I decided the pill was no longer for me..

When starting on contraception it’s always a big thing as to whether it will be the right one for you and how would your body react to it. There are so many to choose from and the best way to find out what is best for you is simply just to try it and if it’s not that move onto something else.

When I first started on the pill 3 years ago I never realised some of the effects it would have on me and my body. After two years of taking Micrognon, I started to suffer really bad headaches, which saw me take a trip the to opticians after several doctors appointments and then telling me it could just be my eyes, no mention that the pill could cause this. I did find out I needed glasses but the headaches were still as consistent as ever. So back to the doctors it was for me and I put the question to them if it could be the pill which one doctor told me it more than likely was if I’d had my eyes tested and they weren’t helping. They then put me on the mini pill Cerelle, which only made things worse for me. The headaches on days would ease up but my mood swings made me unapproachable from time to time, which meant these were having a bad knock on effect with my friendships and relationships. Not what I wanted. It really got the point where it was time to make a decision my health and relationships weren’t worth the battle I was having when taking the pill.

Coming off the pill was a big decision to make as I know this wouldn’t only affect me it would affect my partner too as I didn’t want to test any other form of birth control. We had sat down last year and have a discussion about the topic and the possible results it could have (me being pregnant). This was something we both were willing to accept as this year at some point we would start trying anyway. I have been off the pill for over 5 months now I felt this is the right time to write this post up as I know that the pill should be completely out of my body now. I took just over 3 months for my period to return. Read More

Period tracking can be hard..

 

Hello Lovelies,

How have you all been?

For my keeping, an eye on my period can be hard work at times it is so unpredictable and when a period starts I completely forget to take a note of when its started and finished. So knowing when it is supposed to come around again it’s a guessing game. EVE By Glow is an app you can download on your phone which helps you keep an eye on your period. When you first download the app it will ask when your last period was and how long your cycle is, this is something you can change if you are unsure.

 

There is a lot this app can do, below is a list of just a few of the things you can find.

  • Track your period
  • Communicate with others. There is a community section where you can join conversations or start your own if there is something you want help with or see if anyone is the same as you.
  • Take part in different polls and create your own.
  • Take part in quiz’s and test your knowledge on sex, periods, his body, body care and so much more.
  • Know when your most fertile days are if you are trying for a baby.
  • Create a daily log of how you’ve been feeling.
  • See what percent of your cycle twins have logged the same symptoms.
  • Health tips
  • And so much more.

I personally love this app, for someone how finds it hard keeping track on my period it is just what I needed and I will find it more

helpful this year to keep up to date with my most fertile days when I start trying for a baby. I have been wanting to share this app with you on here as I know how stressful it can be at times tacking your period if you are not on birth control, hopefully, it may help someone else like me out.

Have you tried any period tracking apps?

Kelly Louise

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Yes, I am Female..Part 2

I absolutely loved writing my ‘Yes I am female’ post, and I feel like I got a good response from it as I had hope, I hope to encourage people never to feel ashamed or embarrassed about the way they look or anything that is to ever happen to their body. So here is part two for you and I hope you enjoy it just as much as the first one I did. If there is any topic’s that may fit into the ‘Yes I Am Female’ posts and you would like me to cover my thoughts and opinions on them let me know, and I can always do a ‘Part 3’. I absolutely love writing these; I feel I have so much passion when it comes to them, I could go on for days with them.

Make-up – A lot of girls wear make-up now, its a part of life for me as it is for me, every day to wake up and put it on if I am leaving the house. However, I have also found I will push myself sometimes to have that makeup free day if I feel my skin needs a little breathing time. A girls make-up all comes down to her, and how she wants it, she’ll never do it for anyone else. You don’t wake up in the morning and think yes I need to do it this way because I see so and so person. It simply doesn’t work like that. You do it to make yourself happy, make yourself feel a little more confident maybe. Don’t let anyone tell you; you should change how you do it, if it makes you happy keep it that way. And to the girls who don’t wear it, don’t feel like you should as you see everyone else wearing it daily, I absolutely envy the girls who don’t wear it and don’t feel they need it. Id love to wake up and times and be able not to do it, but once you’re used to it, it becomes a habit. Be proud of how you are whether you are a make-up wearer or you don’t wear it at all or even if you are in-between. You are your own person, and you create your own happiness and confidence daily don’t let anyone put you down for your make-up or no make-up ways!

Weight- Now my weight has constantly been up and down my biggest being a size 16 and my smallest being a size 8. If I’m honest being a size, 8 didn’t make me any happier than I was when I was a size 16. The way it is all portrayed now in society is as if a girl should be a size 8 or less to be happy. WRONG! Your size doesn’t dictate your happiness, you do. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t match society’s standards. I absolutely love that you now see more plus size models than you did, and they have an amazing figure. I think that they send out the right message to young girls just to show them they don’t have to be stick thin to get someone to like them or to fit in. All models I believe should be shown in every size, just to show how different bodies can be and show that you don’t need to be a size 8 to look good. Don’t let anyone put you down about your size; you are perfect the way you are. Wear the clothes that you love, and wear them with pride. I’ll be the first to admit I have my days where I’m not a fan of my weight, and I’d like to lose some or gain some, everyone does that’s normal. But like me, don’t let yourself stay with those days let them come and go and then find otherwise to be comfortable with your own body. The way I do this is finding clothes that I love the look on myself, whether it be that they may show off parts of my body I like or whether they hide little things that niggle me on those bad days. But I refuse to be ashamed of it or feel like I have to lose or gain weight for someone else’s happiness just because they don’t like the way I look.

Remember you are perfect in your own way and be proud of it and show it off!

Kelly Louise

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**This was a post from Little Yorkshire Girl

Yes, I am Female..

Yes, I am a female, yes I get periods every month, yes I have suffered from water infections, bacterial infections or thrush. No that doesn’t mean I’m an unclean person or that I have to hide it. This weeks post is all about us girls. I’m a very open person if I’m unwell I’m not afraid to say what’s wrong or walk into a shop and get the correct products to help me get better.

Periods- They happen too many of us. I know a lot of people who will go into the shop look for their tampons or pads and hide them away under some other shopping they have. Or if they are unwell due to some of the symptoms that can come along with a period they work their way around it instead of saying. We didn’t ask to be female or have this happen to us every month so why should we feel we shouldn’t speak about it when it happens?

Infections- Yes they are not the nicest things to happen down they nor are they something to be ashamed of. It is a very sensitive part of the body, and the smallest bit of ‘bad’ bacteria that gets in there can set something off. Sometimes it can just be a case of what you have washed with or the bubble bath you have used. I have suffered many water infections and one case of thrush and vaginal vaginosis. I do fully understand why some people wouldn’t want to say, but don’t be made to feel like your ‘dirty’ or anything like that.

I have a male friend at work, and I’m really not afraid to tell him what’s going on with me when I’m a little moody or feeling under the weather, I will happily just say Mother Nature. I do however remember his face the first time when he asked me, and that was my response, it was that look as if to say ‘thanks but I didn’t need to know that.’ However to me it’s normal it happens every month, and I’m not afraid to say, I’m not afraid of the reaction I can receive. If someone is going to ask I’m am going to say, I’m not in the wrong for saying what’s wrong with me just because they are male and don’t go through it. I refuse to feel I should hide it or be a little more inclined to hide what I am buying or what I am going to see my doctor for. Don’t get me wrong I may be a little more quiet about if I get an infection down below and just say I’m not well but if they ask again I will just say, I’m not shy about it or ashamed it happened to me.

So, Yes I am female, and I am proud of that. I refuse to hide any ‘female problems’ that I ever have in life just because someone may find it ‘vile’ or ‘disgusting.’ I’m sorry, but it’s not it happens, it can be a part of life for us females, I won’t let someone make me feel dirty or disgusting with what happens to my body.

Kelly Louise
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**This was a post from Little Yorkshire Girl

Dentist…

Now I will be the first to admit I absolutely hate dentists and have the biggest fear ever for them. I will always put them off unless I absolutely have to go with an unbearable toothache. Ever since I can remember I’ve had this fear and then I’ve had some awful experiences which just made it worse. Whenever I go to the dentists, I start to shake and can’t stop myself until I come out and I am back home, and this happens even if it is only a check-up.

So last year while deciding it was time to conquer some of my fears this was another one of them. When I was around nine years old, I was out playing in a friends garden, who had one of those swing sets with the two swings and a swinging seesaw. I was about to get on one side of the seesaw when the friend of mine decided to start swinging on it, and that’s when I began to hate my teeth. The seesaw hit me straight in my mouth and spilled one of my front teeth in half. So off to the dentist it was for me, and they had to rebuild my front tooth. Ever since then it hasn’t been the same (naturally), but it sticks out of line from my other teeth. If it weren’t for that, I would like my teeth. But since that first build up it would seem to fall off, and I kept having to go back, I once had a dentist do it who I nearly punched (not on purpose) as a reaction to the anaesthetic and pain with it being in the front of my gum and me being only young it hurt, a lot. So my arm automatically just shot up towards the dentist who caused the pain and his assistant had to catch my arm.The next experience with that tooth and that built my fear was when a different dentist went to build it back up and dropped one of the tools into my hair, and then carried on with said tool in my mouth, I was traumatized. I went home and cried, and my mum complained, I haven’t ever seen the dentist since. I did finally have it built up where it eventually was strong and hasn’t fallen out since.

However since the age of 16 and being able to make my own appointments I didn’t until last year, and I was 22. So that’s 6years without seeing a dentist and ill admit I didn’t look after my teeth properly as I took a lot of bullying with my front tooth when I was younger, so I thought there was no hope and just abandoned them. Which now I wish I hadn’t, but I cant go back, so I just have to deal with it. This trip ended up with me having four teeth out and three fillings. 3 of those teeth which I had out confirmed my fear a lot more than I thought. I could feel everything she was doing ever pull every little bit of pressure which also meant I also had all the pain I shouldn’t feel, I felt it. Every little bit. The shaking I used to become worse, I was laid on the chair with tears streaming down my face, and there was nothing she could do for me she used so much anaesthetic that she could and yes she could have stopped, but I wanted it over and done with so I didn’t have to go through it again, so I never told her how much it did hurt. It took an hour to get two teeth out which should have took 15minutes each at most. And that was all my fault as I didn’t look after them as I should have.

But I was back again yesterday, and as scared and shaky as I was I came away happy. I found out that my teeth are all great at the minute, it’s my gums which need a little more care. But as long as I get them to a healthier and strong place my new dentist will finally look at my front too to put a crown on it and get it back into the place it should be and back in line. I may finally get to a place where I can smile and show my teeth a little. I may finally have more confidence with new people as right now I feel they are judging me by that tooth and the way it looks.

Have you ever had a bad experience with the dentists?

Kelly Louise

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**This was a post from Little Yorkshire Girl