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Birth Control

Birth Control Questions

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by 827 · about 6 hours ago

Hello Ladies, I had my Mirena IUD removed 7 months ago. My acne has grown much worse since then and I'm wondering how long this will last. My paleo diet gave me great skin and I'm so sad to see it ruined by having this unnatural device... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I recently switched to a lower dose estrogen birth control pill and have been noticing an extreme increase in appetite. Specifically I've had to cut nuts and coconut milk out of my diet completely because they seem to trigger binges. I was on a... (more)

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by 1467 · about 6 hours ago

So I have been having night sweats for about a year and about two weeks ago I started bleeding heavily and haven't stopped. I got some blood work done and the results are low estrogen and low progesterone: My doctor wants to put me on the oral... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 15, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Get your D3 level checked and sun/supplement to a blood level of 60-80 ng/ml. D3 is a hormone precursor and required for hormonal balance. Make sure to get sufficient A, K, and Magnesium, since they are co-factors of D3. It make take 4-6... (more)

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by 1042 · about 6 hours ago

Hello Everyone, I have been using regular Junel FE birth control pills for the past 7 years. After some research I've decided it would be a good idea to switch. I'm scared of what effect the hormones may be having on my body, along with possible... (more)

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Angelina 0 · February 09, 2013 at 4:10 AM

I would never take a hormonal birth control pill. I understand that it is tough guarding against unwanted pregnancy. I did use the IUD and it worked well until we wanted another child.... (more)

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by 220 · about 6 hours ago

I've been off birth control pills for a year, at first I had a lot of hair loss, cycles were all over the place and my skin looked pretty terrible, but that seems to be fixing itself now which is great. I've read a lot of Ray Peat's work on the... (more)

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MM_4 0 · December 09, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I would also recommend the taking charge of your fertility book, if you have hormonal problems then the already mentioned hofmeiklers anti-estrogen book is very, very good. I would consider not taking hormonal bcp, and not using a IUD (these... (more)

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by 789 · about 6 hours ago

I suppose this is a pretty self explanatory question? I just got off birth control (been on it for a year) in an attempt to get in better health, but now experiencing and fearing those god forsaken pains. How do you ladies manage to manage them? (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · July 12, 2012 at 1:46 AM

cramps are most often caused by too low progesterone (and/or estrogen dominance) according to my ND and MD. Mine went away when I started pregnenolone (capsules, non prescription) to up my progesterone and also progesterone cream (mine is a... (more)

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by 789 · about 6 hours ago

My (paleo) nutritionist kind of negatively huffed at my answer to taking the birth control pill, mentioning that it could cause a disruption in sexual drive. Though that's not my main concern, obviously BC isn't paleo, and I'm wondering what kind... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM

If I could do my life over (I'm 49) I would avoid the Pill and any other hormonal birth control at all costs. I never had any side-effects on the Pill, but the longer-term consequences are starting to become apparent. Using synthetic hormones... (more)

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by 871 · about 7 hours ago

Hello everyone, I am one month into ridding myself of the awful poison we like to call the birth control pill (was on it from age 16-27) At first my skin went nuts, but things seem ok now, but what ive noticed is that its past 28days, and i... (more)

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Kaz 0 · February 29, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Your experience sounds much like mine! I was on birth control for a similar eleven-year duration. After stopping the pill, I had an immediate cycle (about 3-4 days after stopping, which lasted another 3-4 days), but then it took 37 days for me... (more)

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by 692 · about 7 hours ago

I decided, after months of no scale movement and a lot of frustration, to drop my birth control to see if it would help me out. I'm definitely feeling it. I'm hunting my boyfriend constantly and here at the end of the month there have been a lot... (more)

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curious 0 · September 29, 2011 at 4:11 AM

Just to give you my own experience, I had several (maybe four or five?) rough periods after I came off of (~9 years) of hormonal birth control, and my PMS is still worse than it was when I was on it, but the first two were definitely the hardest,... (more)

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by 692 · about 7 hours ago

How much can birth control actually hinder your weight loss? I'm currently on Ortho tri cyclen lo for birth control. My partner and I are several years away from being ready to have a baby and I am allergic to latex so going off it seems like a... (more)

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Erin_H 0 · September 06, 2011 at 2:10 PM

You know what really wrecks your weight loss goals.... babies.... just saying

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Please help! After many misscarages(5) i finaly gave birth to a beautiful baby girl!Once it was time to get on birth control i got on the depo and it caused me to bleed very bad non stop (not fun with a new baby).Then i got on the IUD Para guard... (more)

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Robin_4 0 · July 06, 2011 at 5:26 AM

I am very similar. We did natural family planning. Check out the book called taking charge if your fertility.

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by 717 · about 7 hours ago

So I haven't had a period for about 18months. Over the past 2-3 years my cycle was going longer (say 45 days) eventually they stopped apart from a 4 month spell in 2009. Test show low levels of LH and oestrogen. Everything else thyroid, adrenals... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Run the other way........you need to to run. Horrible advice.

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by 255 · about 7 hours ago

As part of my paleo journey, I have decided to take myself off of the pill and use another form of contraception. Things like having only one cycle every 8 months on the pill have been making me take a step back and decide that I want to let my... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · April 23, 2011 at 3:51 PM

No. I've been on Depo Provera for years, and would not go back to having harsh, horrible, hemorrhagic periods wrought with cramps and depression ever again. I'll take the osteoporosis risk over anemia, misery, and the loss of 5 days of my life... (more)

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by 93 · October 23, 2014 at 3:57 AM

I know there have been several posts already on birth control options and warnings but they all seem to contradict each other. I am interested in hearing a general conclusion to what is the best type of birth control if I have to choose one. I... (more)

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Khaleesi 0 · December 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I have Paragard (copper IUD) and I have not experienced any issues since I began using it. I chose it because I don't have to remember to take a pill everyday and I don't like the idea of taking hormones. Both of my sisters used it for years... (more)

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by 40 · October 23, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Hello fellow paleo women :) I'm 19 and I've been on paleo for a whopping 6 days! I love it so far and I've lost 8 pounds! Talk about instant gratification! Anyway, I have always had KILLER periods. I'm talking: *Feeling like the world is... (more)

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by 871 · October 23, 2014 at 3:38 AM

So after my disaster of a hormonal storm...I have realized that I am not able to menstruate on my own, despite eating strict Paleo for 1 year now, exercising 5-6 times a week, and generally being quite healthy. I must admit this is rather... (more)

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VB 0 · May 05, 2012 at 2:02 AM

I don't know if I should even comment from now on since my herbal experience changed the way I view sickness and disease. I highly recommend seeing a good Chinese herbal doctor. That's the only thing that worked for me. And I can only recommend... (more)

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by 554 · October 23, 2014 at 3:29 AM

Female 23, 58kg (probably gained since last). Waist 72cm. Looking out of shape with a distinct apple figure (more like chicken figure). Removed Implanon two months ago, regained a little bit of libido. Still no period, or actual libido and... (more)

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tatty 0 · February 01, 2012 at 3:03 AM

It sounds very much like you could be experiencing depression. I'd recommend either asking your doctor or looking into a psychologist/psychiatrist. It sounds like you are doing everything possible to feel better but having gone through mental... (more)

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by 2949 · October 23, 2014 at 3:16 AM

Possible Duplicate: Any advice on non-hormone based birth-control?? H-G societies most likely would have used herbal/plant-based birth control methods. They would have been able to carry one maybe two children at a time and population was... (more)

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Katherine 0 · July 17, 2011 at 10:40 PM

A few thoughts... Your premise, that HG societies would want to delay pregnancy or reduce the possibility of a pregnancy, is faulty. Maternal mortality was a significant issue, infant and childhood mortanlity were huge issues. Aside from family,... (more)

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by 7967 · October 23, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Possible Duplicate: Ladies: Have you taken yourself off hormonal birth control? I'm 25 and have been eating a high-fat paleo-type diet for almost 2 years now. It's healed my health in myriad ways, including the hormonal issues I was... (more)

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by 421 · October 23, 2014 at 3:04 AM

My husband and I live a pretty strict Paleo lifestyle and bit by bit I'm trying to incorporate it into every last element of my life. Right now I'm stuck on birth control. I've been on birth control pills for over a decade and I'm pretty... (more)

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Nicole 0 · August 05, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Birth control pills were a disaster for me - I got migraines along with other fun side effects. I had very few issues with progesterone only pills. You do have to take those exactly on time and consistently, or they don't work, since they don't... (more)

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by 111 · October 22, 2014 at 3:37 AM

should I stop taking it?

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Jen_20 0 · April 30, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Only you can decide if you should stop taking it... My personal experience is that it caused havoc with my hormones. Getting off it was a very hormonal experience for me (mood swings, irregular periods) but i am very glad I did. I had been on... (more)

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by 10502 · October 22, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Hi there -- First question, can women become pregnant while nursing? I think the answer to this is: Yes, they can. Second question: If so, is there some factor that would make this more or less likely? Frequency of nursing, perhaps? Reason... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · April 09, 2012 at 5:44 PM

While full nursing (no supplemental bottles or solid foods) with co-sleeping can suppress ovulation, some women will continue to ovulate even during nursing, so yes, a woman who is nursing can definitely become pregnant. Every shift away from... (more)

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by 145 · October 22, 2014 at 3:32 AM

Tonight I ended up feeling really full... actually bloated is the better way to put it. I started freaking out (probably irrationally) about how much I ate. I started thinking back to the dark days of calorie counting and decided I'd count the... (more)

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Silverspeed 0 · February 13, 2012 at 5:13 AM

Don't sweat it. The cortisol response of worrying about this is probably doing more damage than the extra calories :) 2500 calories doesn't sound unreasonably high. You probably have days where you eat <2000 as well. Unless you find yourself... (more)

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by 15 · October 22, 2014 at 3:12 AM

I've just stopped taking the pill after being on it for almost four years, and instead had an implanon inserted. It's a progesterone-only contraception and they're subsidised by the government here in Australia so it only cost me $28 (rather than... (more)

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Grace_2 0 · May 05, 2011 at 10:14 PM

I just went through that whole crap. One day after 5 years on the pill I threw a fit - "No more hormones in my body! They're making me fat!" Went to the doctor and told her I want an IUD. It sounds like implanon is similar to our mirena - the... (more)

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by 2682 · October 21, 2014 at 4:24 AM

I dropped the NuvaRing a couple years ago and went for the Paragard IUD instead: no hormones, and I don't have to think about it for 10 years. Everything went fine and I loved it...but the past couple months, I have been having some extreme... (more)

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CJ_12 0 · May 31, 2013 at 3:16 PM

I was on the neuvoring for about 5 years and it COMPLETELY messed up my hormones and I'm still trying to regulate everything after almost 6 months of no birth control and trying others. I wish someone would tell the world how bad the nuvoring is... (more)

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