Could use some help finding options

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Could use some help finding options
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Sat, 01-23-2010 - 5:12pm

I had my first child back in September and had originally wanted to get an IUD, due to difficulties with 6 or 7 different forms of the pill, and the nuva ring. All of them lowered my libido. My local health department will only give IUD's to women who aren't planning on having kids for at least 5 years, because it costs them so much to get them and they give them at a discount. I ended up going with Depo Provera and its not going good. I am incredibly incredibly moody and borderline depressed on it. I plan on finding someone at one of the local clinics here for therapy, so I don't fall into a deep depression. Unfortunately I can't remember all of the pills I have been on, so I can't eliminate any from the list. Condoms aren't a good option for DH and I because I have a problem with vaginal dryness that lube only sometimes helps, others times it takes a large amounts, and I have that even off of BC.

I have thought about a cervical cap or diaphram, but I haven't looked into them deeply. Same thing with spermicidal foams and the like. Any advice would be much appreciated. TIA.


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Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 2:26pm
I would definitely look into the other options you've mentioned or even try Natural Family Planning (you might try reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility to learn how to determine your fertile days).

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 3:45pm
I'm definitely going to look into those. Continuing this would not be good, at all. Although, after A) admitting to my DH how I was feeling (before I posted here) and B) Aunt Flo actually started, I'm feeling much better. But I'm still going to find something else. Messing with my bodies hormones isn't a good thing for me, apparently.

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