(Closed) Misery off BCP

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
4005 posts
Honey bee

@SimplyChic11:  So while I didn’t have much nausea, I had some drastic changes when I came off the pill! I was on it for almost 11 years, and my body hated me once I came off. My hair started to get really thin and fall out more, I had horrible hormonal acne and I lost about 15 pounds. I certainly wasn’t complaining about losing weight, but a lot of people mentioned something since I’m thin to begin with. I didn’t want to tell them I just came off the pill and I’m eating the same, but my body is just handling it differently! 

So it will definitely take some time for your body to adjust. Just keep up with the vitamins and hopefully things will level out for you!

Post # 4
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@SimplyChic11:  I’m on my first cycle off BCP and I’m having some side effects too. I woke up today with like 8 new pimples on my face. I haven’t broken out like this since I was a teen. I’m also pretty emotional. My ups and downs are way out of wack. Hopefully it gets better!

Post # 5
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My first cycle off was the worst. I didn’t usually have the nausea (but I have an upset stomach all the time, so maybe I did and thought it was just me, not coming off the pill); I did break out some, and my moods were a little wackier than usual. But, after that first month things did settle down and I feel a lot better than I did when I was on it. The worst was these awful menstrual migraines that I got for a while but I don’t get them as often anymore either. 

So my point is, if this is just your first cycle off, it will get better! 

Post # 6
4053 posts
Honey bee

@SimplyChic11:  My cycles are wonky, but man I feel SOOO much better off BC! My drive is back!!! =) Hope it goes away soon for you and your mood become better =)

Post # 7
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had to switch pills once because the one I was on wasn’t a high enough dosage. To do this, I ended up going off the pill for a month, and it was HELL. I got on it because I used to have the worst cramps EVER (my mom had endometriosis, so I have always been scared that I might have it too), and sure enough, my cramps came back in full force that month. I am not TTC for another 4-5 years, but I dread the day when I have to get off of my pill again and try. FH better knock me up quick when the time comes or I will be miserable!!

Post # 8
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I couldn’t stay on BC because it made me crazy. Hopefully your body will adjust soon!

Post # 11
39 posts
  • Wedding: March 2010

@SimplyChic11:  I felt much better ON the pill, too. I think it was the perfect pill for me, no side effects, no reduced sex drive… 

If you suffer from PMS and hormonal imbalance off the pill, try taking Vitex. That is exactly what it’s made for, regulating your cycle and therefore relieving PMS symptoms. As a positive side effect this can help you conceive, too 😉 if you otherwise would have trouble due to whacky hormones. And conceiving is why we all put ourselves through this, right?

I’ve been talking about Vitex in this thread, how it’s recommended/prescribed a lot in Europe: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/amazing-tipp-that-might-help-you-get-that-bfp-pls-read-and-share

It helped me!

Post # 12
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh, I HATED my first month off of the pill! I was so miserable! I cried for a week straight, had horrible cramps all during my TWW, and was thinking the whole time “WHAT HAVE I DONE?!”I was on them for 10 years, and I was thinking OMG, if this is what it is going to be like off the pills, I better get pregnant NOW!


I’m now on cycle 3 off of BCP, and I feel much better! I even had zero cramps with my last AF! I hope you feel better with your next cycle. I just had to give it time, and listen to DH when he told me that my crazy mood swings were just my new hormone levels talking lol!


Good luck!!

Post # 14
29 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have been off the pill for almost a year.  I hate it!! I started to break out and my hair gets so greasy that i have to wash it more ofter.  When i was on the pill i didn’t have to wash my hair that often.  Also when she comes to visit me (and i don’t want her to b/c we are TTC) i get nauseous after a meal and soooo sleepy during the day.  You are not alone for sure.  I just keep reminding myself that its for a good cause.  Good luck :))

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