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Hey everyone! I'm getting married in June and I'm just wondering what has and hasn't worked for you. I know everyone's body is different and i DO plan on talking to my doctor, going to the Gyno and all that good stuff. Just curious to know what you all have used and how it effected you physically, emotionally...etc.
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  • In Response to Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]Hey everyone! I'm getting married in June and I'm trying to figure out what kind of birth control I want to take. I'm planning on taking the pill, I just have no idea where to begin looking for the best kind of birth control to take. Any advice, suggestions? Thanks! Jess
    Posted by jburgess4[/QUOTE]

    You make an appointment with your OB/GYN. If you don't have one, find one.   
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  • misshart00misshart00 Oklahoma member
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    edited February 2013
    Start by talking to your doctor. She may try out some different ones until you find one you like.
  • Yes... Go ask your doctor this question. Internet strangers don't cut it when making decisions about your health.
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  • Maggie0829Maggie0829 Ravens & Bohs & Crabs & O's member
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    Your OB/GYN is the best and only person you should talk to about this.  Getting medical advice on the internet is really not that smart.  Birth control affects everyone differently, so even if I have had a great experience on mine you may just have a catstrophe with the same kind.

  • Different people have different experiences on different pills.  I can tell you what's worked for me, but it might not work for you.  Your best bet is to see what your doctor recommends.

    Personally, I really like the pills where you only have 4 periods a year.  However, I have two friends who got pregnant while taking them and neither found out until about 10 weeks (due to not missing periods), which is really late to be making lifestyle changes (all three of us have dangerous jobs).

    There are also some pill-like forms of BC that don't involve taking a pill every day, like nuva ring.   

    You'll also want to know what your insurance will cover because BC can be expensive if it's not covered by your health plan!
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  • Since only a doc can prescribe BC to you, you should talk to your OB/GYN about your best options when you go there for your physical exam.  

  • I already plan on talking to my doctor, I was just wondering what you all have used and what has/hasn't worked for you. I'm not stupid enough to let total strangers "perscribe" a birth control to me. Just curious to what options are out there.
  • edited February 2013
    In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]I already plan on talking to my doctor, I was just wondering what you all have used and what has/hasn't worked for you. I'm not stupid enough to let total strangers "perscribe" a birth control to me. Just curious to what options are out there.
    Posted by jburgess4[/QUOTE]

    We can only respond to what you post.  We can't read your mind.

    As everyone has said, different bodies react differently to different BCs.  Your doctor knows your medical history and will recommend something. 
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  • Ro041Ro041 member
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    edited February 2013
    In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]I already plan on talking to my doctor, I was just wondering what you all have used and what has/hasn't worked for you. I'm not stupid enough to let total strangers "perscribe" a birth control to me. Just curious to what options are out there.
    Posted by jburgess4[/QUOTE]

    No one said you were.  In any event, a total stranger couldn't prescribe anything to you, unless they were licensed to do so.  I take BC, but I take what my doctor prescribed me.  It worked for me, so I never had to try different ones.  That may be the case for you.  It may not be.  Either way, telling you my brand will do little to help you when you see your doc, "An internet stranger takes reclepsin" isn't going to impress the doc.

  • edited February 2013
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Birth Control : No one said you were.  In any event, a total stranger couldn't prescribe anything to you, unless they were licensed to do so.  I take BC, but I take what my doctor prescribed me.  It worked for me, so I never had to try different ones.  That may be the case for you.  It may not be.  Either way, telling you my brand will do little to help you when you see your doc, "An internet stranger takes reclepsin" isn't going to impress the doc.
    Posted by Rochelle041[/QUOTE]

    It will however make her grind her teeth and give you a lecture on basing decisions on what others have told you or what you have seen in commercials.
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  • In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Birth Control : It will however make her grind her teeth and give you a lecture on basing decisions on what others have told you or what you have seen in commercials.
    Posted by GoodLuckBear14[/QUOTE]

    You mean I shouldn't go to my doc armed with print outs from WebMD and from wedding forums where I got my medical advice?

  • edited February 2013
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Birth Control : You mean I shouldn't go to my doc armed with print outs from WebMD and from wedding forums where I got my medical advice?
    Posted by Rochelle041[/QUOTE]

    To quote Gregory House, M.D. 'Ooooh.  It looks like somebody has been on the interweb."
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  • Wow. I come on here with a harmless inquiry and I get bashed. I don't need you to be rude. I'm sorry if you think it was a stupid question for me to ask, I was just curious. I know that my doctor knows what's best for me, and I plan on taking whatever birth control she perscribes. I'm not going to tell her how to do her job. However if someone has had a really bad experience with a certain kind of birth control, I would want to know so that I can express than concern to my doctor and talk to her about it. Again, I know everyone's body is different and everyone's body will react differently, I know that I need to talk to my doctor which I already have planned on doing, and I know I don't need to take the advice of strangers on the internet.
  • In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]You seriously edited your post AFTER it was quoted?   Whatever kind you use, please make sure you use it to the letter, because you are obviously nowhere near mature enough for kids.
    Posted by StageManager14[/QUOTE]

    I changed it because people were taking it as though I wanted someone to tell me what birth control I need to take. That's not what I was asking. I was just wanting to know peoples' experiences with different kinds of birth control. I don't understand why everyone thinks they need to be rude to me.
  • In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Birth Control : I changed it because people were taking it as though I wanted someone to tell me what birth control I need to take. That's not what I was asking. I was just wanting to know peoples' experiences with different kinds of birth control. I don't understand why everyone thinks they need to be rude to me.
    Posted by jburgess4[/QUOTE]

    No one was rude to you.  We all gave you the same advice.  You became rude by saying "I am not stupid enough to...."  You cannot get upset if you were rude and we respond the same way.  Sorry!

  • I think everyone's point here is that you cannot just listen to anecdotal evidence on birth control.

    Do some research yourself first just to get an idea (from some legit websites).

    There's hormonal methods like pills, patches, nuvaring, and certain kinds of IUDs

    There's non-hormonal methods like a diaphragm or non-hormonal IUD

    There's fertility observed methods like the different kinds of NFP and FAM

    ETC...

    Lots of options... do some research...then of course, talk to your doctor about all your options.

    I will also add that your doctor has lots of wisdom and knowledge, but you as the patient should also present your concerns and research to make sure that you're finding the perfect fit.  You're the one that has to use it.

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  • In Response to Re:Birth Control:[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Birth Control:You seriously edited your post AFTER it was quoted? nbsp; Whatever kind you use, please make sure you use it to the letter, because you are obviously nowhere near mature enough for kids.Posted by StageManager14I changed it because people were taking it as though I wanted someone to tell me what birth control I need to take. That's not what I was asking. I was just wanting to know peoples' experiences with different kinds of birth control. I don't understand why everyone thinks they need to be rude to me. Posted by jburgess4[/QUOTE]

    Because you are asking a really dumb question, then broke into hysterics when people gave you a very sane and reasonable response. It doesn't speak well for your manners, emotional development, nor capacity to care for your own health if you think talking to your doctor is such aweful advice.
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  • In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Birth Control : No one was rude to you.  We all gave you the same advice.  You became rude by saying "I am not stupid enough to...."  You cannot get upset if you were rude and we respond the same way.  Sorry!
    Posted by Rochelle041[/QUOTE]


    You seriously edited your post AFTER it was quoted?   Whatever kind you use, please make sure you use it to the letter, because you are obviously nowhere near mature enough for kids.
    Posted by StageManager14

    And I was also told by a few different people that it was stupid for me to be asking people on the internet about birth control. Plus a couple of smartalic remarks about going to the doctor armed with medical advice i got from the internet.

    Many of you have not been rude and I appreciate you taking the time to actually answer my post politely.
  • In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]I think everyone's point here is that you cannot just listen to anecdotal evidence on birth control. Do some research yourself first just to get an idea (from some legit websites). There's hormonal methods like pills, patches, nuvaring, and certain kinds of IUDs There's non-hormonal methods like a diaphragm or non-hormonal IUD There's fertility observed methods like the different kinds of NFP and FAM ETC... Lots of options... do some research...then of course, talk to your doctor about all your options. I will also add that your doctor has lots of wisdom and knowledge, but you as the patient should also present your concerns and research to make sure that you're finding the perfect fit.  You're the one that has to use it.
    Posted by monkeysip[/QUOTE]

    Thank you so much for the advice. I don't know why people aren't getting that I AM ALREADY PLANNING ON TALKING TO MY DOCTOR AND TAKING WHATEVER SHE PRESCRIBES. I'm not going to go in there and say, well hey this BC worked for so and so on the internet so I want to take it.
  • edited February 2013
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Birth Control : Your new post makes us look like WE can't read.  It is rude to edit an OP because you aren't getting the answers you wanted.  You could have added to it saying that "EDIT: in light of the responses, I want to add that I am planning to talk to my doctor, blah blah blah" without changing the original text.  That is just bad netiquette.
    Posted by StageManager14[/QUOTE]

    This is my first time ever posting on one of these message boards, or any message board for that matter. I didn't realize that there were rules on how I'm supposed to post and edit.
  • Would you like to know what sexual positions would please your husband or FI as well? We'd have just as much of an inside idea on that as what bith control makes your uterus happy. Jeeze woman.
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  • In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Birth Control : Thank you so much for the advice. I don't know why people aren't getting that I AM ALREADY PLANNING ON TALKING TO MY DOCTOR AND TAKING WHATEVER SHE PRESCRIBES. I'm not going to go in there and say, well hey this BC worked for so and so on the internet so I want to take it.
    Posted by jburgess4[/QUOTE]

    I guess I don't understand what your question is then.  You aren't going to tell your doc that I take reclepsin and that it works for me?  Then, I guess you won't tell her that another poster may have taken Yaz, but that didn't work for her?  Your OP asked for what has worked for us.  I responded to talk to your doc.  You then came unglued.  It's ok.  It happens to a lot of people the first time they post on these boards.  Sorry that I didn't feel comfortable telling you what I take, since it would be more appropriate coming from you doc.

  • I was on the Depo shot for 10 years and loved it. I did gain a significant amount of weight
    (about 20 lbs) but at the time I weighed all of 95lbs so the weight gain didn't bother me. I did not get a period the entire time I was on the depo. Over this past summer I switched to the Ortho tri cyclen pill because the longer you are on Depo the longer it can take to get pregnant after you stop taking it. I hate it. The first couple months it made me nauseous. Then I developed a fibroadenomas in my breast. It is a benign lump that can be caused by hormone changes. I ultimately had to have surgery to have it removed. I also hate having to remember to take a pill everyday. Those are just my experiences and you should definitely talk with your doctor to find out what is best for you. You may have to try a few different kinds to see what works best for you. Everyone is different.
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  • In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Birth Control : Um, we did get it...after you said it.  You keep yelling at us and being rude then getting upset when the response to your rudeness is rudeness.  You wrote a poorly written, unclear original post.  Own it like a big girl and move on.  
    Posted by StageManager14[/QUOTE]

    I realized it was poory written and unclear, which is why I went back and edited it. I'm not yelling, nor am I being rude. I am upset that I have been talked down to for my post because it was apparently a really stupid thing to post. I'm new to the message boards, and this is not a great first experience. I was hoping to get some friendly conversation going and a peaceful exhange of experiences with different kinds of birth control, which totally failed. Sorry.
  • In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]I was on the Depo shot for 10 years and loved it. I did gain a significant amount of weight (about 20 lbs) but at the time I weighed all of 95lbs so the weight gain didn't bother me. I did not get a period the entire time I was on the depo. Over this past summer I switched to the Ortho tri cyclen pill because the longer you are on Depo the longer it can take to get pregnant after you stop taking it. I hate it. The first couple months it made me nauseous. Then I developed a fibroadenomas in my breast. It is a benign lump that can be caused by hormone changes. I ultimately had to have surgery to have it removed. I also hate having to remember to take a pill everyday. Those are just my experiences and you should definitely talk with your doctor to find out what is best for you. You may have to try a few different kinds to see what works best for you. Everyone is different.
    Posted by crystaldbl[/QUOTE]

    Thank you for sharing!
  • In Response to Re:Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]Would you like to know what sexual positions would please your husband or FI as well? We'd have just as much of an inside idea on that as what bith control makes your uterus happy. Jeeze woman.
    Posted by Peledreamsofrain[/QUOTE]

  • I apologize to those who think it was a stupid post and to those who think I was being rude. Maybe it was a stupid post and a stupid question, but as I said it's my first post on the message boards and I wasn't expecting to have rude comments flying at me for asking a question.

    I understand that I need to go to my doctor and talk to her about it. I had already planned on doing that.

    I realize that my first post was unclear, and I apologize fo rediting my original post by rewording rather than letting people know what it was I was really wanting to get across in the post. I didn't know that there were specifics on how to go about editing it since I've never posted before.

    Thanks for those who shared your experiences with me.
  • AddieCakeAddieCake Beyond the Wall member
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    I had no interest in this thread until I saw how many replies it has and now I am cracking up. 

    OP, I hope you stick around b/c I am feeling sad for you as I picture you throwing up your hands going, "OMG, WTF did I do to these women?!" You'll learn to be more careful of your wording in your posts. 
    What did you think would happen if you walked up to a group of internet strangers and told them to get shoehorned by their lady doc?~StageManager14
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  • In Response to Re: Birth Control:
    [QUOTE]Wow. I come on here with a harmless inquiry and I get bashed. I don't need you to be rude. I'm sorry if you think it was a stupid question for me to ask, I was just curious. I know that my doctor knows what's best for me, and I plan on taking whatever birth control she perscribes. I'm not going to tell her how to do her job. However if someone has had a really bad experience with a certain kind of birth control, I would want to know so that I can express than concern to my doctor and talk to her about it. Again, I know everyone's body is different and everyone's body will react differently, I know that I need to talk to my doctor which I already have planned on doing, and I know I don't need to take the advice of strangers on the internet.
    Posted by jburgess4[/QUOTE]

    I will tell you this. I've been on pills and currently an IUD. I like the IUD better. I did have a bad acne reaction when I first got it but that has since subsided. Not everyone will react the same way. I switched to IUD for medical reasons. It really depends on how your time of month is- is it painful, heavy, non-existent, etc. Based on these your doctor will decide what's right for you. With my IUD I don't get periods at all. If you prefer to not have any you should ask about the different forms of IUD and the benefits/cons for each different one. Some women still like to get their periods because it's natural and (usually) a good way to tell you're not pregnant. If you prefer to continue to get your periods, you may want to look into a pill form. I don't know anything about shots, so I can't tell you anything about that. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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  • To be completely honest, the posters who ask

    "What should I get for my bridesmaids? Do you think the monogrammed tote is overdone?"

    OR

    "Ugh my FMIL is giving me a headache about her guestlist! What should I do?"

    OR

    "Where's a good, rustic barn venue?"

    All get the same type of responses as you got - short and blunt.

    We have to assume that you only know up to the extent that you post and aren't thinking about more than that becaue there are brides out there who have nothing between their ears but some lukewarm air and a few dust bunnies. Stick around, lurk for a few days, then you'll get the hang of how it goes. The more info you provide, the more intelligent we presume you are.

    AND don't take any of it personally - we don't know you and we aren't judging YOU, we're judging YOUR POST - see the difference?
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