anybody do the birth control shot?

@britt_200 (1227)
United States
June 23, 2009 11:35pm CST
im currently taking an oral birth control...but my mom recently told me about the shot that lasts for three months. the oral birth control im taking clears up my acne..so im kinda scared to switch and break out a lot. so im just wondering is there anyone that does this kind of birth control, and if so what are the negative side effects YOUVE seen and the positives...thanks
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@Pigglies (9335)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I don't have a need for birth control myself, but several of my friends have tried the shot and haven't had any bad effects. It is easier for people who forget the pill sometimes. But if you're already happy with the pill, why change?
@britt_200 (1227)
• United States
24 Jun 09
im scared ill forget...my mom wants me to get the shot so theres not a possibility of me getting pregnant because im about to move in with my boyfriend
@Hucheng (163)
• China
26 Jun 09
Good luck ,Britt.It's all up to you.
@Seppy1984 (2145)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Well I have to say that out of all brith control out there I like the shot the most. Although I will say that I am not on it now because the doctor I went to when I had my son said that he would not give me the shot after I had my little one because he flat out said that it makes you fat and moody. But when I was on it, I never had my period which not every female gets that lucky with the shot. Plus the biggest postive thing with it for me is that I lost weight and yet ate all meals. Plus when I was on it for the whole year and half I never got pregnant. Plus it is 99.9 precent effective and it is only needed every 3 months which is a lot easier to take instead of doing the pill and hoping that you don't forget one. Plus you get to choose where you want the shot. You can get it in your A$$, leg or in your arm. I have always got mine in the A$$ though cause it takes in effect faster then the other 2. But then again some doctors perfer the arm though. I am not sure why but who knows. Well I hope that all the info I gave will help you on your decision. Happy Mylotting
@britt_200 (1227)
• United States
24 Jun 09
OMG yes!!! i think this is the way im going to go...the pill made me gain weight....so im assuming this will...but i work out and i eat well so im not too worried about that..so i think this is the way im going to go...im scared that i will forget a pill and im about to move in with my boyfriend....so this is probably the thing for me.
@Seppy1984 (2145)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Well I am glad that I was able to help you out. Plus if you and your boyfriend is ready to live together but is not ready for children then I would say that this is the best way to go. The way I see it is that this is the one and only I would recommend because you don't worry about forgetting a pill or worry about whether or not you will remember the pill. Happy Mylotting
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello britt, my niece takes those shots. she's not complaining and i think it suits her. she has two kids now, a boy and a girl. she is sexy as ever. then i also know of a neighbor taking it but it made her so fat (that's what she said was the side effect). but you know what i think? she is eating way too much. hehehehe so i guess the side effects are based on each one's body and the attitude and the care one gives to her body. if you find you like the oral birth control because at the same time it clears up your acne, then why switch? friend, ann
@britt_200 (1227)
• United States
24 Jun 09
well my mom wants me to do the shot...because shes scared im going to forget my pills and accidentally get pregnant.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
i guess it is good that u try the shots. then when u find it does the same with your acne, then surely you made the right decision. lets wait and see. good luck.