Wondering if anyone has any advice/experience on birth control options with asthma? (Badly behaved, annoying asthma, just for context. I'm fairly familiar with the inside of A&E).
I have the Nexplanon implant and it's been ok but it's getting to the end and becoming annoying with the periods. I'm trying to work out whether to get another one or look at other options.
I'm not really worried so much about my asthma being triggered, as I don't think periods/hormones are a trigger for me. As far as I know the only big no-nos for asthma are some of the morning after pills.
HOWEVER I do end up on frequent courses of pred and am waiting to see if I have secondary adrenal insufficiency because of that. So really I'm wondering if anyone has any helpful experiences or knowledge about whether there is anything I need to consider. Also wondering about mood effects with pred plus hormonal contraception.
I feel like asthma nurses (including my nurse specialist) will know about asthma but I don't know how they are with advising on contraception from this POV. If they are good, then great and I may give the helpline a ring as they're fantastic.
I'm reasonably sure sexual health/contraceptive healthcare professionals are not likely to be up on weird asthma like mine (no reason they should be - the asthma ones barely are as I'm a freak!). Again, I could be wrong and they may be able to advise about this kind of thing including pred - if so, is there an advice service anyone can recommend?
Thanks in advance!