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Old Mar 23rd, 2011, 17:10 PM   1
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stopping birth control... too risky?


hello guys,
im thinking of stopping my birth control pill next month because i think it might be causing me to be over tired. i have tried changing pills and they dont help so before i go back to the doc's i want to go a month without any.
Thing is as much as i'd love to, getting pregnant really isnt an option right now, and my OH really doesnt like condoms. (me neither tbh!)
so i was thinking, we could use withdrawal, and avoid sex when i think i might be fertile (2 weeks after stopping pill and i will check cm)
but im not sure whether i will still be at risk or not?!
anyone tried this?



 
Old Mar 23rd, 2011, 17:13 PM   2
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ur body doesnt get used to a pill for about 3 months, and stopping and starting can make things worse.

i came off my pill and got pregnant after my first period off it lol so unless ur using condoms its risky hahah



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2011, 17:14 PM   3
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Definately too risky if it's not an option at the mo! I would speak with your Dr and see if there is anything else you can do. Maybe not the pill, but how about the implant or injection?



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Old Mar 23rd, 2011, 17:18 PM   4
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thanks guys, my doc said to come back after ive tried current pill for three cycles, by the time i want to stop it will only be 2 i have been on the pill for almost a year though.
im so worried about the other options as they all seem quite scary!! i think im just a wuss! x



 
Old Mar 23rd, 2011, 17:19 PM   5
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If you won't use a barrier method (and most of them other than condoms are unreliable), then I wouldn't go for it. Withdrawal isn't a very reliable method of bc. You could try natural family planning, but that can take a while to get used to, so unless you already know your body really well I wouldn't suggest it.

Sorry the pill is making you tired. It really messed with my emotions, so I can sympathize.



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Old Mar 23rd, 2011, 17:20 PM   6
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i was on a certain pill before i became pregnant for 4 yrs, so went back to that after i had my son and it didnt suit me at all anymore, i was a total bitch, then changed to a mini pill and i bled for the whole 3 months on and off

it can be very hard to find the pill thats right for u, but it wont help by changing so much after only 2 cycles



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2011, 17:25 PM   7
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it is quite risky huni...i know what you mean about some of them being scary...i could never have the implant put in, but then again im terrified of needles...
condoms arent the best contraception method (as in the way they feel) but if its only for a little while it wont be too bad xx



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2011, 03:58 AM   8
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thanks guys, think ill stick it out till next appointm,ent that see about other options. im just fed up with bc that messes with your hormones!
im much better when im au nateral! lol



 
Old Mar 24th, 2011, 14:09 PM   9
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What about spermicide? It's only like 85% effective but if you combine it with avoiding fertile times that should help.

If you go off birth control next month



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Old Mar 24th, 2011, 14:25 PM   10
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I wouldn't recommend the withdrawal method as that is too risky because sperm leaks out before the actual orgasm. What about the female condom. I've never tried it but I have heard of it.



 
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