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NobodySaidItWasEasy
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OK, why is it that during my period I'm fun and totally up for a laugh whereas at around the time of ovulation I'm so tetchy that I instantly lose all my friends and boyriend? Like today :-(
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One word: HORMONES.

They go a bit whacky at certain points of your cycle. I, for example, before starting the mini-pill, used to feel very much in the mood for sex during my period, and not want it at all when I wasn't bleeding.

So getting tetchy is normal, and it's just one of those things. Try not to stress about it too much.


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Mini-pill? What is that called, medically?
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Hormone fluctuations can cause mood changes. Many people experience it during or just before their period, but it can vary.

If you're in a bad mood, ask for some space. Do something that'll put you in a good mood (a nap, a bubble bath, a good book, etc). If you say or do something that upsets your friends or boyfriend, apologize.

Your bigger problem may be your friends and boyfriend if you're "instantly losing" them, as you say. I'm just about the moodiest person i know ... My friends and boyfriend know this and they know when to give me some space, if i need it. If these people are just abandoning you because you're in a bad mood, that says more about them than it does about you.

The mini-pill is progesterone only. One brand of mini-pill is Micronor.

[This message has been edited by LilBlueSmurf (edited 10-10-2005).]


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Mini pill is contraception. I'm allergic to the oestrogens used in the combined pill, so I have to take the mini-pill. I take it every day, with no breaks, and it thins the uterine lining, stops ovulation and thickens cervical mucus to prevent sperm getting to an egg. (Not all mini pills prevent ovulation - Cerazette and Noriday, however, do, as I have used both).

The mini pill is slightly less effective than the full pill.


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