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Bumblebee
05-24-2007, 01:28 PM
Hi i was just wondering if the ladies out there would be willing to share what contraception they're on. I want something as well as condoms to get rid of the "panic" of my irregular peroids. I am oesteopenic so this pretty much cuts out the depro injection and implanon i think. With digestive issues the pill is a no no, so is everyone else really using the coil? Let me know, and of your experiences with other forms
btw i would never do natural planning
Thanks
xxxx

Bumblebee
05-24-2007, 01:28 PM
Hi i was just wondering if the ladies out there would be willing to share what contraception they're on. I want something as well as condoms to get rid of the "panic" of my irregular peroids. I am oesteopenic so this pretty much cuts out the depro injection and implanon i think. With digestive issues the pill is a no no, so is everyone else really using the coil? Let me know, and of your experiences with other forms
btw i would never do natural planning
Thanks
xxxx

Bumblebee
05-24-2007, 01:28 PM
Hi i was just wondering if the ladies out there would be willing to share what contraception they're on. I want something as well as condoms to get rid of the "panic" of my irregular peroids. I am oesteopenic so this pretty much cuts out the depro injection and implanon i think. With digestive issues the pill is a no no, so is everyone else really using the coil? Let me know, and of your experiences with other forms
btw i would never do natural planning
Thanks
xxxx

LouLou
05-24-2007, 01:41 PM
I used the pill for 12 years (first Ortho Tryclen and then Yasmin for the last 4 years). I never got pregnant or had any scares for that matter. Once I went off the pill and started to try to get pregnant I conceived the first month. It should be noted that I am pancreatic insufficient. I take 3 MT20's with each meal. As long as I take my enzymes I maintain weight just fine.

LouLou
05-24-2007, 01:41 PM
I used the pill for 12 years (first Ortho Tryclen and then Yasmin for the last 4 years). I never got pregnant or had any scares for that matter. Once I went off the pill and started to try to get pregnant I conceived the first month. It should be noted that I am pancreatic insufficient. I take 3 MT20's with each meal. As long as I take my enzymes I maintain weight just fine.

LouLou
05-24-2007, 01:41 PM
I used the pill for 12 years (first Ortho Tryclen and then Yasmin for the last 4 years). I never got pregnant or had any scares for that matter. Once I went off the pill and started to try to get pregnant I conceived the first month. It should be noted that I am pancreatic insufficient. I take 3 MT20's with each meal. As long as I take my enzymes I maintain weight just fine.

JazzysMom
05-24-2007, 01:44 PM
I have an IUD in. It was placed when Jazmine was about 5 months old. Its suppose to be good for 10 years which is up September 2008. I have had NO problems with it. Even thru my weight loss, regain, infections and sex I never had pain, problems or worries. I dont know what I will do if I am told that my body should have a break before getting a new one placed. I love it. Cant say enough about it. No hormone worries. No forgetting or stopping to use something etc.

JazzysMom
05-24-2007, 01:44 PM
I have an IUD in. It was placed when Jazmine was about 5 months old. Its suppose to be good for 10 years which is up September 2008. I have had NO problems with it. Even thru my weight loss, regain, infections and sex I never had pain, problems or worries. I dont know what I will do if I am told that my body should have a break before getting a new one placed. I love it. Cant say enough about it. No hormone worries. No forgetting or stopping to use something etc.

JazzysMom
05-24-2007, 01:44 PM
I have an IUD in. It was placed when Jazmine was about 5 months old. Its suppose to be good for 10 years which is up September 2008. I have had NO problems with it. Even thru my weight loss, regain, infections and sex I never had pain, problems or worries. I dont know what I will do if I am told that my body should have a break before getting a new one placed. I love it. Cant say enough about it. No hormone worries. No forgetting or stopping to use something etc.

Kelli
05-24-2007, 01:58 PM
I use Yaz, which sounds like you can't use that. There is the ring, you wear it in your vagina and it's good for a month, you take it out, have a period and put another one in. Sounds stress free! That is what the dr recommend for my sister (non CF).
Anyway, there are my 2 cents.
Good luck!
Kelli
29 f CF

Kelli
05-24-2007, 01:58 PM
I use Yaz, which sounds like you can't use that. There is the ring, you wear it in your vagina and it's good for a month, you take it out, have a period and put another one in. Sounds stress free! That is what the dr recommend for my sister (non CF).
Anyway, there are my 2 cents.
Good luck!
Kelli
29 f CF

Kelli
05-24-2007, 01:58 PM
I use Yaz, which sounds like you can't use that. There is the ring, you wear it in your vagina and it's good for a month, you take it out, have a period and put another one in. Sounds stress free! That is what the dr recommend for my sister (non CF).
Anyway, there are my 2 cents.
Good luck!
Kelli
29 f CF

littledebbie
05-24-2007, 02:04 PM
I use an iud. <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.mirena-us.com/index.html?c=S1&WT.srch=1">the brand i have</a> I have a Merena which is good for five years. I actually just had mine replaced this month too. It has the added bonus of stopping my period which I really like. If you have questions feel free to PM me.

littledebbie
05-24-2007, 02:04 PM
I use an iud. <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.mirena-us.com/index.html?c=S1&WT.srch=1">the brand i have</a> I have a Merena which is good for five years. I actually just had mine replaced this month too. It has the added bonus of stopping my period which I really like. If you have questions feel free to PM me.

littledebbie
05-24-2007, 02:04 PM
I use an iud. <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.mirena-us.com/index.html?c=S1&WT.srch=1">the brand i have</a> I have a Merena which is good for five years. I actually just had mine replaced this month too. It has the added bonus of stopping my period which I really like. If you have questions feel free to PM me.

Cutecurlz
05-24-2007, 02:23 PM
I used the pill for 5 yrs up until 1 month ago. Periods came whenever and IF they felt like it. So I had a tubal done on May 8th/07. Still NO period but i hear it takes up to 6 weeks to get back on track.

Cutecurlz
05-24-2007, 02:23 PM
I used the pill for 5 yrs up until 1 month ago. Periods came whenever and IF they felt like it. So I had a tubal done on May 8th/07. Still NO period but i hear it takes up to 6 weeks to get back on track.

Cutecurlz
05-24-2007, 02:23 PM
I used the pill for 5 yrs up until 1 month ago. Periods came whenever and IF they felt like it. So I had a tubal done on May 8th/07. Still NO period but i hear it takes up to 6 weeks to get back on track.

lightNlife
05-24-2007, 02:26 PM
I have a copper IUD (non hormonal) and haven't had problems. My husband says he doesn't notice it at all.

My particular type of IUD can last for 10 years. I've had it for almost 4, but will be having it removed soon. We have decided that parenting is a challenge we just can't handle in addition to my health. My husband had a vasectomy and after the lab assures us that he's "shooting blanks" then I'll have my IUD removed.

lightNlife
05-24-2007, 02:26 PM
I have a copper IUD (non hormonal) and haven't had problems. My husband says he doesn't notice it at all.

My particular type of IUD can last for 10 years. I've had it for almost 4, but will be having it removed soon. We have decided that parenting is a challenge we just can't handle in addition to my health. My husband had a vasectomy and after the lab assures us that he's "shooting blanks" then I'll have my IUD removed.

lightNlife
05-24-2007, 02:26 PM
I have a copper IUD (non hormonal) and haven't had problems. My husband says he doesn't notice it at all.

My particular type of IUD can last for 10 years. I've had it for almost 4, but will be having it removed soon. We have decided that parenting is a challenge we just can't handle in addition to my health. My husband had a vasectomy and after the lab assures us that he's "shooting blanks" then I'll have my IUD removed.

beleache
05-24-2007, 02:30 PM
Sorry cant help you, went through my changes several years ago...YIPPIE !!! Never did like the idea of taking the pill though (didn't want more meds. in my system) IUD sounds good if you can tolerate it, i couldn't .. Happy as a pig in $h!t since it's been gone and good riddance to my "friend" .... Joni 55 y/o f w c/f

beleache
05-24-2007, 02:30 PM
Sorry cant help you, went through my changes several years ago...YIPPIE !!! Never did like the idea of taking the pill though (didn't want more meds. in my system) IUD sounds good if you can tolerate it, i couldn't .. Happy as a pig in $h!t since it's been gone and good riddance to my "friend" .... Joni 55 y/o f w c/f

beleache
05-24-2007, 02:30 PM
Sorry cant help you, went through my changes several years ago...YIPPIE !!! Never did like the idea of taking the pill though (didn't want more meds. in my system) IUD sounds good if you can tolerate it, i couldn't .. Happy as a pig in $h!t since it's been gone and good riddance to my "friend" .... Joni 55 y/o f w c/f

LouLou
05-24-2007, 04:06 PM
Just a thought...
Anyone feel better cf-wise now that they don't have their period whether it's because of a device that makes it so you don't have it or menopause, tubal, etc. Since being pregnant and not having my monthly cycle I feel so much better. Although I would consider my experience with Yasmin very good, I think not having a period might be beneficial to my health. Anyone else think this?

LouLou
05-24-2007, 04:06 PM
Just a thought...
Anyone feel better cf-wise now that they don't have their period whether it's because of a device that makes it so you don't have it or menopause, tubal, etc. Since being pregnant and not having my monthly cycle I feel so much better. Although I would consider my experience with Yasmin very good, I think not having a period might be beneficial to my health. Anyone else think this?

LouLou
05-24-2007, 04:06 PM
Just a thought...
Anyone feel better cf-wise now that they don't have their period whether it's because of a device that makes it so you don't have it or menopause, tubal, etc. Since being pregnant and not having my monthly cycle I feel so much better. Although I would consider my experience with Yasmin very good, I think not having a period might be beneficial to my health. Anyone else think this?

AnD
05-24-2007, 04:52 PM
I would be really interested in this too. I'll post a thread if you don't mind, as not to hijack <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> and get more feedback. My PMS always makes me tired, bloated (which makes me short of breath) and congested. Argghhh!

AnD
05-24-2007, 04:52 PM
I would be really interested in this too. I'll post a thread if you don't mind, as not to hijack <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> and get more feedback. My PMS always makes me tired, bloated (which makes me short of breath) and congested. Argghhh!

AnD
05-24-2007, 04:52 PM
I would be really interested in this too. I'll post a thread if you don't mind, as not to hijack <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> and get more feedback. My PMS always makes me tired, bloated (which makes me short of breath) and congested. Argghhh!

LouLou
05-24-2007, 05:25 PM
Good idea AnD. I'll let you start it. I would think there would be some relation between cf progression and whether or not a female has a cycle or not. Since not having my period my hemoptysis has practically gone away...that alone has to have an effect on my cf.

LouLou
05-24-2007, 05:25 PM
Good idea AnD. I'll let you start it. I would think there would be some relation between cf progression and whether or not a female has a cycle or not. Since not having my period my hemoptysis has practically gone away...that alone has to have an effect on my cf.

LouLou
05-24-2007, 05:25 PM
Good idea AnD. I'll let you start it. I would think there would be some relation between cf progression and whether or not a female has a cycle or not. Since not having my period my hemoptysis has practically gone away...that alone has to have an effect on my cf.

beleache
05-24-2007, 05:58 PM
Me Again. well going back about 37 yrs. ago, (i was about 18 y/o then) i was so sick at that point, in alot of pain, fevers, dirarrhea several times a day, so much pain before going to bathroom, then building up all over again (sound familiar?) throughout the day. I was in and out hosp. several times. Met my ex husband, got married at 21 y/o, had 3 stomach surgeries (told there were several different things wrong w/me) I got pregnant at 23, throughout my pregnancy i felt amazing.. I always felt there must me some correlation between my being pregnant and feeling so much better.. When my son was 6mos. old i had another surgery (my recovery was the fastest ever, due to the strong mothering instincts, i believe..) After that i swore off doc,hosp. for many years. just endured the pain.. saw docs over the years for lung issues,was told i had asthma/etc. I had my 2nd. son 3 yrs. after the first @ 26. Remarried my 2nd. husband 18 yrs. ago had my 3r. son at 38 y/o, 4th. son at 41 y/o.. I was dx at 44 y/o 11 years ago..Throughout each pregnancy, i do think i felt better (belly) than the rest of the time... Sorry so long, as you can see, lots of history.... Joni 55 y/o f w c/f

beleache
05-24-2007, 05:58 PM
Me Again. well going back about 37 yrs. ago, (i was about 18 y/o then) i was so sick at that point, in alot of pain, fevers, dirarrhea several times a day, so much pain before going to bathroom, then building up all over again (sound familiar?) throughout the day. I was in and out hosp. several times. Met my ex husband, got married at 21 y/o, had 3 stomach surgeries (told there were several different things wrong w/me) I got pregnant at 23, throughout my pregnancy i felt amazing.. I always felt there must me some correlation between my being pregnant and feeling so much better.. When my son was 6mos. old i had another surgery (my recovery was the fastest ever, due to the strong mothering instincts, i believe..) After that i swore off doc,hosp. for many years. just endured the pain.. saw docs over the years for lung issues,was told i had asthma/etc. I had my 2nd. son 3 yrs. after the first @ 26. Remarried my 2nd. husband 18 yrs. ago had my 3r. son at 38 y/o, 4th. son at 41 y/o.. I was dx at 44 y/o 11 years ago..Throughout each pregnancy, i do think i felt better (belly) than the rest of the time... Sorry so long, as you can see, lots of history.... Joni 55 y/o f w c/f

beleache
05-24-2007, 05:58 PM
Me Again. well going back about 37 yrs. ago, (i was about 18 y/o then) i was so sick at that point, in alot of pain, fevers, dirarrhea several times a day, so much pain before going to bathroom, then building up all over again (sound familiar?) throughout the day. I was in and out hosp. several times. Met my ex husband, got married at 21 y/o, had 3 stomach surgeries (told there were several different things wrong w/me) I got pregnant at 23, throughout my pregnancy i felt amazing.. I always felt there must me some correlation between my being pregnant and feeling so much better.. When my son was 6mos. old i had another surgery (my recovery was the fastest ever, due to the strong mothering instincts, i believe..) After that i swore off doc,hosp. for many years. just endured the pain.. saw docs over the years for lung issues,was told i had asthma/etc. I had my 2nd. son 3 yrs. after the first @ 26. Remarried my 2nd. husband 18 yrs. ago had my 3r. son at 38 y/o, 4th. son at 41 y/o.. I was dx at 44 y/o 11 years ago..Throughout each pregnancy, i do think i felt better (belly) than the rest of the time... Sorry so long, as you can see, lots of history.... Joni 55 y/o f w c/f

Momtana
05-25-2007, 01:04 AM
Bumblebee, if you would like, I will send you an article I wrote for CF Round Table on CF and Contraception - just send me your email address in a personal message.

Momtana
05-25-2007, 01:04 AM
Bumblebee, if you would like, I will send you an article I wrote for CF Round Table on CF and Contraception - just send me your email address in a personal message.

Momtana
05-25-2007, 01:04 AM
Bumblebee, if you would like, I will send you an article I wrote for CF Round Table on CF and Contraception - just send me your email address in a personal message.

ej0820
05-25-2007, 02:41 AM
hey there...
I am currently on the pill (microgestin), which seems to work. My fiance and I haven't had sex without a condom while being on the pill, but it makes me regular and less worried about whether there's something wrong with the condom or something. I used to be on the NuvaRing, which was WONDERFUL. I never had any panics while I was using it when we didn't have a condom. It was easy to use too, you just insert it, forget about it for three weeks, take it out, and repeat. The only reason I stopped using it was because my new health insurance wouldn't cover it completely since it's not in generic (I would've had a copay anywhere from $70-$150). If you have the option to try it, do it. Your gyno probably has some free samples that you could use to see if you like it.

ej0820
05-25-2007, 02:41 AM
hey there...
I am currently on the pill (microgestin), which seems to work. My fiance and I haven't had sex without a condom while being on the pill, but it makes me regular and less worried about whether there's something wrong with the condom or something. I used to be on the NuvaRing, which was WONDERFUL. I never had any panics while I was using it when we didn't have a condom. It was easy to use too, you just insert it, forget about it for three weeks, take it out, and repeat. The only reason I stopped using it was because my new health insurance wouldn't cover it completely since it's not in generic (I would've had a copay anywhere from $70-$150). If you have the option to try it, do it. Your gyno probably has some free samples that you could use to see if you like it.

ej0820
05-25-2007, 02:41 AM
hey there...
I am currently on the pill (microgestin), which seems to work. My fiance and I haven't had sex without a condom while being on the pill, but it makes me regular and less worried about whether there's something wrong with the condom or something. I used to be on the NuvaRing, which was WONDERFUL. I never had any panics while I was using it when we didn't have a condom. It was easy to use too, you just insert it, forget about it for three weeks, take it out, and repeat. The only reason I stopped using it was because my new health insurance wouldn't cover it completely since it's not in generic (I would've had a copay anywhere from $70-$150). If you have the option to try it, do it. Your gyno probably has some free samples that you could use to see if you like it.

coltsfan715
05-25-2007, 10:55 AM
Well I have been taking BC in some form since I was 18 - so just about 7 yrs now. I had to take it for cramp and PMS related issues. I would cramp to the point that I could not walk or get out of bed, I would be vommiting and nausous for the entire week and my life would just have to stop bascally. I will add I started my period at the age of 12 sooo it was NOT just my body getting used to my cycle lol.

When I first started taking the pill I took Mircette or Miracette (I can't remember the exact spelling). It was a pill and it worked effectively for quite a while. My periods were regular for the first few years and they shortened from lasting up to 2 weeks without BC to lasting just at 7 days. I had 1 day of cramping that was NOT even half as bad as it had been and then I was fine - smooth sailing.

After about 5 years of Mircette I started to have break through bleeding and spotting when I was NOT supposed to have my period. I was then changed to something with a higher estrogen level called Estrostep (also a pill). I tried Estrostep for about 6 months and found that my periods were highly irregular and my cramps were coming back full force.

I then was switched to Ortho Evra Patch about 1.5 yrs ago. The patch is nice because I don't have to worry with except once a week so it is one less thing to think about daily. As for the cramps I get one really bad day but it is not as bad as my cramps are without BC and it typically only lasts one day. My period has gone from 7 days to lasting about 3-5 which is awesome. As for break through bleeding I have found that if you are off AT ALL with changing the patch, meaning Oh I forgot to change it Saturday night so I change it Sunday morning I do have some breakthrough bleeding. Not much and it is usually just spotting for a day but I do have some. Other than that the heavy day of cramping is my only complaint. Also to add it is easy with the patch to skip your period if you want just keep applying the patches. You have to completely remove it for a week if you want your period. Case in point - with transplant I was supposed to have my period (and all the fun cramping) the week after I got transplanted - I had my mom fill my script and just kept applying the patches and was able to postpone my period several weeks - what a lovely thing. So my surgical pain was NOT compounded with cramps lol.

Well that may have been an overshare but yes do with it what you will.

Take Care,
Lindsey

coltsfan715
05-25-2007, 10:55 AM
Well I have been taking BC in some form since I was 18 - so just about 7 yrs now. I had to take it for cramp and PMS related issues. I would cramp to the point that I could not walk or get out of bed, I would be vommiting and nausous for the entire week and my life would just have to stop bascally. I will add I started my period at the age of 12 sooo it was NOT just my body getting used to my cycle lol.

When I first started taking the pill I took Mircette or Miracette (I can't remember the exact spelling). It was a pill and it worked effectively for quite a while. My periods were regular for the first few years and they shortened from lasting up to 2 weeks without BC to lasting just at 7 days. I had 1 day of cramping that was NOT even half as bad as it had been and then I was fine - smooth sailing.

After about 5 years of Mircette I started to have break through bleeding and spotting when I was NOT supposed to have my period. I was then changed to something with a higher estrogen level called Estrostep (also a pill). I tried Estrostep for about 6 months and found that my periods were highly irregular and my cramps were coming back full force.

I then was switched to Ortho Evra Patch about 1.5 yrs ago. The patch is nice because I don't have to worry with except once a week so it is one less thing to think about daily. As for the cramps I get one really bad day but it is not as bad as my cramps are without BC and it typically only lasts one day. My period has gone from 7 days to lasting about 3-5 which is awesome. As for break through bleeding I have found that if you are off AT ALL with changing the patch, meaning Oh I forgot to change it Saturday night so I change it Sunday morning I do have some breakthrough bleeding. Not much and it is usually just spotting for a day but I do have some. Other than that the heavy day of cramping is my only complaint. Also to add it is easy with the patch to skip your period if you want just keep applying the patches. You have to completely remove it for a week if you want your period. Case in point - with transplant I was supposed to have my period (and all the fun cramping) the week after I got transplanted - I had my mom fill my script and just kept applying the patches and was able to postpone my period several weeks - what a lovely thing. So my surgical pain was NOT compounded with cramps lol.

Well that may have been an overshare but yes do with it what you will.

Take Care,
Lindsey

coltsfan715
05-25-2007, 10:55 AM
Well I have been taking BC in some form since I was 18 - so just about 7 yrs now. I had to take it for cramp and PMS related issues. I would cramp to the point that I could not walk or get out of bed, I would be vommiting and nausous for the entire week and my life would just have to stop bascally. I will add I started my period at the age of 12 sooo it was NOT just my body getting used to my cycle lol.

When I first started taking the pill I took Mircette or Miracette (I can't remember the exact spelling). It was a pill and it worked effectively for quite a while. My periods were regular for the first few years and they shortened from lasting up to 2 weeks without BC to lasting just at 7 days. I had 1 day of cramping that was NOT even half as bad as it had been and then I was fine - smooth sailing.

After about 5 years of Mircette I started to have break through bleeding and spotting when I was NOT supposed to have my period. I was then changed to something with a higher estrogen level called Estrostep (also a pill). I tried Estrostep for about 6 months and found that my periods were highly irregular and my cramps were coming back full force.

I then was switched to Ortho Evra Patch about 1.5 yrs ago. The patch is nice because I don't have to worry with except once a week so it is one less thing to think about daily. As for the cramps I get one really bad day but it is not as bad as my cramps are without BC and it typically only lasts one day. My period has gone from 7 days to lasting about 3-5 which is awesome. As for break through bleeding I have found that if you are off AT ALL with changing the patch, meaning Oh I forgot to change it Saturday night so I change it Sunday morning I do have some breakthrough bleeding. Not much and it is usually just spotting for a day but I do have some. Other than that the heavy day of cramping is my only complaint. Also to add it is easy with the patch to skip your period if you want just keep applying the patches. You have to completely remove it for a week if you want your period. Case in point - with transplant I was supposed to have my period (and all the fun cramping) the week after I got transplanted - I had my mom fill my script and just kept applying the patches and was able to postpone my period several weeks - what a lovely thing. So my surgical pain was NOT compounded with cramps lol.

Well that may have been an overshare but yes do with it what you will.

Take Care,
Lindsey

Bumblebee
05-25-2007, 11:25 AM
hmmm so it would seem a lot of people are actually on the pill? Do you not get worried when you have a dodgy stomach that it was absorbed? I think i'd be more scared using the pill than condoms because of this. Unfortunatley the nuva ring isn't available in the UK yet but it will be soon. I think an iud sounds like a good idea but i would be afraid of ectoptic pregnancy. I guess everything has it's down side. thanks for info so far. Keep em coming if others fancy sharing.
xxxx

Bumblebee
05-25-2007, 11:25 AM
hmmm so it would seem a lot of people are actually on the pill? Do you not get worried when you have a dodgy stomach that it was absorbed? I think i'd be more scared using the pill than condoms because of this. Unfortunatley the nuva ring isn't available in the UK yet but it will be soon. I think an iud sounds like a good idea but i would be afraid of ectoptic pregnancy. I guess everything has it's down side. thanks for info so far. Keep em coming if others fancy sharing.
xxxx

Bumblebee
05-25-2007, 11:25 AM
hmmm so it would seem a lot of people are actually on the pill? Do you not get worried when you have a dodgy stomach that it was absorbed? I think i'd be more scared using the pill than condoms because of this. Unfortunatley the nuva ring isn't available in the UK yet but it will be soon. I think an iud sounds like a good idea but i would be afraid of ectoptic pregnancy. I guess everything has it's down side. thanks for info so far. Keep em coming if others fancy sharing.
xxxx

Momtana
05-25-2007, 01:16 PM
great way to use the benefit of continuous cycling, Lindsey. However, you might want to ask your doctors about using the patch vs the pill or the ring. Studies came out nearly two years ago that showed that there is 60% more circulating estrogen with the patch.

Momtana
05-25-2007, 01:16 PM
great way to use the benefit of continuous cycling, Lindsey. However, you might want to ask your doctors about using the patch vs the pill or the ring. Studies came out nearly two years ago that showed that there is 60% more circulating estrogen with the patch.

Momtana
05-25-2007, 01:16 PM
great way to use the benefit of continuous cycling, Lindsey. However, you might want to ask your doctors about using the patch vs the pill or the ring. Studies came out nearly two years ago that showed that there is 60% more circulating estrogen with the patch.

Momtana
05-25-2007, 01:19 PM
Bumblebee, please let me know why the NuvaRing worries you concerning ectopic pregnancy.
Of all the hormonal methods the NuvaRing may be the best choice for women with CF.

Momtana
05-25-2007, 01:19 PM
Bumblebee, please let me know why the NuvaRing worries you concerning ectopic pregnancy.
Of all the hormonal methods the NuvaRing may be the best choice for women with CF.

Momtana
05-25-2007, 01:19 PM
Bumblebee, please let me know why the NuvaRing worries you concerning ectopic pregnancy.
Of all the hormonal methods the NuvaRing may be the best choice for women with CF.

AnD
05-25-2007, 01:35 PM
Um, I think she was refering to the IUD and ectopic pregnancy, not the ring... <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

I think the ectopic pregancy risk would depend on the kind of IUD you get? You might want to google IUD and ectopic pregnancy to check it out...It's been a while since I've read about it.

AnD
05-25-2007, 01:35 PM
Um, I think she was refering to the IUD and ectopic pregnancy, not the ring... <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

I think the ectopic pregancy risk would depend on the kind of IUD you get? You might want to google IUD and ectopic pregnancy to check it out...It's been a while since I've read about it.

AnD
05-25-2007, 01:35 PM
Um, I think she was refering to the IUD and ectopic pregnancy, not the ring... <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

I think the ectopic pregancy risk would depend on the kind of IUD you get? You might want to google IUD and ectopic pregnancy to check it out...It's been a while since I've read about it.

coltsfan715
05-25-2007, 01:53 PM
Laura,

I have talked to my doc and about the patch and they actually put me on the patch because of the higher estrogen levels. They felt that it would be beneficial for me. Thank you for the info though <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">.

As for absorption issues with the pill. I usually tried taking mine with meals. I would therefore be taking it with my enzymes. Something that you may want to try if you are overly concerned with the absorption issue.

Take Care,
Lindsey

coltsfan715
05-25-2007, 01:53 PM
Laura,

I have talked to my doc and about the patch and they actually put me on the patch because of the higher estrogen levels. They felt that it would be beneficial for me. Thank you for the info though <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">.

As for absorption issues with the pill. I usually tried taking mine with meals. I would therefore be taking it with my enzymes. Something that you may want to try if you are overly concerned with the absorption issue.

Take Care,
Lindsey

coltsfan715
05-25-2007, 01:53 PM
Laura,

I have talked to my doc and about the patch and they actually put me on the patch because of the higher estrogen levels. They felt that it would be beneficial for me. Thank you for the info though <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">.

As for absorption issues with the pill. I usually tried taking mine with meals. I would therefore be taking it with my enzymes. Something that you may want to try if you are overly concerned with the absorption issue.

Take Care,
Lindsey

ej0820
05-25-2007, 03:46 PM
as far as the pill goes with absorption problems, I brought this up to OB/Gyn when I told her I had to use something other than the NuvaRing. She made many suggestions, but the pill seemed the best way to go for me. I asked her how likely it is for the pill to be really ineffective in me because of absorption issues and the tons of antiobiotics I'm always on. She said that issues like those are kind of "old wives tales" as far as the effectiveness of the BC goes. Nowadays they seem to have found that things like that don't really make the BC not work properly. Talk to your gyn though first just see if she agress with mine, lol.

ej0820
05-25-2007, 03:46 PM
as far as the pill goes with absorption problems, I brought this up to OB/Gyn when I told her I had to use something other than the NuvaRing. She made many suggestions, but the pill seemed the best way to go for me. I asked her how likely it is for the pill to be really ineffective in me because of absorption issues and the tons of antiobiotics I'm always on. She said that issues like those are kind of "old wives tales" as far as the effectiveness of the BC goes. Nowadays they seem to have found that things like that don't really make the BC not work properly. Talk to your gyn though first just see if she agress with mine, lol.

ej0820
05-25-2007, 03:46 PM
as far as the pill goes with absorption problems, I brought this up to OB/Gyn when I told her I had to use something other than the NuvaRing. She made many suggestions, but the pill seemed the best way to go for me. I asked her how likely it is for the pill to be really ineffective in me because of absorption issues and the tons of antiobiotics I'm always on. She said that issues like those are kind of "old wives tales" as far as the effectiveness of the BC goes. Nowadays they seem to have found that things like that don't really make the BC not work properly. Talk to your gyn though first just see if she agress with mine, lol.

Momtana
05-26-2007, 01:56 AM
Lindsey's approach to taking oral contraceptives with enzymes seems like a good idea.

Momtana
05-26-2007, 01:56 AM
Lindsey's approach to taking oral contraceptives with enzymes seems like a good idea.

Momtana
05-26-2007, 01:56 AM
Lindsey's approach to taking oral contraceptives with enzymes seems like a good idea.