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 around 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.
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 😉 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?
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. 🙂
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”