and that was the pill and only stayed on it for one week. it made me to sick to deal with.
07/12/2012
Mwar Mwar
The shot actually has a label on it that doctors have to warn you about saying that continuous use can and will cause bone loss. Not good. Don't do it long term if you must use it.

Plan B shouldn't be used like regular BC, but my doctor told me taking 3 regular BC pills is similar to taking plan B. Take that info as you will.
07/12/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
They are totally different uses. Plan B is Emergency Back Up Birth Control also called "Morning After" Pills for when your birth control method fails, a rubber breaks etc. It's only to be used in emergencies.

Depo Provera is a long term progesterone that stops your periods and stops ovulation. It isn't used as emergency or "Morning After" birth control. Each injection of Depo Provera lasts for 12 weeks to prevent ovulation and usually menstruation, also. It is meant to be used as long term birth control and also to control bleeding issues and uterine problems.

I've used both. Depo Provera as a treatment for endometriosis. I hated it, I gained 40 lbs, got depressed and lost my sex drive. It did stop my period, though.

I used Plan B when we had an accident. My husband, for some reason thought he was in the "back door" and he.. wasn't. When he came, I kind of freaked out, because he usually pulls out. I got some Plan B the next day. I didn't get pregnant, so it must have worked, or I wasn't ovulating. We're finished having children and I have health problems, so I was glad I was able to have it when I used it.

You take Depo Provera for months or years.

You only take ONE or two tablets of Plan B once in a great while. It isn't meant to be your main form of birth control. It is FOR emergencies.
07/12/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
They are totally different uses. Plan B is Emergency Back Up Birth Control also called "Morning After" Pills for when your birth control method fails, a rubber breaks etc. It's only to be used in emergencies.

Depo Provera is a ...
THIS! I have been on Depo but I HATED IT! I went back on the pill, but am actually on Impanon right now and I really like it. Lighter periods, no cramps, no change in weight, and I don't have to carry a pack of pills around with me. And I'll be almost graduated by the time I have to get another!

I have never been unfortunate enough to have to take Plan B. We always use at least two birth control methods, so if one fails we still are 'okay.' Plan B really messes with your hormones and cycle, so it's not to be used regularly AT ALL!
07/12/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
THIS! I have been on Depo but I HATED IT! I went back on the pill, but am actually on Impanon right now and I really like it. Lighter periods, no cramps, no change in weight, and I don't have to carry a pack of pills around with me. And I'll ...
I'm glad the implant is working well for you.

I had no problems when I used Plan B. I sometimes have fairly irregular cycles, then months of regular cycles, then irregular ones again.

I used the Plan B about 2 weeks or so after my period had started, when we had an "accident." I got my period about 2 weeks after that (some think that if the Plan B DID prevent ovulation or stopped implantation, you'll get a period within 3 to 6 days after taking it, so it appears I probably wasn't ovulating when I took it). Then, my periods returned to normal, with normal cycling immediately. I actually had more problems with The Pill and Depo. (I HATED Depo.) Then again, Plan B is only one or two progesterone tablets, not daily hormones, like The Pill or Depo. I was very happy I had no problems with it.

You are very right, that Plan B is Emergency birth control and should be used only occasionally. Regular birth control of your choosing should be used, if one doesn't plan to become pregnant. I don't know of anyone who uses it regularly (it's damn expensive and the timing has to be exact, within 72 hours of intercourse, the sooner after intercourse the better it works) so the chance of it being "abused" is pretty low.
07/12/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
Shot
07/12/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I've used Plan B once after fear of the condom breaking - it didn't, but I was paranoid because I didn't realize I was ovulating that day. The generic cost me $40 over the counter and I didn't have any adverse reactions like cramps, irregular spotting, etc.
07/12/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
The shot actually has a label on it that doctors have to warn you about saying that continuous use can and will cause bone loss. Not good. Don't do it long term if you must use it.

Plan B shouldn't be used like regular BC, but my ...
Well, it's bone density loss, which most women already have issues with as they age. I.e. Osteroporosis. They recommend no longer then one year. However, you can still continue to use it for years.

My sister did it for three. Though she found out it wasn't healthy for her body. She gained 60lbs at least, her hormone levels are extremely off, it caused her periods to completely change after stopping the shot, she produced breastmilk prior to having children, and so on. She had nothing but issues with that shot. The only reason she thought it was great was because it took away her period.

As everyone else has said Plan B shouldn't be regularly used. You should find a suitable BC for your body. This might mean trying a few to find the right one for you.

I have used the pill and the patch. Both were great for me. I had side effects with the pill that I don't have with the patch. But I now have side effects from the patch. I'm trying to convince my partner it's time for his vasectomy. And I might stop BC all together.
07/13/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Apples to ORanges. Plan B is if you make a mistake or BC fails. I wouldn't use it consistently, which is the point of BC such as the shot. =/
07/14/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
Quote:
Originally posted by country
neither. I've been on bc once and that was the pill and only stayed on it for one week. it made me to sick to deal with.
because it was only a week, of course u wud feel sick, your body has to adjust to it.
07/14/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
The shot actually has a label on it that doctors have to warn you about saying that continuous use can and will cause bone loss. Not good. Don't do it long term if you must use it.

Plan B shouldn't be used like regular BC, but my ...
aww man :/ i was thinking of getting the shot, but not anymore.
07/14/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
They are totally different uses. Plan B is Emergency Back Up Birth Control also called "Morning After" Pills for when your birth control method fails, a rubber breaks etc. It's only to be used in emergencies.

Depo Provera is a ...
Ugghh man i just realized I messed up on my question>:l it was supposed to b "birth control or the shot". Im a fool lol.
07/14/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
Quote:
Originally posted by kitty1949
I've used Plan B once after fear of the condom breaking - it didn't, but I was paranoid because I didn't realize I was ovulating that day. The generic cost me $40 over the counter and I didn't have any adverse reactions like cramps, ...
thats amazing o.0 ur the first person who I know that didn't get side effects
07/14/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
THIS! I have been on Depo but I HATED IT! I went back on the pill, but am actually on Impanon right now and I really like it. Lighter periods, no cramps, no change in weight, and I don't have to carry a pack of pills around with me. And I'll ...
HELL YEA IT DOES, " Plan B really messes with your hormones and cycle".
07/14/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
Quote:
Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Apples to ORanges. Plan B is if you make a mistake or BC fails. I wouldn't use it consistently, which is the point of BC such as the shot. =/
Okay
07/14/2012
yummyinmytummy yummyinmytummy
Depo causes extreme weight gain in most people.

Plan B is an EMERGENCY contraceptive.

There is hormonal birth control (both estrogen or JUST progesterone for those sensitive to hormones or who are breastfeeding).

There are IUDs (both hormonal and non). There are also things like Nuvaring.

Plan B isn't something you should be considering in the Ef forums. Plan B is something you run to the drugstore to get in a panic.
07/26/2012
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