Heavy & long periods. A gynecologist recommended I take the pill, it helps regulate them. Parents won't let me, "side effects". Suggestions?
- Anonymous11 months ago
You're already having side effects. You need to convince them this is adversely affecting your life. If you can find nettle tea, and drink several cups a day for months, that eventually can lessen the heavy bleeding. You might have endometriosis. You definitely have a hormone issue.
- MissALv 711 months ago
There are other options for bad periods. Ibuprofen therapy. Tranexamic acid. But TBH all medications have potential side effects and if that's what your parents are worried about then it's unlikely they'll let you do those either... the pill is usually a very well-tolerated drug with few negative side effects. But if they're somehow worried that giving you birth control is license for you to be promiscuous then maybe your GYN might consider prescribing one of those non-contraceptive alternatives instead.
- KayleenRLv 711 months ago
If the Gyno recommends it, why do your parents not agree? Maybe they both need a chat with the gyno?