I'm feeling sick today, just stressed in general.
Several weeks ago, I went to the doctor, for, sadly, my first physical in years.
Because of this fact, I had to bring up an issue I have had my entire life.
My periods range from irregular to non existent.
I'd always assumed there was either some hormonal imbalance, which I told myself when I was feeling good, or something horribly wrong with me, which kept me up at night when I was in a worse emotional place. .__.
When I brought it up, that I haven't had my period in months, and this is how ALL my periods are, she recommended going on the pill, but wanted lab work done.
After anxiously waiting for results all week, I finally got back to her, for her to tell me aaaalll my hormones are pretty much normal, so there's nothing there like a tumor, or any other horrible thing wrong with me, like I always panicked about.
Which should be a good thing. Except it was immediately followed by her prescribing me birth control, and sending me on my not so merry way.
I would have questioned it, but I was in a state of shock. AND I have really bad social issues, and aren't usually able to confront people.
But I couldn't believe it... If my hormones aren't messed up, then whats wrong with me? Why is there no further effort to learn why I haven't had a period since june AT LEAST.
I don't understand, there seems to be no effort to even TRY to solve the problem, only to put me on the pill, and cover the problem up. I don't WANT to be on birth control. While it may have been convenient at one point in my life, it isn't now. The side effects aren't too pleasing, and I REALLY want to know what is ACTUALLY wrong with me, rather than having my doctor just cover it up and ignore it.
I don't understand, is this normal? I brought it up to my mom, and she seemed to think what my doctor did was just peachy.
I'm frustrated, I'm no closer to solving my problems, and I'm staring at my birth control pills, unsure if I should start taking them or not.