My cycles are normally heavy, filled with blood clots, excruciatingly painful, I was missing a lot of schools, PMS symptoms, annoyed easily, mean, sometimes aggressive. Pain medication is not something that I like to take because of the way it makes me feel. It honestly has no effect on me at all as it relates to pain. My cycles lead to me being on birth control. This started when I was 14 or 15 years old. I was going to my pediatrician about horrific pain during my cycles. That’s when prescription pain medication first came into play. I was referred to a gynecologist and that is when my birth control journey began.
When I first went to my former gynecologist she put took my blood evaluated me and decided to place me on birth control. The first on my stopped my cycles altogether. It wasn’t on purpose that is just what the pill did. After a while, my insurance took it off the list and I had to switch. I have been on at least 4 different birth control pills. They all gave me different side effects. They mostly included migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, mood swings, bloating, weight gain, weight loss, eating a lot, and not having an appetite. The list goes on. It is important to read the packet that comes with your medication to know the possible side effects. That goes for any medicine. My body tends to react to everything I take.
I’m going to be real I have stopped taking it because of how it has made me feel. I would legit just stop all my medication and take a break from it. The mental effects are just too much. I do NOT advise anyone to do that! Just because I did it doesn’t make it healthy and a good option for everyone.
All in all my experience with birth control has been a rollercoaster ride. I personally do not feel it has stopped the growth of my endometriosis.