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I have PCOS too. Had my baby 6 weeks before I was sleeved. I went on Ortho Tri Clyclen. I hadn't been on birth control since I was 23. (Now 38). I was scared of the mirena. I want another baby and had heard too many horror stories. I also wanted something to balance out my hormones. The reason it took me so long to get pregnant was due to way too much estrogen. I also wanted a cycle every month to help reduce my risk of cancer. I will be on birth control until the end of the year when it is safe to start trying. I've been on it for about 7 months now and so complaints. I love being regular and I already have to take pills every day (vitamins) so it is easy to remember.

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Mirena! I've had it for almost 5 years and love it. Works great, this coming from someone who get pregnant on the pill twice.

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I'm getting the Mirena put in this Friday. I'm a little nervous about it. But we'll see how it goes.

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I'm getting the Mirena put in this Friday. I'm a little nervous about it. But we'll see how it goes.

I had my mirena inserted in October. The insertion process is a little uncomfortable but after it's in it's easy to forget about it. I have only had one period since and it was super light. I recommend taking some pain medicine right before you go. I was a little crampy that day but otherwise it was good. I never delivered vaginally (had 2 c-sections) so I heard it can be a little more uncomfortable but like I said it wasn't too bad!

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@@shrinkingkimber Thanks!

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The insertion isn't pleasant but well worth it! My doctor adds a numbing cream for the process. Some cramping may be present but will go away. Being period free has been amazing!

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If you haven't had children yet, you may want to consider Skyla. It's a smaller hormone based IUD. It was made for woman who have not had children since their cervix is not as "open" as those who have had children.

As for me, I love my depo. I'm not a fan of pain and the thought of trying to cram something into my cervix freaks me out!

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