Post # 1
in the midst of my first full cycle off the pill- wedding is coming up and I’m super excited to be TTC. I am only two weeks in, and my face is breaking out like crazy and my moods are way off- like I don’t even feel like myself. I’ve been on the pill 10 years, but I didn’t think it would be is noticeable!
Did anyone else feel this? I keep hearing how people just love being off of the pill- so far, not loving it!
Post # 2
My mood swings have gone from super horny and awesome to a damn honey badger. Oh and pretty much any commercial with sappy music makes me cry. I’m right there with ya.
Post # 3
You may lose you period for a while. I went off the pill and had none for 3 months my acne was terrible so I went back on it. (I wasn’t TTC)
Post # 4
The first time I went off the pill, I broke out something fierce along my jawline for months. I finally got fed up with it and went back onto the pill. This time, I figured I would just have to put up with it as we are ttc. However, this time, my skin has actually improved, even from it’s on the pill clearness. I rarely, if ever, get a zit and if I do, it’s tiny. Both times I was slightly more emotional, but nothing major. My periods were regular right away, and lighter and shorter.
I’m pretty sure I’ll never go back.
Post # 5
lizzypoo96: I gained 10 lbs of bloat, broke out like crazy, moods were off, too. Not sure how long it woild have lasted-I got pregnant second cycle off. Everyone’s different though, hope you start feeling lIke your normal self soon!
Post # 6
Gained weight, moody, broke out. Moodiness subsided after a few weeks.
Post # 7
Gained weight, super moody, broke out everywhere. That was 13 months ago and I am still feeling gross. I can’t wait to go back on the pill! We are TTC though 🙁
i do have lighter periods though!
ETA: OP, maybe wait until after your wedding to go off the pill? I wouldn’t want you to experience this craziness before your wedding!
Post # 8
I just went off the beginning of May after 8 years on it, and I’m already 5 weeks pregnant (but we were TTC.) But before that, super bloated, swollen breasts, and moody… And that was before I was pregnant! As with most things, everyone reacts differently. Oh, I was also lucky enough to have my first cycle be 31 days so I seemed to cycle pretty quickly. Good luck, hopefully your symptoms will ease up and congrats on your upcoming wedding!
Post # 9
Same experience as those above. Gained weight (and it won’t go away!), swollen breasts, crampy. I was convinced I was pregnant for awhile there. I started feeling more normal about a month after going off.
Post # 10
I could have written your post lol. I went off the pill this past April after 10 years on it and my face has broken out like mad since then! So annoying. I was moodier when I first went off it but that has regulated. My period was totally normal and on a 28 day cycle from the first month I went off the pill. If only I could get rid of the zits 🙁
Post # 11
Expect pimples, lots and lots of pimples! :-/
Post # 12
I was nauseous for almost the entire first month I was off the pill! After I got my first period, all of my symptoms went away and I felt normal again. I hope you have the same experience of normalcy after the first cycle!
Post # 13
I’ve been off for just over 2 months now while getting ready to TTC next year.
A few more pimples than before..mainly along my hair line near my neck etc and a few on my chin. Nothing terrible though. No weight gain (but I really watch what I eat/work out everyday to try to lose/maintain my weight anyway), no mood swings as yet. First AF after the initial withdrawal bleed was lighter and painless compared to my previous AFs pre-pill which were horrendously heavy and painful. I’m hoping that never returns.
Post # 14
Oh man. I went so crazy for a month my partner almost begged me to go back on the pill. I remember driving to this lovely place to go for a walk by the river and I started crying hysterically and saying “I am sooo fat! I can’t walk because I am so so fat! And hideous! And why do you love me!!! What;s wrong with you!!” (Sob hysterical sob ). Neck minute I am all like, “Hey babe, how was your day?”. I went cray cray. But it gets much better and I feel so much better overall off the pill. I was on it for 14 years.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I had really sore breasts for the first 3 cycles and some seriously crazy dreams, which resulted in jacked up sleep.