Do You Take a Contraceptive to Stop Your Periods?
Hello and Happy New Year, folks! This post is specifically geared toward those who get periods. Hoping you can help me out!
The long story short is this. I went on a progestin-only birth control pill a few years back and stopped getting a period. I thought the pill was working until recently when I got my period again for the first time in 5 years and have every month since. Basically, I thought the pill had stopped my period when, in reality, it was because my body was malnourished. I gained a lot of weight last year and am SO much healthier, so my body decided to restart my cycle again. I understand that this is a good thing because it means my body is healthy, but like… ????
My periods really affect me physically. I deal with bad fatigue to begin with, but during that time of the month, my body feels so weak and sluggish to the point where I need my BiPAP because I’m too tired to breathe. I get hypoglycemic more easily which I’m assuming is a hormonal thing. And I feel like absolute trash overall which just makes living harder.
Do you take some form of contraceptive to stop your periods? If so, what have your experiences been like? I hear conflicting things from those with MD so I’m curious.