The truth is that The Pill does not “balance hormones” like we are lead to believe.
The Pill completely shuts off your natural hormonal system giving you a steady flow of chemical hormones which try to replicate natural oestrogen and progesterone. This is a medical fact which is not often talked about.
The Pill is strong medication which is touted as a cure all when really it masks a whole host of endocrine issues which we then have to deal with years down the line. Sadly it can have an impact on your fertility for years after you have taken it for example.
Yes of course it can be useful in many situations BUT we should be told that when you come off the Pill your body needs to relearn how to produce oestrogen and progesterone again. If you haven’t been on The Pill for too long you may be ok.
However most women are put on the Pill in their teens which is a crucial time in their hormonal development and so it can often mean they are on it for 10+ years. The Pill is just covering up the real issue which may be heavy periods, irregular periods or painful periods.
It can take a few years for a teenagers hormones to settle down into a reliable pattern when these issues will resolve naturally by themselves, or homeopathy is a gentle natural alternative that can help young women who are experiencing these problems. Homeopathy does not put a band aid on hormonal imbalances, it helps your body to align naturally.
I see a lot of women with problems which have developed from being on the Pill, this is a small list of problems I see in my practice:
- No periods
- Irregular periods
- Fertility issues
- No ovulation
I have been there with many of the above issues myself after being put on the Pill “to regulate my periods” when I was a teenager. Note the Pill does not regulate periods, it suppresses your natural hormone system and gives you a chemical withdrawal bleed once a month. I was not told that the Pill may lead to anxiety, PMS or fertility issues.
Thankfully this is how I discovered homeopathy 16 years ago. My homeopath did a Pill detox with me and over the course of a few months my hormones aligned themselves again.
It makes me sad that teenagers and women aren’t told about the possible huge list of side effects of being on the Pill for years. Especially when they are suffering fertility issues or crippling anxiety after coming off it.
I am grateful that I found a natural form of medicine which addresses hormonal imbalances rather than masks them and that I now get to help women that are in the same position I was in to align their body again.
If you are concerned about previous use of the contraceptive pill please feel free to get in touch to find out how Homeopathy could help you.