Girl, SAY WHAT!? Okay, let’s be honest…the title of this post may be a little misleading. But, it’s still true. I got on birth control…for about 8 days and then I quit. Hear me out, and find out why. Enjoy, XO!
Okay, so the majority of us ladies will get on birth control some time in our lives…some at the age of 16 and other at the age of 20 (like myself) to obviously well, you know – the point of birth control. To prevent BABIES. My mom had this thing that when her daughters turn 20, we get checked by the OB-GYN and get that BC. I did and I hated it. I went the old fashion way and got the pills because I didn’t want a needle stabbed in my arm or something shoved up there. I had the pills about a week before I started using them because my doctor advised to start when my
lovely friend mother nature decided to make a visit. I am normally not a quitter but after those eight days, the girl couldn’t take it anymore. Here’s why:
The first month is basically a lie
When you go to the pharmacy to pick up your prescription, you’ll normally receive the first three months. What most people don’t know, is that the first month doesn’t even really count, in the since of protection (you know, the main reason you bought the stuff in the first place). I guess it’s preparing your body for month two…so you’d just be popping a whole pack of pills for a month with awesome (sarcasm) side effects anddddd the pill won’t even be working unitl month 2….if you even make it that far 🙂
Who knew you had to be responsible?
TIME. You have to take the pill the same time every single day or it won’t work…WHAT? Does that not cause anyone else anxiety at all? It’s lowkey terrifying to think, well sorry body if I take this pill an hour or two later than normal I could get pregnant. Life is crazy and can get hectic, your schedule could change, you miss your alarm, leave it somewhere, etc. I just didn’t like that, it would be better if you just needed to take birth control once a day, any time during the day…you know like regular pills.
They said you’ll get the occasional spotting in between period cycles, okay but ummmm that wasn’t the case here. Instead, they should’ve said “hey girl, wear a pad for the rest of your life because if you don’t you’ll ruin every single pair of Victoria Secret panties you own.”
Salty? Just a little bit.
BOOB TENDERS AND FRIES PLEASE
Holy cow. My boobs (or lack there of) became extremely sensitive to just about everything. Laying down, bras, moving, lifting, air, hugs, you name it…and ouch. I read on it and they said it could be this way for up to 18 months. And I was like…
WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT? Not I.
Naps on naps on naps. I became so tired and fatigued…so tired that I was taking 4 hours naps at 6 o’clock. I have 2 jobs, school, and I need to study, I couldn’t afford to lose precious time in my day sleeping.
SEX DRIVE, SEX PARK.
This is one of the less common side effects but knowing my life…it would happen to me. Sex drive out the window. Hugs, cuddles, kisses, and all of that, gone. I just didn’t want to be touched (sorry bae) and it was weird because the majority of the time I am into the lovey-dovey. But on the bright side of things, it just reminded that my relationship is the perfect triangle: we are mentally, emotionally, and physically connected. So our relationship didn’t die because the physical side went out for a little bit. Like, woohoo I like my man for more than just his face.
Y’all, my entire swag (lol) felt off. I just didn’t enjoy not feeling like me…my mind and body just felt as if it was going through the motions. Even my man noticed I was off. I was tired, lost motivation, and just blaaahhhhh.
Now, birth control isn’t for everyone, but condoms can be or pure abstinence can be. So I’m not saying never do the birth control pills because people and their experiences are different. This is just my story and I wanted to share it with y’all. Let me know if you have any crazy BC stories because I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below or mention me via Twitter, @micahxnicole.
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