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9797462 tn?1410751678

Birth control... rod in arm or pills?

Which is more effective? Rod in arm or the pill? I've never been on any birth control before. I've heard the pill helps with acne? True or false? If so, I have bad.acne and would love if it is true lol. Anyways, please post your preferences or stories of usage? Thx! Xox
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The pill does help with acne but as a birth control method i think its the worst. I know tons of girls including myself that took it correctly and got pregnant while taking it. The rod from what ive seen is horrible as far as long periods and you get sick on that one, same with the depo shot. Im looking into IUD right now. But theres so much out there ask your dr whats best for you
9797462 tn?1410751678
Honestly, the thought of a foreign object being in my uterus really freaks me out lol so IUD is not one of my considerations. Also, I've heard too many terrible things of the depo shot, so I'm crossing that out. That's why my only options that I'll consider are the pill or the rod. Thanks @minna1996 :)
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Haha i understand hahaha. Yeah but if you want birthcontrol to help prevention go with the rod but theres a ton of side effects. If its just for skin and period regulation the pill helps. Warning with the pill though i got pregnant on the pill and with a condom
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Pill also causes weight gain, be aware
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I have fallen pregnant on the implant in my arm the pill and the mirina iud. The last of witch crossed an ectopic pregnancy of unknown location that went undetected for  12 weeks because doctors kept telling me my hormones where just off because of the iud. It was slowly killing me.
9797462 tn?1410751678
@Alisonk170 oh my, i am so sorry.
So pretty much, birth control or not, there's still a chance of getting pregnant?
I am not worried about weight gain, as I am a skinny lady and a little meat on my bones would actually satisfy me :)
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Nuva Ring.
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am in the same situation. dont know what birth control to do. am kinda looking fwd to the rod. i dont wnna get pregnant in the nxt 5 yrs. currently 33 weeka
10727100 tn?1416715131
I had the rod in my arm and never experienced any problems with it. I didn't even feel then out it in (if that's something your scared of) u had no periods the whole time I was in it (about a year) and had no complications getting it removed. Definitely the method I would recommend
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The rod was my very first birth control choice, and 2 things happened as a result. I bled for 3 months straight, and it caused me to develop cysts on both of my ovaries, which had to be surgically removed because of the mass amount of pain they caused me. Of course, everyone is different, but definitely be aware of the risks of everything before making a decision.
10727100 tn?1416715131
Put it in* & I* never had periods
Sorrt! Lol
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I had the rod in my arm and honestly idk what i will do after this pregnancy. The rod was painful going in they just inserted in under my skin. I did not end up pregnant however periods are verrrh very irregular. Example. I didnt have it for 6 months when they first put it in and then i did bleed...for like 4 months off and on. So ur sex life is kinda ehh if that happens. And idk abut acne i dont have that issue but when  it Came time for it to come out there was an issure because it costed money. Like 250$ and i couldnt find insurance to cover it. When i finally got insurance the rod had become sort of part of my arm they had to dig pretty deep to get it out and it was painful. Very. And they keep u awake. And i had to go in twice they cut the same spot open once it healed. Ugh givese chills. Anyway the pill may be your way since u dont mind the weight gain.
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