I can’t believe it has already been a year since I am off the pill now. So far I did not regret it for one single day. So for those of you who doesn’t know. In December, I talked to a friend who asked randomly whether I use prevent with hormones, means the pill, ring, plaster, you name them.
I actually did (tried two types of combined oral contraceptive pills for 1 year: nope, Intravaginal ring (NUVA)for 2 years: nope, hormone plaster for 3 months: nope, mini hormone spiral: what I currently had for 1 year) she told me that sometimes hormones can be quite naughty and causing different kinds of pain in our bodies. I always experienced a headache, permanent bloating, lower sex drive, but I started thinking that this would be ‘just me’. On the 2nd of December, I decided to take out the spiral and going totally hormone- free.
1 month later I am not lying by saying this is the best decision I’ve ever made! Things are moving slowly but my chest pain is much less. My Headache is gone and I lost 2 kg just because of water retention in my body caused by hormones. I definitely feel less puffy My skin got so much clearer and so did my head.(Little side note: I have friends, who are totally happy with the pill and they said they even got better skin) Everyone is different but for me, all of these things just didn’t work out. This sounds a little crazy but I sometimes had the feeling I am somehow not that present always in a state between dreaming and being awake.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
For me, this is a huge thing to share but I strongly believe that there are more young women into this, not knowing what hormones can do to your body. I wish that I knew, at least, some of the stuff 5 years ago.
A year later after being off the pill I still experiencing all these positive side effects. I read that when taking the pill, it elevates your levels of progesterone. I don’t have that effect anymore and after 4 months, I can say that I have slightly more cramps and discomfort during my period. Yes, this is not cool. But…
After 12 months now the cramps are gone and I lost all water retention. In numbers this means 4kg.
I am not a doctor but I have done some research on the topic. There are so many opinions out there and you don’t really know what sources to trust. If I can give you an advice then it would be to try it for yourself. If you feel uncomfortable being on hormones and want to try it without – Do it! If you don’t feel secure without taking it then stick to it. I totally understand this. I am also scared and every month, my period says hello I am like:
OMG! Yes! so happy, hello period, welcome! So glad you are here. Yes I am scared as hell every single month!
But for all you lovely ladies out there, let me tell you this.
So many people have asked me what I do as prevention and besides knowing my body and cycles very well, I have started using the Ladycomp. With the Ladycomp you can plan or prevent pregnancy naturally and say goodbye to invasive contraception. I know you might be afraid to try it or feel unsafe. And I can only speak for myself when I say it is a good thing to use for me and I am really happy with my solution. I am happy with how things are now.