February 23rd, 2006

BC for periods

My doctor recently gave me alesse and told me I could either take it or not to start menstruation. I've had amenorrhea on and off but the last time I had a period was last May (9 months ago). I'm really getting worried about my bones, and I've seriously been contemplating taking the pill, but I'm also so so so scared for a number of reasons. For one, I'm scared that it will make my depression worse. The package says that it shouldn't be taken by people who have a history of depression and that's definitely the case for me. I'm scared that I'll get bad breakouts, and that I'll have acne problems. But most of all, I'm scared that I'll get my period back and it won't make me want to recover anymore. In some ways, it's been the motivating force. I know something is wrong with my body because I'm not menstruating. If I get it, maybe that incentive won't be there.

I hope this is appropriate in this community. I was wondering if anyone has been in the same situation and/or had the same fears.

Thanks all :)

(crossposted)