For the past 4 years, I have been happily in bliss using the depo shot and not having to hassle with my period for this length of time. Then for the first time this past sunday, I got my period. What a shocker! I was kind of worried since I haven't had one in 4 years and called my local family planning place, and they said that was pretty normal. Anyway, since getting my period and reading some threads in the archives here about birth control and tampons, it just kind of hit me. In one of the threads it said if you were on hormones for 10 years it takes your body 2 years to get back to normal once you get off. That really got me thinking. Do I really want to be pumped full of hormones anymore? What will I be like (will I be different) once I stop taking hormones? I mean, I've been on them for a decent amount of time. Anyone else feel this way?
I'm thinking about making an appointment with my local family planning to discuss alternatives to hormones. I've discussed this with my boyfriend and he agrees that it's probably not "natural" or healthy to be on hormones anymore. I guess it was just one of those ah-hah moments. Kind of like I had been taking the depo for so long with no period I never questioned it, but when I did get my period it got me to reconsider it. I really hate having my period, but I guess it's meant to be. I dont' know if I'm asking for advice here or what, just thought I'd share as this has been on my mind for the past couple days. Thanks for reading!