- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I need help.
I am a really natural girl and I don’t like medications. And I don’t have anything against birth control, but I was never really interested in going on it. I just didn’t like the idea of messing with our body’s normal cycle, all those side effects, etc.
But when me and my fiance bought a house, I figured, what the hell, I will try it. We were tired of using condoms and spermicide and even though we’re getting married in a month, we are NO WHERE NEAR ready to even THINK about having kids.
So after seriously, like, a year of contemplating, I chose NuvaRing. I liked the fact that you took it out every 3 weeks and that it was low-dose hormones and more “local” than the pill.
I’ve been on it for 3 months and ….. I don’t know. Sometimes I feel totally normal, other days I feel completely IN-SANE.
There are days when I am so irritated and angry for no reason. I am always tired, my menstrual migraines have become more frequent, and I always have leg cramps.
I talked to my doctor and she said we can consider another option after my wedding (just because right now I’m doing the whole “skip a period” thing so I don’t have aunt flo on my wedding day).
But I don’t know if I want to go on another form of hormonal BC. I am TERRIFIED of the side effects – everything from weight gain to blood clots, etc.
And again, I don’t like messing with my body’s natural cycle.
I know that there’s options like the non-hormonal IUD (name is escaping me right now), but I also do not want to deal with heavier periods and worse cramps. And I don’t know if I could handle the insertion…. and if I don’t like it, taking it out is a whole other issue.
I am just so frustrated. And my fiance doesn’t help. He just says, “do whatever you want to do.” but then complains about condoms. And honestly, I don’t like condoms either.
UUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!! SO frustrated and irritated over this. We aren’t even sure we EVER want kids. But if we do, it’s going to be in, like, 5+ years. WTF are we supposed to do until then???