Contraception and MTX
I am being started on methotrexate and need to consider being a bit more responsible about contraception as a result.
My rheumatologist said barrier methods were better because you know if they've failed. I'd rather go belt and braces though.
I had to come off the combined pill due to migraines in the past. I don't want to take anything that risks making periods worse so that's the mini pill out too.
I did the NHS questionnaire online and it suggested mirena coil or implant. Don't really fancy an implant due to amount of hormones in them. So I've sort of settled on the mirena coil.
It's several years since I last sought contraception from medical services and have no idea what to do. Do I just call reception and say I want to discuss contraception? Do I ask for a nurse or doctor? Do I get to just tell them I want a mirena coil? I haven't a clue.
The practice website says book an appointment with a particular GP (who happens to be my GP, but you can't do that at the moment) or the local family planning clinic. But when I look for the local family planning clinic it's all about STDs in under-25s, no mention of adult contraceptive services.
I feel guilty for taking up their time with this. I don't want to waste anyone's time or embarrass myself. Does anyone have any advice? I am in London.