So for my absolutely terrible periods (dysmenorrhea), and potential Endometriosis I was stated on Camrese Lo (name brand Lo Seasonique) about a month ago. Camrese Lo is essentially a 3 month mini pill that’s supposed to reduce me to four periods a year. The hope is that without having a menstrual cycle most of the time my inflammation and pain will be a lot better.
I have had a few of the expected side effects:
Breast tenderness (and growth! I’ve gone from a C to a D)
Minor mood swings
Heart palpitations the first two weeks
The spotting has only occurred around my period. When I first started the pill I was two days into my cycle, my bleeding and pain decreased within 48 hours though it took my period a few days longer to finish. My period is due again right now and I have had some minor spotting and cramping. This side effect is supposed to go away after the first pill cycle, and is likely due to the low hormone levels in the pill.
I haven’t had any emotional numbing or sexual side effects. I have actually been a lot more emotionally even, and more interested in intimacy since I am in worlds …