I have been on continuous birth control for the past 10 months. This is the longest I had ever gone without a cycle. My gynecologist thought it would be a good idea for me not to have a cycle and see if my overall pain decreased or went away. Well… it didn’t. I was still having cramping and PMS symptoms when my cycle was supposed to be. I had begun to have this feeling of a bolder sitting on top of my pelvis. I wasn’t too fond of how that felt.
I made the executive decision to have a cycle. I did not consult my doctor. I just didn’t take the pill from a new pact of pills. I felt as though my body was sending me signs and symptoms that it was time for me to have a cycle. On Friday, September 21 I took my first placebo pill. Usual I would get my cycle like clockwork. Well, I didn’t bleed but I sure was cramping. That night did not go too well for me. Saturday, Sunday, Monday came still nothing. Monday night when I took my last placebo pill of the pact I started spotting. Later on Monday night, I was in agony! When Tuesday rolled around I saw my first big blood clot. After being on the lupron depot shot I began to get them. This one was bigger than I am used to. Every time I use the restroom I have them. Let’s be honest bowel movements also hurt.
I now plan to have a cycle every month again. My diet has drastically changed. I no longer eat meat… Well I’ll be honest I’ve had my small occasions of chicken but that is over. I juice at home or buy cold-pressed juice from the store. It was hard but I also gave up cheese. I lovveee me some nachos but they had to go. I have been doing this for a little over a month. I admit I should exercise but I don’t like I should. I have noticed a difference in my cycles. I am still in pain and having my usual issues. I plan to continue my healthy journey and see how my cycles go.
Have you been on continuous birth control? If so what was your experience with it? How was your cycle after? Let me know in the comments!