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Birkenstock Arizona Sandals
James Perse mini canvas tote (my color is a few years old and sold out)
I’m not sure we have such a thing as TMI here on Grechen’s Closet (I talk about EVERYTHING…), but since I had my IUD removed a couple months ago I’m really having a hard time getting used to “having a period” again. Ugh. Without the IUD I am emotionally MUCH more stable than I was with all that progesterone running through my body. I would get very depressed and angry and sort of manic at times during my cycle and it scared me. But I didn’t bleed at all, and didn’t have any menstrual migraines either.
Now, I bleed for one or two days, but it’s substantial. And I have mild-to-medium migraines for a week or so. I have weird digestive issues for a day or two, and more cramping than I used to. Emotionally I feel much more balanced, but yesterday I was super antsy and irritable all day; I didn’t want to interact with anyone (and vice versa).
I’ve been thinking of trying a menstrual cup and the Daysy ovulation calculator for birth control. Does anyone have any feedback on either? I’m not interested in going back on hormonal birth control now that I’m completely off. Anyway, the reason I switched to the IUD in the first place was because I had a migraine-with-aura once and my neurologist suggested I shouldn’t take birth control pills anymore.
I wish I’d just go through menopause already. But that’s not happening yet.
Oh, and I don’t think I updated you on the “abnormal” ovarian cyst I had earlier in the year – I went back after eight weeks and it was gone.
I’m very thankful for my mild periods overall. I just have to get used to having them again! Honestly the hardest thing to get used to is the lack of “easy” birth control haha.
Enough about that for today 🙂
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