I actually just hate wearing underwear, its hot.
August 17, 2011 6:18 AM Subscribe
I don't want to have periods ever again. Over a decade I got used to not having to deal with it and now its rather cumbersome.
posted by stormygrey to health & fitness (31 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I started Depo when I was 18, it quickly led to me not having any periods or spotting at all. I stayed on it till I was 28, when I learned that bone thinning was a real issue. I have since learned that I do in fact have some bone thinning so I can't use Depo anymore. Boo.
I started the ring immediately after Depo and changed it a bit early and never menstruated. Then after that I went through a rather long celibate period and decided to get off birth control. My periods resumed that month. I don't know how to explain this, but having gone a decade without, it seemed rather appaling and unneccesary to deal with all this blood 1/4 of my waking life. I got back on the ring, but my periods won't stop. I change it every 21 days now and have for about 7 months now. I still bleed for maybe two days pretty substantially, right about day 20 and day 21 of having it in. Its almost like I've reset my schedule.
I've always felt very fertile, I can't explain it. I just feel it, my mom said everytime she decided to have a kid she was pregnant in less than a month, so its genetic too. My body wants to make babies or bleed, I just don't.
What can I do to stop the bleeding? Should I change the ring even sooner for a little bit? Alternative birth control options that would do the trick would be grand. I am especially interested in Mirena.