Ladies, IUD or Pill?

@sarah22 (3981)
United States
November 12, 2006 10:32am CST
I find the IUD is great and that i never have to think of forgetting the pill.
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16 responses
• United States
23 Apr 07
This is one of the reasons I wated to use it. I always forget to take the pill and end up taking 2 at a time.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
24 Apr 07
yes, i have done that too. how are you likeing it?
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I never tried the IUD, however, I did take the Depro but it gave me some serious headaches and I gained weight..I'm back to the pill, the way I don't forget to take it is I put it by my toothbrush..lol...I know I'm going to brush my teeth in the mornings and it's right there I know to take one..
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
24 Apr 07
thats one way to remember. but i did not know about the iud until a friend told me so i thought i give it a try, i really llike it. i too was on the depo many years ago, i did not gain weight but i had a friend who had a lot of troubles with it.
• United States
19 Feb 07
One should find what's most easy for them to use. I heard from a petite woman though that her husband could feel the IUD in her and it would hurt if it was hit during love making. I'm glad I don't get any, I don't have to worry about birth control.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
24 Apr 07
well, at first it might but the string becomes soft and then one should not feel it, but i guess some might.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
I used the pill over the IUD...Worked great for me. the only time it didnt work was when we WANTED to have children. Four kids later, and my husbands vasectomy and can say by by to the pill.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
23 Jan 07
wow, thats great/ no more worries, i cannot wait until thats with us too.
• United States
21 Dec 06
I have an IUD also. I got it put in after my son was born, well a couple months afterwords. So i've had it about 6 months now and If I didn't want to NOT get pregnant again I'd have it taken out lol.....I really hate it. Maybe my body is still getting use to it but when my time comes every month it seems to last like 2 weeks and I cramp like i'm in labor!!! lol I so hope I can get lucky and It will take my monthly things away :) But its not looking good lol
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
21 Dec 06
yes, i did the same and with time it got better. i have no cramps any more and the monthly is only 3 days long, i hope that yours will become like mine. cramping and for 2 weeks must be a pain.
@fotychic (318)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I don't do an IUD or the pill. I use the nuva ring. It is kind of like an IUD, but you have to replace it once a month. I like it so much better than the pill. I am such a forgetful person!
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thats why i went for the iud, i at time forgot the pill.
@masigho (981)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 06
Wowww... I am not included who has to answer ha ha ha ha ha. | www.igho.web.id
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
1 Dec 06
the best to answer this would be your female doctor, or someone who has it already.
@michele609 (1687)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I have been taking the pill, I am kind of scared to take the IUD! What do the have to do, insert it in you, and is it expense!
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
1 Dec 06
no you go to your gynocologest and she will put it in. you can have one for 5 years or the 10 year one. if you have insurance, ask if they will pay for it, most of them do.
• United States
1 Dec 06
I use to take the pill a long time ago. After my youngest daughter was born 17 years ago, I had my tubes tied. Best thing in the world. I have three girls and thats plenty.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
1 Dec 06
did you have an operation to tie them? or did they go throw your private. sorry about that. i have been think about it.
@mslena75 (562)
• United States
1 Dec 06
The Pill. A couple of my friends got the Mirena IUD and had problems with it. I have been taking the Pill for so long that it doesn't faze me and I rarely forget.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
1 Dec 06
yes, it can couse problems for some but i have heared most have been ok, i have had no trouble.
@Irishbabe (269)
17 Nov 06
i have a mirenia this 2 years now no problems! peace of mind sure is a wonderful thing!
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
17 Nov 06
they sure are.thanks for your responce
@emarie (5454)
• United States
17 Nov 06
i'm using the pill right now. My doc suggested the IUD because i told her the side effects of the pill are a little irritating. how do you like it?? i wasn't sure about having something up there for that long. i'm pretty paranoid about getting pregnant again so i like knowning my period is coming. one of my doctors said that the pill would probably be the best to keep my period coming once a month. at least i know when its coming. but really, tell about how the IUD is? maybe i'll consider it.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Go to www.mirenia.com and read about the IUD. I have had it for one year and no problems. I still have a monthly but its not as strong as it used to be. You go for your regular pap every year and that gives you the assurance of not been pregnant. Read on it and see if its what your looking for. good luck and if you do have it, all the best for you.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
17 Nov 06
another thing, i found out i was pegnant and i was already 4 months along, i had my normal monthly and did not even know i was . i too was just getting off the pill.it can happen with or without a monthly.
• Israel
18 Feb 07
Do you have a working link for the minerva site for IUD? My doctors tell me that because of vision problems the pill is not avisable for me. They say that I should get an IUD, but I remember from a long time ago that there were lots of problems. I would like to be informed before I do this big step.
@Miranda (728)
• South Africa
17 Nov 06
I have heard there is a new pill out where you do not get your periods at all. Maybe you know of it, I do not think it is out here in south africa yet. They say it is completely safe and yes you would be able to have children later if you want.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Do you know what the name of it is?
• United States
2 Jan 07
I beleive it is called Seasonale and you only get three or four periods a year with it. It takes your body about 6-9 months to adjust before you actually only have three or four a year. My friend was on it for a while and before her body had time to adjust she had to have a hysterectomy. Not because of the birth control just because of her maternal age and some other things.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the name
• United States
12 Feb 07
I LOVE having an IUD. I'm one of those people that really had a hard time remembering to take a pill every day. I have 3 years left and I'd recommend it to anyone that is in a relationship with one person. It did kind of freak me out when they told me that if I slept with someone who had a disease, I could be more likely to have serious health risks but there is a risk with anything that you take... But I like knowing that I won't get pregnant and that I can have another child after I have it removed.
• United States
12 Feb 07
I don't even have periods anymore. Once in a while, I'll have some spotting but I haven't had to use a pad in ages! I got an IUD after my friend got one. The first period I had after the IUD was terrible.... bad, bad cramps... but now that I look back on it, it was worth the pain for the peace of mind that it gives me.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
13 Feb 07
yes, i had the same with my first one, i thought it would never stop and did i make a mistake on getting it, but now, i love it and alls well.
@KimMaple (1197)
• United States
13 Nov 06
I have been on the Depo Provera for 6 yrs and LOVE IT, I do not have a monthly which is good for me.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
13 Nov 06
i was on it too but after my kids i went for the IUD, its great and i dont have a monthly either. you have a great day
@bishu_sinha (1459)
• India
12 Nov 06
What is IUD?
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
13 Nov 06
its a inserted birth conrol for 5 year and you can get another for 10. its easy and only one doc visit. its called mirenia. hope that helps