Friday, February 20, 2009

A dose of STFU

I get this text message from Jill yesterday: "I just went to the gyno. There was a bag behind the front desk with your name on it."

I called her back to let her know that it was because of the killer cramps the last couple days. I called my doctor to let her know that my period STILL has not started (5 days after the cramps started and now I'm on my next month of pills), I've felt like dead girl walking because percocet wasn't touching the pain, my hormones are obviously out of wack because I cried watching the Beyonce video Diva (Let me tell you, I was all sorts of torn up over her apparel decisions) and worst of all, I have acne like a teenager.

My doctor and I talked about it and decided the LoEstrin is obviously not for me so she switched me to FemCon (the reason for said bag). I'm going to try this for a couple months and if it doesn't help with the pelvic pain, we'll have to move on to more drastic measures (Lupron injections/ possible laprascopy).

So the first thing that has me intrigued by this FemCon is the fact that it is chewable. Really, a chewable birth control? Those are like the smallest pills you can get. It took all I had not to pop one of those suckers out and chomp on it to find out it's flavor. I decided to read the pamphlet and it says if you want to chew it up you have to drink 8 ounces of water (not exactly what I want to do first thing in the morning). So this morning I swallowed it, but it still let my mouth all minty; like I had just used mouthwash.

I talked to Sam about all of this (the steps we're taking to get rid of my pain) and he was very supportive (I think he's getting tired of rubbing my back every night for hours.. It doesn't necessarily help with my cramps, but I let him think it does. It just feels so good). During our conversation about all parts girly, I told him I needed to go to Walmart to get Midol (Maybe since percocets don't work, this will. Yeah right!). This is how our conversation went:

Rose: I need to go to Walmart for some midol.
Sam: What? Aren't you supposed to take that like every single day? Why are you just now getting it? Shouldn't you have some on hand?
R: Um, I guess you can take it every day, but it's mostly for period related issues. I'm just going to take it when I'm on my period like I used to when I was younger.
S: Well, I think you're supposed to take it every day. Maybe that is the reason you're always having cramps. It might even help with your mood swings
R: How about you take a nice dose of shut the fuck up. I will kill you.

See, perfect example of a mood swing. Came out of nowhere. He was trying to be helpful and I was trying to figure out what I could kill him with in my bathroom.

Does anyone have any experience with FemCon for endometriosis pain, Lupron injections or Laproscopy? If you do, please let me know about it. If you would like, you can send me an email to instead of posting in a comment.

A moody Rose


*Nic* said...

Men are NOT allowed to mention mood swings or PMT or mutter knowingly, "It must be that time of the month" when we're upset/irritable.

THAT'S what gets them killed. Or at the very least, punched in the nose.

Haven't they learned that by now?

Lil' Woman said...

Aww sweetie...that sucks..I hope you find something! :)

fabbrunette said...

Men are so dumb. No offense. Mind included. Good luck with the new pills. Pills suck.

Constructive Attitude said...

well i mean, i kinda see why u wouldve said that. how would he know whether or not you're supposed to take midol every single day. so your comment (in my eyes) was justified.

Rose and Jill said...

Sam is very concerned about my issues as he knows it isn't normal. We were just having a normal conversation and BAM! There she blows! I wish I could show you his face when I told him to STFU. He was trying so hard to be helpful, he even said it all in a loving tone (not sarcastic at all!) When I told him I would kill him he just looked at me like I killed his cat.

He wants to be helpful but men suck. They just don't understand.

Under the Influence said...

I think I have a ELEVEN YEAR OLD BOY going through PMS. Does Midol help them?

Good luck with the new meds! I will still complain about the pain, though, just to keep getting the percoset.

Barefoot Blogger said...

Poor thing!

The percoset might be f-ing with your hormones too... when I was on it (post-knee surgery last year), I was wigging out on everyone around me, and crying over reruns of Charmed. Just sayin'.

Anyways, I hope the new meds help, for you and for Sam!

Ms. Pink Zebra said...

Let me know what works for you. I got on bc when I was 15 to help with cramps and it worked for awhile and then I had a miscarriage 2 years ago (sad story, but dealt with) and since then they have been ten times worse. I am meeting with my gyno next month and hopefully we can figure something out. She calls a tab script in for me every 3 months cuz that's the only thing that works for me.

Good luck.

Gwen B. (aka skinny bitch) said...

I was on Yasmin and then Ortho Tricyclen but neither helped with my acne or cramps. My gyno tried to put me on FemCon and i didn't go for it at all. He still gave me 3 packs to try out, but I got him to fill out a prescription for YAZ. It's amazing. Clear skin, no cramps. Try it out. it may work!

Have you tried Naporsen? I think thats how it's spelled...

P.S you guys posted like fucking maniacs while I was out on mini vaca

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