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Old Mar 21st, 2011, 15:41 PM   1
Chai_w
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thinking about changing bc


Hey y'all i'm thinking about changing my nuvaring bc out to something else, i've already tried the patch, but it just always seemed to fall off if i went swimming , and i can't do the implanon because that i also tried and had my pd for the entire time i was on it(9months) there were very few breaks inbetween where i wasnt bleeding lol, um also can't do anything that is in the uterus because mine is apparently a nomad any ideas would help and be much appreciated =)



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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 15:41 PM   2
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didnt wanna read and run, what about the depo?



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 16:33 PM   3
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the only thing i could suggest hun would be the pill (mini or combined), the injection (as suggested by odd socks), or the cap/diaphragm (be warned those these are one of the least effective methods of contraception).



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 16:51 PM   4
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I would say the pill is your best bet. I've heard of people that got pregnant while on depo, but could be an option as well.

If you don't mind me asking why are changing from the nuvaring?



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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 17:18 PM   5
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The nuvaring lately for some reason is causing me issues, i seem to have a body that just doesn't care for bc lol, but i dont know for sure if its the nuvaring it might just be my body being a pain.
the only wrry for me about the pill is that i'm terrible at remembering to take pills, but i think i may end up needing to go that route.
What kind of side effects has anyone had on the depo?



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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 17:27 PM   6
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personally i would not go on depo.

i have recently finished as assignment at uni on contraception, and from my research i found that the injection comes with the most side effects, it is more likely to make you gain weight and can lead to thinning of the bones. also if you have any side effects you cannot stop taking it or remove it as the hormones last from 8-12 weeks.

i set a repeated alarm on my phone to help me remember to take the pill...without my alarm id be hopeless as remembering to take it hope this helps xx



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 17:33 PM   7
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Yeah, the pill ive generally written off because its the hardest to keep up with because it has to be taken at the same time, if you forget it you have to double up the next day and be out of wack for a month, but its the same hormone levels as the nuvaring so that change over would probably be the best. Thank you



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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 17:46 PM   8
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no problem, ive got loads of information still on all the diff side effects of each one, if you want to know more about any of them just let me know

maybe you could consider the mini pill, the one im on has a 12 hour window. so if you forget to take it you have 12 hours to take it and still be protected. obviously if you completely forget that 12 hour window doesnt really help...but it does offer a little leeway xx



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 18:05 PM   9
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wow really? why is it called a mini pill? That sounds like one i'd be good taking because of the window of time still protected =)



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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 18:14 PM   10
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the mini pill is basically a progestogen (synthetic version of progesterone) based pill which you take at the same time everyday...it doesnt contain any oestrogen.

it works by thickening the cervical mucus and thinning the lining of the womb...and is safe for most women to use. it can cause irregular bleeding (for me...i bled lightly for two weeks, didnt for two weeks, then bled again for another two weeks...and after that my periods stopped altogether). it will often stop ovulation as well.

if you want the advantage of the 12 hour window...you have to be on cerazette. the other mini pills only offer a 3hour window.

the good thing with the mini pill is you dont have the 7day gap that you have with the normal pill, so it can leave you slightly more protected as you take is everyday. i find its easier to remember to take when there is no gap

ive missed several pills and never got pregnant on it...so as a BC is been brilliant xx



 
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