Let me just start this by saying I don't need to be on OCP for contraception, DH had a successful vasectomy 3 (or 4?) years ago.
However, I have a crappy 25-26 day cycle often with mid-cycle bleeding. I feel like I have my period constantly.
I decided to go back onto OCP to help get me back into a regular 28 day cycle. I am about ten days into it and I feel like I belong on the funny farm. Immediately, I gained two and a bit kilos. My boobs are bigger and sore. My stomach is huge. I've started to really watch what I eat but the weight is not moving, which is very unusual for me. But worst of all, I'm cranky, impatient and little things (that would never normally bother me) and really upsetting me. To the point of tears. The fact I'm concentrating so hard on watching my diet to get this two kilos off and it's not happening is adding to the stress that my already fragile mood can't handle. I feel like a crazy lady!
Is this normal? I probably haven't been on a mixed OCP since before I had my first child (he's eight) so I can't really remember if this is what it's like. I'm going to stop taking it as of right now to see if I can start to feel normal again, but are there any alternatives for me? The 25 day cycle thing SUCKS!!!!