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TMI Tuesday: Life On The Pill

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I have decided to start a new series on my blog titled “TMI Tuesday” (obviously you clicked on this so you know what its called, whatever) for things girls want to talk about but for some reason may be scared to. This week we are going to talk about the birth control pill. just a *disclaimer* I am not a medical professional, this is just about my experience and you should always consult your doctor regarding birth control. Now, lets get into it…

In high school I tried a few different forms of BC… the shot, it made me fat .. the patch, it made me itch .. and the pill. The pill was successful for me, but for some unknown reason I stopped taking it aroundΒ  the age of 18. This past summer, at the age of 24, I decided to get back on the pill for contraceptive reasons, to regulate my cycle and also I thought it would help clear up skin. My doctor prescribed me ortho tri cyclen.

My Experience

I have been on the pill now for about 6 months. The first 3 months were ROUGH. The doctor informed me it does take about 3-4 months for your body and hormones to adjust to the pill, she wasn’t lyin’ y’all. It made me very emotional, anxious and my face broke out worse than ever before. I’m talkin’ crying for no reason type of emotional. I went in for my 3 month check up and told her what was going on and she said it could just be taking me longer to adjust and to give it one more month before we made any further changes. Well, she was right.. after 4 months my crazy mood swings had subsided (for the most part πŸ˜‰ and my skin cleared up big time. The best part is (now we will really get into TMI) the physical period side effects were gone… no more cramps, bloating or overall miserable weeks. And also, no babies. That’s the main point right?

CONS

I still PMS like a bitch. But hey, It’s not a miracle worker I guess. The only other con was having to be patient for those 4 months while my body was making me act like a crazy person and convincing everyone around me to be patient too. πŸ™‚

Everyone’s experience on BC will be different and there are different options that will work for different gals.. so definitely talk to your doctor about which option will be best for you.

Let me know what other topic suggestions you have for this new series “TMI Tuesday”

XoXo AwkwardGirlBeauty

 

8 thoughts on “TMI Tuesday: Life On The Pill

  1. I am on the same type of pill, but one pharmacy I went to stopped supplying the brand I usually got and switched me without my knowledge, I was SUPER allergic to this new one and had to switch to a different pharmacy to get back to the original brand.

    The biggest issue I has was not no doctor believed me when I told them about the issue. I went to 2 different ones and they said that it wasn’t the pills. I switch back and all the problem go away. Don’t be afraid to speak up!

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  2. I really liked this post – it’s such a great idea! So weird that I saw it pop up as it was something I was considering discussing too. There are so many things that go undiscussed or undealt with when it comes to contraception and I often feel like we dive in to things without knowing the side effects or anything that we might get! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ x

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  3. I was on the pill since I was 14 for my severe cystic hormonal acne and birth control but that didn’t come into play until I was 16. I was on the pill for 7 years until I was 21 and wanted to get pregnant with my fiance. Well, three months went by and no period but I wasn’t pregnant. 6 months after I stopped still no period. 8 months nothing. 12 months nothing at this point my Dr gave me pills to have a chemical period. 14 months no period after the chemical only. Then one month to two months later I was pregnant, but my results kept on coming back as negative until I was almost three months along. The pill was very hard on my body coming off of it. I’m using the depo now (no estrogen version) and I am ten pounds more than I normally am but I’m still breastfeeding so the verdict is still out on how I feel about it. I like getting a shot every three months instead of taking a pill everyday.

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