juni Posted July 12, 2012 Share Posted July 12, 2012 Since I went Paleo in January, I've been looking to get off or lessen the medications I take on a daily basis. I'm hypothryoid due to Hashimoto's Disease and have accepted that I likely will never be able to get off of thyroid hormones but I was anxious to stop taking the birth control pill I've been on. When I did the calculation, I realized that I've been on the pill for something like 15 years. Yikes! Anyway, after a great discussion with my boyfriend of 4 years, and a thorough review of the Whole9 birth control blog entry I decided I was going to start using a non-hormonal method immediately. I've got the Today's sponge for now and an appointment to be measured for a cervical cap. My doctor actually kind of laughed at me---called me "Old School". It wasn't mean spirited or anything, but I did feel like I was in an episode of "Welcome Back Kotter" or something. Kudos if you get that reference. Anyway, even though I've been bloated this week with sore boobs and had a past week of serious bitchiness, I'm excited to be among the menstruating women of the world again. The pill I was on (Lo Estrin Fe 24) made my period so light that I rarely bled at all really. This was convenient but never really did sit totally well with me despite my gyno saying not to worry. I've been through a lot of hormonal ups and downs in this Paleo journey--and now that I am reading It Starts With Food I see even more how messed up I have been. I know I am introducing yet another balancing act into the picture but I feel confident that I'm making steady improvements. When I decided to go Paleo, I promised myself I would give it at least 1 full year of real effort and although I may be more complicated than most, I truly feel it may just take that long to really understand how MY BODY needs to be fed. On the bright side, today I woke up without an alarm. I'm on day 4. That was nice! Anyway, please excuse the rant, just thought I'd share. I'd like to welcome anyone who has experience or tips coming off b/c while being Paleo to chime in. Hearing other's experience is always helpful! Link to comment
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