Persona......?

Discussion in 'Waiting To Try' started by booflebump, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    Has anyone used this as a contraceptive before? Apparentely it is only 3% less effective than the pill? I'm fed up of the pill (on a new one which has got rid of my crazy pmt but my face is beyond a mess of spots), and dont fancy any of the other options (implant, injection, coil....shudder)

    Is it just natural family planning jazzed up or does it really work as a contraceptive?????? xxxxx
     
  2. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    Iv got no idea hun. Have you tryed google'in it?
     
  3. dan-o

    dan-o RMC's but mum to 3 now!

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    I think it's natural fam plan, with the aid of sticks/a monitor :) xx
     
  4. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    I've googled it - its a monitor with pee on a stick thingmibobs that you stick in and it tells you whether its a 'red' day (fertile and dont bd) or a 'green; day (non fertile, bd till your hearts content) but wondering if its any more reliable than charting and knowing your fertile days....mmm! xxx
     
  5. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    So its a posh opk then? Think it might be a bit more reliable cos it will be measuring your hormones.
     
  6. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    I think thats the general idea.....going to run it past the OH and see what he thinks - he's very sympathetic to my hormonal plight and we would be sensible enough to stick to green days! xxx
     
  7. dan-o

    dan-o RMC's but mum to 3 now!

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    Maybe I should look into this, as I'm not allowed to use anything hormonal.
    Trouble is, it's probably the red days I'd want to :sex: most :rofl:
     
  8. Pops

    Pops Proud Mum & Wifey

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    This is something we are thinking about as well as OH is desperate for me to come off the pill for health reasons as much as anything.

    Let me know what you decide hun xxx
     
  9. lauram

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    i actually have 1 of these, am ashamed to say its not even out of its box and have had it for 8 months xx
     
  10. Pops

    Pops Proud Mum & Wifey

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    If you aren't going to use it hun and would like to sell it may be worth popping an ad in the for sale section :) I for one would be keen!! xxx
     
  11. lauram

    lauram Member

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    il have another read of the instructions then if i cant get my head around it i will sell it, got it from boots, think it was about £60 ish??might be cheaper on ebay though poppet xx
     
  12. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    i used this to conceive ! lots do, just same as clearblue ones... if NOT ttc u BD on the green days as u wud with clearblue, if u are ttc u BD on the red and peak days :D but it does take 2mth approx to get use to ur cycle u will get a lot of red days in these 2mth ..... good to use , especially if ur ttc in the future as u can use this to help also xx
     
  13. Pops

    Pops Proud Mum & Wifey

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    You are right hun, just seen one for £39.99 new and sealed :) Thanks for the thought and good luck with getting on with yours!!

    xxx
     
  14. lauram

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    no probs, i am the ebay queen, embarrasingly ive been wanting to buy pg tests from there but think its maybe a bit premature hehe xx
     
  15. Lou

    Lou Well-Known Member

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    I got aload of preg tests, because my periods are so erratic, even being on the pill, its nice to have something there to comfort us... Just incase! :p

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  16. Amygdala

    Amygdala Well-Known Member

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    It's not the same as nfp as it measures hormone levels (not ovulation symptoms). I'm using both, nfp and Persona. Nfp is actually incredibly reliable by itself (same as the pill if you don't make mistakes) but backing it up with Persona makes me feel a bit more secure as it's more objective and can't be interpreted in the wrong way.

    I can only recommend trying it. It's incredible how you can learn to read your own body.
     
  17. toffee87

    toffee87 Well-Known Member

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    I use the ladycomp.
     
  18. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    Had a chat and he's ok with the idea - does mean barrier methods for the next two months but hopefully its going to stop all my hormone related woes and my face wont look like mount vesuvius has erupted all over it!! xxx
     
  19. Winter Belle

    Winter Belle Well-Known Member

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    Hi, i had never heard of this. i think i will look into it as I like to know my own bdoy and get off the bcps.

    xx
     
  20. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    Iv been thinking about this, it will be cheeper than buying comdoms for the next 2 years but i dont know if OH will trust it. Would also help when ttc
     

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