Hey superstars!

Seeing my gynaecologist for a followup next week and no doubt I’ll be put on the pill or some contraception of some kind for my continuous bleeding problems. I was curious what is better for someone who’s reacted badly to the depo shot. (I bled constantly.)

Does the mini-pill have more advantage? Should I have the combined pill? Whats the difference between the two? Which has the worst side effects?

Also is it best to skip the week you normally allow for a period if I don’t want one?

I know it makes more sense to have an IUD or something that would completely stall bleeding but I don’t think it would work for me and I’m worried about the side effects 🙁

Which pill has specifically worked for you and kept your bleeding at an all time low, just interested in your personal experiences?

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5 Responses to contraception advice.

  1. EohNet says:

    Depo Provera is a progestin-only contraceptive, and so it the minipill. Since you had so much trouble with bleeding, I’d recommend trying the combined pill as long as estrogen is not contraindicated for you. The estrogen in combined pills can help stabilize the uterine lining, reducing the chances of breakthrough bleeding.

  2. StcWo says:

    Thanks, I guess this would make sense. I didn’t know why the Depo made me bleed as I was originally under the belief before I got the shot that most of the time it stops periods, but it went the opposite way for me.

    I’ll look into the types of combined pill 🙂

  3. EohNet says:

    It does often stop periods, but it also often causes irregular bleeding, even nearly constant bleeding in some people.

  4. StcWo says:

    yeah let me tell you I didn’t go back for the second jab and I had my first in November and am still bleeding 🙁

    hopefully will see the end of it once I get onto the pill.

  5. 29dWoman says:

    The mini pill is much less lenient about taking it on time, if you’re using it for contraception.

    The only way to find out how you’ll react is to try it!

    May I ask why you don’t think the Mirena IUD would work for you? You can always keep it as an option if the pill doesn’t work for you 🙂

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