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#1 HazelHore

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 11:57 PM

Hey all. I'm sure this has been posted before but I didn't see anything super recent.

I have a major love-hate relationship with birth control. I was on the pill for a bit, but I'm a piece of shit and can never remember to take it at the same time every day and was terrified of getting pregnant on it.

I got the Nexplanon implant about 2.5 years ago. It was okay at first, but the last six months or so have been fucking hell. I have gained weight like crazy without changing my eating habits and started getting two periods a month. Now, I've been bleeding or spotting for a month straight.

I have an appointment tomorrow to schedule removal of the implant and insertion of an IUD (hormonal). Anyone have one? What are your experiences with it (ie weight gain, whether or not your period stopped, cramping, etc.)?

 

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#2 HazelHore

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 02:09 PM

Update my OB was my professor for obstetrics I could have DIED

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#3 Cloudii_

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 12:19 PM

I avoid anything hormonal since that can lead to weight gain. Copper IUD (ParaGard) is non hormonal and works well.

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 12:20 PM

I’ve heard some stories about IUDs leading to increased cramping and blood but haven’t personally experienced it.

#5 SkinnyB!tchGoals

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 02:03 PM

I've been using the Mirena - just got my third one done (expire every 5 years)

Never have had issues. I almost never get a period. Still get some minor cramping and blaring when it’s that time of month, but not nearly as bad as when I was just on the pill.

I used to get blood clots and very heavy periods and Mirena was a godsend for me.
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#6 youdontfailtillyoustoptryi

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 09:17 AM

I use the ring. I've been through sooooo many birth control methods. I didn't like the IUD because after two years my periods were all over the place and I was having hormone issues causing mood swings and I could not lose my baby weight (I had it inserted after giving birth). I like the ring because I too am horrible about remembering pills and it's something I can quit at anytime and it comes out once a month to give my body a break.

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 02:45 AM

There are low hormone rings (nuvaring for example). It is lower in hormones than the pill. Takes effect locally. You take it out every 21 days to get your period. I think its avery good solution, low hormones and you wont forget 'taking' it

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 11:35 AM

I had the Mirena put in 4 years ago and im certain ill be getting it again in a year. Its fantastic for me, i had a little cramping and spotting the day it went in, i haven't had a period since, I don't really have side effects - i have acne but i think atm its caused by my mask - im overall really happy with it. 5/5 would recommend. 


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