I bit the bullet and took my first dose of birth control pill—ahem, I mean, hormone replacement therapy— last night. I saw my primary last week and asked her when I should start it, because I haven’t been on birth control in FOREVAH and she told me most people take it the Sunday after their period starts so that you can sync your cycle and never get your period on a weekend.
But of course my period came last night at 10:00 and after a moment of deer-in-headlights, I swallowed my first dose. After all, since I’m a classic over-thinker, I didn’t know if getting my period on a Sunday meant I take the pill that day, or wait until the following Sunday. So I panicked and took the dang pill. (This is my life. This is the stuff that goes on in my head.)
Truth be told, I’m ready to start them. I had two hot flashes this weekend and… yeah. I’m ready to take them. I hope they help. I had plenty of hot flashes while I was on Lupron back in 2013, and they sucked. They mostly come on when I’ve been running around cleaning.
(Maybe I need to stop cleaning.)
I’ve been asked a few times if my premenopausal state and starting birth control will affect my transfer next year. Thankfully, it won’t. In fact, it may even be a perk because we could time my cycle a bit better and have more time for booking a flight and all that. Since I wasn’t on birth control the last few IVFs, we were always at the mercy of my period coming, meaning I had to call the clinic on day 1 of my cycle and only had a week to get down to Texas. So this could work out better.
So anyway, here’s hoping these hot flashes will be helped by the pills.
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