Topic: Talk to me about Birth Control

Have you ever had any experience with Mirena?  What about other forms of birth control?  Seasonal?

I have been on the pill, the patch and I Depo-Provera.  It has been years since I worried about it being on anything and I still don't need to be on anything.  I am looking more for something to either lighten my periods or completely do away with my periods.  I still want to have the option of having another child - but my periods have been a bit wonky for the last year ranging from 21--32 days with some heavy cramping. 

In the past my experience with Birth Control hasn't been great - the depo-provera I gained 50 pounds and became deeply depressed. I forget to take the pill.  The patch - I am allergic to the adhesive.

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Two miscarriages in between (August 2012 - same donor as Maggie, and December 2014 with husband)
Maggie
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Re: Talk to me about Birth Control

Have you looked into the ring?  I really liked it. Instead of taking one out and leaving it out for a few days to get my period I would leave it in for 4 weeks and then just put another in. So no period. Some guys say they can feel it and don't like it but that doesn't sound like an issue for you right now (if it is you can always take it out for sex and put it right back in). It just wasn't enough hormone relief for me but other than that I thought it was the best of the options out there.

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Amanda had terrible side effects with the Nuvaring.  It made her feel nuts.

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My oldest daughter is on the Depo for birth control and three of my disabled daughters are on it to stop their periods...they all have break through bleeding but lighter periods.

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I can't take birth control for medical reasons, but my friend had Mirena implanted about eight months ago. She said it was incredibly painful and experienced cramping during the following two days that caused her to stay home from work. She was actually prescribed pain meds for her reaction (which I understand is not common), but she was mortified. Later, during sex, her husband complained of pain, and it turned out the strings (?) from the device were not trimmed short enough, so she went back and they fixed it for her. I am only chiming in since you asked specifically about the Mirena IUD. smile

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Vanessa has a IUD but the hormone free one. She loves it! But it did take a few cycles of bad cramps. She got it in 08 right after Z & it lasts 10 years but she may be taking it out in April. Yep, she is planning another baby. She wants to try now but I talked her into waiting until E was born to see how she was. A easy baby! I was worried she would be like R was. She is now waiting just a few months. She really wants to avoid certain months to have a baby.

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I recently had the mirena IUD placed and I love it!

I had to have surgery, so it was placed while I was under - so can't comment on the placement.

But I went from a miserable 7 day menstrual event with horrible cramping and extremely heavy bleeding to a 12-24h event with such a light flow, I almost could use a panty liner. I've had no pain, cramping and my BF hasn't said anything about feeling anything (although I have a few friends who did need trimming after initial placement). My only complaint...and it's slight is sometimes after...um...more rigorous sex, I find that I will often spot for a short time.

I haven't noticed any mood, weight or skin changes. And one more benefit, my migraines, which are very much triggered by hormones have been less frequent and severe.

Jamie
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The last guy I was with was snipped so we didn't worry about birth control.  This is more just for hormone control.  I am not ready to have a hysterectomy - and I am not 100% sure that I am one and done.  So I want the option to be available.

I think I am going to find a dr. and look into the Mirena.

Thanks for the advice everyone.

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Progesterone therapy and baby aspirin daily

Two miscarriages in between (August 2012 - same donor as Maggie, and December 2014 with husband)
Maggie
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