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Your contraception experiences (how you got on with different methods)

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Slicedpineapple Wed 22-May-19 07:14:07

I'm due to go back on to contraception soon after having a baby.
I don't really want to go back on the pill, as I have doubts about what it has done to my health (used to have a normal 26 day cycle, after years on the pill I now have a 45-ish day cycle, endometriosis, awful painful periods which are made worse by taking the pill).

I'm not sure about other methods as I only ever hear horror stories so wanted to know if you could share your experiences, please (the good and the bad).

TheSheepHaveEyes Tue 28-May-19 19:49:24

I had the implant (Nexplanon) put in a few months ago and it has been great. The site was uncomfortable/bruised for a couple of weeks, but it has completely stopped my periods, and aside from the occasional day where I feel a bit weepy, I've had no side effects at all. I am old (44), am in a new-ish relationship, don't want any more children, and just want something to take me into menopause, for information.

happymummy12345 Tue 28-May-19 19:53:39

I've only ever been on the combined pill and never had any problems so I can't comment personally. But I know other people who have the implant and swear by it.

graziemille567 Tue 28-May-19 19:59:14

I had the implant too and it did not work at all for me. It gave me periods that lasted for 3 to 4 weeks, I would have a couple of period free weeks and then it would start all over again. I kept thinking I just needed to be patient and let me body get used to it but after a year I'd absolutely had enough. Have been back on the pill for the last 4 years and I can't complain, haven't noticed any side effects and I now know to the day when I'm due on my period- which now lasts 5 days exactly, much more manageable! It's just trial and error unfortunately to find what contraception will work best for you.

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