AFAIK there's no conclusive proof that NOT having a period is bad for your body.
I know, I sent her info from fewerperiods.com, and hopefully she'll believe me after she reads it. x_x;
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
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
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!
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* ;)
Yeah, I tried three different brands before I just gave up altogether. lol
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
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.
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
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.
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!
"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.
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.