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Birth Control

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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Hi Ladies,

I am wondering what you guys thought about the depo shot and the implanon? Personally I have had both of them at one point but now that I am going to get back on birth control I am quite lost and uneasy about which one to choose. I really liked the implanon for the first year because I never got a period but after a year it hit me hard, I would have it for three weeks or more in a row. The depo was good but it just made me gain a lot of weight and I always had horrible mood swings and headhaches. What are your experiences with the different types of birth controls, which one do you all recommend?? 



Thank you so much!!!

Brenda 

by on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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Chabeli1112
by on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:08 AM
I had the implanon and I bled for 3 months straight and my seizures got really bad so I just took it out, any hormone change increases my seizures so I just keep track of my periods and when I'm fertile and use condoms with my husband. I had an iud and that did not work lol
Mrs.Urquhart
by on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:13 AM
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Paragard. Non-hormonal IUD good for ten years.
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a_and_j_momma
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2014 at 1:09 AM
I had mirena and hated it. I went back to the pill, I stopped that recently too
IrishMommy87
by Member on Apr. 25, 2014 at 6:12 AM
I have been on depo and I bled for over 2 months and today I will be going to receive my Implanon on hoping but I will not have the same issues.
Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Apr. 25, 2014 at 8:35 AM
I had eve mirena and it was okay.
oliveoil423
by Member on Apr. 25, 2014 at 8:40 AM

i took the pill and stopped cause i missed a week of it and never got back on track with it. and im currently pregnant. after the baby comes im thinking of getting the patch.

sweetangie79
by on Apr. 28, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I love the patch, I havee y=used it or over 10 years off and on.

emarin77
by Bronze Member on Apr. 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM

I had the depo in college.  I did not like it since I bled every day.  As a wife and had my only child, I am on Mirena and love it.  I might bleed some during a period but that is it.

Tckosdk.2012
by Bronze Member on Apr. 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Talk to your OB/GYN about all the different options. I personally liked the pill. I was on it for 15 years. Now I have Para Guard (the non-hormonal IUD). I use that because I'm breastfeeding & don't want the hormones to interfere with my milk production. I like the IUD, it's good for 10 years. The only side effect for me is heavy painful periods.

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