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What would you do? Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4235 posts
25th Jan '13

I have had my IUD (paragard) for almost 5 years but ever since I got it I have been getting yeast infections and BV ALL the time. When I say all the time, I have an infection at least every other month. I was treated for BV in Oct, the antibiotics gave me a yeast infection, I had another yeast infection in Dec, and it is now back AGAIN. I am allergic to 3 out of the 4 medications I have been prescribed for BV. But the problem is that if I get any other birth control, I cannot handle it as it makes me extremely depressed and other bad side effects.



I need some kind of birth control, I don't even want anymore children! But since I'm just 22 and with only 1 child, doctors won't do anything permanent. Would you take it out and use condoms? Which btw always irritate me and make me dry down there....Or would you stick it out?

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5821 posts
25th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy2Kay:</b>" I have had my IUD (paragard) for almost 5 years but ever since I got it I have been getting yeast infections ... [snip!] ... Would you take it out and use condoms? Which btw always irritate me and make me dry down there....Or would you stick it out?"</blockquote>



I had the same problem. Except I was on Mirena.
DH got a vasectomy,

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
25th Jan '13

Use condoms. If they make you dry use some lube too. That beats the hell out of getting BV and yeast infections all the time! Condoms aren't exactly romantic but neither is a screaming bundle of joy :P

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
25th Jan '13

If it were me I'd get it taken out and use condoms and lots of lube

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4235 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting ♥Mama Constantine:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy2Kay:</b>" I have had my IUD (paragard) for almost 5 years ... [snip!] ... there....Or would you stick it out?"</blockquote> I had the same problem. Except I was on Mirena. DH got a vasectomy,"


Uugh...my "SO" doesn't have any kids and mentioned something about trying in 2 years...him getting a vasectomy is probably completely out of the picture :?



And I don't even think he understands how serious I am about not wanting more kids.

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4235 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Derp:" Use condoms. If they make you dry use some lube too. That beats the hell out of getting BV and yeast ... [snip!] ... of getting BV and yeast infections all the time! Condoms aren't exactly romantic but neither is a screaming bundle of joy :P"


Haha that is very true! I'm just so scared of getting pregnant. I got pregnant with my DS while changing BC, I had just stopped using the ring the get on the pill and yeah...that never happened lol

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" Haha that is very true! I'm just so scared of getting pregnant. I got pregnant with my DS while changing BC, I had just stopped using the ring the get on the pill and yeah...that never happened lol"

At least you're serious about birth control though. I see a lot of women who swear up and down they don't want another kid only to see a baby announcement on Facebook a few months later. Apparently they didn't figure out a plan for not having anymore children.



Also, I don't have any experience with "female condoms" but have you ever used one of those before? Or maybe some spermicides?

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4235 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Derp:" At least you're serious about birth control though. I see a lot of women who swear up and down they don't ... [snip!] ... Also, I don't have any experience with "female condoms" but have you ever used one of those before? Or maybe some spermicides?"


I'm dead serious about it! If I could do something permanent, I would.



I never tried the female condom, maybe I'll look into it. I don't like the idea of spermicides and the fact that it's not as effective.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" I'm dead serious about it! If I could do something permanent, I would. I never tried the female condom, ... [snip!] ... tried the female condom, maybe I'll look into it. I don't like the idea of spermicides and the fact that it's not as effective."

Yeah, I never tried spermicides because they're not even near 100% but if you use it in addition to another form of birth control your chances of not getting knocked up improve tenfold.... I think... lol. I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere.

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4235 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Derp:" Yeah, I never tried spermicides because they're not even near 100% but if you use it in addition to another ... [snip!] ... control your chances of not getting knocked up improve tenfold.... I think... lol. I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere. "


That makes sense, I'm going to do some research now lol