(Closed) Getting off birth control – how do you feel?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not TTC (yet) but I did go off my birth control once after being on it for 10 yrs and can I tell you? My skin over-reacted like crazy!! After 3 months of being off and my hormones not regulating, I eventually went on bc again just to fix my skin.  So when I”m ttc, I’m dreading going off the pill…

Post # 4
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I cam off the pill this summer.

how do you feel? I was pretty anxious because I didn’t know how my periods/period pain would be since I have Endo – actually feeling better so far

!which type of birth control: most recently, Yaz

have you been on and for how long? pill, 8 years

side effects? more breakouts around the time for my period,  more PMS symptoms, and wonky periods that are still a bit unpredictable

are you ttc right away? nope

married for: 6.5 months


favorite pregnancy-related abbrevation? BFP

Post # 7
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just took my last BC pill on Jan 28th!

how do you feel? So excited…and a little nervous!

which type of birth control have you been on and for how long?  The Pill for 8 years.

side effects? Headaches and hot flashes

are you ttc right away? yes

married for: 8 months

other: worried about how my long/wonky my cycles are going to be right off the pill.

favorite pregnancy-related abbrevation: BFP!

Post # 8
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@zen bride:  they’re getting more regular, but still kind of hit or miss some months. I can have normal 28 day cycles for a couple of months and then have a shorter cycle. I haven’t had anything longer than 29 days. I haven’t been charting or anything, so I’m not sure if I’m ovulating.

Post # 9
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@zen bride:  thanks zen bride…I’m crossing my fingers too! It’s weird becasue I’ve never had problem skin before, even in my teens, other thanthe occasional breakout, maybe that’s why it was so devastating for me, because I didn’t know how to fix it!

Post # 10
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

I came off the pill a few months ago.

how do you feel? I was nervous that I wouldn’t get a period naturally. 

which type of birth control have you been on and for how long? Originally on the patch from 16-23, then the pill from 23-24.

side effects? Not too many. Mood felt stable, sore boobs around the same time each month now. 

are you ttc right away? We were NTNT for 2 months, and then TTC for the last 2 months

married for: 4.5 months

other: Have had two very regular 27-28 day cycles so far! Very happy about that.

favorite pregnancy-related abbrevation? None. Haha I don’t love any of them.

Post # 11
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Hi there! 

I came  off of BCP’s after Christmas.

how do you feel? I’m actually feeling great and a bit relieved at the same time.  I was worried that I wouldn’t get my period for a while and she showed up a couple days ago. 

which type of birth control have you been on and for how long? Orthotricyclene, 12 years

side effects? Slight increase of acne prior to period.  Feeling ovulation cramps more now.

are you ttc right away? Yes!  Currently on CD2 of Cycle 2. 

married for: 1 year and 7 months

other: I’ve decided that I’m not going to use pregnancy tests until after I miss my period from now on.  I think they’re crazy expensive and just make you “looney” when you use them repeatedly!  Tongue Out

favorite pregnancy-related abbrevation? All of them.  I saw a license plate the other day that said, BD.  I never would’ve thought of “Baby Dancing” (sex) before now!

Good Luck Ladies!!!

Post # 12
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

how do you feel? Glad to stop taking drugs every month after 8 years!

which type of birth control have you been on and for how long? The pill from ages 18-26

side effects? Anyone else really…craving sex a lot more? It’s only been a few weeks, but I feel like my sex drive is much higher. Sorry if TMI!

are you ttc right away? No, not for at least another year.

married for: 8 months

other: While we both want to wait, we both have a bit of baby fever–seems like being off the pill has made it even more serious!

favorite pregnancy-related abbrevation? BFP 🙂

Post # 13
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

It was a year ago for me, but I figured I’d share my experience too 🙂

how do you feel? I was really happy. It felt nice to have sex without worrying about anything. That was the best! 

which type of birth control have you been on and for how long? It was junel fe generic, and I was on it for one year. 

side effects? Weight gain, not sure how much of it had been from the pill or being recently married??! But I gained a lot of weight the first year. 

are you ttc right away? yes

married for: We had been married for 10 months when I went off the pill

other: It only took four cycles to get pregnant. I am sure a lot of it was because I hadn’t been on the pill for very long, I think that makes a difference. It waas nice getting off the pill too because it had finally regulated my cycles. I only had slight deviations.

favorite pregnancy-related abbrevation? BFP of course!!

Post # 14
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This is my second cycle since stopping the pill.

how do you feel?  I’m feeling good now.  I’ve been working on losing weight and I feel like it’s helped me lose some of the bloat.  

which type of birth control have you been on and for how long?  Ortho Tricyclen Reg/Lo for 10 years, on and off.  Most recently I was only on it for a year.

side effects?  The first couple of weeks after stopping were rough.  I was very moody and I also had some skin breakouts.  My cramps during AF were definitely worse than before.

are you ttc right away?  No, we want to wait a few months in hopes that FI’s lands a new job and we want to move to a new apartment.

married for: We will be getting married in April.

other: I am charting and I was really surprised that I ovulated on my first cycle.  This cycle I knew I was ovulating and I said to Fiance – “are you sure you don’t want to make a baby this month?”

favorite pregnancy-related abbrevation?  O!

Post # 15
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

how do you feel? happy about not pumping my body full of hormones

which type of birth control have you been on and for how long? pill, 3 years

side effects? my period cramps got worse, but just on the first day of period. I also have a longer cycle (30-32 days compared to 28)

are you ttc right away? no

married for: not married yet

other: i have to be careful about using other forms of birth control 

favorite pregnancy-related abbrevation? none, I’m not thinking about pregnancy yet

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