Warning, this has some period talk, so be warned.
After my 3rd child was born, my periods started getting really heavy and clotty. The more weight I gained, the worse they got. I went for my yearly check up last Tuesday and after discussing things with my doctor, he suggested I start on a birth control pill that would help lessen the flow and duration of my periods…I was so happy! He gave me a sample package and I took one that day, over the next few days I had some very unpleasant side effects and the longer I was on the pills, the worse I felt. Monday was my breaking point. I had gained nearly a pound or more every day since starting the pill, I would alternate staring into space, screaming and yelling or just crying and just generally felt like garbage. I called my doctor who advised I stop taking them and I should start feeling normal by the weekend. I ended up gaining more weight tuesday and wednesday and then wednesday night I started my period. Oddly enough, when I woke up Thursday I felt better than I had in days and today I feel even better!
I can’t believe how bad these pills messed with me and I only took them for a week!!! A week! I’m not sure what my next step is going to be, but it’s not going to involve birth control pills.
My house is a disaster because I really haven’t done much of anything over the past week and a half and my youngest is having his birthday party here tomorrow. Now that I’m feeling like myself again, I’ve been cleaning and organizing all morning long. Ahhhh…normalcy!
Hope you all have a great weekend!!