Anyone else NOT on birth control?

I got a sample of BC when I was about 21...I missed one pill and I bled for 2 weeks.  I've always had serious periods and serious cramps, and really irregular schedule for my time.  Once I started to be sexually active, it seemed like it was time to get moving on the BC thing. 


But it didn't seem to work, the kind they put me on was too expensive and didn't work the way it was supposed to, and I haven't been on it since (I'm 28 now).  I have other friends who are similar, in that they use condoms as the 99.9999996% of the time method of contraception, but have used the OTC Plan B once or twice.  (I've done that too.)


Anyone else done that, had problems/not had problems, what not?  Am I more scared of BC than I probably should be?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 10:30 am
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I've been on the pill since I was 15 and never had issues, but my BF and I still use condoms just because I'm way too paranoid about babies to not. Have you tried the other methods, such as the nuvaring, the patch, etc? Lots of girls have raved about those.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 10:49 am
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i use free bc pills from the  health clinic it does help with my irregualarity (sp) that i always had. ive been on it for about a year. my last bf refused to use condoms and my FI doesnt seem to know how to use them right. i was having problems with my old pill brand and asked him to use a rubber and he had to FISH IT OUT!!! i was soooo embarssed. i just talked to my health person and got a stronger brand and everything is good now.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 11:18 am
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i have been on the pill since i was 13. it helps with my period, my acne, and helps with ovarian cysts. if i miss a pill i might spot, but very lightly. My room mate in college used to get them from Planned Parenthood for $10 and she loved them. There are alternatives,besides BC pills and condoms are the nuvaring, a patch, and a monthly shot. I am pretty sure any other form requires that you already have a child (the UID, and the implant that goes in your arm).


IMO, BC pills do more good than bad, its just remembering to take them. so I usually take it as soon as I eat breakfast every morning, which is around the same time everyday. 


HTH!

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm
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I was put on the pill from the age of 16. With a couple of times I was off and then I tried the nuvaring at one point.  I'd originally got put on it to regulate my periods and help with the back pain and cramps. I wouldn't spot if I missed a pill but I never had any issues with the pill. And I took every morning after I brushed my teeth as part of my morning ritual so that I wouldn't forget.


Mostly I stayed Tri Cyclen Lo but I also tried Seasonale - UGH didn't work! I would bleed for like 2-3 weeks when you're in between packs. No thank you!


I then tried the nuvaring. I loved it. I didn't need to take a pill, I would forget I had it in; but FI hated it. He said it made me b#$@&y and moody and I would snap at him. He said I was not the Ashley he met. 


So I got back on the pill. However; after being on the nuvaring it was hard for me to get back into a schedule of remembering to take the pill. I am now 28, no previous children, and have the Mirena IUD.


My Dr wouldn't give it to me unless knowing I'm in a serious/long term monogomus relationship. Well I've seen her for 4-5 years now so she already knew I was. I'm going on 3 years with it and I'm so glad I made the decision to get it. Ask you doc about it! :) HTH and sorry this was so long.


 

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 11:59 am
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Me but i just had my daughter in March. tomorrow im getting paraguard

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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