Mom told me that the birth control pill made her depressed. My response was “I’m already on antidepressants, who gives a fuck, also as if it can make you that depressed”. Wrong again. It made me very angry and apathetic. I was on it since I was young so I didn’t really know the difference between being a teenager and side effects from the pill. There’s more and more evidence that the pill isn’t good for women. I’d get off it if I were you. The copper IUD is not hormonal. The pill is not a good thing though. Like one of my friends said, “in a hundred years we’ll look back and think, why were we giving women poison like this?” Maybe in a hundred years they’ll have figured out gluten properly too.
If you’re suffering from depression or autoimmune symptoms, this is another thing to get out of your body.
Yes. There’s evidence that the pill is not good for women. I underwent two surgeries for fourth stage endometriosis and my specialist recommended a macrobiotic diet after surgery along with chi kung exercises. He suggested I read Michio Kushi’s ‘The Cancer Prevention Diet’. In the section on female reproductive cancers, along with dietary recommendations, Kushi lists medical evidence including the following:
“Worldwide use of birth control pills, in spite of conclusive evidence of carcinoginicity of estrogens in experimental animals,” warned Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., “constitutes the largest uncontrolled experiment in human carcinogenesis ever undertaken.” The cancer specialist cited studies estimating that oral contraceptives would cause 10,000 fatalities a year, especially from ovarian cancer. Source: Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., ‘The Politics of Cancer’ (New York: Doubleday, 1979), 222. We have to ask ourselves why there is so much breast cancer in women today. I think your friend and your mom are right. Best to leave out the birth control pill.
That’s great that your specialist was looking into that kind of thing! I hope you’re feeling better
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