Even though I am about to finish the treatment there is one thing which is stressing me too much!
MSF, my doctors, are giving me treatment and I’m happy with that. But they have put all the female patients on the family planning injection. Some of the time, I feel comfortable but when I start experiencing the menstruation period, life becomes very hard.
Although I entered the new year happy, my menstruation started on the 25th of December last year and it is still going now! It is the pain that is stressing me so much. Yesterday, I was just rolling on the ground.
The menstruation problems are a result of the family planning injection, not because I am taking MDRTB treatment. This is not making me happy at all.
Because I still have no plan to start my own family, what I’ll have to do is change the type of injection I am getting. They have put us on the Depot family planning injection. We raised a complaint (me and some others who are getting the same side effects seriously), but they tell us that they cannot change simply because the MDRTB drugs do not go with other family planning courses, so the recommended one is the Depot.
So, although the side effect is disturbing us, we have to put up with it.