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Combined pill, hair loss & alternatives

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ClodiaF Fri 14-Aug-15 14:56:32

I started taking Microgynon after 2 DCS but have had to stop after a month as it was making my hair fall out in handfuls (& other side effects as well, the most annoying of which was constant bleeding). I'm wondering whether there are any combined pills that are known not to cause hair loss (which I understand is common), or other side effects? (I've tried the mini pill, but didn't get on with that either.) Alternatively I thought about getting fitted for a Dutch cap...never had one before, anyone know if they are uncomfortable, difficult to use etc?

sksk Fri 14-Aug-15 16:34:15

By Dutch cap do you mean a cervical cap or a diaphragm? I have a caya diaphragm but haven't used it.

ClodiaF Fri 14-Aug-15 16:52:38

Diaphragm I think - didn't know there was a difference!

sksk Fri 14-Aug-15 21:44:55

They are not as reliable as the pill, cap less so than diaphragm.

ClodiaF Sun 16-Aug-15 17:16:03

Yeah, I've heard that. But given the problems I've had with the pill I'm wondering if it is worth the risk. I'm most worried about it being difficult to - er - get in and out, or uncomfortable. Aargh. Why isn't there a viable male Pill yet?

sksk Mon 17-Aug-15 15:41:40

Because men don't have babies. Simple as! I have really struggled to find a pill compatible with me so I understand what you mean. GPs probably think I'm unreasonable to not want to put up with side effects! Would a man put up with the effects of the pill- I think not!

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