Loestrin 24 Fe Dropping Out of College, Prestigious School, Free Period, Self Evaluation, Cramp
I must say this website made me feel a lot better. I started Loestrin in late January/ February. I am 21 years old. ... more »
I must say this website made me feel a lot better. I started Loestrin in late January/ February. I am 21 years old.
The last few months I became extremely moody and depressed. Similar to many other posters, I had feelings of loneliness, not fitting in, and general failure. I would examine the problems I had, and say to myself, "They really don't seem too bad..." but because I am not an irrational person, I figured that they must be for me to be so dramatic about them all the time.
I was in the midst of considering serious consequences. For example, I was looking into dropping out of college. Note: I have a full scholarship and am finishing my junior year at a prestigious school. A few days ago I was sitting where I am sitting now, doing a self evaluation, and suddenly it clicked.
It was the medicine.
Did my problems go away? Of course not. But I felt so much better now that I realized my problems were generally very manageable, and I was letting this pill control me. Because its obviously a chemical issue, there is only so much I can do, but (ask my roommate who has been dealing with all this) I did a quick turnaround and was my normal cheery self for the past two days. Every once in a while a thought would creep in my mind about how horrible things were and then I said quickly to myself, "It's the pill, it's the pill..." .Not that it will continue to be so simple. I'm going to make a doctor's appointment tomorrow, but I'm not sure that I will be able to get off of Loestrin.
As a side note, as far as managing my period Loestrin has been phenomenal. I used to not be able to go to school due to cramps, and then for years without a pill I wouldn't get my period at all, and now I have a regular 2 or 3 day almost cramp-free period.
I hope all of you figure out what to do. Maybe they will come out with a new version or something because hey, besides the emotional stuff, it works great!