Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Subconcious Has Made A Decision

I've been toying with the idea of quitting the "pill" for some time now, for a variety of reasons. I have been a faithful user for about 9 years, so it's no joke to decide to call it quits. Unable to come to a decision, I've pressed on.

Today, after a routine trip to the ladies room, I looked down at my skivvies and gazed upon what would be called "spotting". I was completely perplexed. I had just finished the monthly rigmarole less than 2 weeks ago, so it couldn't be happening again. Turns out, I have missed 2 consecutive days. I have NEVER done that. In 9 years I have never missed more than one. I might go to my pack one evening and find I missed the evening before, but never have I gone to my pack and seen 2 missed pills! I mean, I've been busy the last couple of days, but come on!

So I am taking this as my inner self telling me it's time to kick the microgestin FE to the curb.

I don't welcome the prospect of heavier flows - Lord knows when I was a teenager it was not pretty (5-7 days, with the requisite cramping). But they make drugs for that like Pamprin, so I think I can deal. I'm a little worried that my acne will get worse, so we'll see how that pans out. I sure hope it doesn't. All I know is that I was off it for a brief 6-month stint after college and I remember feeling good during that time, body-wise. Not that I expect to feel like a 22-year old again, but I think I want to have my normal hormones back. Hopefully I don't turn into a raving emotional lunatic once a month, because at this point, I have a fuzzy recollection of what it's like to not be hormonally controlled. I wasn't a moody period bitch in high school and the 1st half of college, but again that was nearly 10 years ago. A third of my life.

Whatever, if it doesn't work out after a while, I'll hop back on the estrogen-progestin wagon.

3 comments:

  1. I just found your blog through Frankie Can't Relax, and wanted to say good luck! I quit the pills a couple years ago and had a really good outcome - felt better, looked better, and got quite a bit randier. :)

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  2. Hi there! Well, that is good news for me, it's the randier part that I am hoping to get back. If I can lose a couple pounds and some of the bloating that would be an added bonus :o) Hopefully I will have the same positive experience!

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  3. Good decision...i guess i may know in another 20 minutes how it turned out...

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