I hate you. I Love you. Oranges anyone?

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Hot2na
I hate you. I Love you. Oranges anyone?

I know what you are thinking. What the hell kind of a thread title is that? Well, it is P.M.S. one. That's what kind. Confused. Bloated. Cramped, and just .....out there! How many times have you wished that you could just end your menstrual cycle? Come on now, raise that hand. I had mentioned in another thread that I had mine stopped before a dive excursion because I didn't want to be shark bait. Even though they don't like bones! So I stopped my cycle for 3.5 months. No weight gain. No fugly face break outs. Just a worry free and enjoyable summer. There is quite a bit of controversy over the new medical technology that can end your cycle permanently with minimal or no side affects.

Have you had a menstruation ending procedure? Would you?

   

Hot2na
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my child bearing years are long gone. this is something i would consider, providing there are no weight gain side effects or  breakouts. and hey, no hormone therapy? nice. what about menopause? earlier or later because of this?

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

animestrinity
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I don't think I would... I consider it a good indicator if something's wrong or not with my body... maybe if I were older... maybe.... since the natural way of ending it seems to be sucky......... I think we as women got screwed over sometimes.... I think "Mother" Nature is actually a man playing a sick joke on us.

CritterKeeper
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[quote=Animestrinity]I consider it a good indicator if something's wrong or not with my body[/quote]

I'm with Anime. I tried that Seasonale previously, but then was in a complete panic for the 3 months that I did not have my period. I use it to base my ovaries health on... well that and NOT being pregnant. So the panic sets in around month 2. "what if i AM, and i don't know it..." etc. PLUS my family has a very high incidence of ovarian cancer and cysts, and tumors (my aunt had a 40 lb cancerous ovarian tumor grow in less than 7 months) So due to my own personal neurosis, it's not a good idea for me. Though the CONVENIENCE of it is lovely... If you can control yourself from self diagnosing with everything from pregnancy to ovarian cancer!

Be yourself...... Everyone else is taken!

Hot2na
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[quote=critterkeeper]I tried that Seasonale previously, but then was in a complete panic for the 3 months that I did not have my period.[/quote]

while ironing today, yes ironing, don't fall over. i enjoy playing the domestic goddess....crown and all. anyway, i watched a commercial on Seasonique. i knew i heard or read the name recently, and it was here. but it was Seasonale. so same company, same type of product, very similar names. here is the skinny, i think:

SEASONIQUE™ tablets are indicated for the prevention of pregnancy.

SEASONALE® tablets are indicated for the prevention of pregnancy.

PLEASE READ IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

While you get 4 periods a year with SEASONIQUE™, you’re also more likely to have bleeding or spotting between periods. This can be slight to a flow like a regular period and should decrease over time.

While you get the convenience of 4 periods a year with SEASONALE®, you are also more likely to have spotting and breakthrough bleeding (which varies from slight spotting to a flow much like a regular period) than with a 28-day birth control pill. This is common and should decrease over time. During the first year, total bleeding days are similar to a traditional Pill.

 

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

LadyCerridwen48
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I haven't had a menstrual period in over 4 years.  No spotting, no moodiness, no cramping, nothing.  I didn't have surgery, I get a shot once every 3 months.  I'm due again tomorrow, in fact.  Depo-Provera is an absolutely beautiful thing, I'd go so far as to call it life changing.  Its not for everyone, though.  Like some have already said, some women find comfort in getting their period.  Also, it can leech the calcium out of your bones, so if you have a family history of osteoporosis, it's generally not recommended for you.  Unlike other with hormonal birth control methods, I did not experience ANY weight gain at all.  Not an ounce.  Actually, I would go so far as to say I don't have any side effects at all from it, except for being a bit sore for a few days after receiving the injection, like a general achiness in the muscle, no big deal at all.  I love it, and at this point in my life, I actually consider any other method of birth control almost barbaric.  

 

"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"

animestrinity
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I'm actually thinking about getting this... but again I kinda have that sense of relief when I get my period on time... the only reason I really want to get this (besides not getting preggo) is because my periods are on average 8 days long... and that's a long friggen time.... 

What I would love is something that's purposely made to shorten your period (even if it weren't a birth control)... not actually end it... I think there's a because pill out there that does that, but I was on the Pill before and just felt sick every day.... so I haven't really looked into that... 

As for other because methods being barbaric, I've actually thought about the IUD... that seems like a good choice as well nowadays... it just worries me that it can 'slip' or be moved by accident and such... 

LadyCerridwen48
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I know 2 women who have recently gotten IUD's.  One with hormones, one the old fashioned version.  Neither are happy with it, at all.  Both have complained of serious cramping, and exceptionally heavy bleeding.  The one who got the one with the hormones bled for almost 3 straight weeks before she finally had her Gyn pull it out.

My period used to be long, too, anywhere from 7-10 days, and all sorts of irregular.  Sometimes I'd get one 2 weeks after my last one, sometimes I'd go 2 months in between.  For me, eliminating the stress over when (and where) my period was going to choose to start makes it worthwhile. 

 

"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon

And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"

CritterKeeper
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Anime, I used to be the same way... bleeding for 7-10 days. Since going on the pill it's down to about 5.. BUT MUCH lighter. Many of my friends only bleed for 2-3 days on the pill. My best friend had to try about 3 different brands before she found one that didn't make her feel "yuck" but she did. I'd give it another whirl. 

Be yourself...... Everyone else is taken!

juliek
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 Hey Guys, 23 yrs. ago, I had a total hysterectomy because of problems after the birth of my last baby. Best thing that I ever did. No hormones because I had clotting problems, but I was ok. I felt better than I had in years! I could not believe the difference ! I shoulda done it years before...but then I wouldn't have had my beautiful, special boy...juliek

Hot2na
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[quote=juliek] No hormones because I had clotting problems, but I was ok.[/quote]

that's rare julie! good for you. i would think that after 23 yrs that some type of hormone therapy would be required. i hope i have your luck doll!

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

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