(Closed) Going off the pill advice

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s impossible to know what your body will do… I actually didn’t have a period for a month or two (scary!!!) and then bled for 2.5 weeks. After 3 months everything was back to normal. 

Post # 4
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think my mood swings were very bad at all– which is one of the things I was most worried about since they used to be awful and weren’t great even on the pill. However, it’s very unpredictable when you will get your period, so that could be very frustrating around a vacation. 

My main changes were increased libido, my skin is a lot more oily (plus its summer, so that doesn’t help with that) but not breaking out a lot more, and I gained a little weight, although I can’t say I’ve been eating great or going to teh gym a lot either. 

I have been charting my temps, which helps me predict when my period will start even if my cycles aren’t the same length every month. 

Post # 5
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I actually felt better after coming off BCP.  I had been on some form of hormonal birth control for about 12 years.  I noticed that my sex drive went way up 🙂  As for regulating, well for me that happened more quickly than I expected.  I had a long-ish cycle my second month I think?  Anyway, I started charting my temperature since we were avoiding pregnancy at the time (I came off the pill almost a year ago).  We used condoms as a back-up, and had no issues at all with avoiding sucessfully.  Also, having been in the routine of charting my temps really helped when we decided to start TTC. 

Post # 6
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was on it for probably 8 years and I honestly had no symptoms at all. Periods stayed right on track, no crazy feelings.

So I guess everyone is different, hopefully you’ll get lucky like me!

Post # 7
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I get side effects from every single thing. BCP always give me crazy issues but I was on it for many, many years. I was terrified to go off recently but I picked a month that I didn’t have a lot going on just in case. For someone who has serious side effect issues my body felt completely normal!! I didn’t have any issues at all except I was a bit tired for a few days. My period came 28 days later and has been on track since. you just never know!

Post # 8
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been off the pill since April. I noticed more pimples and oilier skin within the first month or two. I’ve had some spotting leading up to my period as well but I was actually getting mid-cycle spotting while I was still on the pill, which is part of the reason I decided to go off them. My cycles have been a pretty normal length, no other issues. 

Post # 9
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@CorgiTales:  You should call your insurance company, and see when your plan year starts. If it’s before September, your BC copay might be $0.  Not avoiding your question, just a thought!

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