I wrote about one of the worst periods I’ve ever had in part 1. Today I write about the time birth control almost killed me – not really, but it could have!
Context: Birth control was recommended as a treatment for dysmenorrhea
Okay, the story. I went to Marie Stopes in Sandton to get a depo shot (Google it. Don’t use it, it’s poison) from people who’s answer to, “What are the side effects?” was “It depends, everyone reacts differently.” In retrospect I should’ve walked out after that. I got the shot anyway and it was the beginning of my second-worst nightmare.
I took only one dose and I had a bottomless period for 3 months, which is how long it takes for the poison to exit your system.
I had a swollen face for three months.
I had a bottomless period for three months.
I had almost no sex for three months.
I was depressed, moody, craving escape in the form of a mental breakdown (a different story about emotional abuse) and it was hell for three months.
On the fourth month it was not a bottomless period anymore, YAY right? Wrong! It was 15 days long with two rest days in between.
I saw three doctors who told me to “wait it out” and that it will “regulate itself” or maybe I should “Give it another try” – FRAUDS!
Doctor number 4 made the bleeding stop. Then I had to take the pill. I didn’t want to. The depo experience traumatised me and I did not want to take another birth control, but it was the only way to fix my cycle immediately.
What am I doing now? I’m on the pill. My skin is popping. My period is regular, shmegular and light as fuck.
I feel like my body is mine again.
IF IT WASN’T FOR THE BITCH CALLED UTERUS I WOULD NEVER HAVE SUFFERED THROUGH THAT SO MENSTRUATION SUCKS!