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lAsVegas18
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Hi just looking for some tips or advice. I went on the pill this year for a while and the doctor advised me to keep running packs due to constantly suffering from thrush. I did this and then around pack 3 I was bleeding and bleeding (I was on first marvelon then gedarel) I came off them for a while and the bleeding stopped. I waited for a normal period to come and I was put on microgynob. After 5 days I got thrush and stopped it. Can anyone recommend any other types of contraception?? I've tried the mini pill and I just bleed on that. And lots of things seem to give me thrush

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Loz19912019

Hi there would you like a contraceptive to stop your period

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Loz19912019

Have you tried the sayna press i was on all certain types of contraception and none of them worked out for me so I decided to try the sayna press and it is actually the best contraceptive i have ever used

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lAsVegas18

Hiya, is that the injection? Only thing that makes me worry is weight gain

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Loz19912019

Yeah its an injection that goes into the stomach that is some of the side effects but some of the side effects don't work its like there is a lot of side effects and I don't take any of them so just have a wee read up and see what you think i really think it is helpful there is the depo jag too some of the side effects were the same and only one i took a reaction to and that was the hair falling out but with the sayana press my hair has stopped falling out ??

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lAsVegas18

Ok thank you I will speak to the doc when i next get the chance

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Loz19912019

No problem

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Properdoc

Running combined pill packs together is not a treatment or prevention of candida ( thrush ) . Perhaps BV if bleeding is triggering episodes. The bleed you had after several pill packs is normal, and the advice is stop for four days then restart the combined pill.

If the problems you are having are genuinely candida ( must be swab or microscopy proven ) then I would start with a low oestrogen dose combined pill 20mcg , not the 30 in microgynon. If it was still recurring I would then switch to progestogen only methods or non hormonal like the IUD. I think you should be really attending a reproductive health service/sexual health clinic to manage this.

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lAsVegas18

Thank you for your advice, I've been to a sexual health clinic recently for my problems with thrush and got a lot more help than I've had at the docs. I'm going to try going back on gedarel, is it ok to occasionally run two packs together? Thanks

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Properdoc

absolutely , in fact you only need a bleed only once every three months

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