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I have been on the HBC pill for 5 years, I am now 20, have had no children and originally used HBC to regulate my depression and my extremely heavy, painful periods. I used loestrin and microgestin with great results. I am considering the mirena, I do not want to go on an anti-depressant along with mirena (no more pills!) so I am wondering, in my specific case, will it help with my depression?

p.s. Any suggestions of how to make insertion the least painful possible?

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Cinna, I cannot recommend mirena because of I have read so many reports of negative side effects. I don't feel that it is healthy for a women's body. Do you need to be on any kind of birth control? I don't mean to intrude but are you sexually active? I am always surprised at how many women are taking or on some kind of birth control but aren't currently sexually active. Please email me at CHERYL51@aol.com so we can talk further. And no, I don't know any way of making insertion very pain-free.
Sincerely,
Diane Cheryl
P.S. I just saw where you said that you use the birth control for painful periods. Please explain this more.

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Diane Cheryl

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I can answer questions about the various methods of birth control. I have done much research about side effects and risks of birth control methods. I can answer questions like "What would be the best method of birth control for me?" and "What are the advantages of birth control pills or condoms?" I have almost 25 years of experience volunteering with pregnancy resource centers. Please contact me at CHERYL51@aol.com if you would like to know more information about your situation or if I am "Maxed OUT".

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I have almost 25 years of experience in counseling women about birth control and family planning.

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Illinois Valley Community College, Austin Community College, Travel Agent Degree and almost 25 years of counseling experience.
I have worked with Pregnancy Resource Centers for almost 25 years.

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