Post # 1
I’ve been off BCP for 2 1/2 weeks now. I wasn’t expecting to have any “withdrawl” symptoms, but here’s been my experience:
First week off – didn’t really feel any different
- felt EXTREMELY DEAD TIRED, I haven’t felt that way since I had mono in high school
- in conjunction with above, any amount of physical activity was exhausting; even walking from my car to my office (about 5 minutes) I felt like I wanted to sit down and rest (I can usually walk for hours without feeling tired)
- had a headache almost every morning
Yesterday and today
- very sensitive boobs, I yelled at Darling Husband several times during ‘fun time’ to not touch them!
What symptoms did you experience after quitting BCP, if any?
Post # 3
Got off BCP in March:
Immediately gained 10 lbs + redistribution of fat, started losing my hair, extremely sore nipples during ovulation, fatigue (which is gone now), acne + oily skin.
I think there were other lovely things in the first month or two, but as of right now, its really just the weight and hair loss that’s bugging me. The acne thing kinda sucks, too. Bleh.
Post # 4
I lost a few lbs (then gained it back of course ) felt sick to my stomach a few times, stronger period cramps, face breaks out like I am 13 again about every 3 months before my period (doesn’t break out everymonth I get my period thank god). I’ve been lucky right after I went off bcp I got my period right away and have been regular so at least I haven’t had any embarassing moments where I get it in public…yet
@Abbyful- Are you and Darling Husband ttc?
Post # 5
I got off BC for a few months about a year ago… it sucked. My face broke out, worse than it’s ever been. I didn’t have too many zits/pimples during middle school , high school, or college… but after getting off BC, I felt like I was a teenager! It took a few months after getting back on it again for my skin to clear up. I got back on it when I started dating Fiance. So I’m not looking forward to when we decide to start trying for a baby b/c I know it will happen again 🙁 boo