a few prawns short of a galaxy (glitterberrys) wrote in vaginapagina,
a few prawns short of a galaxy
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Lo Loestrin?

I finally got off my lazy ass to talk to my doctor about going on birth control to keep endometriosis at bay (and I only really went there because I had what I thought was a horrible yeast infection. Nope, turned out my BV was back, and this time, instead of just making me leaky, sore and weird-smelling, it decided to itch like crazy. Fun times!) and he thinks that Lo Loestrin would be my best bet because it's the "mildest" form of hbc out there, apparently. He assured me that there would be no moodiness, nausea, weight gain or spotting (and while I know he can't promise that - and I'm 100% I will be nauseated on these pills because everything upsets my stomach - I get what he's saying.)

Thing is, I'm really freaked out to start it. My gyn/onc decided to start shooting me up with Lupron immediately, before I could talk to anyone about it, and assured me it'd be fine. Like a dumbass, I didn't question it, and entered into the most miserable month of my life. I was suicidally depressed and so moody my girlfriend wanted to break up with me because she couldn't take how short-tempered I'd gotten. That's really what's scaring me the most. I can deal with weight gain, spotting, whatever. I'm just terrified of turning into such a psycho bitch that the best thing that ever happened to me can't stand to be near me. I'd rather go back to being unable to sleep on my stomach because of the giant endo growths than lose her.

So I'm wondering, those of you who've taken it, what side effects did you notice? If it makes a difference, I'm supposed to only take the sugar pills every three months and suppress my period the two months before. I'm not sure if that makes a difference with regard to side effects.
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