I am looking for non hormonal or "natural" bc methods. I just got off nuvaring because of its side effects, and I have an aweful history.
I am allergic to spermicide (i break out and burn)
I am extremely senstive to latex (i break out in a huge rash and...well dry up during sex)
And do not want to get pregnant...for now.
i thought IUD's were hormonal? ive known several people to get pregnant on them too...
Ive tried non latex condoms, but they seem to get....hmmm...ill just be blount, stuck up there and fall off my bf.
Diaphrams are usually made of latex or synthetic rubber, my friend had one...im thinking about it if they arent latex. I heard fittings are painful though??
The copper coil IUD is 100% hormone free. IUD's are the most effective form of birth control aside from sterilization.
My mother never mentioned the fitting as painful and she used one. She did mention it was frustrating to remove and my dad always had to do it. I can't see how it'd be any more painful than a pap smear.
More lube on the outside of the condom will prevent it from coming off inside of you if you're willing to try them again.
oh no....did you say copper? that would definately be a problem...im allergic to all metals unless they are gold plantium or titanium...after surgery i had an infection caused by inflamation from the surgical steel... i cant wear silver. at least not for very long... (*makes it hard to have earrings or an extensive jewelry collection)
it runs in my family...my sister and mom and grandma are all the same.
does it come in a one year version? ive heard its for 5 years... if i decided i wanted to get pregnant i'd like to change my mind or something...not that im getting pregnant any time soon or within the next year, just in case though.
For the paraguard, side effects are heavier periods at first and spotting. But most women don't really report other side effects, because there's no hormones in it. And the periods usually clear up. And it is REALLY effective, like as effective as male sterilization.
I am wanting to get the copper IUD after weight gain on the pill/inconvenience of having to take the pill / don't like the idea of hormones...
I mean yeah there's a chance it can leave your uterus and wander around your abdomen, and you hear about that stuff a lot online (think about it, are you more likely to share your experience with others if it was problem free or if it ended with you getting surgery?)... but you can have strokes on the pill. spermicide increases hiv transmission. Condoms may cause cancer and the lube on them increases risk of UTI, which can turn into a kidney infection and cause permanent bladder dysfunction. Tubes tied can cause pregnancy outside the uterus. There's risks to everything... from what I've read, IUD insertion from a good, experienced doctor is pretty risk-free. It seems like the main risks are in the first few weeks... if something's going to happen, it's then. Once you get past that, you're virtually worry free from what I've read.
I really really want it, just have to make sure I am safe with copper (I am allergic to spermicide and possibly latex over long term exposure...)