Estro-powers

The past two weeks I have been an emotional wreck. From job interviews to job offers; weddings, to engagements; volleyball to dodgeball, bizarre power failures to oddly cold water…It has been one thing after another, in seemingly small pieces that have left me in a constant state of maniacal happiness or utter loneliness, fear, and anger. My strange-to-me mood swings are reminiscent of when I started taking the birth control pill, Yasmin. Up down, up down, all the time. It took 6 months for me to realize that I was not in fact mildly Manic Depressive, but that the pill was creating the rollercoaster. I switched to the Ortho Evra Patch and felt fine. But now, due to a series of unexplainable, yet relatively minor ailments, and the fact that I have been on one form of BC or another for 8 years, my doc took me off of it for the next two months to see if the Ortho Evra (and its extra high levels of Estrogen) was contributing to the problem. Apparently though, when you go off birth control, people often have a variation of withdrawal. Your body adjusts to the new (natural) hormone levels, and you can have all sorts of interesting results, ranging from headaches to mood swings. I am starting to think I fall into the mood swing category. My body hasn’t known its own hormones for 8 years! It is probably all confused about things.

In the meantime, my emotions are hyper-inflated for the good and the bad, and I when my rational mind tells me not to be upset or scared, my emotional response doesn’t listen. It is a strange limbo I am walking right now, but hopefully, it will soon even itself out and I will be back to normal.

For those of you who have to deal with me in person, I apologize in advance for any idiocies that may come out of my mouth for the next few weeks…

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