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Tell us more about the IUD! I am considering getting one and I want a similar one (non hormonal). It it worth the risks?
>Can't wait for men contraception, tho, the IUD give me really bad cramp when I'm menstruating.
Lel, male contraception could totally be a thing if not for the fact that
a) Men have no interest in swalloing hormones and often think contraception is the woman's duty
b) Pharma industry has no interest in marketing something to them, it's easier to sell bullshit to women.
Also, ever heard of Risug? http://techcitement.com/culture/the-best-birth-control-in-the-world-is-for-men/#.UO4xgm93i3P
Can't wait until this shit is on the market.
Honestly I fucking hate the fact that women are expected to take all kinds of shitty hormones and shove stuff up their uteruses while men already often whine about having to wear condomes. The pill royally fucked my hormones, I still have acne all over my face and body, as well as scars. I tried several pills and hated them all. Never doing this shit again.
Tbh I wish my bf would just get a vasectomy. Easy, covered by insurance, reversible anytime he wants children, no hormones or shit involved. He could still go to a sperm bank to save some sperm before the procedure, to eliminate all risks.
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I got a non hormonal IUD because hormonal contraception made me balloon up, gave me horrible headache and transformed me into a huge bitch, I was always angry and extremely tired.
My gynecologist was a crazy butcher bitch, she was supposed to putt my IUD during my period, but since I have very irregular period, it still haven't had them the day I was supposed to get it. My gynecologist decided to do it anyway, so she gave me a medication to dilate my uterus. This little pill made me shit like crazy, and put me in horrible pain, like menstrual cramp but far worse. She then put some sort of white plastic stick up my uterus, to test the deepness. And let me tell you, it hurted like a bitch, I wasn't dilated enough because I wasn't on my period and I've never had baby. At this point, I wanted to report the operation, and when I was about to get up, get dressed and leave, she stick the IUD up my uterus without saying a thing, I screamed, because of the pain AND of the surprise.
So yeah, it was a bad bad experience, please don't get involved with crazy gynecologist. On top of that, she acted like I was faking my pain ! Crazy cunt, now I only go to male gynecologist, they are a lot more delicate and I feel like they listen to me a lot more.
The first few days where nightmarish for me, I had really really bad cramps, constantly.
The pain left after maybe less then a week. Now I'm very confortable with my IUD and I don't regret getting it at all, quite the contrary. You need to know that you will probably have heavier periods and more cramps, simply because you have a foreign object in the middle of your uterus when it's contracting itself.
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i have gotten a birth control implant in my arm (idr the actual name) exactly a year ago
after hearing my friend rave about how it made her period really light i decided to try it
its been a year now and i still have my period
apparently the side effect of this little shit is that you might end up with a period for a whole fucking year
im getting rid of this little shit next month and i cant fucking wait to do things with my bf without the fucking blood ruining every moment
holy fuck i hate this piece of shit
i dont fucking know why i listened to my fucking GP and didnt take it out after 3months of non stop bleeding
FUCK THIS IMPLANT
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It does exist.
Non hormonal IUD consist of a plastic core that is wrapped in a copper. Copper is a natural spermicide.
This device is the most effective non hormonal contraceptive device, the failure rate is less than 1 % (0,6 - 0,8 % )
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bf is paranoid i will get pregnant so he asked me to go to the doctor so they can give me some pills again to stop the fucking bleeding
im giving it another 3 months and then im def getting it out
The side effect should be on the box. The one time I had to take it I felt really sick, and I'm slightly overweight, but its different for everybody.
>Plan B One-Step Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects. SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, tiredness, dizziness, changes in vaginal bleeding, breast tenderness, diarrhea, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly
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>going to lose virginity to LDR bf
>constant thin discharge but i ignore it
>fly over to see him, both of us are super hyped after a year of talking daily
>it's so painful
>like hitting a brick wall
>he couldn't get past the tip and i broke down crying into his chest
5 months later and I keep cycling through BV and yeast infections. I can't use a tampon if I wanted to because the tissue is so damaged from all the discharge. Farmers if you notice something wrong with your BC change it RIGHT away please don't wait so long like I did
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I don't use birth control any more due to it fucking up my cycles really bad, but anyone here use spermicides like pic related for sex?
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Anyone here ever tried Persona? Is it legit or a scam?
Addendum: >They will also point out that there was only one study into Persona and that, while it initially assessed 710 women, it only came up with full results for 358 of those; that the women were selected so that only 15% of the youngest, and most fertile, women were included; and that, since there was no control trial, it was inadequate.
Same thing happened to me, I still did put up with it because I paid so much for that shit. About a year of nonstop bleeding/spotting later, all of it stopped and now I have been period free for almost 2 years now.
It's nice because I used to have bad cramps but now I'm worried all the time that if the implant has failed and I'm really pregnant but I haven't noticed it yet.
Still overall, I like it. I don't have stress to remember take pills and stuff.
I've had ovarian cysts pop 3 times now and I'd rather die than go through it again. My issues with cysts went away after weight loss though so I'm not too sure about BC options for treating them.
How old are you? Doctors may be unwilling to tie your tubes if you're fairly young even if you are absolutely set on being child free. It could be more practical to get a Mirena or a pill.
I had my tubes tied about a year ago (bilateral salpingectomy), I'm 29. Hard core cf since 11.
So far I've had three cysts since the operation, but they removed the Mirena when I got it done. So I can't really determine wtf is going on. I was also showing signs of premenopause, but my blood work checked out.
Lol this is me. Birth control made me moody and feel really hungry all the time. Plus I hated missing a few days and having to start all over.
I've been off the pill for like 3 years now and when I told my bf I was on the pill I actually meant I have like 3 plan b pill packs (I get a deal on them buying a lot at a time, its worth it) in my drawer at any given moment. It's really worked out for me nicely. BC fucks with your hormones, so does a lot of things though so meh
I doubt you're still here anon but if you ever come back, I'd like you to elaborate on your tubal ligation.
I'm wanting to get my tubes tied for lots of various reasons, I wont get into it. I want the exact same type you mentioned where they remove both Fallopian tubes.
I have a long term SO but he is extremely nervous with any medical procedures, to the point where it might be a phobia or anxiety its really bad. If it wasnt for that I would want him to get a vasectomy but I dont want to pressure him into it.
I was on Microgynon/Rigevidon until this happened, and then they put me on Cilest (I think it was called) which doesn't have the same risks for people with migraines
Aside from suddenly NOT having periods and needing to take it during a smaller window of every day, it was just the same as any other pill in how different side effects are felt to different people, so I don't think anyone can tell you for sure what to expect from any of the alternatives you could try. Patches contain hormones so they might be out of the question for you. Speak to your general doctor about your alternative options, even if you can't use hormonal bc you might consider a IUD.
I've personally been considering a IUD for about 5 years now but so I'm too scared of the installation.
My bad, I looked up again and copper IUD should be okay. However only the copper IUD, because apparently Mirena makes it worse. But there are also cases of women who got their migraine worsened by copper IUD (even though the copper IUD doesn't have hormones, it does disrupt the regular hormonal cycle in your body). Personally, I wouldn't risk.
So, at the end of the day, if you suffer from migraine with aura the best and safest contraceptive method is the condom, only the condom.
This is almost exactly what happened to me with my first Mirena (and I'm now on my second). With heavy periods/endometriosis, it can take a while for the lining to "thin out" via continuous spotting; you can also ask your doctor for a (temporary, usually 1-2 month) lo-estrogen hormonal BC pill that will stop the bleeding until you adjust. I'd suggest going this route if you don't have any health issues the pill could worsen.
Good luck, Anon! Mirena has been a godsend for me, I hope it works out for you too.
It's me again. Yesterday my period started and I took the pill. Today I woke up with the amazing chest pains I had the previous time I tried to do this shit. I took an aspirin and it helped for a while but then it wore off. I don't think I'll be taking the pill again today.
Maybe the side effects will go away eventually as you say but honestly I don't want to try that.
I've kinda been reading about Yasmin and apparently it's the strongest, most aggressive BCP out there? I was supposed to take it for 3 months; maybe my doctor wanted to get me off the pill asap? I'd gladly take a (weaker?) pill for longer (also if I ever stop being a recluse and start having sex I'd like to be on the pill).>>54533
I haven't tried to change my diet. I don't know what I should change but even if I did, I doubt I'd be able to keep it up because I('m in uni right now and) can't cook.
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Not everyone, I love my copper coil, not had any problems with it, depends from person to person, wouldn't say it's painful to have put in, just a really weird feeling for a few seconds! It was my only choice of contraception as my medication means I can't have hormonal contraception!
Should someone who has a history of migraines with aura before starting birth control be worried? Or is it only bad if you begin having them after starting birth control?
I'm not that anon, but I'm curious because my doctor never discussed this with me.
>>55118>Should someone who has a history of migraines with aura before starting birth control be worried?
Well, yes. I've had them since childhood and luckily my neurologist warned me right before I started considerating the pill.
Does your doctor know about your migraines? Some of them tend to forget this topic
I've been seeing my doctor since I was 15, going on 9 years now, and have repeatedly brought up my migraines. I get the sense that she just isn't very knowledgeable, though. I try not to assume my doctor is stupid, but she didn't know what tinea versicolor was (it's super common). 90% of my appts end in her saying everything is basically in my head. I could write a novel about that, but anyway…
The fact that she never told me about this stroke risk is frustrating because it seems relevant to me with my migraine history and all. My migraines started in childhood, too, but after a head injury. They're severe and always preceded by an aura (mine is hallucinating the scent of wood smoke). My doctor has had me on a combined low estrogen pill for 8 years and Nuvaring for 1. God knows what has happened in that time. I've had a lot of health problems and there's been times I thought I might have had a mini stroke (lol).
And yes I'm definitely looking to switch to a new doctor. I have plenty of reasons to but this is just like the final straw for me.
Thank you for sharing that information. Was it bad for the first few months?
Does anyone use a menstrual cup with an IUD, and if so, how much trickier is it than using one without an IUD? I've seen conflicting information on this topic.>>55073
Iirc, you also have to watch out for what happens in the rare case that you do get pregnant, and make sure that it never becomes dislodged.
Please all to your doctor, because your MIL probably isn't one. What my doctor explained to me (because I heard both "you'll get pregnant immediately" and "you won't be able to get pregnant at all!") is, that your period/fertility goes back to what it was like before you took the pill. So if you'd have had trouble conceiving before taking the pill, you'll have trouble after you stop taking it.
Btw, being stressed will not help you conceive. Don't let your MIL stress you out.
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FYI, there is now an generic alternative to the Mirena IUD called Liletta, approved in 2015.
It's worth noting that Liletta only works for three years, compared to Mirena's 5. Depending on your situation, that might be fine or even preferable. This does mean that in the United States, the ACA requires insurance companies to cover both, as they are technically not identical forms of birth control.
I do wish there was an FDA-approved metal IUD that wasn't copper, tbh.
I'd keep a daily diary for about the first few months. Nothing special, just anything out of the ordinary (Sad thoughts, pain, bloating, etc). If notice a pattern, then talk to your DR.
I'd also recommend this if you're having it removed, because I didn't have my first cyst pop till about a few months after it was taken out.
Had mine inserted two years ago and I love it. Insertion was painless (the only pain was the prick of the anesthetic), only a little bruising afterward.
I had some random weird brown spotting for a while and it was annoying. Also, my period is pretty random (but it already was before, so I don't mind it).
I love the tranquility of mine it gives me. Apart from fucking up the insertion or being already pregnant at insertion, there's pretty much no way it could go wrong.
I think I'll get another one in a year (if I'm not decided on getting my tube tied yet)
Thank you. So I'm not on my period then? The bleeding isn't continuous, and it's way too early. My period is late all the time, but never early.
4-5 months is a long time. It would be a dealbreaker if all of the alternatives weren't just as unappealing/even worse.
In general, how do you like the copper IUD? After 4-5 months, are periods back to normal?
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I chickened out on asking for an IUD while I was at the gynecologist's office. I spilled my spaghetti everywhere, and I couldn't get the words out. I guess I was feeling worried that she'd tell me I shouldn't get one since I'm still a virgin.
Wait if youre a virgin you still have your hymen right? SO they would have to break it in order to insert the IUD, no?
I want an IUD too but I heard it hurts a LOT
You know that the hymen is more often than not already gone by adulthood due to moving, tampons, etc right?
Ever ridden a bike?
Or a horse?
Ridden a pogo stick?
Done the splits a few times?
Had a Pap smear?
Used a tampon?
You really don't know much about hymens. If she's wanting an IUD she's obviously not 8 years old and girls frequently don't have a hymen by their first menses. It's not like a diaphragm made of skin that has to be pierced anon.
After the pregnancy is over, you could talk to your gynecologist about getting an IUD again, as they are less likely to be expelled in parous women, though if you aren't comfortable with that, it's understandable.
You could try female condoms. You can also pair spermicide with a condom (not a condom with spermicide, but two separate products) for something closer to the effectiveness of birth control pills.
You can also pair a diaphragm with condoms.
Good luck, whatever you decide to do.
Couldn't she just ask her gynecologist if the hymen is still there and would get in the way?>>61697
I have the copper IUD. I haven't had children, and my doctor had me come in during my period. I took one ibuprofen a few hours before, and my doctor gave me another ibuprofen when I got there. She used a topical pain spray to numb the area before injecting the area with a local anesthetic. It did not hurt, and was over before I knew it.
The most difficult part for me was nerves, and if I had to do it again, I would have asked my partner to take me, for moral support.
It hurt a little once the anesthetic wore off, like a normal cramp, but that only lasted until the paracetamol I took when I got home started to work.
I took paracetamol and ibuprofen for six days, until that particular period was over. I had to wear pads, and I forgot how much I dislike pads.
My periods since have been more painful than before, but nothing unbearable. I've only had a few, but it seems like they are becoming progressively less painful.
Not just for pleasure. It's their own version of lying about taking anti-baby pills. "Whoops, made you pregnant, maybe now you will marry me and stay with me?".
No, fucker. You both get aborted.
Before it would last maybe 3-4 days (my period without the IUD was 7 days), now it's only once a day, like I only see it once in my underwear and then it's back to normal later that day.
Mind you, people are different. I have endometriosis and 7 days long periods, VERY heavy flow, so it probably took a lot more for my IUD to eliminate the bleeding, than it would for the average female (at least according to other people's stories). But honestly I'll take frequent spotting/brown discharge over my period. No fun having to change tampon once an hour.
Yo, that's me! And it's my favourite contraceptive.
- periods last only 2 days (I know, I'm special)
- never any spotting outside period
- periods last 5 days
- spotting when ovulating almost always, even after years (I change it after 4yrs, as is the recommended maximum)
Are your own hormones causing the weight gain?
Non hormonal IUD's don't really do much with your hormones and cycle.
Thank you. I can do this for a few more months if it means no hormones and very reliable babylessness.>>62771
I think the spotting is happening mostly when i ovulate, but it's only the second cycle, so it's hard to tell.
I love my copper IUD. Only side effects are sometimes I cramp randomly, but it's not very intense, and I also spot mid cycle. It didn't even make my periods heavier, but that may have been because I got off the pill just before getting it inserted so my periods started off really light while my hormones regulated themselves. I really like being able to have natural cycles and have that ovulation libido spike, while also having very reliable protection from pregnancy.
I got mine inserted at 19 never having been pregnant and it wasn't so bad, not like all the horror stories on the internet. It was an intense pain but it lasted literally a few seconds (twice) and was over. Just cramped and spotted the rest of the day. The doctor did however use a numbing cream on my cervix, so that probably helped.
It's a lot safer than people will tell you, because it does take practice, diligence and knowledge, so it's probably not suited for general public sex ed. It's definitely worth getting to know your body to the point where you can tell when you're fertile or not, regardless of your BC method. There's a wealth of research about NFP.>~This is all anecdotal evidence and personal experience! This is not a recommendation or a how-to!~
I've been using condoms and NFP for ~9 years and not been pregnant (to my knowledge). I use an app and a thermometer to track my fertile days, although I hear a smart watch or fitness band will help you keep even more precise data.
On three or four days a month (two fertile, two either side), I will use condoms. On days where I don't, I wash any semen out thoroughly in the shower and within minutes of ejaculation, just because I don't like what it does to my pH.
It's probably also worth mentioning, to be fair, that my grandparents were hippies who used NFP and they had five children, possibly all of whom were unplanned…
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Sperm lives for a while, and the egg can live for two days.
I get Depo-Provera and getting the same weird period. Every two month, very little blood and over a week (normal 4-5 days) its fuckong annyoing. >>64167
My breast are larger now. 5 month into and one cup bigger. Maybe because of weight gain?
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>all these anons having a bad time with the arm implant
That really fucking sucks, sorry to hear.
I haven't had my period in four years now, just got my implant replaced a couple months ago.
My only gripe is that it made me really dry down there, and I actually suffered a small tear.
Also when I got my implant replaced (the procedure itself wasn't bad at all), for over a month the new rod was fucking poking me on the inside of my arm. Felt like getting pricked by a pin suddenly. Sometimes I catch it doing it every now and then but it has gotten less noticeable over time. I think it's because my doc put it in on the lower part of my arm where the fat jiggles around more as opposed to the topside. It definitely wasn't like this the first time.
Anyway, just something you should be aware of if you do opt to get it in again.
Hormonal birth control fucked my stomach up to hell. All my fat goes there now and won't go away. I've been off it for a year+ now…
And I'm going to gym way more, but my stomach will not, not stick out further than my breasts now. Wish I never did it tbh.
This happened to me too! I used to have a completely flat stomach until I took bc and I only took it for about 3 months because a doctor suggested it to treat my acne.
Long story short, it had no effect on the acne, but my stomach started accumulating fat and was bloated all the time. It's been like 2 years and I'm only now somewhat back to normal, but I've never gone back to how flat I used to be. Nothing I ever tried worked except time.
If you were on BC before and switched to Paragard, the previous BC might have been controlling your acne and now the non-hormonal IUD isn't doing anything to control it.
I have the Paragard and I can't say I've had those issues. I did lose weight a good deal of weight but it probably wasn't from the IUD since I started working out a lot / eating right and I am also on Topamax, which is known for weight loss. The only issues I've had with it was super heavy periods/bad cramps.
where would I be able to find this?
also would this help someone like me?>fat stomach>flat chest,saggy small boobs, wide shoulders, lots of arm fat>skinny thighs no hips>small butt with concaves on side>lots of acne and I'm hairy
also i didn't get my period til I was 16, my body didn't start developing til 17
Thank you so much for the reply and for taking the time to read this stupid ass rant. <3
I hope so, I honestly wouldn't even care at this point if I would wake up and ruined some sheets or something.
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well depends, if you already have acne, loestrin fe seemed to have reduced or eliminated the acne and for those who had clear skin, it seemed to cause acne
since you already have acne, it will probably clear up
some sites say it causes weight gain though, which isn't surprising because the hormones in it are used for HRT for MTF, it can also cause one to be depressed and fatigued, and like acne, if you are already depressed chances are it will lessen the depression
The only issues it gave me were spotting (never used to happen), and non-period cramps, and heavier, crampier periods.>>67226
are you still taking your old birth control? Call/email your doctor, and they can help you figure out what it could be and/or set up an appointment. If you weren't on birth control, an LH test could tell you when you are going to ovulate, so you know sooner rather than later when your period is on the way. Since you are on hormonal birth control, seeing your doctor is a good idea, especially if you are counting on this as a contraceptive to be effective. If your birth control has a generic available, did you switch brands? Did you mention the skipped period at your last appointment?
I had to switch my birth control from may to august, my doctor knew about this.
My insurance wasn't covering my usual one during those 3 months but another one with the same substance.
I am back to my old one now, I was never not on birth control just on a different kind shortly.
I mentioned that my period was basically due during my last apointment.
So my doctor definitely knew all the factors.
update, sorry if I'm being dramatic, I just don't know what to do, I feel hideous and less womanly because of it, I'm not that hairy or fat but I am a bit chubby, this is just a shock to me, I just want to feel more womanly, I have a lot of the "inappropriate male features" side effects , I want to fix them without plastic surgery, working out can only go so far, and my doctor refuses to prescribe me progesterone
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Anyone have experience with spotting on ParaGard? It's been 6 months and I've been spotting for a week every month. Between that and periods, there's blood 50% of the time.
I've had my copper IUD for almost a year now and have spotting also.
My understanding is that it's pretty normal but it's also one of the side effects that's less likely to get better.
That said, I've noticed for the past couple of months the spotting has gotten slightly lighter and there's less time bleeding overall.
Talk to your doctor if you're at all worried, and try to avoid googling too deep. Too many anti-IUD groups who exaggerate wildly.
It does stop the period for some but not all.
I was on the implant for 3 years. I had only spotting at first then my period came back 6 months in.
You should try but you should know it's a side effect only for a select few and that there's no garanty that it's not just suddenly going to come back.
I got the Mirena IUD in summer of 2013 and haven't had a period since. I'm getting a new one this summer since it's been 5 years. It's really the best birth control I've ever used (I've used pills and shot previously) and I can't recommend it enough.
It hurt like hell getting it inserted but since then I seriously have not had to worry about periods or pregnancy once in 5 whole years.
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Has anyone tried these new vaginal contraceptive films? They're supposed to last up to 3 hours and just dissolve away. I saw some at CVS and was curious, but I'm not sure about shoving them in my vag until I hear they're ok.
I used those for two years and never had any pregnancy scares but a few things to keep in mind:
-You have to put it directly on the hole into your uterus on your cervix so if you can't reach it you can't use them
-it melts from either the heat of your vagina or the fluid really fast so you have to get it in place quickly. I wasted a few through this
-after you put it in you need to wait around 15 minutes to activate (but it works for a few hours)
-obviously doesn't protect against any STDs/STIs
Hopefully this helps your decision a bit
I've had my paraguard for almost 3 years and the spotting has been constant since I got it inserted. There's maybe one week during my monthly cycle where I'm not spotting or cramping.
Tbh I'm thinking of getting it removed and replaced with a mirena instead cause the pain just isn't worth it for me anymore.
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VCF is 94% effective with perfect use, and 72% effective with typical use. It would be fine if used in conjunction with another contraceptive method.
When weighing effectiveness, go by typical use, not perfect use.
Pic related has some other methods.
I was that anon and the spotting is down to one or two days a month, right before my period. I take 400IUI of vitamin E every day, which I think might have helped, but it could just be time. I also expelled my first and got it replaced, and did have spotting for the first month with the new one. Everyone's body is different, though, and you should do whatever you feel most comfortable with.
I should add that once the spotting went away, my periods got heavier than they were pre-IUD.
There was a study done on vitamin E for IUD-associated menorrhagia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6134690
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>>94116>medical experiments for big pharma
how? i would've liked to hear more
I honestly regret ever going on birth control. I don’t like what it did to my body, hormones, and metabolism. I haven’t been the same since—and I’ve been off for two years and switched to more holistic, herbal methods.
I wouldn’t ever say it’s evil big pharma tin foil hat shit. It works for everyone else and I encourage people to do what works for their health. Their body, their business. Period.
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2.5 years after I had my Mirena inserted, I've been getting painful cramps that last around a week, and then some spotting that lasts days later in the month.
I never had my period in the 2 years prior. Has anyone else had this experience? I'm afraid my IUD might be migrating (but I can still feel the strings properly). Or maybe my period just half assedly returned.
Guess I'll have to book a checkup which should be pleasant.
I think you should call your doctor to be safe. You're probably fine but it's better to get checked out early than end up needing emergency surgery!
Funny this thread popped up because I need advice on this. So I never wanted kids, even as a child I never played with Barbies or baby dolls (I played with stuffed animals and dinosaurs). Even at a young age when I realized what happens when you give birth, mainly from simply watching so much Animal Planet, I was terrified. Now that I'm almost 30 I still feel the same way. I really don't want kids and my boyfriend of over 3 years feels the same way. I was considering getting the copper IUD because it lasts a long time and has no hormones but I'm terrified. Does it hurt? Does it mess with you? What does copper really do in your body?
I am even seriously considering getting my tubes tied because I just feel so strongly about this. I think it's wrong to bring more kids into this world when there's so much bad stuff and also so many kids who are abandoned. I am afraid no doctors will do it to me.
Maybe I could talk to my boyfriend about getting a vasectomy? It is easier and he can freeze some sperm if we ever change our minds down the road…
I'm the same as you anon, same age. I opted for the implant. It's even more efficient than a litigation, and it's way less invasive than an IUD or a litigation.
I was honestly too afraid of the pain of an IUD (specially the heavy bleeding on a copper one)
It lasts 3 years and you don't have to think about it anymore once it's in.
I was worried about the hormones and what you hear about long term use but it turns out the implant is not the same stuff as the pill, so it's ok according to my gyno.
Are hormones totally out for you?
I got a copper IUD inserted two months ago and i'm quite happy about it. The midwife who did the insertion was very nice and helped me relax, it lasted like 5 minutes which were definitely uncomfortable (weird, tingly and kinda itchy sensation in the cervix area). I was expecting to feel a pain on the level of getting stabbed in the womb but I didn't, and it was over before I knew it.
I had a lot of spotting the whole month which was a bit annoying. Then I got my period on the usual time I always do, and I had tiny cramps for a few days (I usually get no pain whatsoever) so I think it does make period cramps worse. I didn't notice a bigger quantity of blood and I was able to use my cup normally.
Anyway that was my experience. However I chose the IUD because I know I probably will want children in a few years. You can probably find a doctor who can tie your tubes I think, just look it up online or call beforehand to check.
Taking high doses of synthetic hormones has always urked me. I had a bunch of journal article links saved on all the ill effects of it. Which herbs are you using? I've heard high doses of vitamin-C works like a morning after pill. I've also heard that having somebody else do a Heimlich maneuver over your uterus will do it also.
Did you know that if guys strengthen up their kegals they can hold in their semen just like holding in pee? Why don't more guys do this? It must be the same feeling a wasp gets when wants to sting you and inject venom.
First paragraph: black cohosh, mainly. It flushes you right out. Evening primrose oil helps regulate my hormones a bit more.
Second paragraph: what the fuck, anon?
Hormones aren't out for me on the basis of like, health issues. But I would prefer something without hormones. I looked into the implant and heard a lot of mixed messages. Lots of ladies said they had non stop bleeding/spotting for months. Which is not good for me because I had hepatitis C. It's cured now but I still don't like the idea of my blood constantly coming out of me. >>94278
Yeah this makes sense, but he told me he doesn't want children either. I didn't even ask him straight up, we were talking about that tranny furry that got fired from NASA (lmfao) and how fucked up everything is becoming and
he casually said he never wants kids. We are planning on getting married hence why I thought maybe it would be easier for him to get a vasectomy. But if things fall through with him or he doesn't want to do it I definitely will get my tubes tied. I don't expect a man to look out for me.
I've had paraguard for about 5 years now.
Cramps were worse than the bleeding imo. I don't remember if the bleeding was worse in the beginning but I can say that now it is very light. I think I would remember if it was an abnormal amount.
I use a mentrual cup with a panty liner or lite tampons (reg size at most).
A.) It's normal to have some spotting or a light period in the middle of your cycle, especially as your body continues to adjust to the hormones.
B.) If I miss a pill, my period also comes. I usually continue taking my pack as normal as I am not on a triphasic birth control.
What type of birth control are you on?
If you’re sexually active just finish the pack. You’ll have spotting the rest of your pack, and then your period. You can try taking 5 aleeves twice a day for 1-3 days (BUT NO MORE THAN THAT DUE TO STOMACH ISSUES) and see if the stops the spotting
Make sure you eat with that or else it’ll wreck your stomach even harder (tip I got from obgyn when I had spotting for 6 mo straight)
ah yes the spotting! I heard of it once but I totally forgot it's a thing when you're on the pill. So annoying though because I have to continue wearing pads, I hope it wears off soon.
>What type of birth control are you on?
I'm not sure (I should care more about this stuff) but it's the one with the sugar pills that you continue to take. My doctor probably gave me these because she know I easily forget things.
Thanks for all the help, I feel more at ease now.
I don't have PMDD but I took Mirvala for about 2 years. I was initially prescribed the one that has the week of placebo pills. I have extremely heavy periods that cause me to be anemic, so my main goal of taking birth control was to stop my periods somewhat.
I started off taking the placebo pills at the end of my pack (so, taking 7 days off), but I ended up taking the pills continuously instead and was prescribed the one without the placebo pills (after asking my doctor about it, which he said was OK for me to do). When I took the placebo pills, I still had a monthly period. Once I started taking the pills continuously, I got my period about once every 3 months, give or take.
However, for PMDD, I don't know if I could recommend taking the pill for that. I actually had to go off of the pill because it made my moods extremely bad. I was constantly bloated (I literally could NOT lose weight), had weird milky-smelling sweat, my occasional periods lasted for weeks (they were extremely light, but the blood was very thin and almost black), and I just felt horrible overall. I was constantly irritated and felt sad all the time.
I ended up getting a hormonal IUD which is a bit better, and my body is still getting used to it. The high(er) dosage of hormones that are typical of the pill really did not do me any favours mental health wise.
Now for my question: I had a Kyleena IUD inserted around November of last year. Ever since then, I've had serious pains in my pelvis, specifically near my tail bone (so, at the back). I can relieve the pain somewhat by massaging the spaces between my tailbone and my spine. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this any cause for concern? I don't really have any other terrible symptoms, just cramping (is it normal to still have mild cramping almost half a year later?).