I know that my doctor is going to talk to me about birth control options next time I go for my check up, and I was wondering what everyone thought was the best kind? The kinds i'm talking about are the pill, the patch, and the shot. Which kind do you think is most effective and what kind do you use or plan to use?
I plan to get on the shot when he is born because it is supposed to be one of the most effective types of b/c and you only have to remember it every 3 months. Lol. Taking a pill the same time every day is too much for me to remember. And the patch is my 2nd choice. I just like the idea of 4 shots a year compared to 52 patches or 365 pills. Lol.
I've heard many people say they've put on weight with the shot but you can too with the pill.I'm on the mini-pill (progesteren only) and I like it but it took my four lots of pills to find one that suited.My moms used the shot for 13years & she thinks its great-no problems.
Check out the birth control forum & read some of the posts-it should help a lot
I was on the shot and I blew up like a ballon. I didn't even look fat I just looked swollen. Thats how I gain the wieght that I could not get off for 3yrs.
The pill didn't work for me. The patch you have to be very careful that it doesn't come off.
The shot usually makes people gain weight, not all though! I have also heard that the patch comes off quite easily. I personally use the pill. The only problem with the pill is if you take prescriptions often it can mess with the effectiveness of the pill. That is where I am running into problems, as some of you know I am on zoloft (anti-depressant) and I am worried it is messing w/my pill. I am currently considering an iud (inter uterine device) but they are quite costly!! They range from 350-400 just for the iud. Insertion costs in the range of 200-250. I have heard that no insurances cover this. That might now be true, but I have not known anyone whos insurance has covered it. You can make payment arrangments. The copper iud lasts for up to 10 yrs and the hormonal iud can last up to 5 years.
I guess it really depends on the person but I personally know several people who were extremly skinny and when they got on the shot the gained alot of weight! I often makes you not have a period but with my mom she wouldnt have it for several months then she would bleed for several weeks!
I really like the pill, I didnt really gain any weight from it and where I did it was on my boobs so that was a plus makes your periods nice and light and less painful but I think its making my periods stop so im going to the doctor next month. It might take awhile for you to find the right brand.
I've been told that stopping your period completely is unhealthy because when you have a period, your body gets rid of certain toxins. I dunno if it's just rumor or the truth. Still...Anyone know about the 6 week check up??
the 6 week checkup of course they talk to u about labour delievery ur feelings on it.. They will do an internel exam to make sure ur healing ok and nothing is wrong they will make sure ur uterus is shrinking.. Take ur blood pressure and weigh u lol thats wat they do.. Or wat they did to me at my 6 week
my doc actually said there is no harm from having no periods while on birth control. It simply means the lining of the uterus hasnt grown enoough to shed when you bleed. However I think i'll switch brands of pill so I keep getting my period. I like the reassurance.
My doc said they sometimes use the particular pill im on to stop womens periods if they are excessivly heavy or painful.