I started taking Alesse four days ago, for PCOS. I've been nauseaus almost non-stop since day one, especially for the first five or so hours after taking the pill. Last night I had a fever as well.
This is making me anxious. I have panic disorder and a medical phobia, which are being exacerbated by these side effects. I usually experience side effects when I start new medications, but very mildly; nothing like this.
What would you recommend that I do? I likely can't see my doctor until the end of next week, and going to a clinic isn't an option because I'm broke and will be out of the country. Is it safe to keep taking the pill? Is it safe to stop taking it? Should I wait out the side effects in hope that they'll go away? Should I ask for a different type of birth control when I next see my doctor? What should I do in the meantime?
I'm sorry if my thoughts are incoherent at all. I'm freaking out. And I really appreciate your advice. Thank you.