Medication Question

My RE recommended that I take my birth control vaginally instead of by mouth.  I have never heard of this way until yesterday.  His reasoning behind it is that it absorbs into my body quicker and also reduces the side effects.


I have to be honest, the entire concept is new to me - I am on my period right now so I used just a tampon to put it in and in worked fine...Is this the best way??  Are there other tricks that I may not know about?


This seems so silly for me to post, but just though I would throw it out there.

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 7:08 pm
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I haven't heard of BCP being taken vaginally, but I have heard of other meds being taken vaginally. If it reduces the side effects, I would. I HATED BCP! I was constantly hungry, like STARVING and I was emotional. redicuously emotional... hopefully that's not you =)

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 3:46 am
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Before we started TTC I didn't experienced any side effects on BC - but I am not a different brand this time.  The good news is I only have 42 41 more days of it now!!! :) 

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 7:36 am
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I also didn't experience any when I frist started BCP as a preventative measure. THe one they use for IF is different. I really hope you don't have the s/e. It was less intense the first cycle.

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm
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I have never heard of that but Good Luck! only 40 days left!

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 7:41 am
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jess - Do you remember the brand you used?


Oh and just for anyone who has to do this in the future, you can use the "plungers" that are included in yeast infections kits and they work great.  I just was worried about not getting the medication deep enough and so far every night I have put it in I haven't had any issues with it coming out.

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 10:52 am
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Not off the top of my head, but I would recognize the name if I herd it. Which are you on?

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

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