Right now I am laying in bed in pain and feeling sorry for myself, unfortunately it is self inflicted, this morning i had the Jaydess coil fitted.
My migraines have affected many parts of my life including my options for contraception, before my migraines i was taking Dianette, a combination pill for contraception and my acne. Unfortunately since being diagnosed with Retinal Migraines i am no longer allowed dianette as it increases the risk of a stroke! So i resorted to condoms which isn't ideal as for one sex is better without, hands down, secondly, i have a slight allergy to latex, meaning i have to pay out more for latex free, sucks.
At 22 i had the implant fitted, for two reasons , one being the obvious and secondly it claimed to stopped my periods which it did. I am a woman who suffers incredibly heavy periods which sometimes resulted in time of work because of the pain, so when i was told about the implant i jumped at the opportunity. Took a few months to settle as the implant releases a high amount of hormones into the body, i had a good 6 months of no periods, i was in wonderland!.....then the mood swings and depression came along, i went loopy, it got to a point my then boyfriend told me to get it out, so i did.
A couple months ago i went to see a dermatologist about my acne, and the first thing she said to me was that whilst on medication i should be on TWO forms of contraception, this is as acne medications can cause serious birth defects. So like a good girl i booked myself in with the GP who runs the family planning clinic to discuss my options, and we settled on the Jaydess coil. The jaydess coil release a very low dose of hormones to the reproductive system and lasts for 3 years.
On the lead up to today i have been told many horror stories about the coil, the one thing all in common in those horror stories was that the coil had not been fitted properly. So with all the pros and cons engraved in my mind i still went ahead and had it fitted this morning, i thought having a smear was bad but my god it was unpleasant!
Generally coils are only fitted in women who have already had babies as the cervix is bigger but any woman can have the coil, the fitting is just a little more painful!
Do i regret having it done, no, but its too early to know for sure. At the moment i am a very grumpy Abi as i have the most painful cramps! But i've been assured this is normal but does not last all day!
Do you have a coil? I'd like to hear some positive stories!
I wouldn't refer to myself as a "girlie girl" as most days i cannot be bothered with make up but i certainly do love my lipsticks.
A recent snapchat filter has started a new obsession, purple lipstick! As i go through so many make up phases I don't like to spend too much on make up items like lipstick and eye shadows. MUA cosmetics is an affordable make up range sold in superdrug, they are my go to for lipsticks, especially their velvet range as they are lasting, have great pigmentation and i use the nude range as a eye shadow base! Best of all they're friendly to the purse strings! Lipsticks starting from only £1 and most items around the £3 mark.
Abigail Kathleen is only a couple months old so you can imagine my excitement when i recieved an email inviting me to the #bigbloggerexpo organised by the lovely ladies at LDNmeetup.
In the run up to the expo i posted up a tweet to see if other newbies would be attending the event! Just so i didn't feel alone at my first bloggers event and i recieved a message from sheen, a fellow but not ao new blogger who was also attending the event but didn't want to go alone so we made arangement to meet at Baker street station. I then learnt that my friend and fellow blogger Tanya (glamglitzgloss) was going so she joined me in meeting sheen at Baker Street and we made our way there together.
I had a fantastic time at the expo and had the immense pleasure of meeting some fantastic brands, if you head over to my instagram you will find my posts about some of the brands and their products.
Juvadent - www.juvadent.co.uk
London based company specialising in botox and dermal fillers.
Boroughbox - www.boroughbox.com
A luxury food and drink marketplace that also has a subscription box!
Jewellerybox - www.jewellerybox.co.uk
A bloggers favourite! Online jewellery shop based in south london. You have to get something just for the adorable packaging!
Jody Bell - www.jodybellofficial.com
Hand made in Spain, Jody Bell is not a newbie in the fashion world but her label is fresh, new and her own! Check out her website.
An amazing multipurpose balm! Feautured on my instagram.
Westlab - www.westlabsalts.co.uk
the UK's leading bath salt experts!
Bonnie Boo Gifts - www.bonnieboobaby.co.uk
Brand new company specialising in baby gifts!
Living Proof - www.livingproof.com
Hair care with science! Featured on my instagram.
Two Three -wwwww.shoptwothree.co.uk
New fashion designers and retailer founded by two sisters,
Heaven skincare by Deborah Mitchell
There were other brands present but my brief encounter with them wasn't enough to feauture them, one brand actually didn't want to be there, Tanya and myself had to force them to speak to us as we had to get them stamped off.
Please find below my photos from the day!