I am so sorry you had to experience this very unprofessional and unacceptable behavior from a nurse. But first things first. Call the clinic again and make an appointment to see your doctor for heavy bleeding related to starting oral contraceptive pills. Keep your cool and if the nurse gets nasty, calmly ask her name and tell her you are calling to schedule an appointment with the doctor, not her. Heavy bleeding can lead to other issues such as anemia, so do not ignore. If you cannot get to your doctor right away, take prescription strength Ibuprofen up to 2400 mg per day (200mg X 4 X 3 times). That should stem the bleeding while you are waiting to see the doctor. Keep a record of how many pads, tampons etc. you are using. Drink PLENTY of water (64 oz per day or more). Going to the emergency room is not a bad option if you are passing out/ experience dizziness. Make sure you have someone to drive you to the clinic.
Second, you absolutely should document your experience and report her/ him to not only your ob/gyn's office, but also your clinic administrator, and if needed, the nursing association where s/he is registered. This behavior is unacceptable, unprofessional and not helpful. Women take OCPs for different kinds of reasons and irrespective of reason, a professional who is uncomfortable with OCPs should not be working with patients, and instead refer you to somebody who can provide professional service.
Do not be intimidated by people in power who think they can silence you by being nasty. You have to take care of yourself, your health included. Keep your chin up, go see your doctor, refuse to be seen by that nurse if you have to - and file a written complaint if you have to, and take care of yourself.
I have PCOS and took oral contraceptive pills since I was 11 years old. Do not be afraid to take care of yourself.
Hope this helps.
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