Disclaimer, this topic is for the ladies. How do you deal with your period? Shortly after high school I discovered this miraculous thing called the Depo shot. Without going into much detail (you can Google it) it’s a contraception where you get a shot every 3 months. As a side benefit for many it stops their period as it has for me. It doesn’t agree with everyone, but works for me. I haven’t had my period since and frankly don’t want it ever again. After my annual visit with the doctor he’s concerned about the bone density issue associated with it. I guess it’s one of the “black box” warnings.
He’d like me to consider other options, but I’m not really interested. My bones already suck, so I can’t see how the shot would be that detrimental. The two options he mentioned are the pill (which I can’t swallow pills) or an IUD (no thanks.) Are there other alternatives?
While trying to convince me how important bone density is he mentions the risk of spine fractures. Uh, I have a spinal fusion. Don’t think that’ll be an issue. So, that’s another question. Do you worry about bone density? For now my consideration on the issue is enough to continue with the depo shot. I don’t know for how long though.
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