Life off the pill

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mars62312:  I was super greasy hair bad acne and mad bloating when I stopped BC. It sucked. I got pregnant second cycle off so I still have all those horrible things plus all the other joys of pregnancy lol. Hopefully you’ll be back to normal soon!

Post # 4
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1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

ugh. worried. i have 1 more month of bc and then will be going off to ttc.  i’ve been on it for 9+ years.

Post # 6
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2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve started getting cramps, and I bloat like crazy. Super irritating, but worth it for me. I’m happy to not be taking hormonal birth control anymore.

Post # 7
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was on the Nuvaring, and aside from mood swings, I had no side effects fromgoing off!

Then I got knocked up… My acne is WAY worse now than it EVER was in middle or high school!

Post # 9
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1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Urgh I am also coming off birth control in 1 month and I am scared of what it will do to my body. The main reason I got on it 3 years ago was to get rid of my breakouts. I’m praying they don’t come back!

Post # 11
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mars62312:  I started my second period off the pill today and it was horrible. I picked up some super tampons on my way to work (have only used light ones on the pill) and I bled through that (the super ones) and stained my undies in ~35 minutes. Oh and the cramps are terrible. Im not TTC so I’ll be going back on the pill this sunday. 🙁

Post # 13
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1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Mars62312:  I’ll have to look into those!

Post # 14
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1421 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I got breakouts at first, too.  They stopped after a few months, though — so there’s hope!  My skin is still a little more oily, but there are some benefits.  Oilier skin is a bit less prone to wrinkles.  My cramps are also less intense than they were before I was on the pill. 

Post # 16
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135 posts
Blushing bee

I always just used condoms (my one attempt at the pill made me extremely depressed).  I think the bright side is that now that you’re off the pill you can experience the awesomeness that is Ovulation sex.  It is by far the best sex and will rock your world.  I could never give up ovulation voluntarily.  It’s one of the greatest human experiences.

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