I’m really hoping to get some feedback on this!
So here’s the situation: I am in my late twenties and have been diagnosed with a rare illness that affects an organ in my reproductive system. The good news? They finally found a medicine that is helping me. The bad news? The side effect of the medicine is that I won’t be able to get pregnant as long as I am on it because of what it does to my organ.
I know the church’s stance on contraceptives, and I consider this medicine to be a contraceptive because of what I mentioned above. After being on it for awhile, I have tried to go off it, and sure enough became very ill and had to go back on it again so that I would be well enough to function and go to work.
Right now I am not married and am not sexually active. However, my boyfriend and I plan on getting married within the next 2 years or so. My concern is that when I am married, will it be considered a great sin to be on this medicine since it will not allow me to get pregnant (thus, acting like a contraceptive)?
Trust me, I would love to have children so I am not using the medicine as a “birth control” means, even though the side effects are like birth control. I have talked to people at church/family about this and they say not to worry since I am taking it for a disease, but I still feel bad. And I can only imagine how guilty I will feel once I am married. What do you think?
Thanks and Bless you!