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New Contraceptive Pill approved to stop periods

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I don't start RN school until September, so I may not know anything about anything, but this new bc pill seems to go far against nature... I mean, our very nature, don't you think? Changing a woman's biological timeframe just scares me... what about possible side effects? will these women have mutant children one day? This really freaks me out... I'll just take my cramps and bloating as it comes!

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Ms Kylee has 4 years experience and specializes in Med Surg, Hospice.

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ohhhh... I sooooooooo want a script for this!

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SteveNNP has 9 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Neonatal ICU (Cardiothoracic).

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Ok, I'm a man in a womans world here, but I was reading this article and just can't relate to the annoyance of menstruation. However I wonder what risks are taken by not allowing the body to ever complete its natural cycles. I understand that some OCs on the market allow for 2-4 a year, but what additional health risks are taken by eliminating all periods? Is it worth switching to an OC for convenience sake without knowing what long-term risks are involved with this new type of therapy. Again, I don't have a uterus, but happened to be thinking this over as I came across this forum.

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bigsyis has 24 years experience and specializes in ER, Occupational Health, Cardiology.

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Good points, SteveRN21. That is exactly why I was looking to someone with gyne experience for some input on this. I (from personal experience, doncha know) can appreciate the annoyance of a period, but what does it do to a body that is supposed to shed and regenerate the endometrium each month? Does it continue to build up? :confused: If so, what then?

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What do you all think happens to women that are on Depo...or some of the IUD's that stop your period. Alot of women on these other types of BC stop menses..we do not see them exploding from a bulid up. I think just like any BC..long term side effects will not be known for a quite a while. However I am all for a pill that stops my period!!

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bigsyis has 24 years experience and specializes in ER, Occupational Health, Cardiology.

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IUDs don't stop a woman's period, unless there is a new one out that I'm not aware of (possible!). As far as the DepoProvera, I thought that you could only use those shots for a predetermined period of time (no pun intended).

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SouthernBelleinsocal has 1 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, LTC.

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I am on Depo for about 4 years total now. I was on it for 2 years then off for about 8 months, then on again for another 2 years. I, for one, can say I'm quite pleased about not having a period. I haven't experienced any crazy side effects (yet) and have personally known several people to have perfectly normal children after having been on Depo for quite some time. I think it takes quite a while to get pregnant after having been on Depo (sometimes upwards of 18 mos). Anyway, as far as I'm aware, theres no predetermined period of time I can be on this before I have to switch....if thats the case then someone please let me know :)

All in all, I'm for it. I had horrendous cramps that prevented me from living a normal life for 7 days out of each month, so maybe I'm a little biased.

Jess :nurse:

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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I have nursed and talked to a few patients here in the UK with a Mirena coil and they love the fact that their menses stop.

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danissa has 12 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in midwifery, NICU.

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My friend has the Mirena coil..swears by it! I am looking into it, not that I need contraception, but just for the no cramping, sore boob..BAD mood thing! This has got worse, especially the sore boob thing, I have found, as I'm nearing the big 40! My pal has none of these symptoms! And no period!

Dont know about the continuous pill though, report seems not too favourable. But the coil thing..replaced once every five years, seems a good idea.

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danissa has 12 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in midwifery, NICU.

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Do you have a break in the depo in 12 years? does it stop all the horrible stuff..you know..the monster woman who jumps from your mouth each time you speak, with the hugely inflated Throbbing boobs?:lol2:

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