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Post by Adele S on Mon 3 Feb 2014 - 8:38

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Who has had either of the one or heard any negative / positive things (effectiveness?) about it.

The Nova T's cost is R370.00 and the Mirena is R2 000.00.

I know you should'nt always go for the cheapest and I have googled it (of course) but would like some personal feedback too. (Monz has been a great help so far - thanks Monz  flowerhi )

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Post by kajol on Mon 3 Feb 2014 - 9:13

Hi Adele,

I had the Copper T for about a year but suffered terribly with heavy and painful periods. so much so that I had to have it removed.

but I do know of some ladies who haven't had any issues with it.

but yeah didn't work for me. hope this helps!.
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Post by Adele S on Mon 3 Feb 2014 - 9:19

I just found out that the Nova T is a no-go
You get what you pay for - lol
So Mirena it will be

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Post by elleznom on Tue 4 Feb 2014 - 7:39

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Post by Kirsten on Tue 4 Feb 2014 - 9:49

I had the copper T and had endless issues. I lasted 6 months.
I had extremely heavy periods and bad pain
Hubby and I could feel it when we did the bd
I always had cramps and was bloated
The day I had it removed I felt better.
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Post by Mandri on Tue 4 Feb 2014 - 9:55

Also heard the copper t gave a lot of problems. Rather go the mirena route. Will your medical aid cover it?

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Re: Nova T vs Mirena

Post by Adele S on Tue 4 Feb 2014 - 10:46

I hope so cause it is quite expensive.
This whole trip will cost me minimum of R4 000.00 which I must pay and claim back from Discovery. Will find out first.
I know you do save the monthly payment of the contracepitve pill BUT R4 000.00 is quite a bit if the MA is not going to pay everything and also - a lot of R especially in the beginning of the year

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Post by kajol on Tue 4 Feb 2014 - 10:54

Yep Adele, that's a lot of money, so think carefully coz even the Mirena has caused issues for some women (obviously it depends on the individual's body) but rather be 110% certain its the way u want to go.

if you don't mind me asking, why don't u want to stay on the pill? and have u considered the injection?
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Post by Kerryw on Tue 4 Feb 2014 - 11:39

I did not like the mirena
but many people are fine on it.
also it only lasts 5 years

personally i have realised the futility of preventing a pregnancy that will never occur naturally. but maybe vasectomy is the way to go? or a visit to the gynea to look at pill and injectable options that give you the hormones you need.
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Re: Nova T vs Mirena

Post by Adele S on Tue 4 Feb 2014 - 12:35

I do not want to take the pill forever and a day. I have to keep track of taking it every day and it is a schlep. I have been taking it for so long and I just don't feel like taking it

Injections, makes me feel that it is more Government orientated. Personally don't like it.

Vasectomy - Husband doesn't want to go yet.

Other option for me is sterilisation but can you see me trying to convince a doctor to do it and insisting that I do not want children.

Mirena was/is at least a longterm solution with no hassle.

If I could have my way = sterilisation would be the way to go but again, what would the cost be for that.

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Post by Kerryw on Wed 5 Feb 2014 - 11:12

Probably more than the mirena Smile

have you tried just doing nothing? or the rythym method? can work very well Smile
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Post by Adele S on Wed 5 Feb 2014 - 12:47

I am currently playing with fire and I am just afraid my luck will run out. Murphy's law.. hence why sterilisation would be perfect or the mirena...

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Post by TarrynT on Thu 6 Feb 2014 - 12:29

I have the Copper T purely cos at the time my MA had run out and I didnt have cash. It did make my periods slightly heavier but otherwise its been fine, no problems at all.
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Post by Boo (Sharmein) on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 6:11

Hi Adele. Have you considered looking at the contraceptive that they implant under your skin. They say it works for 3 years. Can be removed at any time and should you ever consider wanting to try and fall pregnant, there is no lasting side effects that it needs to "work" itself out of your system at first. I am going to look at this after my little one is here
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Post by Adele S on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 6:27

I wish they could find something that will last forever Boo! (except for sterilisation)

I read about that - will just need to find out the cost.


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Post by Boo (Sharmein) on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 6:39

They say R1700.00 for private patients. But at goverment you can get it free. And they will give it to ALL. Does not matter if you are supper rich or supper poor........

The one thing I like about this is the fact that they do not fiddle around down there. After all my treatments and pocking and stabbing, even my husband agrees, it must stop now.

I also do not want to do the pill due to the fact that you always have to remember to drink it.

This way, they do not fiddle around down there AND I do not have to drink a pill  :Yes 
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Post by Adele S on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 7:34

Let me google that and think about it. This might be a good option. I need to go to a gynae so might as well have it put in there as well.

I just said that since we have moved to Joburg (Aug 2010), I haven't sent foot in a Doctor's rooms (only once at dentist).

Time to get my stuff sorted out.

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Post by Adele S on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 7:36

http://www.familyplanning.org.nz/health_info_issues/sexual_health_information/contraception/long-acting_reversible_contraception/contraceptive_implant

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Post by Adele S on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 7:42

Wait, on second thought...

http://www.calorababy.co.za/for-you/birth-control-the-options.html

SIDE EFFECTS
The implant’s side-effects are an increased risk of acne and headaches, moodiness and decreased libido and occasionally breast tenderness. It may cause irregular periods that might stop altogether, but it may also reduce painful or heavy periods.

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Post by natasja on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 8:23

I have been phoning around the whole morning trying to get more info regarding the implant, yet none of our Hospitals know about this yet... I really want to stop using the pill, but I am scared the hospitals are not up to scratch when it comes to implanting the contraceptive. But, it is a great idea, and free!
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Post by Boo (Sharmein) on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 9:04

Arghhhhhh - Ok the side effects might just get me not to use this........  :Unsure 
But I must say....... great idee.

Luckaly I have a couple of months on my side before I have to choose. By then there should be a couple of people I can chat to.
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Post by Mandri on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 9:55

Saw this on the news and wondered what exactly it was. Don't think I'll ever be going that route!

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Post by Adele S on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 10:10

I don't know what to do.

We have enough medical savings now but hubby needs to have work done on his teeth and I'm getting my eyes done again (hoping to get contacts) and I just don't want to spend R5 000.00 within the first few months of the year. Anything can happen.

On the other side. We always carry money over to the next year and we are currently on R14 000.00 and we hardly get sick (touch wood). So I don't know

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Post by Adele S on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 10:23

So the other option is to have my tubes tied...
No mess, no fuss

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Post by Playgirl on Thu 20 Feb 2014 - 10:28

I have had it done Adele and wouldn't recommend it. had it reversed 6 months later it felt like I was going to die with pain every month and the doctor couldn't explain it. As soon as it was reversed the pain was gone. They put clips on my tubes didn't have it tied or cut.
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