My experience using Natural Cycles #Periodically 20

"How do you review a contraceptive?" was a question I asked myself when Natural Cycles kindly sent me a six month trial of its certified* contraceptive app. I sure as hell wasn't going to risk pregnancy for the sake of a blog, even if I had been having any sex in the first place. So…

Farewell Ovulation – Going Back on the Pill #Periodically 19

In news that was both disappointing and not at all unsurprising, my new doctor and I recently agreed that I will be going back on the pill. I've known for some time that the pill was likely to be the quickest source of relief for my dysmenorrhea (painful periods), menorrhagia (heavy periods), dyspareunia (painful sexual…

Persistence – #Periodically 17

Long time no #Periodically, but don't fear I'm back with another exciting instalment of "WTF is happening in Hilary's pelvis" - I'm sure you were all anxiously waiting. So we left off with the discovery of two cysts, one functional (good), one hemorrhagic (bad) on my right ovary. The protocol is to wait six weeks…