One of the most clicked posts up on here is me telling you about why I decided to go off the contraceptive pill. And now you might wonder, huh why’s she back on the pill again? That post was praising pill-free life in all its glory. However, sometimes life get’s in your way and you gotta adapt to when it gives you lemons. Or am I just click-baiting you because I haven’t been putting out much content lately and still need you to check you out what I’m doing? Just kidding. Let’s get down to business and talk girl talk.
I’m Back On The Pill; BUT WHY?
So yeah, you’ve read it right. I know I’ve been talking on and off about how much I loved life without having to take the pill. Not having to think about swallowing a pill every morning. No depression and emotional overreaction. No gaining weight despite eating little. And just generally feeling so much better.
However, not taking the pill also came with its drawbacks. And many they were.
The biggest and basically the main factor for me deciding to get back on the pill was the intense pain I experienced whenever I was on my period. And when I’m talking about pain, I’m not saying that it hurt a little. I’m talking full-blown pain. I’m not a whiney person and would argue I can generally handle pain rather well. But here, I’m talking spending hours in front of the toilet because the pain was too intense. Additionally, I started getting a fever, shivers and incredible headaches whenever I experiencing PMS. And worst of all, twice fell unconscious because I couldn’t bear the pain anymore. Plus intense cravings that led to me binge eating each month.
The biggest problem was, that it just kept getting worse and worse every month. That’s when I decided to consult my doctor and talk to her about possible remedies for my PMS. She first checked whether it wasn’t caused by any cysts or illnesses, such as endometriosis. Once we cleared all that, we decided it might be best for me to go back on the pill again. That’s where I’m at now.
What’s Changed Since I Went Back On the Pill?
I’m back on the pill for two months now, so I’m pretty sure my body is still trying to get used to the constant hormone dosage that it’s getting. What I can say so far is that I haven’t gained any weight just from the pill. Additionally, my cravings got slightly better and I haven’t eaten my body weight in chocolate so far – good! As I’ve experienced depression and mental health issues before, my gyn asked me to come by after two months to check how my body was adapting – and so far, it’s been going surprisingly well. I did experience the occasional cry and overreacted once or twice but I cannot fully blame the pill for that as I was super stressed these past few weeks.
The contraceptive I’m now on makes me not have my period at all. That is something that I definitely need to get used to but I’m not complaining. My skin cleared up a great deal since I went back on the pill again. On the other hand, it already got much better before since I followed everything, my dermatologist recommended me. One of my fav bloggers, Hannah Gale, also talked about going back on the pill to cure her acne, so maybe that’s what helped me too, who knows?
All in all, I’m loving it. Sure, it’s a pain to have to spend money on it monthly and keeping track of taking it each and every day. But other than that I’d always treat THAT pain for a little bit of habit tracking and stepping on my toes each morning.
Have you had similar experiences? Does anyone want to talk about girl problems in the comments below? Would love to hear your opinion.