(Closed) Experiences going off the pill

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just went back on the BC becuase of the constant worrying about being preggers. I love being off the pill. I always feel much more adjusted and happier. My flow is a lot better when I am on the pill, but besides that I am not a fan.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

At one point I went off the pill for about a year and boy did I suffer the consequences. I also gained some weight but my biggest problem was acne. It came full force. I honestly felt like I was a teenager. I tried all types of cleansers but none of them helped so I ended up back on the pill for that reason and obviously the main reason I went on the pill.

One positive thing about going off the pill was that I had less of an attitude especially when I was on my period.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’ve only been off a month and the only difference I’ve noticed is increased occurrances of acne, unfortunately.

Post # 6
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Newbee

I went off the pill about a year and a half ago, and I’m glad I did – was tired of the hormones. The best thing has been the return of my sex drive 🙂 The biggest problem has been acne… it’s annoying. But my skin has gotten better from experimenting with different cleansers and trying to eat better.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wow, I was total opposite.  I went off, lost weight, no breakouts, and felt GREAT.  I gues every person is different?  Perhaps your skin just needs some time to adjust to the differnece in chemical composition?

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ll be going off in June and I am not excited about it. The monthly visits of aunt flo (unless i get pregnant asap, cross your fingers) mean 7-8 days of full on bleeding, going through 2.5 boxes of super plus tampons in those 7-8 days, spare pairs of undies in my purse, dark pants all week, and a full prescription of vicodin and tylenol. Not to mention extreme irritability to the point that I hate being around myself, let alone anyone else who has to deal with my wrath!

The plus side? I hope my sex drives skyrockets!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

yikes ejs, sorry yours are so bad thats miserable!  On teh plus side Ill keep my fingers crossed for you!!  Oh yeah, I forgot about that part – sex drive was like WOAH

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’ve been off for about 6+ mos now. The first few months took some adjusting. My skin broke out and I had to get used to the symptons again (cramps, being endlessly hungry!!) but for me it’s totally worth not being on it. After the first three months I lost a little weight, my skin calmed down (I also changed my skin care products since the composition of my skin changed. You might want to look into this as well) and my sex drive is starting to return to normal (it’s taking its sweet ass time getting back there but every month I feel a difference. thank goodness).

Give yourself a few months to see how you feel. I know it technically isn’t supposed to effect your body once you go off of it but I really do think it takes a few months to really get out of your system, despite the fact that you can get pregnant almost immediately.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I just went off about two weeks ago, so I’m curious to see if there are any side-effects.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@cannotwait – I am sure you aren’t being paranoid! Since you have a family history of reproductive issues I think it makes total sense to get yourself checked out. Way to be proactive. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, mine is defnitely it’s one special little experience. It sucks SO bad! I just end up laid up around the house all day. I’m so grateful to have a desk job when it hits!

@cannotwait, I’d definitely get checked out. My whacko periods finally set up a red flag and they found a whole mess of stuff wrong with me. 2 surgeries and counting…It never hurts to be safe and ask! 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Been off for about a month and loving it! My sex drive is back! WOOOHOOOO only thing i have noticed so far is my sent has changed, i feel like i smeel like metal.. however, it has gotten better in the past week or two.  Not sure what my period will be like, guessing hevy with cramps! Ah the joy! But so worth it. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

When I went off the pill I got terrible headaches. Even when I was taking normal pills and had an “off week” the headaches were debilitating, unlike anything I ever felt before. You’d already have experienced this if it was going to happen to you. It does make me have a little fear in stopping again, though, when it’s baby time!

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