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Old 12-16-2017, 12:33 PM
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Best birth control

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I am getting out of a 3 1/2 year relationship where our type of birth control was the ďPO methodĒ I donít blame on sleeping around or anything like that, but I do want to get on a better form of birth control. I was looking into a non hormonal IUD but I have a history of cervicitis and BV and idk if that is the best option for me. Maybe pills? I havenít thought about this in so long...I need help lol
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:26 PM
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BC pills made me so sick. It was like I was pregnant every day, vomiting within hours of taking it and I gained a lot of weight rapidly. It works for many and that's great, but BC pills and I did not get along!

I've been on the Mirena IUD for the last 8 years. It's been great so far and I'm on my second one. Should that fail, my husband and I have a back up - a vasectomy. Even though he's been neutered (lol), I'm sticking with the IUD. I had HORRIBLE periods before the IUD. I would spend days in bed, buckled over in total pain.

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Old 12-16-2017, 10:40 PM
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Ive been on the Depo shot for 12yrs. Absolutely love it! I havent had a period or PMS in those 12yrs! I was a lucky one that didnt have the side effects of weight gain and crazy bleeding after starting it
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:07 PM
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Iíve had the Modena IUD since 2015, was on birth control pills prior to that. I lost weight after the mirena was in a couple months which was nice. Plus my periods and irregular bleeding all went away after 6 months of the mirena.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:25 PM
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Everything that altered my hormones gave me horrible reactions in one way or another. So I tried the copper IUD and while it did work and didnít cause any major reactions, it increased my flow from 3 light days to 8 heavy days and gave me painful cramps. Iíve never had cramps with my period ever. But Iíve heard good things about the copper non-hormonal IUD for most other people. It does hurt being put in and taken out. Now my bf has a vasectomy so I donít have to be on anything! Thank goodness!!!!

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Old 12-17-2017, 09:12 PM
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Copper IUD here.

I tried Ortha Evra ("the patch") which I had loved, but stopped b/c I falsely convinced myself it was making me gain weight at the moment. I was extremely skinny at that point in my life, and was basically just growing up into my mid - late twenties.

Copper IUD is easy- no need to worry, and I'd probably do it all over again, but just like user @TheRedOrchid, it like doubled my period From 4 light days (and being irregular), to like 8 - 10 days!!!! (Spotting for a few days before, ramping up gradually, then quite heavily for 2 or 3, then ramping down). There have been times where I spotted up to 5 days or so, and THEN the real thing would start! Eugh!!

I had intense cramps for the first several months, which was entirely manageable by Advil/Ibuprofen. Now I only get the cramps a few times a year. I'm about 7 or 8 years in on the Paragard IUD.
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:42 PM
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I'm on my second Mirena IUD and recommend it to most of my friends. Before that I felt like I had tried every pill in existence, the patch... everything had some undesirable side effect except the Mirena, and I loved the fact that with my first one my periods (which had been very, very heavy) disappeared completely. This time around my periods are back, but they're light enough that I can get away with sometimes not even needing to use tampons. This all said, your history of BV does make me wonder if it would be a good choice. Before the Mirena I'd never had BV before and lately I seem to get it at least once a year and the Mirena is known for increasing your risk.
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