When I started to work on Dagenham Escorts from https://charlotteaction.org/dagenham-escorts I wanted to come off the pill and how I want my body to do its thing, its normal, hormonal thing. This is going to be an adventure. This is probably going to be the most personal I’ll ever get on this agency.
So where do we begin? I would talk about why I’m on the pill that I’m on and why I want to come off it. I first went on the pill when I was 17, and I was put on a pill, which is a progesterone-only pill. You can get two types of pill: a combined pill which has estrogen and progesterone in it, or the progesterone only.
The reason why I was put on the progesterone-only pill was because of my ulcerative colitis and other medications that I was on, and the combined pill would have clashed with that somehow. I don’t know.
I’m not a doctor. Now, the thing about my pill, which is different to a lot of other pills, is that you don’t take a week break. On most other contraceptive pills, you take it every day, and then you have a week break from taking it where you have your period.
And then you go back on it. But with my pill, it’s just continuous. No break. You just keep on taking that pill. Some common side effects of my pill is the reduction or just complete stoppage of your period, and I got the latter.
Here’s the thing. I haven’t had a period since I was 17. I haven’t had a period in seven years. That’s more time than I actually was having periods to begin with.
I started my period when I was 11 and then went on the pill when I was 17. So I’ve had six years of periods and then seven years of non-periods. I don’t remember what it’s like. When all of my friends are talking about their periods and how it feels like, I feel so distanced from that. I feel like someone without a female reproductive system.
I feel that distance from it that I can’t empathize with their experience. Now you’re probably thinking I’m crazy. You’re like, “Hey, you don’t have periods. That’s amazing. You’re so lucky. Why would you want to come off the pill?”
Well, maybe I am crazy. I just really want my body to do its thing. And this is going to sound crazy, but I really want to have a period. I just need to know that everything is functioning properly. I want to bleed. For the past year, I’ve casually talked about wanting to come off the pill with friends, but I just never have, because I just, I love not having periods.
It’s really great. And learning a lot about hormones and the pill, and how it not only affects your periods, but it also just affects so much, because the hormones aren’t just happening in your uterus, they’re happening all throughout the body and could potentially change your mood, who you’re attracted to, your sex drive.