Posted by: Wonderer | 2005/07/01

What to use?

Hi There. I am a 21 year old female currently on the pill Melodene. I get pretty irritated being on the pill because the water retention is huge and it makes me put on weight. Oddly enough, I feel my best when I have my period. I want to know, is "the loop" a safe alternative to the pill? What exactly is it? Are there any side affects? I heard that it makes ones periods a lot heavier and one also tends to spot. Is this true? And how much does it typically cost? Thank you for your help. xxx

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You could try Yasmin. This is supposed to have much less water retention. The IUCD is another option if you are in a monongamous relationship. Side effects are heavier and more painful periods. It lasts for 5 years.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Bell | 2005/07/01

it is safe and expensive, but if you do not have any kids the cyberdoc said inseting it can be very painful.

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Posted by: PARIS | 2005/07/01


I am not sure about the side effects. My friend had it and said it was fantastic. It lasts for 5 years, but she had hers taken out when they were TTC-ing. Any way, just to let you know it costs R1200.00. Thats what my gynea told me last week. I think it's quite a good alternative to the pill and cheaper in the long run too.



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