That happened to me when my blood pressure meds were out of whack. It was my body's attempt to get my blood pressure back up to where it was supposed to be, and was accompanied by crazy dizziness that was so bad that at one point I couldn't get out of bed; I was just lying there watching the room go around and around and around. I had to guzzle a sports drink to get my electrolytes OK enough that I could get up.
I was eating Ramen noodles with soy sauce, and they tasted bland. I was licking sea salt out of my hand like rock candy.
NOT FUN. I called my doctor's office and left a message that I was turning into the salt vampire from Star Trek and my meds needed to be changed/adjusted now.
My blood pressure is habitually on the low end of normal, and the salt cravings happen every month without fail. The trick is to keep from giving in to them to such an extent that it worsens the sore boobs.
It took me a minute, probably because my brain seized on the salt craving. I don't recall ever having that particular symptom, even before I went on the Pill. Sore boobs, though... yeah, I had that one. Not fun!
I'm sorry the Pill didn't work for you. It's the only thing that allows me to function like a normal human being, so IDEK what I would have done if it turned out I couldn't take it; a hysterectomy, probably.
I was on it for quite a while, because they considered it appropriate treatment for PCOS, but, honestly, the effects of PCOS are a lot less annoying to me than the effects of the Pill on my mental health. Yaz/Yasmin, which is particularly supposed to address PCOS-related hormone imbalances, was the WORST. My weight's okay, any weirdness with my insulin can be addressed through diet, my triglycerides are within reason, I don't care whether I'm fertile or not any more, and I'll solve the fucking facial hair with a pair of tweezers, okay? No more depression-inna-plastic-pack, thanks!
It was even worse when they tried to treat it with Provera when I was a teen. I have been telling GYNs for some time now that if they expect me to take that shit, I expect them to come up with the bail and defense money when I get arrested for going after someone who Just Needed Killin'.
I have been telling GYNs for some time now that if they expect me to take that shit, I expect them to come up with the bail and defense money when I get arrested for going after someone who Just Needed Killin'.