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Contraception

Also known as Combined Oral Contraceptives (COC), Condoms, Diaphragms and Caps, Emergency Contraception, Intrauterine Device/System, Mini-pill, Mirena, Morning After Pill, Nexplanon, Norethisterone contraceptive injection, Noristerat

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  • Merina coil nightmare

    So about six weeks ago I had the coil fitted recommend by my gp and I've had problems ever since bled heavy every day since making me feel. Light headed and dizzy at times got bad shooting pains In my down below on and off and in my hips got nausea most days bad head aches I suffer with …

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  • Mixed contraception... help?!!

    Hi I’ve done something stupid- please no lectures about how stupid I am, I was desperate. Started to Bleed constantly on my nexplanon implant and didn’t want to for my honeymoon so I took some left over fenoella tablets. Now feel really hot and cold and have a really painful stomach- what can I do?? …

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  • Heat effect on birth control?

    I have left my birth control in my car a couple time for maybe one to three hours at a time. They were not in direct sunlight but were located in my purse on the floor. Would this make the pills less effective?

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  • Morning after pill

    Hi I took the 5 day morning after pill a week ago and ever since I've taken it I've had really painful breasts! Even a week on they are still painful. Is this common for this to happen this long after taking the pill? I wasn't sure whether it was a side effect or if its my body …

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  • Dropped 21st pill down the drain

    I was on day 21 of my contraceptive pill ( I take 21 and have a break for 7) and unfortunately dropped the last one down the drain. I did not have any spare and as it is the weekend cannot get a prescription until next week. How should I proceed? If I start taking my next packet when I’m supposed …

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  • Possibly pregnant or mind games?

    Hi, so this post is going to be a rollercoaster ride. Bare with me! So, when my boyfriend and I have sex we always use a condom. There was this one time recently where we had been drinking a bit and he went in without one, but just for a second, so that doesn't really matter. Anyways, I have …

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  • implant removed, am i protected against pregnancy?

    I have been on the contraceptive implant for 9 months, I went to the doctors 3 weeks ago regarding the prolonged bleeding, and the nurse prescribed the mini-pill. 3 weeks later there was no difference so I returned, had the implant taken out and switched to the combined pill. The advice is usually …

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  • Pms and copper iud

    I know this was previously talked about, but I need advice. I’m 34. I’ve had the non hormonal IUD in since 2011 because the success rate of no babies (yet). Prior, for about 4-6 months I was on the pill and it made me sad, paranoid and depressed.  Fast forward. Still have IUD, but every other …

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  • Contraceptive implant

    Hi, so previously I asked about this and what I was (and still am) experiencing, I had the contraceptive implant places over three weeks ago and have ever since been on my period, I’m thinking about getting it removed and trying a different form of contraception because this has made me really ill …

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  • Excessive bleeding with nexplanon implant, what should I do?

    I got my nexplanon implant last September, i had a small amount of bleeding for a few weeks afterwards, but this soon stopped and I was really happy with how I was getting on, I hadn't been getting any periods at all. I got my period then again in January for a few days, a heavy period, not …

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  • EllaOne and the POP Pill

    Hello I hope someone can help. I ran out of pills last week (missed about 4 days) But I got them again Monday. So ive taken Monday's, Tuesdays, Wednesday's, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays again as normal.....but had unprotected sex approx 13 hours ago. I may have been protected..... …

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  • Moving on from the Nexplanon.

    I had my Nexplanon implant inserted in February 2012, so I've had it for almost 2 years. At first I was fine, and I thought I'd escaped all of the horrific symptoms that people had posted online. (Before having it put in, I thought there was a chance I'd be okay as my mum never had any …

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  • Nexplanon non-stop bleeding, extreme depression, what next?

    So I’ve had the nexplanon implant for the last year & a half, and all throughout I’ve been having menstrual bleeding non-stop. I’ve spent so much on tampons & even bought a menstrual cup but that’s been too painful to insert. I had been on the depo-provera shot before but only for a couple …

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  • Contraceptive implant

    I recently had the Contraceptive implant fitted on the 05/06 to stop my periods and for extra protection when having sex. However, at the moment I have been having lighter but darker discharge/blood, honestly I’m not sure, and I was wondering if anyone would know why this could be? Could it be …

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  • Copper coil...

    Ive had the copper coil fitted since 26th June 2018 and its 10th july 2018. im having some complications with it ive been none stop bleeding ever since brown discharge that smells with is discomforting and very uncomfortable pain it did stop until a few days after the fitting and its always there …

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  • A lot of symptoms from OCP : Really worried. Any ideas ?

    Hi everyone ! Due to recurring ovarian problems, I was put on OCP to hopefully minimize chances of reccurence. Before the 3rd week of the active pills even started on my first pack, I started bleeding which I heard was expected as the body tries to get used to the pills and the bleeding trailed …

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  • On 3 different types of contraception and in pain

    So to begin with I was on the pill (microgynon 50ed) but this caused me to have problems with my cervix and resulted in cervical erosion. Since then I have had he implanon put in and this caused me to bleed for the 6 months I had it in, so I returned to the doctor and told them I’d like it taken …

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  • I have something called a jadelle

    About 6 years ago I got the jadelle (implant) put into my arm. In my country you get two rods and they last for upto 5 Years. I had complications getting them both out and now I still have one in my arm one year after it was suppose to have come out. My question is: is it still affective? Will I …

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  • another in properly fitted contraception

    So little while back I posted about my nurse bouching the minor op to get the implant out of my arm and leaving me with two contraceptions in it hasn't been that long think it's about three weeks if not a little bit longer and my coil has disappeared aswell I can't find anything online …

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  • One-sided cramps with copper IUD?

    Hello, I got the 5-year Nova T 380 inserted for the first time one week ago. It was a very smooth experience (got the numbing shot in the cervix and there was no pain whatsoever). I was much more worried that I needed to be, but I still want to check on a few unusual things I've noticed this …

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  • Copper coil / IUD insertion review 2015

    I feel there is an unfair amount of negative reviews of coil insertions online. I had mine fitted two days ago now, but the week leading to my appointment I was torturing myself by reading every insertion review and account, especially of those childless. So come the fitting, I was extremely …

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  • IUD Non-hormonal Copper Coil Side Effects?

    Hi everyone, I'm 34, no children, had a T-Safe copper coil fitted about 7 months ago after taking COC for almost 6 years (Dianette, Cerazette, Yasmin). I had no problem with the coil, just slight discomfort and spotting after insertion and heavier and longer periods which doesn't bother me, …

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  • Agonising PMS?

    I’m a bit of a hypochondriac but if someone could give me some advice I’d be extremely grateful. In Feb I got the Nexplanon or Implanon (I can’t remember which) implant and I was bleeding non-stop on it. I was then given Rigevidon to stop the bleeding and this helped, however I decided to have the …

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  • Microgynon help !!

    Hi all! (Sorry for the long ass question)  So I feel like I’ve been on every form of contraception on the planet and none seem to be doing any good for me.  Many pills were unsuitable, the implant made me crazy anxious & depressed & the last one I was on gave me adult acne and a …

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  • Depo-Provera bad side effects?

    I’ve started Depo January 8th, 5 days after giving birth. My last shot was March 30th. Since having my first shot I’ve had terrible headaches, constant dizziness and extreme anxiety. I read on one forum where these are side effects but I didn’t think “side effects” lasted this long... has anyone …

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  • Contraceptive Pills

    I've been taking the combination pill for about 2 years, but I've always had breaks every month. This month was the first time I decided to back to back. Except now I've been bleed for two weeks, there's no sign of it stopping anytime soon. Should I see my nurse?

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  • Implant

    So I went to have my implant taken out today and it turns out after her cutting my arm several times and really hurting my arm they can't get it out and I have to be referred to somewhere else to get it removed I was just wondering has anyone else had this problem and what happened when you had …

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  • Cerelle, Bleeding for over 2 weeks?

    I came on my period on the 25th May and I'm still bleeding over 2 weeks now! I've been on cereals before last year and I went on to my second pack of Cerelle on Sunday 3rd of June and missed Monday 4th pill by 9 hours as I take it before i go to bed at 10pm and so took 2 pills on Tuesday 5 …

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  • My Copper Coil review

    Hi   I am 24 years old, in a serious relationship, no children, 5ft1 and am overweight. I am writing this as when I was researching what contraception to go for due to feeling like I was running out of options, I saw an overwhelming amount of negative stories about the copper coil and I …

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