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Old 11-02-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: 👶🏾CHI🛫CVG🛬AVL🛫CMH🛬CHI🛫?
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Usually, the IUD is reserved for women who've had children, but I'm sure there are exceptions. Apparently, your doctor thought you were an exception, as you have one. Or, am I making assumptions in thinking you don't have children? My apologies if so.

Anyway, if the IUD isn't causing you problems and your doctor thinks it's fine for you, then why take it out? Did it not generate the results you wanted? Also, do you plan on being celibate long-term? If not, then it really beats the other forms of B/C provided you've no worries for STDs. I have it and I like it a lot. No periods. But, I also have to take pills to regulate my hormones. I'm one of those in this forum who complained about it, but my doctor convinced me to try the pill on top of the IUD. Every single complaint I had attributed to the IUD evaporated in no time once I added in the hormones from the pill.

If you still want it out, then I'd consider depo provera. It helps you achieve your goal of 86ing the periods and you only have to think about it 4 times per year. A friend of mine loved it. I did too when I took it years ago.
no I dont have kids and dont plan on having them either I was thinking of getting it taken out because I read the horror stories of some other people on here who have had their IUD get embedded in their cervix or have it somehome get in their abdomen and that freaked me out! I plan on being celibate until I get married so thats also why my doctor approved the IUD for me (Its for people who are in a monagomous relationship or like me, abstaining). Why do you need hormones? my doctor didnt say anything about regulating my hormones while on the IUD...
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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A friend of mine has that thing that they embed into your arm. What is that? its about the size of a Tylenol pill. How would they get that out of there?
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago 'burbs'
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If you are not having any problems with it, then leave it alone! It's good for 5 years, you aren't having sex (so no infection issues), you don't get your period (just like you wanted), so why mess with a good thing?

There is always going to be someone with a horror story, so please don't let that be why you get it removed. It's already there, paid for, no side effects and doing it's job.

I almost got one, but I got my tubes tied instead. I've got 4 kids and didn't want anymore. I do get my period, though.

ANY birth control is going to have some sort of side effect. I was on Seasonale (sp?) for a long time so I'd only get my period every 3 months. It worked great for me, but you don't like taking the pill.

I'd stick with what you have!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I didnt want anything I had to insert into myself lol. And my friend was having sex with her guy and when she got off of him....well I think you know where Im going with that lol
The guy was wearing a decoration? Oh well, it was just a suggestion.

Personally, I don't like the way the hormones make me feel. But when I'm in a steady relationship, it seems like the best way to go. Light or no period is wonderful, though.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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try holding an asprin between your knees
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: 👶🏾CHI🛫CVG🛬AVL🛫CMH🛬CHI🛫?
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try holding an asprin between your knees
lol what will that do?
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: In a delirium
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no I dont have kids and dont plan on having them either I was thinking of getting it taken out because I read the horror stories of some other people on here who have had their IUD get embedded in their cervix or have it somehome get in their abdomen and that freaked me out! I plan on being celibate until I get married so thats also why my doctor approved the IUD for me (Its for people who are in a monagomous relationship or like me, abstaining). Why do you need hormones? my doctor didnt say anything about regulating my hormones while on the IUD...
Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to suggest you or anyone else would need extra hormones while on the IUD. That's just me now after having had 2 kids. All sorts of things changed other than the lifestyle.

Anyway, someone mentioned that there will always be horror stories associated with, well, anything medical. That's true. A good friend has a horror story with the birth control pill. I guess it's just important to know the risks involved, so that you can keep an eye out for them. But, don't panic.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:32 AM
 
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lol what will that do?
My mother always told me to use that as a form of birth control. Think about it.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: 👶🏾CHI🛫CVG🛬AVL🛫CMH🛬CHI🛫?
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My mother always told me to use that as a form of birth control. Think about it.
OH! lol
well Im celibate so I think thats just as effective lol
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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For sheer birth control, a vasectomy would be my first choice. No side effects, at least not for me.
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