I talk about a lot of personal things here, and I feel like discussing birth control today. I don’t currently take birth control pills (or any other pills,) but I’m considering it again.
The concerns I have about this stem from the last time I took it…almost two years ago. Shortly after I began taking the pill I found myself feeling incredibly weepy and lethargic – both characteristics that don’t typically describe me. I stopped taking it after realizing that the pills were altering my moods, and I haven’t taken it since.
I realized that I could have tried other forms of birth control, but I just wanted to feel like myself again so I didn’t bother. I didn’t have to take it so it wasn’t a big deal, but taking the pill does have obvious perks.
The idea of taking a pill everyday (for any reason) freaks me out. Getting a shot that will significantly alter or eliminate my regular cycle doesn’t seem like a good idea either, but it might make things easier in some ways. I’m also nervous about taking something that could lead to weight gain. I gained a bit without taking meds, and I’d like to refrain from gaining more for any reason.
I haven’t decided whether or not I want to go down this road, but it has been weighing on my mind lately.
Will you share your thoughts on this? Is it too personal to ask whether or not you (well, if you’re a woman) reading this whether or not you take it?