Steph C.

May 25, 2013 by

I  began taking birth control when I was 16 due to my irregular and heavy periods (menorrhagia). At times, I had my period for more than 3 weeks and was becoming anemic in the process so my doctor suggested I start birth control without looking at the root causes or offering alternatives. For years, I took birth control without thinking twice. Looking back, I laugh at the irony that I would place importance on eating organic, whole foods and 'healthy living' meanwhile pumping artificial hormones in my body daily. Six months ago, while studying for an entrance exam, I had a severe anxiety attack. I did not know it was anxiety at the time, all I felt was chest pain, shortness of breath and pain in my arms. I went to a walk-in clinic, where...

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