- Birth control – IUD
Anyone or their partner have one? I’m keen to know how many people have problems with them. So many scare stories around.
It’s either that or the snip for me, and we are both trying to come around to our respective options. Her hormone systems seems to be quite umm.. finely tuned, so to speak, so I don’t fancy the possible issues of an IUD to be honestPosted 4 years ago
Snip maybe good for contraception but for some women the mirena coil can have some benefits other than just contraception. It can reduce heavy and painful periods – and stop them altogether for
GP or family planning clinic would be best to advise based on her medical historyPosted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Mrs w had one for several years but suffered from bad pains once a month and it lasting 7/10 days. Got rid of it and it was so much better for her. Took the decision to man up and get sheared, it never happened as i was busy at work and a man in a manual labour job and knacks off don’t mix. Still booked in but need to pick a date. For now we wing it….Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Mirena coil is a superb piece of medical engineering. 20 mcg of levoprogesterone released every day for FIVE years. Trying one for non-contraception reasons. But the contraceptive effects are well established.
As an aside; contraceptive trials of efficacy use an Intent to Treat analysis, so even if you don’t use the condom, you are counted if randomized to that treatment. This accounts for their relatively poor efficacy. That and poor fitting technique.Posted 4 years ago
The regular iud can make periods heavier and more uncomfortable, the mirena doesnt. For those it benefits I am sure whether their husband had the snip or not wouldnt affect their choice in having it.
It is used to reduce pain etc quite effectively – womens health is a bit more complicated than whether you guys have been done or not 😀Posted 4 years agoKarinofnineMember
I had one for years and years, but it was ages ago so undoubtedly overtaken by medical advances.
In case it is relevant/of interest though:
I did not get on with the pill at all.
I had heavy painful periods irrespective of what contraceptive method I used.
Partner occasionally complained of being pricked (sorry, no pun intended :)) by it.
As I say, this is so long ago it’s probably way out of date.Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Get the snip – she will really appreciate the way you have shown your commitment to her and your relationship by demonstrating that you have no desire to spread your wild oats any more.
(When in fact you are just thinking “Thank the Lord, no more bloody kids!)Posted 4 years ago
I know which is why we are a bit nervous about messing with it!
I totally understand that, really is the chat to have with the appropriate doctor though. I was only trying to say that don’t scrap the idea completely if she has other issues other than just not wanting more children.Posted 4 years agotitusriderMember
Wifey (and me!) are very happy with :
Her sister had IUD issues and pains and horrible insertion 😯Posted 4 years agomartymacSubscriber
i got the snip, many years ago, at my wifes bidding, took less than a year for her to **** off with a millionaire she met on the internet.Posted 4 years ago
i am now in the situation of being remarried to a much younger wife who wants kids, while i cant afford to pay to get it reversed.
and, fwiw, i thought the first mrs mac and i were happy.
go carefully bud.
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