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Old Dec 9th, 2013, 21:12 PM   1
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Needing advice on contraception for over 35

Hi All
Theres no forum for contraception hoping somebody on here can opffer some advice.
I recently gave birth to my first child and suffered a difficult pregnancy due to anti depressant medication being wrong etc(whole other story) Obviously I don't want to be preggers again we have decided we're only can have one child, and my depression is an issue.

I was a long time user of dianne 35 ed and have read the horror stories.I have no idea what contraception to use now, have heard of levelen thats the only one I know of and I know there are heaps more.I mainly took dianne for skin issues and have noticed my skin not doing so well now 9 weeks after the birth(it was perfect during the pregnancy).

Has anybody used levlen or another contraceptive which has been good.

desperate for advice.

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Old Dec 10th, 2013, 00:14 AM   2
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I can't do anything with hormones because it makes me sick, but I think many types of hormone based contraception are not recommended over 35. I could be wrong, that could be out dated info since I haven't looked into it in so long. For 10 years I had the copper IUD and it was great, I plan to get another after baby is born.

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Old Dec 10th, 2013, 04:58 AM   3
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I would talk to your doctor. I finally realised that my contraception (pill) was giving me low moods, and they tried prescribing something different. Unfortunately this brought me out in terrible acne. So they do have different hormone mixes, and may find one to suit you.

For the last 10 years though, its been either a vasectomy (my ex) or condoms (my OH) and that has suited me much better

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Old Dec 11th, 2013, 17:10 PM   4
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My OB typically recommends IUD at this point. I haven't tried it yet, but am strongly considering it once #4 arrives this winter.

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Old Dec 11th, 2013, 17:13 PM   5
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If you don't want any more kids, have you considered a permanent option like tube tied?

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Old Dec 13th, 2013, 21:08 PM   6
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My OB has suggested Mirina. It is a progestrone IUD that lasts for 5 years. But my main concerns aren't depression. I have PCOS and she has said that progeterone therapy should help with my symptoms.

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Old Dec 14th, 2013, 19:00 PM   7
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I can't take the pill at all, even the very low dose pills made me SUPER sick all the time. I had the Mirena for 5 years and then decided to have another baby. I didn't have any problems with it whatsoever, but I'd say the copper would be a good option if you can't handle any hormones at all.

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Old Dec 18th, 2013, 23:15 PM   8
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The pill makes me lethargic and depressed. I have 2 women pilot friends who can't take the pill either because it instigates depression and pilots can't take anti-depressants.
Saying that, I've had an iud and it worked well for years. The kind with no hormones.

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Vasectomy. That's what my husband did.

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Old Jan 13th, 2014, 23:29 PM   10
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If you're certain that you are all done, what about an Essure procedure? Office based, no surgery, permanent once you've had it for 3 months? No hormones!

Or a mirena if you are ok with progesterone but I found it made my migraines worse, so I need no hormones. Speak with your gynae about what procedures they offer maybe?

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