The last time I took birth-control pills was in high school. It gave me an insatiable, raging appetite, and subsequent weight gain. That was when I was on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. So when our doc prescribed regular Ortho Tri-Cyclen, I was prepared to stop looking at the scale for a few weeks.
Things were going fine, until Friday. I got the worst headache I’ve had in a very long time. I took two extra strength Tylenol at work, and felt like they did nothing. I’ve always been an ibuprofen girl. It helps with cramps, and every other ache and pain. I’m hoping that once we start injections the symptoms are bearable because this Tylenol stuff…it just doesn’t do it for me.
The headache continued strong into Saturday. Chris wasn’t feeling well either, but had different symptoms, so it’s hard to say if we were fighting something off, or if my headache was from the birth control pills. We took it easy and watched movies all day. We both woke up Sunday feeling like crap still. We ran a couple errands, and then came home and collapsed into our couch. We went to bed early, too. Both of us woke up this morning feeling much better and ready to tackle our work week.
This time around with birth control, I don’t feel like I’m eating myself out of house and home. My appetite might be slightly elevated, but I really don’t notice much of a difference. I don’t feel overly emotional. Chris verified that I haven’t been a raging, hormonal jerk. Overall I feel like the birth control symptoms have been pretty mild.
I start Lupron injections on Friday. Chris will already be at work when I start, and the fact that I’ll be alone makes me a teeny-bit nervous. Despite the pre-injection jitters, I’m really excited that we’re moving one step closer to our future kiddo.