I've been on birth control since I was in grade 9, that's 10 freakin years. and I have yet to get it right. I've been on about 5 different brands of the pill but none of them were ever perfect for me.
the generic brand killed my stomach, not in a cramp way but in a way that felt like my stomach lining was coming off. and the others just somewhat of the same.
and no, I didn't start the pill because I didn't want to get pregnant in grade 9. I started because I get cramps like a crazy lady. I'm serious. once a month I'm curled up in the fetal position wishing I didn't have a uterus. or ovaries or whatever it is that hurts.
obviously I don't actually wish this. I want my baby making parts for when the times right.
this leads me to my latest venture! the birth control patch! a 2 inch x 2 inch really attractive patch I get to wear for a week at a time for 3 weeks on 1 week off.
why is it that when it comes to tampons or birth control marketing teams we just want to dance? seriously, watch a tampon commercial and everybody is playing sports, swimming or dancing their asses off.
has anyone ever used this patch? I'm liking the convenience so far but the first few days after I first put it on I felt nauseous and the cramps were almost unbearable. I'm hoping once my body gets use to it that will stop.
let me know what you do if you get really bad cramps? I'd love some advice!