Post # 1
Sunday was my first day going off the pill – and since then I’ve had a massive headache and pretty much everything is making me cry for no reason. I feel like I shouldn’t have these side effects since I have a week of placebo pills to start my period every month. What the heck? Has anyone else had these issues coming off the pill?
Post # 2
I may be an exception but I had no effects at all. The only changes I noticed were a lighter and more regular period than before BC. I’d take some caffine for the headaches and see if that helps. It may not be related at all!
Post # 3
LizLemon: I didn’t have headaches but I did get pregnancy symtoms getting off BCP… Everyone is different though, some ppl I know got headaches after coming off BCP.
Post # 4
LizLemon: When I went off of the pill I was *so* moody and emotional. My face also broke out like mad. The side effects eventually settled into only right before/during my period. I wasn’t ttc so after 4 months I went back on the pill.
Post # 5
I had bad headaches the first couple of weeks off the pill, but it did get better. I’ve also had more gas/bloating and oily skin. September was my first month off the pill, and things just now seem to be getting back to (almost) normal.
Post # 6
I had a major headache every day around 2/3PM for the first 4 weeks off the pill. It sucked but has stopped.
Post # 7
I’ve been off for 2 weeks and havent noticed anything yet. Ill have to pay more attention though!
Post # 8
I’ve been off for almost 3 months and I’ve had terrible acne. And not just on my face… I’ve never had back-ne in my life until I went off the pill. It’s so gross! I’m really struggling to deal with it.
Post # 9
My first month off BC I had pregnancy symptoms times a million. It was crazy. Headaches being overly emotional are definitely a sign of hormone changes. But since you still have the week of sugar pills it’s probably just raging PMS. You will adjust in time, it’s frustrating though, I know.
Post # 10
When I went off I got migraines, lost half my hair and broke out like crazy… It’s been almost two years and my hair is growing back, my skin has settled and only get a headache during PMS…
Hang in there!
Post # 11
When I was on the pill I had awful migraines every month on my placebo week. Coming off the pill I had a headache for about 2 weeks before it subsided. Also- my skin was awful after about 3 months & it took about 3 months to get a period. Other then that, I didn’t notice anything else.
Post # 12
I had a constant headache (like would wake up in the night and it was STILL there even after I upped my water intake, tried to exercise more, etc) the first 3 weeks off as well as crazy moodiness (not like me at all!). Once I hit the three week mark though, something switched because I felt fine again! I hope that’s the case for you!
Post # 13
I was only off BCP for one month but I didn’t notice anything. I do find it odd that you’d have a lot of side effects right away since you normally miss the week of pills during the placebo week! But your body should regulate itself.
Post # 14
The biggest side effect from coming off the BC was my acne. It blow up big time. I’m 27 and still dealing with acne. It’s 4 years of me being off and I can’t get my cystic acne under control.
Post # 15
I had headaches, cramps and acne as soon as I got off BCP.