So for the past 6-7 years ive been on contraception. First i had the IUD ( implant) for 5 years and after having too many issues i thought the pill would be my answer to everything...my lord was i wrong!
I was firstly prescribed the combined pill ( can't remeber the name of it),
i took it for 3 months and my mood was awful, constant bleeding and very low sex drive.
After visting my GP she then gave me Norethindron and told me to "give it chance for my body to adapt".
Six months later and thats it! Im saying goodbye to contraception.
Norethindron ( the mini pill) caused me to have the worst skin ive ever had, im covered in pimples! Face, neck and shoulders. My libido is none exsistant, i can't even stand for my boyfriend to breathe near me without me flipping my lid at him. I already suffer with Anxitey and Depression ( controlled by Anti-Depressants) but its definitly got worse since being on the pill, my weight is creeping back up ( after fighting to lose 4st) and over all im just not happy and no longer want to control by body with horomones.
And yes i totally get thats not the way for everyone.
So after extensive research i have decided to give Natural Cycles a go,
in simple terms it sounds a bit crazy but, you take your temperature every morning with the themomiter you get along with your yearly subscription ( £40) and the app is free to download , you log in your temp and it works out if youre ovulating or not. So its very simple but warns to be very careful. For the first few months it may not be accurate but im willing to give it a go if it means ill be horomone free.
Ill keep anyone who is interested updated on my progress and if youve had any experiences with coming off the mini pill or youve used Natural Cycles before id love to hear from you!