Well I am back, mostly to share my new journey and document it a bit and hopefully learn from others on here.
I have been on birth control pills for most of my adult life, hmmm about 17 years and due to increased complex migraines with aphasia I have been doctor ordered to never take birth control again. GULP
Basically last year I had horrible adult acne, diagnosed with PCOS, got completely clear on Spiro 75mg and Yas together. Have been clear since May 2014. What a blessing. So imagine my horror when my doctor told me I had no choice or I could have a stroke. I quit cold turkey about 3 weeks ago and upped my Spiro to 100mg. And of course started praying to the gods that I would not see a setback. So far I have not had another breakout from the increased dose and besides being slightly more lethargic and having to pee again like a race horse since I upped it last week, things are status quo.
Sprio has been a life saver. I was anxious, miserable, couldn't sleep, was breaking out like crazy (Spiro did make this much worse before it got better). And by April/May I had my life back and even better.
Now that I am off the pill, I am interested to hear if anyone else here has quit Birth Control Pill completely? What did you try after? How about Copper IUD? I need to look into alternative BC methods since I am banned from the pill for life.
Thank you! xo