Warning: If you’re a guy…you’re probably not going to want to read this. As if the title didn’t already warn you.
I’ve always been one to neglect my health, at least when it came to going to the doctor. I talked about it back in May when I scheduled my first doctor’s appointment in over 10 years!
At that appointment I was put on “The Pill.” I was ready to have a regular period and not have pregnancy scares looming over my head. I got the pack and started it as prescribed.
The first month was fine. I experienced some side effects, but nothing too major. The second month was a different story, my mood swings were completely out of control. One second I was fine, the next I’d get mad at B-Fry over nothing, then I’d be crying. It was ridiculous.
I got on the phone right away with my doctor to see if there was something else I could take. And they kindly prescribed me a new pill, one with a lower hormone. And they told me to skip the last week of pills and just do a 3 week cycle. So this meant that I wouldn’t be getting a period. Again, I started taking it as prescribed.
The first month was fine, no mood swings, and no other side effects. Then the second month came along and I suffered through having a period for 3 WEEKS! It was super light, but super frustrating. I called my doctor again and they sent me in for blood tests to see if my hormone levels were too low and that’s why this was happening.
But everything came back normal and I wasn’t supposed to worry. That apparently these things can happen. Umm…I don’t think it’s very normal to have a period for 3 weeks, but I let it slide.
Then the same thing happened this month. I called my doctor again and they suggested I come in for more testing and so they could get me on a different type of birth control. The appointment was made for a week after I made the phone call.
I thought about it most of the week and came to the conclusion that I no longer want to be on “the pill.” That I don’t want to put my body through all of this hormone mess. And that I don’t want to be put on a different pill to just have something else go wrong.
I called to let my doctor know what I had decided. She of course let me know that it was fine, but I had other options. Which include an IUD and upping my dose of hormones in the pill. Well, I plan on having kids in the next 2 years, so IUD is out of the question. And a couple of my family members have had issues with it. And I’m sure in the hell not upping the hormone dose, last time that happened I was Megabitch!
So for now, I’m not taking anything. Which I guess it takes your body 3+ months to return to normal. Ugh! I’m already feeling the effects of not being on the pill. I’m now on week 4 of my period and I have cramps from hell.
Tampax and Midol are making a killing off me….lol.
I also really feel that being on birth control has really affected my weight loss too. I’ve been pretty much running steady since I started the pill back in May, even with working out and eating right. Personally, I don’t see any good from being on birth control. I’ll just let nature take its course.
How do you feel about birth control?