There are five reasons I hate birth control pills.
ONE: It makes me crave carbs, Carbs, CARBS! Which is not a good thing when you are desperately trying to maintain a PCOS diet. God help the poor soul that passes my office with a warm Subway sandwich.
TWO: Totally obnoxious mood swings that are not so much a swing but a gradual acceleration towards crazy followed by a painfully slow crawl back down to sane all while I am completely aware of my irrationality but unable to stop.
THREE: In case I didn’t have enough before, more acne.
FOUR: TOTAL loss of libido. Poor Mr. Husband.
FIVE: Spotting. Dr. Hope put me on a low estrogen pill this cycle so that I can avoid the “I want to kill myself or someone else” violent swings I get when on high estrogen pills. The side effect of a low-dose pill is ridiculous spotting and obsessive panty checking.
My lady parts could be fine and dandy and happy as a clam for HOURS and then WOOSH, a massive surge that has me calling Mr. Husband requesting that he please, for the love of god, bring me a fresh pair of pants.
I’m heading out of town for the next three weekends and would really like to relax and not worry about the spotting monster. I’m considering trying Instead Soft Cups tonight. I have read they are good for menopausal women who are having problems with spotting and breakthrough bleeding but am hesitant to try because Oh My Freaking God they are yuuuuge!
Any of y’all have some input on this? I would really like to enjoy my weekend trips while not rushing to check my panties every 30 minutes. All those panty checks are taking up valuable time when I could be acting irrationally or day dreaming about eating my way through a bakery.