Anyone else hate the anxiety that comes with taking a pregnancy test even though you know it’s almost certainly going to turn out the way you planned? Is there a German word for that?

Hello from the recovery couch post-IUD and a couple of painkillers in. Turns out if you haven’t bled in a couple of months, it hurts a heck of a lot more than you probably remember. Also, women over 40 may be able to safely keep the same Mirena in for up to 7 years (though with the expiration date they obviously work as conservatively as possible), according to my Gyno.

And is anyone else on more than one form of birth control at the same time? I was prescribed Loestrin 24 for my ovarian cysts on top of the IUD, so I’m assuming I’m gonna have an interesting month of hormonal craziness. Pray for me, I guess.

What’s going on in your life? Deal with any unnecessary anxiety lately?