August 31st, 2002

3and4

uti side effect?

turns out i do have a uti, i went to a clinic yesterday. but i didnt notice until i got home that the razor burn on my bikini line was very very red, itchy, and tender. and its still there today, even though i havent shaved since the day before yesterday. is it infected too, from bacteria from the uti? is that possible? what can i do to make it better? will the antibiotics im taking help?

by the way, this community is a godsend! thanks!

Lunelle Being Discontinued????!!?!?!?

Since only one person answered my question about Lunelle earlier, I'm going to assume that not too many VPers are on it. But I am! hahaha... I went today and got the shot. It was really easy, and it didn't hurt. Planned Parenthood charged me $73 bucks, but only because it was the first time I had it. It will be $39 each month after this. (I'm in Chicago.) It's awesome though - I got the shot at 2 o'clock, and even as I write this I am (99% mostly) unable to get pregnant. HOORAY! I'll be the VP Lunelle Guinea Pig and will tell you all about it.

NOTE TO LUNELLE USERS: The lady at pp today told me that Pfizer just bought the company that makes Lunelle (or something like that) and that the muckety mucks at Pfizer may discontinue it in about 6months or so. noooooooo! I just wanted to share that with you.

But here's the bigger one - the doctor there (Judy) was SUPER FANTASTIC. She asked me why I had no pap smear info and I sheepishly admitted irrational Gyn fears and that I'd never been there before. She was so understanding - took the time to demonstrate an exam on a plastic model and show me a speculum and answer all my questions about it. And then she walked with me and made sure I made an appointment to come back and see her next week. She was perfect. She yelled at me just enough to make sure I came back for the exam, and not so much that I was intimidated or scared of her. She took so much time to talk to me and was just wonderful. yay for PP.

i wrote you a novel. aww - sweet. after i go for my first annual, i expect i shall write you another, if only to get all the other scared girls to get up and go get one.

xoxo,
tDb
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I recently posted this in the birthcontrol community. Maybe people here can help me too...

I am completely annoyed with my new pill, ortho-cyclene.
I am not the type of person to have sugar cravings. I do not like ice cream, or chocolate, and I do like cake but in very very moderate amounts.

Since I've begun these pills I find myself craving chocolate. I HATE CHOCOLATE, but now I'm constantly buying candy bars and gummy bears and downing ice cream and wanting doughnuts and cake. Frankly, as I've said before.. this has led to a 12lb weight gain in 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS!

I've asked people about Yasmin, and I hear the cravings aren't so bad on this one. I'm getting so bothered with pills. I hate them. My boyfriend is now talking of getting vasectame because I'm having so many problems with the pill. I don't want him to do this, but I feel like It's all my fault.

Why can't my body just react normally to this stuff. Why can't I just not get pregnant and not take pills and not use condoms. Why can't I trick nature????