Did a little research late last night on Microgestin. Some of the side effects and contraindications are big “duh” listings, including depression and nausea. (Check and check for my side effects!)
It also lists confusion, slurring of speech, cramping and bleeding among its many, many potential side effects (the first two are new, but I haven’t been a health care worker in a long time). But it dawned on me that hey, there’s a lot of contraindications when it comes to your liver, and I was told to never take iron again back when I was in college (it caused my liver functions to spike and I had to stop taking multivitamins). And hey, jackass me, the pill is called Microgestin Fe. Hmmph.
And then, incredibly, it also lists migraines and endometriosis as probable contraindications to taking this BC. Migraines and endometriosis! Check and check … and check please.
Now, this prescription comes courtesy of my Amazing PCOS Doc, so I gotta trust him on this one. But being my own advocate has to come first. Guess who’s getting a phone call from me first thing in the morning?
It never hurts to ask…