Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Turn away Latteman...

girl talk is about to commence. And if you do read this, don't say I didn't warn you.
Ladies, I need your input.
Back story: After I weaned Little Man off the boobage, I got on the Depo shot. (World-wide groan just heard...) Daddy and I were not taking any risks to having two under two, and my ob was basically telling me it was the easiest thing to be on with my new hectic Mommy schedule. What he didn't say was that it was the easiest thing to be on if I wanted to gain all my baby weight back plus!!! I had lost my baby weight in about two months...and gained it back in three more. In December I made the decision to not go back for the dreaded shot, that I would wait for my period to begin (since it totally stopped-and yes, now IN MAY is when I'm starting to see signs of it coming back) so I can clean my system, and get on something else. This is where I get stuck. I don't know what else to get on...(BCP are not an option...) and I would prefer it not be hormonal. Yeah, I should be discussing this with my ob, but since my luck gave me the one doctor in the office rotation that I didn't like, I'm bringing it here. (My ob's office consists of seven Dr.'s and whoever is on call delivers you baby then becomes your ob permanently.)
So any of you that have an input, leave it here. I'm taking suggestions from everyone and anyone. Let me know what worked/works for you...what's comfortable...what's easier (because i still have a hectic Mommy schedule)...

Now for why I hate the fact that my period disappeared for more than a year, and why I told Latteman to look away:
the first period after all that time will kill you. I haven't even fully started it yet, and last night I was laid out on the couch under a fleece blanket hunched over from the cramps. Thank goodness my Little Man will follow anyone who will entertain him and doesn't give Daddy a hard time because I was dy-ing. And as of this morning, I have only been passing little clots, which is all the gross crap that has been stored away in my uterus for the past year...and it hurts. And its gross. And I never want to do this again. (Fuck you Depo) I liked not having a period, but this part (and the weight gain) sucks.
*Edited to add- I lightened the graphics so as not to chase away what few readers I have anyway. Latteman, if you ended up reading this anyway, it didn't turn out as bad as I planned and I could have changed the title, but I didn't. Just because it seemed fun. I have cramps and you can't be mean cause I'll bite. T-Rex 2 (I really like that dinosaur, I should make it my profile pic, since it look just like me)


Antique Mommy said...

No advice. Just sympathy.

rhonda said...

I hated the Depo shot. I was on it for quite a while and I just hated the side effects.

My suggestion would be the Nuva Ring. Good stuff (yes it has hormones I think) but that is the only thing that is good. And you can still be protected and take it out (you know, when you get busy)

Or tell him to perfect the withdrawal method :)

JayMonster said...

1. Am I the ONLY male reader you have?

2. I could have warned you about the depo. My wife decided to try that so that she wouldn't "forget" during the hectic schedule of getting married, honeymoon, etc.

She was so depressed over what it did to her, it nearly ruined our honeymoon (how? She was so upset about her body shape she did not pack a bathing suit for our honeymoon... In ARUBA).

3. Well there is no Number 3 here really because as sensitive a sould as I try to be, I couldn't even begin to tell you which way to turn next, since I could only tell you the wife went back to the "regular" pills (hormones).

sweatpantsmom said...

I wish I could give you some advice, but I'm not at all familiar with the Depo shot.

I haven't been on the pill for YEARS - I hated the way it made me feel. My man's a Trojan man, all the way.

I hope you feel better soon.

Diana said...

AM- hey sympathy works. I'm all over-emotional this week, so it makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
rhonda- I'm going to read up on the ring. Withdrawal...yeah. right.
Jay- yes I believe you are. but you create a balance so you're never allowed to stop reading. ever.
SPM- pills suck. And i would never remember to take them everyday.

Thank you guys. Big group internet hug from me.
(see, told you I was over-emotional this week...)

SuperMom said...

I'm with sweatpantsmom.

I had very easy periods until I started taking birth control. I tried different kinds, but came to the conculsion that all those chemicals and synthetic hormones couldn't be a good thing.

I've not taken birth control for seven years and have been better for it.

Anonymous said...

I didn't do well with the pill either, so Depo wasn't an option. Actually, my doc pretty much told me I would hate Depo thanks to weight gain and death of libido. He recommended Mirena IUD, which is awesome. It does have like a slow-release low dose hormone in it, but it doesn't bother me like the pill did. Periods are much lighter and can disappear completely, but I still get mine. Best thing for me is not having to DO anything and still feeling sexy. Ask your doc. Also, why not insist on another doc if you don't like yours, it's your body.