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Can you use Persona if you have no idea about your cycle?

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frazzledgirl Wed 12-Aug-09 11:31:05

I'm waiting to have my Mirena removed, and would like to use the time by getting to know my cycle a bit.

Can't afford CBDFM, but noticed you can get used Personas for a lot less. Would there be any point getting one now and starting to try to track my cycle, even though I've still got the Mirena in and haven't a damn clue when ov happens if at all?

And if there is any point, do I just keep using the sticks until I've got a red light, or what?

TIA smile

frazzledgirl Thu 13-Aug-09 10:05:37

bump

lou031205 Thu 13-Aug-09 10:20:18

No, you need 2 cycles between 23-35 days in length before you can start to use persona for reliable contraception. You can't use it until you have had 2 cycles without hormonal interference of any kind.

frazzledgirl Thu 13-Aug-09 10:46:02

Really? That makes sense, thank you. Actually want to use it for TTC, not contraception, but I suppose that doesn't make any difference?

lou031205 Thu 13-Aug-09 12:03:05

No, the machine can't reliably track your cycle if it is artificially influenced by hormonal contraception. Once it is clear, the machine can start to track and predict.

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