Heyyyy. I have been reading a lot on the forums and the home page idk what you would call it. But there’s something that I’ve been talking to my friends and family about and everyone just says the same thing and I don’t like that thing they say.
Maybe you can help.
I’ve been seeing a gynecologist since I was 18 because I ended up in the hospital for a bunch of cysts on my ovaries and they told me to go a follow up. My gynecologist did the whole Pap test and him and talked about what was going on. He said it sounds a lot like Endometriosis but I’m young and there’s no way to actually tell unless you got the laparoscopy which is too experimental so he put me on birth control.
He put me on Lo loestrin fe after asking me what I use for birth control I told him I just don’t have sex, I was too afraid to tell him that I don’t really like cis males I was afraid that he wouldn’t see me anymore or something. He threw a pill packs at me and said okay here you go this will fix it. I stayed on it for about 3 months and I couldn’t stop being in pain, crying, bleeding randomly, having lots of discharge/mucus.
I stop taking it and went back and he said it again to take it, I said I wasn’t super into the idea. He basically said there wasn’t another option. Fast forward to this year, I thought I had another cyst so I made an appointment because I couldn’t sit or stand or life without discomfort, same thing that happened when I was it. I went, he said he didn’t feel any and said I had Mittelschmerz he said to get on birth control again and it would make it go away. I explained I didn’t like how it made my body feel etc. He explained that it would make my pain go away. I didn’t take it.
There’s a lot that still happens whether it’s irregular periods, severe pain etc. I’m nervous I’m going to become infertile? If it is Endometriosis it’s causing damage? But he doesn’t care about any of that, he just wants to give me the pill to fix everything he makes it seem and “when you do have sex there won’t be an accident but wait 2 weeks”.
I want to get another gynecologist that will listen to me better. But, the question is, is it even worth it because will they just do the same thing? Is birth control the only thing that can help situations like this? The other stuff that’s easier like the shot etc, that’s just for pregnancy correct? Is that something I could mention?
If you have any advice I would gladly take any of it
My family and friends say just take the pill and get over it basically but I don’t like it, I feel like it’s not good to be putting something like fake in a sense in my body every day? You know?