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

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Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@Glasgowbound:  That is not entirely true.  I missed the very first pill of the cycle, and took everyone after and ended up with my daughter.

BC pills if taken 100% correctly, are only 98-99% effective. 

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Sparkle030:  I want kids very very much and will be going off the pill within the next few months to make that happen. I just didn’t meet Fiance until I was 36 and the wedding isn’t until August. 

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Sparkle030:  I don’t smoke but with any meds, no matter your habits there are chances for side effects. I’ve just never heard that one should go off at 35 b/c of age. Since I hadn’t been on it for many years I thought maybe it was new info. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you find something that works! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 38
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Blushing bee

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@Sparkle030:  

Hiya! Ive been through similar things recently. Im 28. Been married for 9 months ish. I felt like I had tried EVERYTHING: 3 different pills and implanon. Nothing seemed to work for me. Messed with my weight…etc.

I debated for AGES about coming off everything and just using condoms. There’s no WAY I want to get pregnant now and so I was terrified about just relying on condoms. Even the Dr. said to me ‘you’ll get pregnant’ when I told her I was considering coming off!

But in the end I felt so bad on the pill that I didn’t even care any more and I stopped it. Now we just use condoms and it’s totally fine. Honestly, the worry and thought of it is worse than just doing it!

The only thing my Mum(!) said to me is make sure you actually use them! Sounds silly but that’s when people get in to trouble when they get carried away in the heat of the moment and don’t use them.

Apart from that: don’t worry about it – just do it! I did and it’s been totally fine. Feel so natural for my body – it’s great. If used correctly I think they are totally reliable. I started using them as a temporary measure but now i’m not in any hurry to try anything else.

Don’t let people scare you – just do it!

XxX 

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

OP- get the book “Taking Charge of your fertility” TODAY. Once you start tracking your cycle, you’ll feel a lot better about going off the pill.

You need to take your temperature daily, as soon as you wake up. So you can’t miss it, like you did with the pill.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m 30 and just went of the pill last month. Aunt Flow is visiting me for the first time since going off and I think my body is punishing me for not having a real period for 15 years. I told DH that I think I may bleed out haha!

Other than that, going off the pill was kind of liberating. I feel like my skin has a nicer glow and I just feel better all around. Though I never felt bad on the pill either (I was on Levora).

Good Luck!

Post # 43
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Bumble bee

Although we don’t plan on TTC until 3ish years after we get married, I think I’m going to get off the pill once we’re married. I’ve been on it for a really long time (since I was 16 on and off and I am now 25). I want to give my sistem a break and if I do end up getting pregnant before we plan to, that’s fine but we’ll probably go back to using condoms (and I hope my sex drive goes up!).

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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@Sparkle030:  I was just thinking this morning on day 4 of post period spotting how much I miss the pill. At least my period on the pill. Other than that, I am glad to be off of it. You can download a tracking app & keep track of your cycle. That way you’ll know when you’re ovulating and can skip sex or be extra cautious. I’ve been doing that since last April and am not pregnant. A couple of times we even slipped during ovulation & it was ok. Not that I recommend that. It’s just hard to get preg, ESP as we get older (I’m 34). 

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Sparkle030:  I’m not currently using an IUD. I plan to inquire about the copper, hormone free one. That’s why I got off the pill & patches…I didn’t want any hormones. 

The downside I’ve heard with the copper is that your periods are heavier for like 6 months then resume. That’s what I read online so who knows I guess. 

The positive of an IUD is that your fertility comes back very quickly. No pills, creams… Nothing to think about. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 46
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

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@Sparkle030:  Well for me, the pill gave me anxiety and depression (which was situational anyway) but it gradually got worse, so I started in 2007 but didn’t notice that it was a problem and the pill could be the cause (just felt the effects) until around 2011

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