Girly post alert…
Ohh the joys of growing up…
There is so much apprehension going on today regarding birth control and the benefits of it. Each woman has the right to consciously decide what they do to their body. When I went to my doctor to go on birth control I got anxious due to my medical history that it would do more harm then good – so I had to go to a specialist. When I first started it I thought “hmm, sounds viable, I’ll give it a go”.
I have never really struggled with heavy periods or excessive cramps – I consider myself quite lucky in this regard. My main struggle has always been hormonal acne (oh, yay). As soon as I started it my body reacted and responded in a way I did not anticipate. So eventually, I hit a point where I said “hell no! this is not me!” My friends were telling me I was not my normal self.. So I think maybe the point slapped me in the face and I decided to listen – lol. I am so thankful that I did and listened to my intuition and friends. Fake hormones did not react well for me and did not work out. Sorry to my friends that had to put up with birth control Amy.
After going off the pill I began talking to some of my friends who also shared their horror stories of different pills and the way their bodies reacted. Don’t get me wrong – if it works for you by all means, you do you girl!! But I believe that for me the fake hormones made me into someone I am not and I acted in ways that I am not proud of. Crazy how one little pill can have a big impact.
Personally, I have always struggled with some sort of hormonal imbalance but was not educated on why or how. The older I get the more interested in natural techniques and wellness I become. Now, don’t get me wrong. Natural methods are not the easiest. It certainly takes persistence and an interest in wanting to do what is best for your body. Without falling into peer pressure or living your life for others.
Like I mentioned, a HUGE factor to Birth Control that compelled me to want to stay on it was the fear of my acne getting worse. Awful, being 22 and having acne. It is one of the things that get me self conscious – especially when I am meeting clients and parents. I feel like I look 12. Although that has been a side effect of me going off birth control, I decided I have to pick and choose my battles. Quite frankly my peeps, life is all about picking and choosing your battles and always looking for the good in every situation. Going through what I have been on my pill journey I have learned a lot about myself.
With that being said, I have now been off Birth Control for about 3 months now and it was one of the most important decisions I have made for my body. So far, I have not had any relapse of going off the pill except acne. However, emotionally I feel SOO much more stable. Your acne will eventually become at bay my peeps. Keep reminding yourself that it does not define you (this is a constant reminder to myself). If someone defines you by your looks and are not interest in getting to know who you are they are not worth your time (MOVE FORWARD, MOVE ON – or as my sister will say “throw out the Kleenex”).
All in all, learn to be in tune with your body and be able to recognize changes that happen with any medication. Always have open communication and be honest with whoever you trust and are with. It is so important.
Whatever floats your boat my peeps.
Keep working on yourself because you are all amazing ❤