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What do you use for birth control???

I'm thinking of retiring the pill. I hate it. I can't find a pill that works well for me and I feel moody all the time. I would like to hear your recommendations!

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bootsky

Asked by bootsky at 7:08 PM on Nov. 13, 2009 in Health

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Answers (9)
  • Merina IUD.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I use the Nuva Ring.
    It's my favorite of all the methods I've used.
    Gealach

    Answer by Gealach at 7:17 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I'm on the Pill too and also have mood swings. But I hate barrier methods; they are messy and ineffective in my experience. I thought about going on the IUD but then I read that many IUDS ( incl. Mirena ) have been known to cause benign cysts. Even if they are benign, I'd rather not have cysts. You might want to think about the depo shot.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I had the Nuva ring too, and i loved it, my only complaint was that sometimes it would slip out during sex, but i thought that could be me not placing it right....i plan to get that back.....i had the mirena and hated it so much i removed it myself!!!! my mom is on the shot now and hasnt stopped bleeding all month.....they have a new implanion thing if your okay with getting something placed in your arm, its effective for 3 years....idk..kinda depends on what your willing to work with!
    sweetstkissez22

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 7:23 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Hubby had a vasectomy so I wouldn't have to take anything. We have 3 boys so we are very blessed!
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 7:30 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • i use the mirena IUD and i love it. when i was on the pill i got horrible headaches and i forgot to take it sometimes. with the IUD i have not really noticed any mood changes ( i have had it for 8 months now) and my period has pretty much stopped which is nice because i had awful awful cramps. there can be alot of neg. effects from the IUD but then again everything has side effects.
    maranda1389

    Answer by maranda1389 at 9:24 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I have Implanon (its next generation norplant) and I really like it. :) It lasts 3 years.
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 10:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I'm on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. I like it, and have been on bc pills since age 22. 17 years ago, me and DH were ttc our son, but found after 5 years of trying, I was dealing with a hormone imbalance. I went back on the pills and about a year later, I got pregnant. I've been on the tri-cyclen lo since he was born, that was almost 12 years ago. Good luck finding something you like and trust.
    Robsmommy

    Answer by Robsmommy at 10:12 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Seasonique- It is the 3-month birthcontrol packs. Only get periods quarterly.
    Amberoz

    Answer by Amberoz at 1:07 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

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