(Closed) How did you feel after stopping the pill?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How did you feel after stopping birth control?
    Better : (19 votes)
    32 %
    The same : (18 votes)
    30 %
    Worse : (11 votes)
    18 %
    Worse at first, then better : (11 votes)
    18 %
    Got pregnant before I could tell : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 46
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Before the pill, I was breaking out and my cycles were really irregular. I went on the pill mostly to regulate my cycles and hopefully reduce my acne. I was put on a low-dose pill.

    While on the pill, my hair was awesome, and my acne was a little better, but I still got a few cystic pimples every month. But slowly, my mood and personality took a nosedive, I was a total bitch for at least a year, getting upset/angry/sad/annoyed/bitchy at absolutely anything, and it wasn’t just before my period, it was ALL.THE.TIME. I couldn’t even control it, my moods would swing like crazy and I would end up freaking out or crying because I lost a pen or if my Fiance slept facing away from me because I thought that meant he was mad at me (totally irrational!!). I finally decided to quit BCP after doing some reading on how it could affect moods, because it was really starting to affect my relationship with Fiance. 

    After quitting, my hair is a lot less glossy, it grows more slowly, and my skin is a lot more broken out, but I will take that a thousand times over in exchange for my usual calm and rational personality. Looking back, I can’t even recognize the person I had become, and thats a little scary. So overall, its so so so much better being off of birth control, just because I’m normal again!! Fiance is a big fan of normal, non-crazy ladybrick too. lol

    I won’t ever ever take hormonal birth control after that. I refuse.

    Post # 47
    1776 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’ve been off the pill for a little over a month now and there have been good and bad things. I feel better in general – less migraines, better moods, more energy. My cycle went right back to normal and I ovulated/got my period when I should have.  Bad things: Heavier period, and my skin has gone nuts. I used to have a really nice complexion but my face is full of zits right now :S 

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