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    #16
    Originally posted by ForMyCousin View Post
    I felt like better explaining would be better, but you are right. I'll be a little less specific in the future so if she ever does come here, it won't be so intimidating. I have recommended she come here, but I don't see it happening in the near future. She doesn't see the value yet.
    So far you've described her as a sexually active 18 year old that somehow isn't comfortable touching her own lady parts... If she does want to come here and you're talking about them, seems like it would read as an ultimate discomfort.

    Also, if you use the search function, you might be able to find a fair amount of information on many varieties of birth control and/or consequenses. If that really is what you're looking for.
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      #17
      Originally posted by Buck_Nastier View Post
      How dare you all attack this person. You're all acting stupid
      and nasty. What's become of this forum? I need to leave for
      a while because I'm soooo disgusted by some of the behavior
      I've seen in this thread.
      Agreed!

      Originally posted by Liz321 View Post
      Just again, my opinion, but it's my ageist thing. Post another profile pic. I can not take you seriously as a med student.
      She's newly injured and if you were in my face pushing me I'd either push back hard or retreat. She's retreating if their is a family resemblance you are reminding her of what was. Not easy to handle so newly injured.

      Where did she rehab?
      Are there peer mentors?
      Surprisingly she doesn't have "phanthom pain"?
      IC/ Bowel issues?
      Is the house accessible?
      School?


      I'm having a horrific day so if I seem cruel it's not intentional, again, your posts just throw me?
      I wish you well.
      I agree with you Buck as she came on here and stated why she was asking about the IUD and Liz decided to still poke at her. Liz, I understand that you are older with more experience and all, but there is no reason to attack someone for asking a simple question. It's no ones business of why she is asking it and sure as hell no reason for her to answer to anyone, yet she did. I can see you asking why, but a laundry list of questions is not ok, IMO. This forum used to be a place where you could come and ask simple questions and get simple answers, now it seems like a sorority and you have to go through loops and holes to make people believe you have an SCI or know someone that does..

      As far as for 'for my cousin', I have the IUD and am so happy about it. I have had it for about 6 years and wouldn't change a thing. I didn't get it to help my menstrual cycle, but it sure helped more than I expected. I barely get a period if I even get one. My doctor had no problem as far as my injury to getting one, but not sure how others would feel. It's def worth a try!! Good luck! If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me
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        #18
        Originally posted by rollinprincess3227 View Post
        Agreed!



        I agree with you Buck as she came on here and stated why she was asking about the IUD and Liz decided to still poke at her. Liz, I understand that you are older with more experience and all, but there is no reason to attack someone for asking a simple question. It's no ones business of why she is asking it and sure as hell no reason for her to answer to anyone, yet she did. I can see you asking why, but a laundry list of questions is not ok, IMO. This forum used to be a place where you could come and ask simple questions and get simple answers, now it seems like a sorority and you have to go through loops and holes to make people believe you have an SCI or know someone that does..

        As far as for 'for my cousin', I have the IUD and am so happy about it. I have had it for about 6 years and wouldn't change a thing. I didn't get it to help my menstrual cycle, but it sure helped more than I expected. I barely get a period if I even get one. My doctor had no problem as far as my injury to getting one, but not sure how others would feel. It's def worth a try!! Good luck! If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me
        Did you read all the posts from this poster regarding her newly injured para cousin?

        I commented on the whole not just this piece as it appeared fragmented. When she explined herself further it made more sense. The post was IUD and birth control, not birth control to stop ones period.

        Perhaps the cousin will state I offered support in a PM if it makes you feel I'm not attacking,
        if this is the consensus,

        Honestly, I'm floored.
        Last edited by Liz321; 4 Aug 2011, 11:26 PM.
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          #19
          I did not read anything you wrote as an attack, Liz. Not a word of it.

          For anyone reading this, ask yourself how a medical intern in PGY 1 (that info was changed from PGY 2 to PGY 1 on the first day it appeared, btw) can spend so many hours at CCC after starting clinicals less than a month earlier. I've never known of any fresh grad doing residency who had enough time to even sleep, much less park themselves on a message board for hours and hours at a whack.

          Now that is blunt. It is. I understand it is. I'm okay with that.

          Blast at will.

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            #20
            I read nothing as an attack either Liz. Blunt yes, but not an attack. Cousin hasn't been back for a while, hopefully the injured girl will join us for the information she badly needs.
            T7-8 since Feb 2005

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              #21
              A spinal cord injury to a close family member will definitely change a person's schedule, at the least, and their entire lives, at the norm.

              I see no reason to go after this member, period. If she isn't honest in some of her details (and I"m not saying she isn't honest at all), so what? Many people tell white lies on the Internet - I'd bet it's pretty common to want to make oneself look more accomplished. Not saying this is the case with ForMyCousin, just pointing out a reality.

              I have seen nothing but this member trying to help her newly injured cousin. I respect that, and think the cousin is lucky to have someone like her.

              My two cents.
              Originally posted by LaMemChose View Post
              I did not read anything you wrote as an attack, Liz. Not a word of it.

              For anyone reading this, ask yourself how a medical intern in PGY 1 (that info was changed from PGY 2 to PGY 1 on the first day it appeared, btw) can spend so many hours at CCC after starting clinicals less than a month earlier. I've never known of any fresh grad doing residency who had enough time to even sleep, much less park themselves on a message board for hours and hours at a whack.

              Now that is blunt. It is. I understand it is. I'm okay with that.

              Blast at will.
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                #22
                I could give a fuck if she's real or not. It's creepy to me that anyone would push birth controll, or pills of any form on someone else, in order to make it easier for themselves. (especially based on the other info provided)

                There's alot of stuff in that business that can be damaging.

                rollinprincess, buck was being sarcastic, lol, and at the time formycousin was all over the forums posting shit some people thought was suspect. who cares. but by reading this post singularly, and after the fact, you don't really get the whole picture.
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                  #23
                  I didn't have x 2 read the other posts, sorry.

                  I love my IUD but it is a Mirena. It wouldn't be a good fit for ur cousin bc of the hormones released. However, the copper one doesn't have them. That would b perfect for a smoker/over 35 person imo.
                  Last edited by quad79; 26 Aug 2011, 5:55 PM. Reason: ETA: the copper one will NOT stop blood flow!! she needs the hormonal Mirena 2 do that but she will need 2 stop smoking!!

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                    #24
                    Just read some posts..need 2 be better about that. Being gone too long sucks.


                    Looked over the drama and picked up on Anban's post. I got the Mirena w/o having kids b4...BUT..had to have my cervix dilated & get it inserted while on my period...ouch!

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Buck_Nastier View Post
                      How dare you all attack this person. You're all acting stupid
                      and nasty. What's become of this forum? I need to leave for
                      a while because I'm soooo disgusted by some of the behavior
                      I've seen in this thread.
                      Sarcastic or not, I agree with the comment. 1st of all, what she looks like has absolutely nothing to do with caring for her cousin. 2ndly, you are really going to go with the "If she won't cath herself, she shouldn't have sex."??????? Wow. I don't cath myself...I am unable to. But I have been having sex for the past 10 years with my husband, have 2 kids, and will continue the "not cathing myself/having sex" thing (hopefully) until I'm dead. You don't know this woman personally and you don't know her story...she needs guidance and these are the responses that she is given. Whether she is "fake" or not, makes me think twice about asking anything.

                      ANYWAY...I had a copper IUD after having my son and I had my period unregularly the entire time. I switched to Mirena and had very frequent periods. Maybe 2 or 3 in a year. I had my tubes tied after I had my daughter and haven't had a period since.

                      And I, as a disabled woman do understand your "one less thing to worry about" mentality on this particular subject and I can pretty much assure you that your cousin would probably feel the same. Who wants another person handling this for them?? I know I never liked it. So, if possible, I suggest either the Mirena...or talk to her about considering quitting smoking and use the birth control pill that gives you 4 periods a year.
                      Last edited by TheyCallMeMommy; 29 Sep 2011, 5:36 PM.
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                        #26
                        To answer your question yes, some doctors will insert an IUD even if you haven't had children b/c I have had one and so have many of my friends who have not had children or ever been pregnant. I however had mine taken out a few hours after it was put in due to the sever pain that it caused. My friends too complained of the pain after insertion but that was really one of the only downfalls from it. It does however tremendously help with decreasing the frequency of your period but may take a few months to reach this result.

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                          #27
                          I just had one put in 6 weeks after my last baby was born. SO far so good.
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                            #28
                            Note - in the original post it said that the doctor didn't want her on bcp because of the increased risk of blood clots. I just talked to a doctor about this, because I was worried for myself, I'd always heard that, and he said that someone w/SCI isn't at more risk than any other women in this case. He said the blood clot issue was only for about the first year or so post-injury, but that the blood vessels in your legs atrophy as well as the muscles, and that there's less chance of a clot (he'd just gotten off a rotation at the VA SCI unit). I'm a little sceptical about this, as I thought those of us w/SCIs were always at risk, but this is what he told me.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by jgrant27 View Post
                              Note - in the original post it said that the doctor didn't want her on bcp because of the increased risk of blood clots. I just talked to a doctor about this, because I was worried for myself, I'd always heard that, and he said that someone w/SCI isn't at more risk than any other women in this case. He said the blood clot issue was only for about the first year or so post-injury, but that the blood vessels in your legs atrophy as well as the muscles, and that there's less chance of a clot (he'd just gotten off a rotation at the VA SCI unit). I'm a little sceptical about this, as I thought those of us w/SCIs were always at risk, but this is what he told me.
                              My gyno stated she would not give bc pills to a quad again. I was over 10 years post with no issues of a clot. BC pills almost killed me.
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                                #30
                                Some feel that BCP are OK at about 2 years post injury if you have not ever had a DVT, but many feel that this is not an acceptable risk. Low estrogen BCP have a lower risk of DVT, but are also lower in effectiveness in prevention of pregnancy.

                                If you are on BCP, and you have a hospitalization, trauma or surgery that involves the pelvis or legs, or need to be on prolonged bedrest (for example, with skin issues), then your risks for getting a DVT again goes up higher than those who are AB, and you should either stop the BCP or get preventive (prophylactic) LMWH (low molecular weight heparin) injections during that time.

                                IUDs should also be considered with great caution. They can cause AD due to the common uterine cramping seen, esp. when first inserted, and a risk of IUDs in all women called PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) is not necessarily more common in women with SCI, but can be more difficult to detect until it is advanced unless you have uterine sensation (T10).

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