Anyone with non-hormonal bc experience?
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|Fri, 10-30-2009 - 3:09am|
I have been on and off birth control pills for 10 years now. I have tried OrthoTri Cyclen, Yasmin, Yaz, Ocella, Loestrin, Nuva Ring, mini pill, and a few others I can't even remember because it has been so long. I react the exact same to every single one of them...low libido, horrible acne, weight gain, and incredibly emotional. When I am not on bc I feel absolutely amazing and can't believe that something can have such an effect on so many things! I kept thinking I would find the one that is right for me and it never happened. I stayed on each one at least 6 months thinking I would adjust..nope. I just simply can't take the roller coasters anymore...
I am engaged to be married in 6 weeks to an incredibly supportive man. He sees what hormonal bc does to me and we both agree that there has to be something else we can do that doesn't have hormones in it. I have talked to my doctor about a copper IUD but we are almost 30 and within a year from trying to pregnant. She is hesitant to put one in when we are only 8-10 months away from trying for a baby. So, I am hoping to find anyone that has tried different methods of non-hormonal bc. Diaphragms? Sponges? Spermicides? We both hate hate hate condoms and want to avoid that if possible. Since we aren't all that far away from trying to get pregnant we don't need something with 100% effectiveness. Just something that could hold it off for a little while :) If you have tried ANY non-hormonal bc that has worked or not worked please tell me about it! Not many women use non-hormonal these days and it has been difficult getting advice :)