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18/06/2013 at 14:33
I had this many years ago but wasn't great with the side effects. I'm quite limited with options though and whilst I think the pill would be ideal in terms of being able to stop it if I reacted badly I am absolutely hopeless at remembering stuff and can just about remember to take my thyroxine most days and that doesn't even need to be at set times. I can't have a coil or the mini pill. I'm dubious about the implant because they refuse to remove before 6 months which seems ages.
Now we've decided TTC isn't on the cards I'm thinking about this again, before it was always a case of if it happens it happens and no it's not an option!
18/06/2013 at 14:51
my sil has just come off this. shes got pregnant 3 times on the depo and 2 of those were ectopics (im not sure the depo is a risk of ectopics though, but she had a surgical TOP as a teenager and that increases your ectopic risk, so it could be down to that iyswim) shes gone on an implant now
18/06/2013 at 15:21
Oh crap, not what I want!
I'm already at increased ectopic risk having had one which is why I can't have a coil.
18/06/2013 at 15:39
What about the injection?
18/06/2013 at 15:43
Do they still do the contraceptive patch? You only need to change it once a week IIRC, so you only need to tie one knot in your hanky rather than seven.
18/06/2013 at 16:47
Beez, it is the injection.
18/06/2013 at 16:56
They can't refuse to take the implant out if you wanted it out. I still think it is your best option
18/06/2013 at 22:41
I had my implant out after 6weeks, so they can't refuse it
19/06/2013 at 10:08
Thanks ladies, I'm off to the family planning clinic today rather than waiting forever for a doctor appointment.
19/06/2013 at 18:36
19/06/2013 at 22:57
I loved the contraceptive patch. My GP hadn't heard of it but went off and researched and came back to me saying that she was going to start recommending it to people. I am useless at remembering to take the pill, especially when I'm at work and have all the different time zones to deal with. It was great and I had no side effects. The depo injection was horrendous for me, no way I am ever every having that again.
20/06/2013 at 07:48
Um so they recommended Depo for me, so I've had a shot of it. Thankfully didn't react the first day like I used to ten years ago. Figured I might as well try the first one and reassess after the 12 weeks. I am hopeless at remembering stuff so the longer the better!
20/06/2013 at 11:06
I was given the Depo jag before I left hospital with my 3rd baby, a new thing they were trialling at the time. I got on fine with it for a year or so but my bleeding became quite erratic on it. Sometimes I wouldn't bleed for months but when I did it lasted weeks so I stopped it. Back on pill now because I like to know roughly when period is going to appear but I've always been good at remembering to take it. Hopefully jag will be ideal for you.
20/06/2013 at 12:56
I had an implant which they refused to take out before 6 months. The fishwife brawl that came out of me when they refused it showed them that I was correct, it was sending me loopy and they removed it on the spot! And I now have a big black mark against my name!
20/06/2013 at 12:57
Ha ha munchkin that's brilliant!
When I had Depo years ago it stopped my periods completely, I'm so hoping for the same!
20/06/2013 at 14:25
Pip, I'd be interested to hear how you get on with the Depo as I'm considering it once we've had #2. The nurse seemed quite sure that my periods would stop on it, which is a bonus as they're all over the place! x
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