I use the estrogen only pill and it works great. 96% effective vs. 98% with the combo pill, but I have no mood effects at all. The combo pill messed me up!
I am afraid to get an implant and my insurance wouldn't pay for it anyway, yet they do pay for the pill. Hubs will not get a V.
Snip snip here. And so far I love it!
Dh happily signed up to get it and really didn't complain about it at all. Totally manageable. I will say that I was surprised at the amount of swelling post-snip, but that really only lasted a few days and then he was fine. He was back to running 7 days post-snip, had no stitches and drove himself to and fro the appointment. And his fish no longer swim. Woot!
GL with your decision.
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
You guys seem to have hubbies who have had pretty good snip snip experiences. My brother had it done and he said he sat on a bag of peas for a day and was fine to go back to work after that, and he's a fireman.
When I go to my dr appt today I'm going to tell him how I feel about the Mirena. I had this weird (TMI) clotty spotting for a couple days and then it turned into what I thought was a real period, then it went away for a day, and now it's back. Like, let's get on with it for pete's sake. If this is the way it's going to be, then I don't want any part of it. I want a predictable period that lasts for 5 days and then stops. This back and forth $hit is driving me mental. Not enough for a tampon, but then I'm wearing liners every.single.day, just in case. That sucks.
Lisa, everyone of my friends that have tried Mirena have had the same experience you are having. They all hated it.
My Dhs vas. was a breeze for him, but I was surprised by the swelling and the bruising, it looked really bad. Aside from the fact that he had swimmers for 2 months longer then they anticipated it went great.
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
My oldest sister has a boy that is 6 months older then my oldest, she made me swear I wouldnt look down there until Molly was at least 1! I took her advice, and I am so glad I did
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
**MC mentioned ahead**
Right now I'm waiting for my period to return. I was AF free from February of 2011 to October of 2012, with a pregnancy and BF. I only had two periods and got pregnant (we weren't using any BC). At 10 weeks along, I had a miscariage (so just seven weeks ago) and have yet to get a period again. I have the pill on standby, as I don't want to get PG again anytime soon (we weren't trying with the one that we lost and not sure if we want any more children). Anyone know how long after a MC it takes to get your period again?
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
It varies from MC to MC on how long it will take to get AF back. It can act like the first day of a normal AF with your next AF being 28 days later (Or whatever is normal for you), or it can take months and months for things to get back to normal. The TTCAL board is full of wonderful ladies that would love to be there for you. You are also welcome to PM me with any questions you might have.
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 10 ) and Juliet ( 6 )
Baking Adventures In A Messy Kitchen (blog)
I have a Mirena and I love it -- or should I say, I love it now. I really didn't like it at the beginning, I spotted for five freaking months, not enough to want it out but enough to be annoying. Once that stopped, I haven't had any bleeding or spotting for close to two years now. I didn't like that I could feel the strings so I had my OB trim them shorter and that made a huge difference. Also they soften up after a while & kind of curl up around your cervix so they do become not-as-noticable, but if they bug you, definitely ask to have them trimmed down. You should not have any pain, that indicates that it might be out of place & your OB should take a peek with ultrasound to make sure it's still where it belongs. If it's just the spotting that bothers you, I've heard of some women taking an extra dose of BCP every day for a week to get it stopped. Of course, I heard about that *after* my own spotting had stopped so I don't know if it really works but I'd say it's worth a try before giving up on Mirena.
Before Mirena, I was a BCP addict. I loved them, never had a problem with them, didn't have a problem remembering to take them but I did carry an extra pack in my purse JIC I forgot one which I only rarely had to take. And I love skipping periods as often as possible so BCP were a great method for me. But I'm getting older and the risks start getting higher & higher, and after 25 years on them I was ready to be forgetful for a change. So Mirena is happily in place until I'm in menopause, or longer. It's now being used as a form of hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women, apparently with very good results. I might keep it until I die!
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