I know that there are no perfect forms of birth control, but I'm not happy with mine and what to know what other options I have. I have always struggled with hormonal birth control and have had some bad side effects (mainly mood swings).
I currently have implanon, but have been bleeding two weeks out of the month for the past 9 months. I can't take it anymore, but my doctor keeps telling me that a little bit of bleeding is worth the benefits of preventing a pregnancy. However, I'm having more than "a little bit of bleeding." It's more like getting my period twice a month. Is this normal? Shouldn't the bleeding be subsiding by now? If I choose to switch to the Pill, are there any BCP's that don't cause as many mood swings as the others? I've had a terrible experience with ortho tri cyclen.
I've thought about getting the Paragard, but I'm nervous about all of the horror stories on the internet and the risk of uterine perforation because I still want other children in 3-5 years. I'm also worried about increased cramps and bleeding because I typically have 5 day periods with cramping the first day, so I don't know if that would get worse on implanon.