Question about BC

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    Ok, my regular women's doctor recently moved to a different state to practice closer to family, so I have been moved to a new doctor. I have my first appointment in a month (the absolute earliest I could get in because of the combining of offices). I am really wanting to talk to the doctor about birth control when I go, but thought I'd ask this here to see if anyone has had experience. Can you come off of birth control quickly or is it a med that has to be monitored and decreased over time? My df and I are wanting to go off the bc when we get married, so I want to go ahead and be thinking about it. I definitely plan to talk to the doctor before doing anything, but wondered what others had been through.
     
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    If you take a pill or use something like the Nuvaring, I believe you can stop when you want (read the directions though to be sure when) but something like a shot, etc would be "in you" for awhile and you might have side effects until it wears off. I wouldn't want a shot for that reason.
     
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    You do not have to be weaned off, but it can take a few weeks to get fully out of your system. I'm not sure if that varies by bill or by just a person's chemistry, but it does.
     
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    My doctor told me to start taking folic acid right away (can get in a woman's multi vitamin, I asked for prescription because I have an intolerance to zinc). And when you stop BC to wait three months before trying so that it is out of your system completely.
     
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    JamieMarie, My dr. advises the same thing. I think with any form of hormonal birth control, they "advise" waiting several months before getting pregnant. I know it can, and does, happen earlier, but it's best for your body and for the baby if you prepare your body the right way.
    Kim
     
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    I've been off it 7 months and I am still not "normal". We also aren't pregnant. Definitely start taking your vitamins now though.
     

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