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Old 06-08-2010, 04:17 AM
 
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I thought there was a type of birth control that allows only three periods a year or something like that. Does anyone know what it is called, as well as anyone who has had experience with it and the risks or side effects involved. TIA.


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They have seasonale and seasonique that make you have your period 4 times a year. I was on seasonique for a while, and loved only getting my visitor 4 times!! I eventually decided to go back to regular, monthly birth control because the seasonique made me break out. But I know lots of people who live by either one of those meds. Just talk to your Dr. and see what they suggest
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Talk to your doctor because I take my regular monthly bc back to back (skip the placebos) and then every third month I take the placebos and get my period. That way I only have 4 periods a year and take regular bc. She writes the prescription so that it allows me to take it back to back and the insurance company pays for it.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:41 AM
 
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Why do we even have to have 3 or 4 periods a year? Why not 2, 1, or even 0?
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I currently take Seasonique and I like it. That being said, when I do get a period, the cramps and headaches are pretty bad. I think that I'd rather deal with this one week every 4 months than every month. I used to have a really bad time,(missing school once a month for at least 2 days), so really anything is better than that! As far as I know from the research I did, and talking with my dr. the risks with this pill is no greater or less than with any other bc.


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Old 06-08-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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I take the Depo Provera shot every three months and I don't have a period at all. Very infrequently I will have some spotting but that is it. The only side effects I have seen are a few breakouts on my face and I can't seem to lose weight as quickly as usual (although I'm not trying very hard). Anyway, I love the shot and would recommend it!
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I am looking into taking birth control. I have heard of this from friends who take it but it makes me very nervous and afraid to mess up my system. It also worries me that there is so much time in between and I won't know if it is working correctly.
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