A hand full of times over the last few years, I have had a few scary little episodes. What usually happens is this...all of a sudden I notice a blurry spot showing up in my vision. Slowly over the next ten minutes or so, this blurry spot gets bigger and bigger taking up most of my sight. Its like looking through Vaseline. Then, I start getting light sensitive and very anxious. Most of the time I'm somewhere safe, but this has started up a few times while driving. It's really unnerving. My sight usually restores itself in half an hour or so, but then I'm left with a wicked headache.
This is one of the first things I brought up with my doctor when I got my insurance. I prepared myself for the worst. Then my doctor very unenthusiastically said it was optical flare, and that wicked headache that follows is just a migraine. She told me it was caused by my birth control. Ok, that makes sense. The first time one of these episodes happened pretty much lined up with me starting the birth control. In her unenthusiastic voice still, she told me it's also likely that I'm prone to strokes...nice. Then said "but we won't really know until you actually have a stroke, so we'll just change your birth control and all should be better." Well, if that solves all of those problems...great. Change it up baby!
So three months ago, she changed me over to some other birth control. About a month in all of my migraines were gone. What I didn't realize, was that I was having migraines almost every day. I'm not sure how I didn't realize that I was having migraines every day...denial? Because I was sure popping the ibuprofen! Obviously mine are not nearly as bad as many peoples, Guilty Noodles for one. But It's amazing to not have to deal with those pain in the ass migraines.
Now here's my problem...this new birth control sucks otherwise. It works in the birth control category, which is what it should do. However now I'm totally hormonal and breaking out. I haven't gotten so much as a pimple in 5 years, now I'm a mess. I shouldn't be having break outs at 32 years old.
How ridiculous would it be to go back in to the doctor and say...get me back on the old stuff, I'd rather have migraines than pimples?
Yeah I know stupid! Guilty Noodles, I know you'd totally take pimples if it meant getting rid of your monster migraines!