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Contraception dilemma - Cerazette <shudder> or coil? Any experience anyone?
I'm having a contraception problem! Basic facts are:
Overactive Thyroid yet overweight (typical!) loads of contraception therefore ruled out by GP due to side effects of weight gain.
I've been offered cerazette which I knew nothing about until I saw a thread on here this evening that struck me with the living fear of god! I have the prescription for this in my bag but now I'm not at all sure.
My only other option is the coil (not the mirena one, just the normal one).
So, what are the pros and cons of each? The GP is extremely keen for me to be on something (just been using condoms up to now) as getting pregnant whilst on my thyroid meds is apparently a very, very bad thing.
I had Cerazette for 6 months this year and I feel like I missed 6 months of my son's lives. I had the worst depression ever and would sit staring out of windows with tears streaming, deathly thoughts etc. etc. I had also just had a baby so that didn't help. Once I had the "lightbulb moment" and Googled Cerazette, I stopped taking it that day. A huge dark cloud lifted and I have to say it was just in time, as I was in a dark dark place.
I explained all to doctor and she was very grateful for my honesty and insisted on no more.
Thank you for sharing tqo, I must admit that I have heard this a lot about cerazette. I am prone to general 'moodiness' not exactly depression but certainly times when I don't feel like myself. For this reason I don't wish to make anything worse, I'm loathed to even try the cerazette. Especially as I start a new job in January and really need to be feeling 'right'. Are all progestogen only pills the same?
ib, yes the GP told me the coil meant I could bleed on and off irregularly but said it would die down after 4 months (seems like a long time to me!) It is beginning to seem as if my only option is the coil.
I'm on cerazette for the 2nd time as still bf-ing ds2 and have had no problems at all. Have been on it for a year now nearly this time and it's fine. Haven't had a period in that time, which suits me, too. And conceived quickly after coming off it the 1st time, so no problem on that score either.
Good to hear positive stories. Do you mind me asking if either of you were prone to 'moods' before? I'm wondering if this has anything to do with how you react to it? I wonder if I should try it and just keep an eye out for any mood changes?
I have recently come off Cerezatte as I couldn't take anymore of the on off bleeding. I could go for months with nothing & then suddenly, when I was least expecting it, I would get a full on period, which might stop after a few days but start again 2 days later. It was really starting to get me down. I was also getting upset over things that wouldn't normally bother me. It wasn't a good pill for me at all. Never tried the coil so cannot really comment on that option.
I had a coil in for 20 years, not the same one tho, always the plain / nonhormone one and i had no problems, i have endo and PCOS and heavy, long and clotty AF and surprisingly they were better with it in than when i had a resting month as they took 1 out and dropped the replacement and didn't have any others ... typical.
[I need a deep thinking emoticon here] See, that is what I am so scared about expat. I didn't have pND as such but I am, let us say, sometimes a little unstable! The fact I'm starting the new job also worries me, if I'm going to be a mess then I don't want to do that in a new place. Should I play around with it? I didn't react very well to the combined pill so is there any hope? MAy make appointment with GP to discuss my concerns.