Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired!

For the past six weeks or so, I've been having some, shall-we-say, female issues that have just about wiped me out.  (No, I'm not pregnant!)  Then, early this week I started having a bit of an earache that has slowly grown into more of an ear-stab feeling.  I made an appointment with my doctor about the earache and to follow up with her about my other issues, for which I saw her last month.  

Stop reading now, if you are squeamish about periods and such. 

So basically, I stopped taking my birth control about three months ago because I was having some not-so-fun side effects.  I started taking the pill back in high school for irregular periods (I swear that's really why, Mom!), and have been on it since then.  I did change the type of pill I was taking once a few years ago due to some breakthrough bleeding and assorted other side effects. 
Well, after I stopped taking my pills, I skipped my period for a month, which the doctor told me was common, and then I had a two week period.  My doctor said that my body was probably just still adjusting and it might take a few months for everything to get back to a normal cycle. So then I started my period the next month and it went longer than usual, so I made an appointment with my doctor again.  She told me that I could either stick it out for another month or two to see if my body adjusted, or she could write me another script for the birth control.  So I went with the birth control.  I went through the whole pack (just finished it last week), and I still having a period.  That's six weeks of menstruating, y'all.  The past two weeks have been super heavy (like, I have to get up in the middle of the night to change).   When I told my doctor that, she looked at me in shock and said, "Well, I'm surprised you haven't passed out from being so anemic!"   So,today they took my blood to check hormone levels and scheduled me an ultrasound for Monday morning.  

You squeamish ones can resume reading now. 

So, that's my excuse for not posting outfit photos lately.  Or anything really.  I just haven't felt up to wearing anything but yoga pants or sweats and tee shirts.  I did get dressed to go to the doctor today, so I'll ask
Jimmy to take my photo when he gets home today.   Hopefully, I'll have an outfit to post tomorrow.  
Thank you all for sticking this out with me! 


  1. You poor thing! That sounds awful. Hopefully things will get all sorted out & you'll be feeling better soon!

  2. Oh, sweetie, that sucks. I started taking hormonal BC during my undergrad, and it just never felt... RIGHT, you know? I went off it shortly thereafter, and now rely solely on barrier methods of birth control. I loath hormonal BC. I don't really trust it, I guess.

    I'm sending you get well soon vibes from up North.

  3. *hugs*
    Hope it all gets worked out soon!
    Birth control is *mean* :(

  4. ....and by mean I mean it is mean because it messes up hormones and makes your body do weird things like have a period for 6 weeks.
    No other reason.

  5. I've had this problem before, I've actually gone months straight seeing my period because I just couldn't do the birth control because it was making me sick. I found out that I had ruptured cysts and that's the cause of it. You might want to suggest this to your doctor.

  6. Ugh, that's terrible. I hope you get it all sorted out. I have a friend who had a problem like that, except she waited for quite a bit longer than a month or two before going to the doctor!

  7. Sorry to hear you are having health issues. I went through that once and it was a cyst on my cervic that was beneign. Maybe you should enter my giveaway to feel better:) anyone interested can's for a hounds tooth print dress. Hope you feel better soon! try not to stress it only makes it worse.

  8. Oh, man! That's awful! I just recently started reading your blog and think you're very sweet and love how you write. I really hope you start to feel better and the docs get it together. I'll say a prayer for you today!

  9. Oh, man, I've totally been there. I kept letting it go because I was young and embarrased until I could not take anymore. Plus, it was in the texas summer heat, so not fun. I dealt with it for 12 weeks, and afterwards I was forever thankful for the pill. I hope you start feeling better!