I really need to start some kind of contraception (a year after DD) as we are not planning at the moment and was taken off the combined pill because of a DVT and am not supposed to use it now. I am just wondering what I can use that wouldt put me at risk of another DVT.
I don't fancy the idea of the coil or having anything stuck up me.
I'm assuming all hormonal options (implant, injections) are also out because of risk of DVT? In that case, as you don't fancy the coil, I think it's pretty much barrier methods; the condom and the diaphragm.
Thanks all,has anyone used an implant or coil,just out of interest. I think I will have a google. Condoms just feel strange at 30 y/o with my husband and plus it just doent feel good which is why I am looking for something else. I am going to have a look too at FAM nan and see what it says. - I am so out of touch!
I have had both an ordinary copper coil, and the Mirena. I had no problems with the copper coil, though I noticed my periods were lighter once it was removed. Others have had terrible issues with the Mirena, I love mine (and no periods or PMT for years, fabulous!)
FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC! I honestly don't feel anything at all, neither does DH; I'll admit that perhaps my libido has slipped a bit, but on the other hand I'm also approaching menopausal age, so that could be related.
It was a tiny bit uncomfortable having it fitted, but that's it, over and done with.
I have heard that some areas are difficult about letting you have the Mirena removed after a short time (they take about six months to settle in, and I had sporadic light breakthrough bleeding for that time) so it's worth checking with your local health board/GP to see what their policy is, if it's really short-term contraception that you're after.
By the way, some modern condoms apparently enhance sensation, so a bit of experimentation with different brands might be an idea?