What kind of Birth Control Does Anyone Recommend?

kkizzee05 kkizzee05
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We always use condoms for multiple reasons, but we've been having a lot more sexual nights than what we use to so I was planning on going on some kind of birth control. I have really bad cyst on my ovaries and I was told that birth control could make that worse, but I've also been told that it could help, but I was once on the Depo shot... Tried it three times, once ever three months, and it turns out that I had an allergic reaction every time I had it. Super back headaches for the entire three months and terrible nausea for the first week were just a couple that made me quit taking it. Any suggestions to something else I could try that may not have as bad side effects?
01/09/2013
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LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
I would never ever go on the shot! It can have horrible side effects. Namely weight gain and hair growth. XD I don't like those ideas at all. I liked pills other than having to worry about losing them or my phone being dead and not reminding me to take them when I needed to and being able to put off or bring on my period to match my schedule. I got a mirena and I like it pretty well so far, I think. I'll decide for sure when I get to the 6 month point.
01/09/2013
marriedlady123 marriedlady123
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Originally posted by LoooveMonkey
I would never ever go on the shot! It can have horrible side effects. Namely weight gain and hair growth. XD I don't like those ideas at all. I liked pills other than having to worry about losing them or my phone being dead and not reminding me ... More
I've had wonderful luck with the shot but I know that many other people aren't so lucky...strange how it can be so different for different people
01/09/2013
MsDrProfKitty MsDrProfKitty
I definitely advise seeing a Woman's Health doctor and really talking about all of this with them.
I used to use Sprintec (a daily pill) but because of the type of migraines I get I was told to choose something else (the estrogen in the pills increased my chance of a stroke since I was getting visually distorting migraines). So I currently use Implanon. It's a little insert put into the upper arm that lasts for 3 years. It's nice not having to worry about a pill everyday and you can go to the doctor and have then remove it at any time.
My body is still adjusting to it so my periods are kinda weird right now but super light to it's okay.
There is a multitude of options out there and since every woman is different you might need to try out a couple. Definitely see a doctor for a birth control consultation. They should also be able to help you figure out what birth control will help/not harm your cyst.
Good luck! Finding the right birth control sucks but it's completely worth it once you do!
01/09/2013
Septimus Septimus
The Planned Parenthood website has this fantastic tool where you take a simple quiz and it tells you which birth control options you might want to look into.
It asks questions like "how bad would it be if you got pregnant?" and "are you planning on getting pregnant in the future".
01/09/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Tubal - but only if you want something permanent.

It's been the best form of bc EVER for me.
01/10/2013
*Ashley* *Ashley*
It was always hard for me to remember the pill everyday. The Nuva ring worked wonders for me. Now after 2 kids I now have the Mirena inserted and I love it! I have it in for 5 years (well 3 more now).
01/10/2013
hmb12 hmb12
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Originally posted by LoooveMonkey
I would never ever go on the shot! It can have horrible side effects. Namely weight gain and hair growth. XD I don't like those ideas at all. I liked pills other than having to worry about losing them or my phone being dead and not reminding me ... More
I also agree that pills are the best. Other methods are either unreliable, too permanent, or can cause crazy hormonal behavior.
01/11/2013
xxxsecretary xxxsecretary
I'm on implanon, which is a hormone implant that they put in your upper arm. It lasts three years. I've had mine for 2 years now and I couldn't be happier with it. They put it under your skin and you're a little sore for a week or two and then you can go carefree for 3 years! I was on the pill for two years before and I'll never go back.
01/11/2013
kkizzee05 kkizzee05
Thank you everyone for your thoughts. I am going to visit with my specialist at Riley and see what she thinks would be best since the shot has not worked as planned. I once heard that the do not use implants of women who have not had kids, but the offered it to my 15 year old sister... I think that is strange, but I think I'll probably look more into the different kinds of pills or the arm thing. Thanks again for all of the suggestions
01/13/2013
Shade Shade
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Originally posted by kkizzee05
We always use condoms for multiple reasons, but we've been having a lot more sexual nights than what we use to so I was planning on going on some kind of birth control. I have really bad cyst on my ovaries and I was told that birth control could ... More
Spermicides, perhaps. Or the ovary ring thing. Good luck!
01/25/2013
RavenInChains RavenInChains
I have a Mirena IUD and its the best decision I ever made regarding birth control. I don't have to remember any pills or anything and I'm terrified of needles so I can't handle the shot.

I like it because it is effortless (plus it stopped my periods). It might be something you could look into. Some doctors wont do it unless you have kids but many will. It depends on the doctor. The reason for that is because your cervix is still a bit open after giving birth which makes it easier to insert.
01/26/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by RavenInChains
I have a Mirena IUD and its the best decision I ever made regarding birth control. I don't have to remember any pills or anything and I'm terrified of needles so I can't handle the shot.

I like it because it is effortless (plus it ... More
My friend's IUD moved inside of her and she's in intense pain every day. Just a warning. There are possible complications.
01/27/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Tubal - but only if you want something permanent.

It's been the best form of bc EVER for me.
Chilipepper, is tubal expensive? I'd love permanent birth control.
01/27/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by kkizzee05
We always use condoms for multiple reasons, but we've been having a lot more sexual nights than what we use to so I was planning on going on some kind of birth control. I have really bad cyst on my ovaries and I was told that birth control could ... More
Condoms are free, non-invasive, and effective as hell. I go with that!
01/27/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by bog
Chilipepper, is tubal expensive? I'd love permanent birth control.
I had mine done by the state through public health, so I don't know what the total bill would be (I'm guessing about $5K or so). All they really needed from me was "Are you 21? Are you REALLY sure? Okay, sign here." I wasn't required to have children beforehand like private doctors would insist on.

Check your state's public health site under "family planning" and see if sterilization is offered.
01/28/2013
Petite Cannibal Petite Cannibal
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Originally posted by kkizzee05
We always use condoms for multiple reasons, but we've been having a lot more sexual nights than what we use to so I was planning on going on some kind of birth control. I have really bad cyst on my ovaries and I was told that birth control could ... More
I'm on Tri-Sprintec. It works pretty well. The only problem I have with it is that it starts my period 4 days into my cycle, I have it only for three (which is the rest of my normal cycle) and this caused extra heavy periods. Other than that, all peachy keen.
02/15/2013
MilitaryLove MilitaryLove
I am about to get the implant. I used to be on the pill but would always forget to take it or not take it at the same time.

I would suggest going to a gyno though and talking to her about your options. They are the best ones to give you suggestions.
02/16/2013
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