I’m only 16 years old and a rising junior in high school. Avoiding pregnancy isn’t why I’m using birth control. I don’t have sex.
When I first got on the pill, I gained 25 pounds in a mere 3 months. Therefore, I stopped taking the Pill. This weight had an effect on my life I never imagined possible: a social decline, depression, and alas, the trigger for my eating disordered habits to blow up into a raging eating disorder.
My gyno put me on another type of birthcontrol, waving off my fear of weight gain. One full week in, and I have gained 3 pounds. I feel very gross when i look into the mirror. On one hand, weight is just a number. Not being able to wear one LBD out shouldnt be the end of the world. But here i am, faced with 2 options, no idea where to turn:
What would you do?