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minipill vs combined

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hazlinh Mon 11-Apr-05 04:00:58

was on the combined pill for about 6 years before switching to minipill when dd arrived and was breastfeeding her. have stopped bf for nearly 6 months now, and was wondering whether i shud just stick with minipill or revert back to combined. any thoughts? which of the two are better re: side effects etc

nailpolish Mon 11-Apr-05 08:24:53

minipill is better as you dont get any fears re DVT's or anything, but as you know you have to be good at taking it, with the smaller time window

Slave2Babe Mon 11-Apr-05 08:48:30

combined pill wasnt good for me because of my blood pressure - it seemed to put it through the roof!

as you know, you have to be more careful with the minipill because you have to take within the same hour each day. with the combined you have a slightly bigger window.

not sure about side effects.

have you considered implants or depo?

flamesparrow Mon 11-Apr-05 08:52:43

Arrgggh, no depo please I have heard so many miserable people on it (including watching my petite sister turn man shaped )

Aaaaaanyway... Pretty much like the others have said, mini pill is better as far as side effects go (as long as it is ok for you now? I had constant bleeding with it), but combined allows more time flexibility

hazlinh Mon 11-Apr-05 09:14:03

OMG flamesparrow, whaddaya mean man-shaped?????
pls elaborate


well i'm ok on the minipill, periods are light and few...but irregular..i suppose the smaller time-window is getting me down, but i suffer from less headaches with it i suppose.mebbe i shud stick wif it..?

mummytosteven Mon 11-Apr-05 09:17:26

it's very much individual as to which are better re:side effects. for me combined pill is better than mini pill. if you are happy with mini pill even though it's slightly less effective than combined pill, then why not stick with it, if it's working for you?

flamesparrow Mon 11-Apr-05 12:24:32

Lol - man-shaped... she put on weight, sort of went all bulky and muscular, and stopped going in and out as much like a lady as she used to. She's still never completely lost the weight, but she looks more like a slightly rounded girl now, rather than a bloke

Slave2Babe Mon 11-Apr-05 14:20:14

oh dear

i've only recently started depo (just had 2nd).

i was on combined but summink went wrong (??) and dd arrived in our lives!!

shall i file some forms to change my name to summink more masculine?

flamesparrow Mon 11-Apr-05 15:18:48

Lol, hopefully you'll be one of the lucky ones and have no side effects...

If not, might I suggest Jeremy?

nailpolish Mon 11-Apr-05 15:20:58

i used the depo for a few mths, got an incredible appetite and put on a ton of weight, went right off sex too

hazlinh Sun 17-Apr-05 04:52:57

the mini pill seems to have killed whatever's left of my sex drive ...is that reason enough to move back to the combined pill??

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