Help with birth control

Tonya - posted on 02/02/2009 ( 33 moms have responded )

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I am currently taking the pill Apri, but have horrible mood swings. I would rather not be on the pill but I also don't want to have another baby for a 1 1/2 years. I tried the Nuva Ring but had issues with it sliding down ofter :( I thought about asking my doctor about Yaz since I saw on the commercial it was good for mood swings. Does anyone else take Yaz or has any advice on a birth control method that might work better for me??

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Amber - posted on 02/05/2009

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I am now taking Yaz. I actually was on Loestren FE and then after my son, I had to change it because my mood swings were crazy. I love Yaz, it definitely has helped with my mood swings. But you might want to try out others too. Some pills have high dosage of hormones and some do not. I believe Yaz does not. Talk to your GYN about it, he/she can give you a better idea which one is right for you.

Jacci - posted on 02/04/2009

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i have your exact problem almost... i tried alot of different pills, the shot, patches.. and honestly nothing made my mood swing go away actually quite the reverse..  Yaz did make my mood swings stop, but on the other hand i got pregnant on it.. and alot of people i know did as well.. im currently on the nuva ring.. i didnt have your problem though so im still on it and it really eliminated my mood swings...



i would be very caeful on an iud cuz there are lots of side effect.. if you get pregnant on it you have to risk taking it out and having a miscarriage or leaving it in and having possible birth defect.. if it goes up your cervix you have to get it out by surgery.. it can cause cyst that you have to surgically pop..  you can also mess up you body where you ant have kids naturally.. or just like the shot you can bleed randomly through out the month or not get one... theres to many for me to want it..



honestly if i were you i would stay on the one your on.. mood swings are alot better then getting pregnant if you dont wanna be..

Jen - posted on 02/04/2009

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I'm on Loestrin which is just a normal birth control pill and I love it. I wasn't on BC before my daughter and had horrible cramping and PMS and now I don't.

Amy - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hi i've only had two differnet types of birth control my whole life and it seems that the pill is my way to go i did have the rod put in ur arm (implanon) but it made me bleed for 3 weeks then have 1 week off and then it would happen again.  Also my implanon started falling down my arm!!!! They had to take it out as it was near my elbow good luck with finding something i think everyone is different!!

Ashley - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have the mirena IUC and I love it my periods are really light and the doc can take it out when ever I want and you can't mess up taking it and most insurances cover it! I love mine no side effects mood swings or weight gain. I got pregnant with both my kids while on the Depo shots!

Ashley - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have the mirena IUC and I love it my periods are really light and the doc can take it out when ever I want and you can't mess up taking it and most insurances cover it! I love mine no side effects mood swings or weight gain. I got pregnant with both my kids while on the Depo shots!

Donna - posted on 02/04/2009

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Birth control pills really messed up my hormones. I tried four different ones before Yasmin, it was great.

Hannah - posted on 02/04/2009

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what about the coil or the implant. they're supposed to be really good. and you can have them removed at any point for when you do want to try for another baby.

Jordie - posted on 02/04/2009

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ive just had the implant fitted. its brilliant its just a little rod they put in your arm that you can leave in for up to 3years apparently its the most effective contraceptive. my periods are really light and im normally quite hormonal but my moods seem fine since ive had it put in.

Maggie - posted on 02/04/2009

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The bleeding will calm down...it just takes a little while for your periods to get used to it. They will get lighter and shorter!

Maggie - posted on 02/04/2009

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I took Yaz before I got pregnant. I liked it. It made me have shorter, lighter periods and I did feel like it helped with the mood swings. But somehow I got pregnant on it too...

Vanessa - posted on 02/03/2009

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well after my boy i ended up getting a merina put in it's like a hook that they implant into your cervix.. it is very affective.. i too have the same problem on the pill but i would also get hot flushes and headaches.. the merina you could take out at any time but it last's for 5 years.. but only you can decide on wat suits you. the great thing about the merina is you don't really get a period, you do sometime get a but of light pain in the abdominal...look around until you feel comfortable, don't do anything because it sounds good there are pro's and con's as you know everyone is different.. best of luck with your search

Shannon - posted on 02/03/2009

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i had the marina implant put in in April 2008 and i have had no problems with it at all.. my sister also had the implant put in a few months after me and she has had no problems either... i would highly recommend this 1....

Alicia - posted on 02/03/2009

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I use Depo and I love it! A shot once every three months and thats it. No mood swings or anything

Sade - posted on 02/03/2009

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I just started Yaz about 3 days ago. I started it the first day of my period and have been bleeding heavy since i started. im thinking about asking my doctor for a new pill. She gave me Yaz because of my mood swings they sometimes get really bad. I want to continue to take it if its going to help with the mood swings but the bleeding is nerve wrecking. Also its suppose to help with acne which i have a bad case of ,after i had my daughter. Another good thing is its the only BCP that didn't make me feel sick

Tonya - posted on 02/03/2009

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Quoting Keara:



Do u mean the pill Yasmin?






No I saw a commercial on tv the other day for Yaz which I guess is a newer form of Yasmin. I'm not really sure but I know that the commerical said it's for that PMDD thing. So I guess that it's good for mood swings?

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I totally agree with Chase. I got the implant as well and love it!. I tried the mini pill after my first child and immediately got pregnant even though I never missed a pill. So this time I got the implant called implanon. My options were limited since I needed something that would allow me to breastfeed. I don't even get my period, its awesome.

Christy - posted on 02/02/2009

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I also have an IUD & love it. My sister does too. She had one for about 2-3 yrs when she decided she wanted to have another child. The doctor romoved it & within months she was pregnant.

Amanda - posted on 02/02/2009

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And as for the shot it is so bad for you. My cousin was on it she lost her period completely and then her hair started to fall out in patches, and now can not have children the natural way. so make sure you talk to the doctor about the riskes before you take anything.

Amanda - posted on 02/02/2009

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I have an IUD and I swear by it the only problem is it is a little pain full to have taken out and if you get it to soon after having baby it can move (I got mine the month after my son was born and 2 months later had to have it replaced because it moved) They can also be really pricey mine was $300 (it was covered though) but the doctor says it is good for 5 years(can be taken out at any time) and you can pay that much for a year of the pill. As for mood swings and cramps I have none. My period lasts like 3 to 5 days and is very light (almost more like spotting)

Eileen - posted on 02/02/2009

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you can ask about loestrin 24. it gives you shorter lighter periods and i found i was less pms'ey on it. but every woman reacts differently so you just gotta keep trying and see what works for you. good luck!

Chase - posted on 02/02/2009

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i have the one that they put in your arm and it last about 3 years but if you want it out sooner you can get it out. Its a long rod that releases hormones that prevent your eggs from dropping. My doctor recommended it over bc pills...I love it because i don't have to remember to take a pill or go get a shot or anything else...its there and I don't have to worry about babies again for 3 years...lol...really simple procedure took all of 2 minutes...not painful either...just number your arm and then the stick it in...

Leila - posted on 02/02/2009

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I have had the Mirena and have fallen pregnant on it 3 times! I have a problem with most types of contraception.... i'm allergic to something in the pill that causes me to vomit all the time, latex condoms I can't have the bar in my arm as it does the same as the mirena so i'm now using latex free condoms and i'm still breastfeeding so i'm also using the LAM method. with the mirena if it isn't inserted correctly it can stab your partner during intercourse as we found out the hard way, it is hard to find the right contraceptive to suit you and my husband is considering a vasectomy as we have 3 children together

Julie - posted on 02/02/2009

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I use the IUD Mirena and have had very few side effects (some spotting the first month and light cramping, then everything was fine). I would recommend it!

Kristalyn - posted on 02/02/2009

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I am an IUD girl myself. I got one after both of my boys, and will not use anything else. I use the Nova T, it is non hormonal, so I don't have any more mood swings than I normally would. I haven't had any complications either time, but when I was on the pill, I always had problems.

Dixie - posted on 02/02/2009

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Sometimes you have to try a few different kinds before you find one that works. You may also want to talk to your doctor to see if you could try one with a lower dose of hormones. It may have less hormones  but it should still work just as good.

Dixie - posted on 02/02/2009

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Sometimes you have to try a few different kinds before you find one that works. You may also want to talk to your doctor to see if you could try one with a lower dose of hormones. It may have less hormones  but it should still work just as good.

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The only problem with an IUD is I have known women who have been breastfeeding with one and had it go through their abdominal wall. I would just talk to your doctor. Usually they can give out a sample before you fill a prescription.

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I personally like the IUD's. I never have to worry aobut taking anything, putting anything on, or getting anything out. And when I do decide to have a child I can go to my doctor and get it removed. I think its been the best type in the world for myself.

Kari - posted on 02/02/2009

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I'm on the patch and I love love love it. It's so simple and I don't have bad cramping or really irrational mood swings (my husband would probably say otherwise). Talk to your doc though.

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