(Closed) Decided I am going to go off the pill- not sure if I want kids though- worries

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I loved going off the pill. Mine made me depressed and gave me anxiety, though, so I’m different. Why do you want to stop now?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I loved going off the pill. We only use condoms now and it’s not a problem at all. I actually like it MORE. When I was on the pill I was always worried about getting pregnant if I was 30 min late taking the pill or something. With condoms I am 100% sure there was no error because I can see it haha.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine makes me feel weird too, but I can’t stand other forms of BC and am not ready yet. Why do you want to get off? If its to maybe get pregnant, talk to your husband. If they make you feel abnormal or uncomfortable, use another form of BC. If you are scared about your fertility, talk to your husband again. 35 is 4 years away

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Why can’t you get a copper IUD or something if you want off hormones but are undecided about kids? Not being on pill does not mean you need to get pregnant!

Going off the pill was great for me (was on it 10 years). Immediately an “emotional fog” of some sort was lifted, I had not even known it was there in the first place! I got a copper IUD inserted immediately and have had no scares 7 years later. I am childfree and am very confident in my IUD.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Sparkle030:  going off the pill was a tremendous joy for me!  it made me sad, angry, irritable and just not myself.  being off the pill brought me back to my normal, happy self.  plus I was happy knowing that I wasnt putting dangerous synthetic hormones in me.  there is a peace in just letting my body and my cycle just do it’s natural thing that it’s meant to do.  we’ve been using condoms for 3 years now and have not yet gotten pregnant.  yes, I have those fears of pregnancy in the back of my mind but it is worth it based on all the benefits of being off birth control.  I wish you luck!  hopefully your experience will be as pleasant as mine!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

+1 @RayKay

I’ve never been on any kind of hormonal bc, but I love my IUD. I’ve only had mine for a year, but it’s been great so far!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I third the IUD suggestion.  I have the copper one – it’s good for 10 years, you *never* have to remember pills or think about birth control, you don’t have any artificial hormones.  It did make my cramps worse and periods heavier, and it hurts going in, but it’s so so worth it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Seems strange to me that people dealt with a pill that made them feel poorly. I had a reaction to OrthoTriCyclin and I immediately switched and I feel great. I wouldn’t consider going off the pill.

I can find very little reason to be “off the pill by 35.” The only medical reason I can see is that instead of having a risk of clots being 1 in 10,000… you’ll be 2 in 10,000.

I’d look into an IUD (Although I have heard some horror stories from another forum I have friends in) so you’ll need to find the one that is right for you.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I switched from the pill to an IUD two years ago to not have to worry about taking a pill everyday and to lower my hormone dose (I have the Mirena).  Other than the fact that my acne returned mildly, I LOVE it.  Granted, I’m a lot younger than you (21) but why do you feel that you have to get off the pill? Condoms are a dealbreaker for me because of irritation but I absolutely do not want to be pregnant, maybe ever.  

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