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What Birth Control Do You Guys Recommend?

What Birth Control Do You Guys Recommend?

I'm looking into an IUD, what types worked for you guys? I'm bad with the pill, I always forget to take it!

A myPCOSteam Member said:

@A myPCOSteam Member I’m getting tthe Mirena soon. I’m so over trying all these birth control pills and always spotting. I’m hoping the mirena will help me not spot anymore.

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

You shouldn't have any problems. I know my problem is that my periods are so irregular i could never plan for when to go in so my first insertion was not anywhere near my period, and it still wasn't so bad.

I think its expected to be worse that it turns out to be.

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Thanks for the tips! I have a very high pain tolerance. It’s nice to hear what to expect. My doctor will only insert them when you are on or near your period. Plus I had a consult with her and I feel very confident and comfortable in her skills. With my old obgyn I would be so nervous even for my pap smear because his hands were shaking pretty bad from old age. Plus the Pap smears were pretty painful when he did them.

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

My insertion wasn't super horrible. When they insert it feels like pressure and then a really intense cramp for a couple minutes and then its kind of a dull cramp after that. I felt crampy on and off for about 48 hours and had some bleeding then it slowed to spotting and then stopped within like 4-5 days. Just don't over think it before you get in there.

Everyone is different, and I consider myself pretty wimpy but I didn't think it was too bad.

If you are on your period or near it, your cervix will be more open and that helps. I was spotting and that seemed to make things easier. Just make sure to breath slowly and try and relax your pelvis, don't clench your lady parts, it helps a lot if you take slow deep breaths and think about something else. One thing I do sometimes is press my nails into my palm and focus on the discomfort, it takes your mind off of the other thing.

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

How bad was your insertion? I’m currently in the paperwork process to get Skyla. I’m hoping to have it inserted in March. I didn’t realize it would take this long to get it approved by my insurance company and shipped from the manufacturer.

posted over 3 years ago
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