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Contraceptive Choices
From condoms to cervical caps to hormonal rings, patches, and many types of birth control pills, today we have so many contraception options from which to choose!

What birth control do you use? What are your birth control's pros? Its cons? Are you thinking of switching to something else?

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Tried it all

Posted by: Sarah2010 on Mon Aug 9, 2010

I have tried just about every birth control there is. The pill made me have my period for 3 weeks at a time. I got the implants in my arm and they were recalled 2 months later. (that was 8 years ago). i tried the shot and gained a bunch of weight and my hair started falling out. The ring only lasted one month for me because it kept falling out. So then i got the IUD. I had this for 3 years. The pros were i didnt have a period and never had the worry of getting pregnant. The cons were that i retained a lot of water and i would still get pms. Made me feel a little crazy since i never got a period but had all of the symptoms. When i went for the yearly check up they oouldnt find the IUD. So they had to do a wheres waldo ultra sound to make sure it was still there. They found it but told me that when i wanted to get it out there was a chance i would have to have surgery. I got it removed in March to start trying for a baby. Good news is the dr got it out. Bad news was that it hurt really bad. He had to do a lot of work to get it since there was no string. I have 3 kids and have had 5 pregnancys. i am normally fertil mertil but now with my second marriage we are trying and have been since March and no luck so far. I am concerned that the IUD did something. My periods are horrible now and last 5 days with heaving bleeding and cramping! They have been regular since march until last month when i was 5 days late and determined i was prego. I wasnt prego just late but we are going to keep trying.

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