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…

Why didn’t the gynae look at my vagina? #Periodically 6

There were a couple of requests after I ominously ended Periodically 2 with 'a story for another day' in reference to my visit to the gynaecologist. Well folks, today is that day! I have discussed certain aspects of those conversations in Periodically 4, but let's get right into the nitty gritty, shall we? Oh wait,…