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Birth Control

Love Bites Love Bites
I used to get the shot, Depo Provera. It really messed me up, I had a constant period, very heavy and tiring. It did help with my cramps and breakouts though. After I got off of it, it caused me to have a constant period for nearly half a year after.

When I started to use the shot, I got it for free for the year because I was under 18. I went in every three months, and they injected the hormone into my arm. It made me so sick and sore, that moving wasn't an option for a few hours after the shot, and the arm was sore for a few days after the shot.


This made me wonder, what do other women use, and how does it affect them? I know there are pills, shots, patches, and diaphragms. Am I missing any? Do you like your birth control, or did you when you used it? I also wondered what people would recommend to try, besides going to the doctor, who truly hasn't been helpful in any way.
09/16/2011
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Liz2 Liz2
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Originally posted by Love Bites
I used to get the shot, Depo Provera. It really messed me up, I had a constant period, very heavy and tiring. It did help with my cramps and breakouts though. After I got off of it, it caused me to have a constant period for nearly half a year after. ...
First of all, I would suggest another MD. I would think that most gyn docs are on top of this!

You might also check the Univ of Illinois web site under health services. I recall them having a comprehensive list and description of all BC methods.
09/16/2011
geliebt geliebt
Here's Planned Parenthood's page on birth control methods link There are tons!
Personally, I used to use BC pills. I was on the pill for 4 or 5 years, and just recently I pushed my doctor again to give me an IUD. I don't plan on having children ever, so the fact that the pill is so very impermanent was a real annoyance. I really wanted a more permanent solution, and an IUD seemed just the thing. I browsed the IUD Divas community on Livejournal and did some googling. I was finally able to get it (mine was covered by my stepdad's HRA) and the insertion was really painful, but took less than a minute and now I have Mirena, so I'm all set with incredibly effective birth control for five years! No pills to take or anything. And it's already made my periods absurdly light. I would recommend an IUD to someone who's interested in it, for sure
09/16/2011
PurpleCat23 PurpleCat23
Rather than making my periods shorter and less painful, birth control pills made my periods last longer, with cramps lasting several days in. They also made my sex drive nonexistent. Not fun. I plan on using a different birth control method now. There are plenty of other options out there. Hope this helps!
09/16/2011
ParisLove ParisLove
Im on the pill Sronyx..And i love it never had no issues with it...No pregnancy scares...I would recommend it to any one
09/16/2011
Love Bites Love Bites
Thanks I'll keep it in mind
09/26/2011
Love Bites Love Bites
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Originally posted by ParisLove
Im on the pill Sronyx..And i love it never had no issues with it...No pregnancy scares...I would recommend it to any one
I've never heard of that before!
09/26/2011
Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood
I am considering Depo, but there are side-effects with all BC that are not just items inserted into the body. The moment you mess with hormones, you can expect something to go a bit off. Experimentation is really the key to finding what is right for you. I would get a good doctor and a back up BC until you find one that has the least side-effects for you. Although I am considering this option, I am also having to decide what may be another alternative, as they have linked this shot to weakening of the bones. You cannot take if for more than a certain time (I forget what that limit is). Good luck!
10/15/2012
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