Hello! I am new to this forum, so a little background: I am a 36 year old female. I have been dealing with anorexia since I was 21, with a pattern of recovering and relapsing. Thus, my period has been very inconsistent due to my eating disorder. The last period I had was 4 years ago. I have regained my weight over the course of a year and have been seeing a therapist. I feel confident in my recovery this time, finally! But I have not yet gotten my period.
I had a visit with my gynecologist. All of my blood work and pap screening came out normal. I also had a transvaginal sonogram done. They found that I have a "possible" endometrial polyp. The gynecologist and doctor were not sure whether or not it was an actual polyp, but they saw a "stripe" on my transvaginal sonogram. The doctor prescribed me to use Junel Fe (birth control pill) for three months to initiate three menstrual cycles. The idea is that my period would "shed" the polyp. I am very afraid of taking the birth control because of the horrible side effects I've had in the past from it (mostly terrible anger, followed by complete apathy). Should I just take the birth control that the doctor prescribed? How important is it that this polyp disappears, if there even is one? Is there any way that I could quickly get my period back in a natural way instead of using birth control? Thank you everyone for reading!