Free the West Memphis 3! (die_fledermaus) wrote in vaginapagina,
Free the West Memphis 3!
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Controlling my periods

I have been on birth control since 2011 to control heavy, painful, irregular periods. I'm thinking about coming off of it, because no matter how much my doctor swears up and down that the pill doesn't cause weight gain, I swear it does. I am nearing 200 pounds, the heaviest I've ever been, and I do not like it. I feel like I've tried every pill under the sun, and not only have I gained weight, but I pee way more often than I used to and am getting very light (more than spotting) periods in between. Basically, I'm done.

So, I'm wondering...Are there any more "natural" ways to control periods? Or maybe not necessarily natural, but something other than taking the pill? Or do I just have to suffer if I go off the pill?

When I think about going back to having to wear a tampon and a pad at night, ruining my sheets and underwear constantly, and the cramping...It sounds so awful. But I'm not happy with the pill either.

On an amusing note, I just posted this to the wrong community by mistake (a community for posting animal icons). OOOOOPS. It was deleted promptly. Heehee.
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