Hi ladies... I see my topic took a total detour, lol :) So I thought I'd share too! My body went bonkers when I tried the patch, it totally flared my anxiety and made me an emotional wreck!!!!!!! But I never had problems with it coming off - only if I had it on my rear... certain activities seem to make that a bad place to wear it :) It stayed on fine as long as I had it in the front in my pelvic region. After 4 months of that I am back on the pill at my doctor's suggestion... but after reading about
the NuvaRing, now I want to try that!!!
By the way, my GI symptoms have calmed down quite a bit - I have stopped eating apples (I used to have one a day at least!!) and I have no idea if that has anything to do with it, but I feel much less gassy. I'm still not exactly regular, but its better than it was. I've been doing the fiber and calcium thing... so who knows, maybe that did the trick! I am seeing my doc on tuesday about
something different, but I still am going to ask her about
the IBS stuff... and I am expecting a blank stare and a "well, i don't know, maybe". Oy ve.....
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Post Edited (hopeful82) : 10/14/2005 2:14:13 PM (GMT-6)
Posted 10/14/2005 2:23 PM (GMT -6)
Hey hopeful, sorry I took your topic off on a tangent.
I'm glad to read you are doing better. I hate to say it but I think it did help that you stopped eating apples. Apples are highly gassy (along with leafy greens and loads of other things). If you feel like you just HAVE to have an apple then try peeling it... that may help reduce some of the aftermath.
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Posted 10/14/2005 3:12 PM (GMT -6)
I take Depo Provera and love it. One shot in the butt every 3 months and that's all. It is progesterone; it keeps you from having a period, which is so very lovely! I don't go through bad cycles like a lot of you guys because I never have "that time of the month." While still birth control, it's a different kind than the pill, so hopefully it wouldn't bother you.
Posted 10/15/2005 8:12 AM (GMT -6)
Oops... sorry we highjacked your thread... I think IBS does something to the brain :) I cannot do apples at all, not apples, not apple juice, not apple sauce. I get really crampy and gassy so I think that it is the nature of the apple. It's a shame too because apples are loaded with antioxidants.
I tried the Depo and gained 30 lbs in a year. It also took me almost a year after being off of it to get my period back. I think that I might have just been a bad case. After that, we never had spontinaity in intimacy because we weren't using any b.c. but now thats not an issue. I know a few people on Depo and it works great for them. It might be something for people to look into also. Thanks for sharing that. :)
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Posted 10/17/2005 11:00 AM (GMT -6)
B.C. affects everyone differently. Not only did I not gain any weight after getting on Depo, I went on a diet and lost 23 pounds about 8 months after starting it. My main diet destroyer was my appetite; I was always not full. After getting my g.b. out, I'd get really bad attacks of the munchies and could never feel full, no matter how much I ate. I've been getting better, though, since adding fat back into my diet. And good fat at that--dairy fats, mostly. Not McDonald's fats.