Can you have both pills and iud?

snowminx snowminx
If you get the paragaurd can you also take pills or other hormones? I really want the IUD because it last for 12 years but I am also about to go on pills because my periods are so bad. I wouldn't think it would matter since the copper one doesn't have hormones but I wanted to see what other people think?
04/16/2013
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Pixel Pixel
I would imagine so. If you have the copper IUD, there's no hormones, so it won't screw up the pill dosages. Just make sure you've discussed this thoroughly with your doctor to check that there's no possible bad interactions.
04/18/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I don't really see the point. There are side-effects to both contraception methods and I don't understand why would you want to double the risk for your health. Why don't you ask your gyno about Mirena? It is an IUD with hormones that can help with your painful periods, so you wouldn't have to take the pill. Or just ignore the IUD and stick to pills. A pill does not cure period pain, it will only work while you are on it.
04/24/2013
snowminx snowminx
Quote:
Originally posted by SourAppleMartini
I don't really see the point. There are side-effects to both contraception methods and I don't understand why would you want to double the risk for your health. Why don't you ask your gyno about Mirena? It is an IUD with hormones that can ... More
I'm just saying it would be a good back up if you forgot to take the pill or if you have to change to a different brand of pill while you're on it. I know my mom had to get on like 3 different brands of birth control before she didn't have too bad of side effects.
Mirena actually has both the risks of the normal IUD and the effects of normal birth control at the same time so I'd rather get the iud that lasts for over twice as long and not have to have it removed if I couldn't take the birth control of the Mirena.
04/24/2013
PixieDuzt PixieDuzt
I would caution against getting the ParaGuard simply as a backup method of birth control mostly because a known and pretty prevalent side effect of the ParaGuard is heavier and longer periods with increased cramping. If you already have heavy periods it will only make it worse.
05/02/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
Quote:
Originally posted by snowminx
I'm just saying it would be a good back up if you forgot to take the pill or if you have to change to a different brand of pill while you're on it. I know my mom had to get on like 3 different brands of birth control before she didn't ... More
Mirena has far less hormones than the pill.
05/05/2013
novanilla novanilla
Mirena is definitely the best option here. Paragard can cause heavier periods and cramping, and although there are no hormones, it might really piss off your uterus to have copper in it AND be affected by hormones.

Also, Paragard does not last for 12 years. It lasts for 10.

I have one and I love it, but I also had never had a menstrual cramp in my life until I got it put in. Now, I get cramps sometimes and my periods are so heavy I have to empty my divacup every few hours for a couple days out of my period. If your period is already bad, putting Paragard in your uterus is an awful idea, period (no pun intended).
05/05/2013
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