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Mini-argument with my mom [Dec. 21st, 2006|02:23 pm]
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I was telling my mom how I allowed myself to have my "pill period" this week, since I'm not getting any and therefore didn't care if I bled or not. I then mentioned how when I finish my next pack, that I start on Sunday, I'm going to immediately start the pack after that (without any break).

She goes, "Well, I don't think that's a good idea, because it's messing with your body's cycle/rhythm/whatever", and I'm trying to explain that doctors and nurses said I could do it. Hell, Seasonale has you taking pills for 3 months without a break, and a new pill awaiting final FDA approval has you taking pills 365 days a year without a break (I don't think it has you taking a break at all). Depo-Provera often eliminates periods too (although Depo is supposed to be short-term, anyway). I was also trying to tell her that a pill period is not the same as a regular period, and she came back with "You're messing with mother nature!". I had to laugh, because she once used BCPs herself, and I said "You're already messing with Mother Nature because the pills prevent ovulation!"
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2006-12-21 07:27 pm (UTC)
AFAIK there's no conclusive proof that NOT having a period is bad for your body.
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2006-12-21 07:33 pm (UTC)
I know, I sent her info from fewerperiods.com, and hopefully she'll believe me after she reads it. x_x;
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2006-12-21 07:47 pm (UTC)
My mom actually encouraged me to skip periods, lmao! Though I have to say, I'll take a period over weight gain and hormonal tidal waves. I hope to never be on the pill again, ever. :p
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2006-12-21 09:09 pm (UTC)
In my case, weight gain=good. Not that it's making me gain weight this time around.

Am I the only one who doesn't seem to get side effects? LOL
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2006-12-21 09:24 pm (UTC)
I didn't get them when I first started taking the pill (age 19) but it seems the older I got, the more side effects I had. Even on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, I had horrible mood swings and no sex drive to speak of at all. :( Since I broke up with my ex, I've just been using condoms and common sense, and it's worked out pretty well!
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2006-12-21 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming you tried different pill brands? Each kind reacts differently in any given women, factors such as dosage and progestin type.

So I must be going overboard with the pill and condoms... LOL. Actually, I like it that way... makes the man help out too. =P Besides, when I go on Accutane soon, they'll "make" me use two forms anyway. *shrug* ;)
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2006-12-22 02:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, I tried three different brands before I just gave up altogether. lol
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[User Picture]From: temples
2006-12-21 07:43 pm (UTC)
My mum is the same way! I brought up Seasonale to her once and I thought she'd never stop ranting about it...the same argument as your mom's: "It's messing up mother nature!! UNNATURAL!" etc

HJAL!
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2006-12-21 09:41 pm (UTC)
Well, the thing is... my mom differs a little from your mom's argument. I brought up Seasonale to her and how it works, and she goes "Well, that's OK, because it's different hormones/different preparation!" She doesn't understand that Seasonale is the same as any other 21/28-day BCP, just marketed differently.

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[User Picture]From: aerialmelodies
2006-12-21 08:37 pm (UTC)
I've heard the argument go both ways (afterall, the pills that prevent periods seem to cause the most constant water-weight gain and bloating), but to me that is all beside the point - a period to me says "Hey, you're not pregnant!" Sweet! LOL
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2006-12-21 09:07 pm (UTC)
I don't have any problems with pills, and when I was on pills before I got pregnant, I often skipped periods the way I'm describing. It doesn't bother me.

I understand what you're saying though--I found out I was pregnant when my pill period didn't come. At all. Heh.
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[User Picture]From: aerialmelodies
2006-12-21 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know it's different for everyone, but I'm the paranoid sort of person... XD

You're old enough to do what you want anyway, so just do whatever you think is right. If you've got a few doctors saying go for it, then feel free!
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[User Picture]From: nebulosity
2006-12-21 11:56 pm (UTC)
"You're already messing with Mother Nature because the pills prevent ovulation!"

I can definately agree with that! Since I'll be starting my first (ever!) pack of HBC in January, I don't have any expert advice about the "skipping BC messes with your body's cycle" claim.

*hugs* At least you can talk to your mom about such issues. :( My mom and I aren't that close.
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2006-12-22 03:04 pm (UTC)
I wasn't really looking for advice on it, I'm pretty well-researched on it already. :) Just venting, mostly.

A-ha! Just starting, eh? ;) I'm surprised Utah has them. Just kidding, just kidding... bad joke.

Anyway, me and my mom haven't always been *this* open with each other... We have gotten more open with each other over time since I turned about 16 or 17, I guess. Not that we've never been close, or anything like that. Sometimes we're a bit too open now, lol.
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