Considering It

I’m considering taking birth control. I’ve never taken it before. The original reason was because we have had blood clots in the family. However, thanks to my over $3,000 worth of genetic testing, I do not have to worry about this any more. I’m free to take it if I want to. Of course this means I would have to move past the fact that there will be no surprise pregnancy. However, let’s face it, that’s probably not a bad thing. I love the path we are going down right now. I would also love to not feel like death is preferable to my period. My back aches, my cramps are strong, meds don’t touch it, heat only helps minimally. I hurt. So, considering birth control it is. This is an entirely new arena for me. Where do I start?

Of course, this too has also made it to the secret site, because while the fact that there will be no pregnancy for me if this comes to fruition is tough. For my mother it would be devastating. You know how badly she wants our geneticly produced offspring. This would send her over the edge. That makes me chuckle in a very wrong kind of way. I know this decision is personal, and don’t want her input.

There you have it.

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Published in: on January 15, 2007 at 8:56 am  Comments (9)  

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  1. Reading through this, I thought, why consider it? Then I got to the part where you explained about your periods, and I understand 100%. I don’t know what to tell you though, honestly. I agree though that is something you will have to decide for yourself, even if the decision may hurt your mother. Hopefully over time, your mother would understand too.

  2. I considered getting back on the pill last month as my cramps we’re KILLING me! I had endo removed in my laproscopy about a year ago and at my annual exam they found cervical endo. I was told to either get on clomid or the pill. I never did either. I just couldn’t make a decision. I didn’t have the energy for clomid and the “excitement” of TTC, but I didn’t want to get on the pill and ruin the chance of a surprise pregnancy. I know the feeling. I still have my prescriptions for birth control and clomid filled on my dresser upopened.

  3. I think birth control is the only way you can ever truly “not be trying.” I mean, how do you stop thinking about your cycle when you’ve been thinking about it for so long? How do you ignore ovulation and not have a smidgen of hope? Birth control could be the thing that keeps you sane–that truly allows you to proceed onto a different path.

  4. I have spent a lot of time on birth control in the past year, I have been on the Evra patch and quite like it. There is something to be said for a peaceful period, not necessarily one that is pain free, but one where you aren’t thinking what if.

  5. I have this same debate each month. I really like what Mel said above, even though we aren’t actively TTC, I still track my cycle like crazy because… well… that’s what I’ve done for the last three years. DH isn’t ready to give up hope for a surprise baby but as soon as he is I think I’m getting back on the pill. With the low dose mini-pill my periods stopped completely. Guess that should have been a clue re: infertility, eh?

  6. I loooved being on the pill. I said goodbye to cramps and hello to regularity. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back on now that I know my body so much better but I would never count it out. Good luck with your decision.

    xo

  7. I put the url for this blog on your comment so that people won’t comment on your other blog, just to make sure.

    Thanks for dropping by, can I add this blog to my links?

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