Pro and cons of going off BC! FUN POST!

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

anna4041:  Great thread 🙂

Cons: Having to chart to know when my periods are

Pros: Getting pregnant (which is why I went off). Pre-pregnancy: no more messed up hormones (less headaches, more sleep, and easier time losing weight) and sex is better and more frequent.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

anna4041:  I am still on BC but in September we plan to start TTC so I’d love to hear what everyone has to say about this I’ve been on it for so long I have no idea what to expect!! 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Cons: The adjustment period after going off sucked. Acne, headaches, unpredictable spotting.

Pros: I became more intune with my body. Sex drive went through the roof! I also was generally happier.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not too sure…I was only off for one month before I got pregnant so I don’t know what it’s like to be off BCP long-term.  I can’t say I noticed anything within that one month.

Pros: getting pregnant?  Nice to know everything worked after being on it for 16 years I guess (I had no idea what to expect).  I’ve had less headaches (though not gone) since being off.

Cons:  I’d imagine the biggest con would be not being able to prevent pregnancy as easily/effortlessly and missing out on the super light periods. 

 

I might go right back on BCP as soon as I’m able since I was originally put on it for super heavy and irregular periods.  I would consider an IUD but I’m scared of making mine heavier…  I don’t really have the desire to chart long term.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

Pros:

  • Sex drive has significantly increased WOOHOO
  • Less headaches/migraines
  • Saving money but not buying pills
  • Kept having reoccuring BV, once I stopped BC pills…it magically went away.

Cons:

  • My face has always been oily but it’s starting to get more oily
  • CRAMPS…freaking awful, was hoping it was implantation, but nope just cramps
  • Having to use an app to know when my period will arrive

So overall going off BC has been a very positive experience so far!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is my first month being off BC in like…15 years and I don’t really feel any different honestly.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Bazinga:  Ooo I forgot about the oily skin. Mine got oily (like slicker than snot oily), but only for a few weeks and then went back to normal.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

megz06:  Yeah it wasn’t bad when I first went off but has gotten more oily as the days go on. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m putting on too much face lotion or if it’s just oily. I have been slathering on the face lotion because it’s still winter here and my face has been so dry in areas and now it’s dry in some and oily in others ugh.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Con: oil pits for hair

Pro: sex drive

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

Can’t wait to go off the little nasty when we start TTC! I’m quite positive that all of the pros will out way the cons by a million!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Following this thread….finishing my last pack this week!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Oh god…. BC has been such a nightmare for me for a wide variety of reasons (mostly dermatology related).  As far as going off, here were my…

 

PROs: not a crazy raging bitch monster anymore, no daily pill to take

CONs: having to use condoms, terrible resurgence of hormonal teenage cystic acne that had been at bay for 5+ years :/

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Pro: Acne was treated

Cons: Ance came back SEVERE & weight gain

 

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