So this is my update to my birth control pill update post. A few of you may remember a while back (like over a year ago) I posted about me getting off the pill and feeling much better IBS wise. Well, I decided to try the pill again. My cysts came back in my breasts and ovaries and I also get horrible period cramps. I figured I could try a lower hormone dose pill and see what happens.
I got my monthly “friend” yesterday and per the doc’s orders that is when I’m supposed to start the pill. So I did. Immediately I felt horrible. I do know, however, that when you first start the pill you will probably have nausea (and other stuff) in the beginning. I sure do! I also have had a little D yesterday and today. I’m not too worried about it because I attribute it to cramps from my visitor. I just hope I’m not wrong in my theory.
I will keep up the pill and document my symptoms. If my IBS goes back to how it was (horrible!) then I will for sure get off and never look back. I just haven’t decided how long I will wait to make the call. Maybe after a month?
Anyway, just wanted you all to know that you might be seeing more of my griping around the boards. I hope not though. Take care.
Bummer, girl! Which pill are you taking, the Loestrin? Have you tried the NuvaRing yet? It's a winner in my book. Soooo easy. Not sure if it would help you with your cysts, though.
Do you take anything for your cramps (i.e. Advil, Midol)? I'm sure the D can be attributed to your friendly visitor. How long are you going to test this out?
I've stocked up on my tea at work and I've already got my heating pad. Now I just need to bring baby wipes.
I'm taking Alesse. I'm not sure that it's officially a low hormone pill, but it is less than I was on before. I was on 1/35 and Alesse is 1/30. We'll see. I'm unsure of how long I should test it... 1 month, 2 months, 6 months? I guess it will all depend how I feel. I was going to try the NuvaRing but it doesn't do much for my cysts. ???I popped a couple Advil a couple hours ago and I am feeling much better. Cramps are gone and even the nausea has subsided. I hope that it continues and I can get through work OK...
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I hope averything works out for you. Took the pill for a long time. Have you heard about norplant. I had it for 3 years, it's different. Pills are over for me, i had my tubes tied 6 weeks after my second son was born. Not taking any chances(LOL)
Good luck. Stay well.