I’m 26 this year and I have been taking the pill since I was 14! That’s 12 years, 12. Where on earth has that time gone? The reason for me taking the pill at 14 was because I had a boyfriend and my Dad thought it was best. 14 does probably sound quite young but I was with said boyfriend for nearly 10 years soooo….
Anyway, the first ever pill I took was microgynon. I think that’s the pretty standard ‘starter’ pill. For some reason or another it didn’t work for me, I wish I remembered why. I then went on to take on that was yellow and I had to take one every day, that also didn’t work for me. I then went on to take one for my skin, I was quite spotty. Apparently, you can only take that one for a year so my doctor took me off. I believe my next pill was Yasmin, which is the one I’m taking now. Yasmin is a combined pill, you take a tablet for 21 days then have a 7-day break. In that 7 day break, you have a period. The thing I like the most about this is that I can manage my periods, I know that in the 7 days break it’s going to happen. But, if I don’t fancy having a period one month I can skip it by taking 2 packets, it’s safe don’t worry.
I have heard so many horror stories and people having bad experiences on the pill but I’ve never had a problem with Yasmin and touch wood, I never will. Contraception isn’t really talked about as well which isn’t good. It’s a positive thing and can help so many people. Obviously, I’m not a doctor and I don’t want to suggest you take the pill but if it’s what you want to do, have a chat with your doctor. I just wanted to share my good experience with the world and let girls know that the pill isn’t a bad thing.