FFP 290 | The Pill, The Hormonal IUD, and Pulmonary Embolisms | Lisa & Kat

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Today I share a new episode in my Pill Reality Series . Kat describes her experience of using the pill to “regulate” her cycles before she even had her very first period. She also shares her terrifying near-death experience with pulmonary embolism — a rare, but well known complication associated with hormonal birth control.

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Today’s episode is sponsored by The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. The Fifth Vital Sign is available for purchase on Amazon. Exciting news!! The audiobook is finally here! Listen to The Fifth Vital Sign for FREE when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with Audible. Click here to download now.

Topics discussed in today's episode:
  • Why did Kat initially start birth control
  • How Kat’s lifestyle and eating habits affected the start of her menstrual cycle
  • Why did Kat switch to the IUD and what were her side effects
  • Kat’s return to hormonal birth control that led to pulmonary embolisms
  • The symptoms Kat experienced before finally being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism
  • What the recovery has been like for Kat
  • What Kat has been using to track her cycle now that birth control is completely off the table for her
  • How has her relationship with her partner changed since coming off birth control
  • When did Kat finally get her first real menstrual period off of birth control
  • The importance of always remembering to be your own advocate and listen to your body
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic

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