Who knew, all this time, that this was the answer?
I happily told others all about my newfound fix––until, that is, some uncomfortable new problems started cropping up. Not only did I gain about 10 pounds, but for the first time in my life, I had a yeast infection, which was incredibly gross, irritating, and painful.
I found myself yet again at the drugstore for yet another new problem. But a yeast infection can be defeated.
One hurdle down, now all I had to do was handle my newly developed spare tire.
I still thought the added weight would be my only real problem, when, not a month later, for the first time in my life, I developed a bladder infection.
With roughly a case of 100% Pure Cranberry Juice (not your Ocean Spray cocktail, the real stuff that’ll make you say, “Pucker up, buttercup!”), prescription antibiotics, and bladder pain relief pills that turned my pee orange, I worked through the trauma of my latest issue. Fine. Settled.
Except that, about two months later, I developed another bladder infection. And then a few months after that, another one. It became a new staple problem I had to deal with every other month. I started to order cranberry pills by the dozens on Amazon.
9 bladder infections later, after doing a little extra digging, I found out that my current birth control had a list of side effects a mile long, including the possibility of bladder and yeast infections. This was just one of many possible uncomfortable byproducts of what the pill was doing to my insides.