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Is there a form of contraception I'm missing?

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mistletoeprickles Tue 18-Jun-19 13:36:20

To give some back ground I have PCOS and as a result i really struggle with anything hormonal.
Over the years I've tried various pills but they make me really down and very angry. I've also had a coil but I bleed continuously. I've also tried the patch.
Is there anything nonhormal that I may of missed?

My GP just keeps saying use condoms but to be honest I don't like them at all. We're looking in to my husband having the snip but we need a plan in between

Myusernameismud Tue 18-Jun-19 13:38:01

Which coil did you try, copper or mirena? The mirena is life changing for most who use it, although obviously some will have side effects. I've never had any, most of the hormones are localised so don't enter the bloodstream which makes them different from the pill

ThereWillBeAdequateFood Tue 18-Jun-19 13:42:49


Worked well for me - but it’s not amazingly reliable (I think it’s 88% typical use) so might not be a good option if you really can’t risk a pregnancy.

I’m on Mirena now and have no side effects apart from it almost stopping my periods.

You could try a Kylenna - it’s a hormonal coil like Mirena but with a lower amount of hormone.

scaevola Thu 20-Jun-19 07:27:19


If you are confident that you can site it properly and will use it (with spermicide) every time, it's a good choice.

(Just to be the voice of doom here, it took over a year for my DH to be clear after his vasectomy).

Happyspud Thu 20-Jun-19 07:32:55

I have the kylina coil which is mirenas little sister. I had 4 months of nearly daily spotting and was despairing that it didn’t suit me. But then it stopped and I have teeny periods once a month now. Like 1 day if very very light bleeding.

mistletoeprickles Thu 20-Jun-19 13:23:19

I've had both coils over the years and I just bleed and its heavy so unfortunately it's just not an option. I will however look at the diagram and the stats.

birthdayblues31 Sat 29-Jun-19 05:45:59

Rhythm method / temping / natural cycles.

sunday38 Sat 29-Jun-19 06:03:58

birthdayblues31 Did you miss the bit where OP says she has PCOS? Your suggestions rely heavily on having a regular and predictable cycle.

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sat 29-Jun-19 06:31:04


Bluerussian Sat 29-Jun-19 07:00:27

The op has said her husband is on waiting list for vasectomy, she wants to know what to use during the wait.

I agree with scaevola, do use a diaphragm, follow the instructions religiously.

There are also spermicidal creams which can be bought from pharmacies over the counter.

lilpumpsmum Sat 29-Jun-19 09:37:52

Just here to join in the diaphragm chorus.

I couldn't find a family planning clinic near me that provided them, annoyingly. As they're apparently considered 'old school'.

But thanks to the power of Mumsnet I found out about a one size fits all option you can get from amazon! It's called Caya I think.

I use it alongside temping and charting so I only have to use it a few times a month but it's not a pain to use so if u have to use it more frequently shouldn't be a problem

Bluerussian Sat 29-Jun-19 12:53:58

Well done lilpumpsmum.
My doctor prescribed my diaphragm, most GPs will do that.

Chasingsquirrels Sat 29-Jun-19 12:59:59

My GP's fitted a diaghphram for me, but there was only one (older, female) GP at the practice who was trained to fit them and she said not many GP's are nowadays and I cam see this declining as they retire.
Mine said she had used them herself when she was younger and when I me tioned using a mooncup (when talking about inserting it) she said she had used her diaghphram as a menstrual cup.

They order me in spermicide gel as and when needed and a new diaghphram every 6 months.

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