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I need the 411 on Birth Control Pills in Korea
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Atavistic



Joined: 22 May 2006
Location: How totally stupid that Korean doesn't show in this area.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kat2 wrote:
There are online pharmacies, but chances of getting drugs through Korean customs are slim.They've been known to confiscate vitamins.


My mother has been sending me Yasmin through FedEx or DHL for over a year. NEVER any problems.
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spirit2110



Joined: 06 Sep 2007
Location: I am with Dan Druff. Nice guy, you should meet him.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atavistic wrote:
kat2 wrote:
There are online pharmacies, but chances of getting drugs through Korean customs are slim.They've been known to confiscate vitamins.


My mother has been sending me Yasmin through FedEx or DHL for over a year. NEVER any problems.


I was considering this, seemed easier but I wonder if anyone has come across Loestrin 24 in SK at all?
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sistersarah



Joined: 03 Jan 2004
Location: hiding out

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALERT for anyone on Diane 35....I've been taking it for four years (I know, I know, way too long, but I have bad acne and this clears it up) and I went to the pharmacy today and suddenly you need a prescription for Diane....sooo weird that it's so sudden....
so I tried another pharmacy and same thing.

So, I'm out of Diane. What is similar to Diane for clearing up acne? I've read about Alesse and Orthotricyclen for treating acne....does anyone take those in Korea?

Freaking out!
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tomoyopop



Joined: 10 Jul 2009
Location: USA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this might be a little off-topic, but any girls here with an IUD? I'm getting one inserted a week before I leave for Korea, and I'd like to have it checked out by a doctor about a month after I've been there. Any experiences with being in Korea with an IUD?
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sugarkane59



Joined: 10 Jun 2009
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in England and I will just get a year's supply of my pill. If I end up staying another year I think I would just go to the doctor whilst I make my 2 week trip home. I wouldn't self-prescribe any medication especially ones which could change my mood at the drop of a hat!

p.s. you been on the pill for 4 years? I've been on it for 6!!!
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Atramentous



Joined: 12 Jan 2008
Location: Ansan

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Availability of the Depoprovera shot or birthcontrol shot in and around Seoul?
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BigRedJ



Joined: 16 Feb 2009

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:00 pm    Post subject: Alesse Reply with quote

Does anyone know whether Alesse is available in Korea or what the Korean version is? If there is a similar one available in Korea does anyone have any opinions they want to share or experiences?

Thanks
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nfld_chingu



Joined: 29 Jun 2009

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sugarkane59 wrote:

p.s. you been on the pill for 4 years? I've been on it for 6!!!


I've been on the pill for 8 years ... is that a bad thing?
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celiac chick



Joined: 07 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: IUD Reply with quote

I had an IUD a few years ago, the Mirena. It's good for 5 years and releases a low level of hormones directly into the uterus. My periods were already super-light after being on the Pill for about 15 years, but totally stopped with the Mirena (the other type tends to have the opposite effect). I forget the cost, but it was considerably cheaper than getting one in Canada.

One note: it's recommended for women who have already had a child. I haven't, so the insertion was extremely painful and I had major cramps for a couple of days afterwards.
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sportivewench



Joined: 02 Sep 2007
Location: Gangneung, Korea

PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject: Tr-levlen? Reply with quote

Anyone know of a Korean brand like Tri-levelen? I've gained so much weight on Mercilon over the past 2 years... Sad
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skgirl



Joined: 19 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: LOESTRIN - Anyone know of equivalent pill in Korea? Reply with quote

Hey I'm running out of pills prescribed in the UK.

Does anyone know of any pills similar to Loestrin? I want the lowest hormone dose possible.

Thanks!
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emetib



Joined: 27 Dec 2009
Location: Somewhere between sanity and insanity.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone seen anything comparable to Seasonique over there? I'm a bit particular about mine because I'm using it to treat Endometriosis. I more than likely will have another 3 month pack from my OB/GYN before I leave, but if I can have an idea of what is over there so I can coordinate with her so I can know what to ask for, it would be wonderful. The drug hormone is levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol tablets) 0.15 mg/0.03mg (weeks 1-12) and (ethinyl estradiol tablets) 0.01 mg ( for week 13).
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turquoisejoy



Joined: 05 Dec 2009

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, is it true that the nuva ring is not available in Korea?

Can anyone suggest any non-Dave's links to get more information on whats available over there?

thanx.
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marina_ballerina



Joined: 19 Jul 2009
Location: Nowon, S. Korea

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take something called "21" that's made by wyeth, but it's not anywhere on the website...it's one of those ones where it's the same dose every day, but other than that I know nothing about it. I couldn't find my old kind over here, so I just gave up. If you're really attached, I'd bring a year's supply, but to me it wasn't worth the $300 difference between buying in the US and Korea.
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onlyinkorea87



Joined: 16 Feb 2010
Location: Gimhae

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mericilon--Irish brand, works great. It's only 7,000 won a pack. If you go into a store, the pharmacist will only give you two months worth. But hey, three months for $30+ USD at home with prescription, compared to 14,000 (2pks) without.
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