Three months have passed. Three long, somewhat terrible months have passed since getting my first depo shot. And what does that mean? It means it’s about time for me to call and make an appointment to get my 2nd depo shot.
And to be honest, i’m a little apprehensive about going through with it.
I like to be 100% on things before I go injecting them into my body and not being able to be rid of them for 3+ months.
I knew the side effects of depo and all the down sides before getting the shot the first time. I knew EXACTLY what I was getting myself into, and still I went ahead. Bad things can happen on ANY kind of birth control. Trial and error, y’all, that’s all it is.
My first month was blissful. Other than pain in my arm at the injection site for a day or two, I had NO side effects. And then the bleeding started.. and never stopped.
Not fun to be on your period for 2 months straight, and to know that if you go and get injected again that it could continue for possibly another 7 months before it subsided.
I certainly don’t want to be bleeding for that long! How can that even be healthy? Men like to make jokes that they “don’t trust anything that bleeds for a week straight without dying”- but what about 9 months? Would I be considered the living dead at that point?
That plus the mega-bloat I am currently experiencing.. I just don’t know. Maybe I should just suck it up and go on the damn pill instead. Sure, it’s something to remember to take every day, but I wouldn’t be bleeding like a stuck pig for months and months and possibly MORE months.
Having to go on another birth control would mean yet ANOTHER appointment i’d have to make to “discuss” my options, even when i’ve done it 3 times before. Another appointment where i’d probably have to find a sitter since they probably still aren’t allowing children in the office.. and that’s just too much hassle and work.
The only up side to this whole dumb birth control fiasco is that there is SOMETHING in the water lately and EVERYONE and their mother is getting knocked up- and i’ve been bleeding so long I know I won’t be added to that list, thank god.
My water is filtered and bottled. Staying away from the contamination for as long as possible.
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