If you have been following me for this past year, you know that acne is something that I have been struggling with for a couple of years now. I started out just thinking that it was normal, and as the years went on and it wouldn’t go away/kept getting worse, I knew there had to be some underlying cause. It wasn’t until I started doing research on my specific acne location that I discovered it was probably some type of hormonal issue….
I am writing this post because I want to create an awareness and to help people make decisions that are the best for their bodies. This topic is not often talked about in the mainstream world and I just want people to start talking about it.
I wanted to share with you what my experience was taking the pill and why I choose not to take it anymore (and why I had to go off of it). I like many many women was told by my doctor that the birth control pill was the best way to prevent pregnancy and that I needed to take it if I didn’t want to have children right away once I got married. So I started taking it about 6 months before my wedding day.
I know that is a different story for most of you.
Most doctors throw out the pill like it is candy. Sorry for being blunt but this is true. I would say 98% of high school girls are on the pill because they have acne, bad cramps, hormonal headaches, moodiness, irregular periods, etc. The list goes on. I had horrible cramps and headaches my whole life, but thankfully my pediatrician never recommended me to take the pill for that, so I didn’t end up taking it until right before I got married. …