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11. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

Quoting mojorob

One alternative is not to have sex ;)

Hehehe... that is such a BAD alternative...

x x Miromar x x

12. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

Quoting char1208

Guys, your all sex obssessed lol.
The pill isnt just for protection against sex, its for regulating your menstrual cycle which is important when im away travelling for a year. The good thing about a pill is i can keep taking it and not have a period which is handy when were swimming all day, on the other hand, what my original post was about, was the side effects.

Yes, you are right, it helps regulating your menstrual cycle, but you will still get a period!! The only difference is that the ovaries are not producing eggs, but to be fair, that doesnt make a big difference as you still will be a "being that bleeds for 5 days without dying" (quote from South Park )

Hope you enjoy your travels (with or without sex )

x x Miromar x x

13. Posted by char1208 (Inactive 26 posts) 9y

Purdy - I know, who would of thought every one enjoys talking about nookie so much! I might open a Nookiespoint.com. Where you can all talk about it :D
As for the marathon we'll see how much time i have left.
Happy travelling people....im getting so nervous ...leave on wednesday raaaaa

Charlotte x

14. Posted by tortuga (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

go on the NUVA ring. Its healthier than the depo shot (i.e. doesnt suck calcium from your bones) and you dont have to remember to take a pill every day. Look into it, i highly HIGHLY recommend it

15. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

Quoting tortuga

go on the NUVA ring. Its healthier than the depo shot (i.e. doesnt suck calcium from your bones) and you dont have to remember to take a pill every day. Look into it, i highly HIGHLY recommend it

Hey! I use Nuvaring , and completely agree with you... it is fab! But unfortunately it is not available in the UK.. and that sucks! I have to bring mines from spain and now take them all the way to South America!

x x Miromar x x

16. Posted by emmamac (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

I used Nuvaring but my boyfriend hated it, so had to stop, but if he didnt have a problem with it, I would have stuck with it. It was better than any pill Ive taken, way less side effects.

Also, with the shot you should be careful, because if you get any side effects from it, (the shot usually last 6mths to 1 yr, I think), then there is no going back until it wears off. You should think very very carefully before you get it.

I dont know much about the implant but Im gonna be looking into it for myself.

Go to a GP and discuss your options with them and make sure they go through the pro's and con's of each alternative thoroughly. Personally my GP is very good and thorough but I have friends and their doctors don't really examine them regularly or discuss the options much.

17. Posted by cat.n. (Budding Member 32 posts) 9y

Hello, i really wouldn't worry to much about weight gain, it doesn't affect many girls and if you were to put on any weight it does go off very qickly, i was mostly worried about that to but i didn't put on any weight. besides you'll prob be doing so much out there it will cancel it out! I really would recommed it as well as condoms. As for forgetting it, i was worried about that too but i does just become second nature after a while. It also controls alot of the PMT symptoms which will def come in handy if your doing activites. Maybe get you doc to perscribe 3 months worh and just try them, if you dont like them just don't continue them after your 7 day brake, you'll be able to get another perscription easy in oz. Happy travels! :)

18. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 9y

Not sure where you are planning to go on your travels, but some anti - malarial tablets can interfere with the working of the contraceptive pill.

19. Posted by Looosey (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y

Hello,

I have just returned from a 6 month trip and I took about a years supply of the pill with me (just incase), although I used it more to regulate my periods rather than for contraception.

From my experience, you could buy the pill over the counter in a lot of pharmacies in South East Asia, but i'm affraid that I can't give you any advice on Oz.

Happy travelling!

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