I'm currently doing some research into types of pills since I've changed my pill 3 times this year after suffering with bad migraines before taking the combined pill and it worsened to experiencing really bad bleeding and spotting on both the POP mini pills I've tried. I just really want a pill with minimal side effects and not crazy bleeding as this disturbs everything.
Wow, ib300421... Three diffrrent versions of the Pill in a year?? Are you absolutely wedded to the Pill as your form of birth control?
Here's why I ask: I had an awful time, too, finding a Pill that didn't cause break-through bleeding, wicked migraine pain, tender breasts, swollen feet, etc. Let's just say that your laundry list of Pill problems matches mine -- and then some.
I chose to have a contraceptive implant "installed" in my arm. Mine was a Norplant - a 5-year pregnancy prevention program in six, slender 3.4 cm silicon sticks. They were slid under the skin of the inner side of my upper arm. It took a local anesthetic and about 5 minutes work with a steel cannula to get them set. I had NO menstrual periods for the next 4 years and 4 months - HALLELUJAH! -until I opted to have the implants removed, so I could start trying for a pregnancy with my husband. (And, quite literally, three and one-half weeks after the removal, I was pregnant with our son.)
There are several implants on the market now, but the original Norplant, like I had, is not one of them. A new version, called Jadelle, is available; it has just 2 sticks now but works in the same way. Nexplanon and Implanon are two other major brands. All rely on matchstick-sized implants to deliver microdoses of horminal contraception. They're very effective, with a first year failure rate of 0.05%.
If you aren't into implants, though, there are a host of other options. Women have more, and better, contraceptive choices than ever. The website birth control.com lists TWENTY (yep - 20!!
- Yaz Information for Consumers
- Yaz Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Yaz (detailed)
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