How do I take control of my reproductive health when stressing about it is sabotaging everything?
So I asked this question
quite a while ago, regarding high blood pressure and hormonal birth control.
More recently, I was off it for a 3 month trial while monitoring my salt intake and losing weight. I currently take in about 1500-1600 mg/day and weigh 134 pounds at 5'3.5". (Lost about 20 pounds.) BP seemed normal, so my OBGYN put me back on Yaz- but is now demanding, 2 weeks from my next pack, that I come into the office before she prescribes another month's worth.
I already explained to her that office visits cause my blood pressure to spike, not to mention visits that are marked by 'if you fail this blood pressure test your hormones will be all over the place because she won't prescribe' will just make it worse but she won't budge.
Now I'm panicked that I'll have to deal with going off it again so soon, and I'm anxious near-constantly and have been for a week. I have no idea what to do and I feel powerless. Now I know that any office visit regarding my BP is going to make me panic because so much hinges on it.
My long-distance boyfriend will be here right around the time the pill runs out, I'm stressing out like crazy and have no clue where to go from here. I considered Planned Parenthood but know they measure BP too.
I'm considering non-hormonal long-term BC methods but I didn't think I'd have to do that less than a month into the post-trial month back on the pill.
Please advise. I haven't taken a Klonopin in a long time but I feel like I need to because it feels like I'm on an anxiety jag that won't end 'til I get this sorted out.