Need to find a different type of BC

Discussion in 'Vaginarium' started by Cerridwen, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    I absolutely hate the pill. I hate how sore it makes me and this breakthrough bleeding is incredibly irritating (I think this is the third month I've been on it).
    Is the patch going to have the same side effects as the pill? I'm on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo by the way.
    Our insurance this year absolutely blows, and does not cover the pill besides with a HUGE copay and ordering a three month supply (it's almost equal to buying it in the pharmacy).
    I've had an IUD for 6 years and I loved it, but it slipped out of place and hubby didn't want me to put one back in. We hope to have a baby, but not for a couple more years after I get out of school.
    Any other suggestions? The ring was irritating so I don't want to go back to that.
    I just want something nonhormonal based if possible (I can't stand this constant PMS feeling- painful breasts etc).
    ANY suggestions besides the condom?
    I'm pretty tempted to look into NFP soon.
     
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  3. Cerridwen

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    Interesting.
    No I don't mind having to insert and remove at all. I'll definetly have to look into it. Another option I was thinking about is a diaphram.

    I wonder if he'd be able to feel that?

    edit: There aren't even any providers in my zip code :( and there is an increased risk of bladder infections (which I am prone to).
    Darnit.
     
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  4. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Definately look into the Nuva Ring.

    http://www.nuvaring.com/Consumer/index.asp

    My girlfriend just started a couple days ago, and she'll be "safe" starting Saturday night this week. I'll check back in w/ you if you're curious how it works out for her. From what I've heard it's one fo the best forms of BC out there. It has a steady hormone release (as opposed to one giant spike every day) so it's easier on your body. Lots of good things, read up about it on the website.
     
  5. Cerridwen

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    I posted in my first thread that i already tried the ring and found it very irritating (literaly).
    Thanks though
     
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    I'd check with your gyn to see what the other BC options are. My sense is that if you want kids, stay away from the diaphram because I think it can change the shape of your cervix and that could cause problems later. As for the hormonal stuff, I think you may just be stuck with the side effects. They are pretty common. And look for your libido to take a tumble.
     
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    My girlfriend used to go in for the shot - Depo-Provera. Everything was fine for the first few months, than she had to get off of it. Was in alot of pain, always bleeding, really bad mood swings, her hair started to pull/fall out. Wasnt a good thing :hs:
     
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    isn't there some temporary clamps for the fallopian tubes?

    I saw some procedure via laprascope on the Health Channel when they showed surgery and instead of snipping the tubes, they just put 2 clamps on each side.
     
  9. Cerridwen

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    I have an appointment next week, but I'd like to have something more 'set' before I go in so I know what I want.
    I've never heard that about the diaphram.
     
  10. ebbnflo

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    hrrrrmmmm.....I recently saw that the "Today" sponges are back out on the market again. (saw big ol' boxes of them in Walgreens). I used to use those "back in the day"... the "day" being about 14 years ago. they took it off the market for a while, but I don't remember why...
    Does spermacide make you itchy though? Are you familiar with the sponge contraceptive? It's just a little sponge that you insert over your cervix, and it contains spermicide. MIGHT be something to try for short term use.

    I have an IUD now, because it was the "lesser of all the evils" for me.
    I despise BCPs and all synthetic hormone methods. THEY SUUUUUUUCKed for me. My other suggestion would be a diaphragm. I have never had one though, so I have no experience to relay on that one.

    Good luck to you. I hope you find something that works!
     
  11. Cerridwen

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    I have honestly never tried spermacide before.
    I would LOVE another IUD, but I know that's not going to happen (between insurance and the husband). I feel really lost in the world birth control subject. I feel really frustrated that there doesn't seem to be one without a lot of side effects for me, and that most of them are hardly covered under insurance.
     
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    ebbnflo REAL- LAOT Hermit

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    I totally understand where you are coming from. It BITES.
     
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  14. Cerridwen

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    Has anyone tried any OTC birth control products? I was in Walmart the other day looking at spermicides and they had these contraceptive 'sheets' that were inserted near the cervix, but they didn't say how effective they were. I know obviously something like that isn't going to be close to the effectiveness as the pill or something, but has anyone tries those things before?
     
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    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=2288221

    Just as a little bit of info.
     
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    The Secretary My domestic skills will rock your socks off!

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    To me it would seem that it would be easier for an insurance company to cover birth control. Babies are so expensive to have my mom had twins and it cost her ins company 70,000 and that was back in 1989. So lets just say an avg birth cost is 40G's vs. about $50 a month for bc hmmmm sounds like someone doesnt have their thinking cap on. But I do wish you the best of luck finding a bc for you as youve posted before its been a struggle.
     
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    Midgetized Don't mess with Douche Cat

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    :werd: I can't figure out why they wouldn't want to cover it.
     
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    My wife and I used those for over a year with no baby. We were really good about putting them in though and waiting the 15 minutes or more for them to melt. It was fun because there are no hormones and no condoms or other barriers. Almost like using nothing at all. She never felt any stinging but I sometimes did. It wasn't bad though because it was always after sex. They are also nice because she could sneak one in up to a few hours before boning and we could just start up as if we were using nothing.

    HOWEVER, we would not have been in trouble if we got pregnant. We aren't highschoolers or anythign so we said if we got pregnant, so be it. We only had our baby after we started boning with no protection. If you don't have to worry about STDs, the VCF film or Encare "bullets" can be great.
     
  21. Cerridwen

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    It seems really backwards, doesn't it?
     
  22. Biggity

    Biggity Only the dead have seen the end of war

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    It's even more backwards when they will cover Viagra, but not birthcontrol :nuts:
     
  23. johnny

    johnny shit, baby

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    Are those goofy female "condoms" still available?
     
  24. Cerridwen

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    I honestly don't have a clue, but I know hubby will NOT wear a condom.
     
  25. johnny

    johnny shit, baby

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    I understand his feelings :big grin:

    The "female condoms" I remember had a flange on the open end, so that it would not fall into the vagina. Basically, the man fucks the condom which is inside of you :ugh:
     

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