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monkey1

651d

What birth controls are good for pcos? I am on depo but I am worried it has stopped working. I will love any suggestions but if there is an easy version that doesn't take taking a pill everyday it is better for me as I am notorious for forgetting for and skipping. I unfortunately can't just use management such as diet because I bleed out so much and get extremely anemic. thanks for any help with this and sorry about the tmi, im a little scared because I dont want to get sick again because of how much I bleed out.

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    • RedCollar15

      651d

      I loved my IUD enough I got the replacement this year. I got Mirena, hormonal helps the pcos, which lasts 5 years but my doctor said there's de elopement going on and we may have a 10 year hormonal in the coming years. Perks: no periods since 2017, don't have to remember to take it Downside: I won't lie it hurt bad. I have high pain threshold and tolerance and I had awful cramps for about a week the first time, a couple days upon replacement. There is some bleeding initially due to the instruments used for placement. If you get a good OB/GYN that understands pain management and possible local anesthetic should be offered, it will be a much better experience. I rolled in on aspirin and cannabis and was okay, but you shouldn't be forced to resort to that. Slight risk of uterine perforation in the first few weeks after placement you should be aware of. Hope you find something that works for you!

    • 100Percent_K

      650d

      Everyone is completely different. My body loves depo and norethindrone, others don’t, you just keep trying until you find the right one.

    • RedCollar15

      651d

      I loved my IUD enough I got the replacement this year. I got Mirena, hormonal helps the pcos, which lasts 5 years but my doctor said there's de elopement going on and we may have a 10 year hormonal in the coming years. Perks: no periods since 2017, don't have to remember to take it Downside: I won't lie it hurt bad. I have high pain threshold and tolerance and I had awful cramps for about a week the first time, a couple days upon replacement. There is some bleeding initially due to the instruments used for placement. If you get a good OB/GYN that understands pain management and possible local anesthetic should be offered, it will be a much better experience. I rolled in on aspirin and cannabis and was okay, but you shouldn't be forced to resort to that. Slight risk of uterine perforation in the first few weeks after placement you should be aware of. Hope you find something that works for you!

      • monkey1

        651d

        @RedCollar15 Thankyou for the advice I will definitely look into it

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