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Best BC? Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
7th Jan '13

I have been totally off BC for a little over 2 years. I was on the depo for 3+ years and it has fucked my bones beyond repair. But I loved it. No periods, awesome skin, little to no weight gain. It was awesome


I tried the pill but it landed me in the ER with docs thinking I had a stroke. I presented with slurred speech, one sided paralysis, and a headache that was blinding.

It wasn't a stroke, but they did suggest it was related to the pill cause it started the same month I started the pill.


So depo is (probably out), the pill is out, I'm not comfortable with the idea of an IUD. My doctor isn't licensed to do the arm thing (implanon I think it is called), so if I wanted that, I'd have to go through a different doc

What are my options besides condoms?

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
7th Jan '13

The patch, which I know very little about. Nuvaring, my sister got pregnant on that. Diaphragm. Permanent methods.




Abstinence? :lol:

Lacey.Rose 33 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 869 posts
7th Jan '13

I was on the patch when I got pregnant.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Commander Shepard:" The patch, which I know very little about. Nuvaring, my sister got pregnant on that. Diaphragm. Permanent methods. Abstinence? :lol:"


I liked the patch

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Commander Shepard:" The patch, which I know very little about. Nuvaring, my sister got pregnant on that. Diaphragm. Permanent methods. Abstinence? :lol:"



I don't know that I trust the patch. I hear about it falling off all the time.

I'll look up the nuvaring. Do they even still make diaphragms anymore? I never hear of anyone using them

and after a two year dry spell, I'm finally getting laid so abstinence is out

House of Estrogen Washington, District of Columbia 625 posts
7th Jan '13

The patch releases around 60% more estrogen into your body than the pill does. If you had issues with the pill, I don't suggest the patch.



You're kind of stuck. I'd just go find someone who insert Implanon.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Dr. Temperance Brennan:" The patch releases around 60% more estrogen into your body than the pill does. If you had issues with ... [snip!] ... you had issues with the pill, I don't suggest the patch. You're kind of stuck. I'd just go find someone who insert Implanon."



My obgyn works in a practice and I know at least one other doc there does the implanon.

Research time :)

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
7th Jan '13

my patch neevverr fell off. Not even peeled. It got sticky around and attracted a little lint but that's it. I liked implanon but I always felt pregnant on it and it also stopped my period so I was always paranoid.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" I don't know that I trust the patch. I hear about it falling off all the time. I'll look up the ... [snip!] ... anymore? I never hear of anyone using them and after a two year dry spell, I'm finally getting laid so abstinence is out"</blockquote>




Anytime I look up birth control info, the diaphragm is always thrown out there, so assume someone is still using them. Lol




Yay for getting laid!

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Dr. Temperance Brennan:" The patch releases around 60% more estrogen into your body than the pill does. If you had issues with ... [snip!] ... you had issues with the pill, I don't suggest the patch. You're kind of stuck. I'd just go find someone who insert Implanon."


Oops, I didn't know that

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Syndal:" my patch neevverr fell off. Not even peeled. It got sticky around and attracted a little lint but that's ... [snip!] ... lint but that's it. I liked implanon but I always felt pregnant on it and it also stopped my period so I was always paranoid."


I loved having no periods. It was awesome!

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I loved having no periods. It was awesome!"


I did too, definitely, but not when I had sore b**bs all the time! I would look into it then. I never turned out pregnant while on it so I'm sure it's fine lol

kayla19900 Spennymoor, United Kingdom 674 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I loved having no periods. It was awesome!"

from my experience i had the implanon in for 2 and a half years and never got pregnant on it,it was great.... 3 periods in that time and never messed my cycle up when it was removed either..... im due to get 1 inserted next week :D

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
7th Jan '13

shit

after reding a few thing, it looks like I can't use most birth controls becasue of a psych med I am on. It lowers the birth controls effectiveness

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
7th Jan '13

I used to be on nuvaring. I loved it. You don't have to have periods if you don't want to and it clears up your skin.