My junior year of high school, I went to the doctor and got a low-dose birth control pill
. A week into it, my periods
became super heavy
and I had unbearable cramps, which I had never had before. My period lasted a straight two weeks, stopped for a week, and then came again. My mom told me to stop taking the pill, so I did. My doctor said that it would take a month to get out of my system. A month later, my periods were still very frequent and just as painful.