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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
okay this has probably been asked before but i was just wondering if any of you could give me more information on it. i was chatting to a girl who said all she had to do was have it done every three months and then not worry! it sounds great, specially as i'm so crap at remembering to take the pill but i wanna find out more before i go demanding it off my doctor!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This may help a bit, it's the basics:
    http://www.thesite.org/sex/pregnancy/injections_and_implants.html

    For more information, there are helplines at the bottom of that page.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanks karla i'll check it out.
    whizzy xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had this injec and it sent me nuts!!!!!1

    The problem was u have this injection every three months and each time they give u an extra bit(just in case u miss by a while)the thing is I think that maybe I had too much in my system.

    But then again maybe it wasn't 4 me?

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have the injection and that's literally it. You have it every 3 months and you don't have to worry in between because you're immediately covered. Some say it can put weight on you, but I wouldn't know there since my diet is bad enough anyway!

    I've tried the pill in the past and they were either inconvenient or they sent me dippy. The only want to know is to try it.

    FYI: In a couple of years, the injection will be available monthly and you will administer it yourself.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well Ive been on the injection for over a year now.
    1. its great and easy - i was crap at remembering to take the pill
    2. It has made me put on a bit of weight but I know its happening and I'm sorting this (it apparently happens a lot)
    3. It can also make you depressed - and yes it made me depressed but again I've got that sorted now so you could too
    4. I used to have really bad period pains! Havent had a period since the day I had my first injection - great!!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think this sounds like quite a good idea, but i'm worried about the gaining weight part and also the other side effects - especially depression cos that kinda runs in the family. Anyway, I'll take a look at that page Karla!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by angelica:
    i think this sounds like quite a good idea, but i'm worried about the gaining weight part and also the other side effects - especially depression cos that kinda runs in the family. Anyway, I'll take a look at that page Karla!

    Don't be so worried about the gaining weight bit... you might do that whatever type of pill/injection you choose the thing is to be aware it could happen and monitor your weight ............. the depression thing... depression runs in my family too and now ive been on the injection for over a year I know the signs when im feeling down... and my family does to warn me then I can get out of the down nes............ dont worry you just need support and you'll be fine

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ur probably right oxfordgirl - the trouble is my family isnt exactly the supportuive type! but I get ur point and I'm not so worried about the weight issue any more. Im seriously gunna look into it <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
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