(Closed) Side effects of going off BC pill…

posted 10 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 17
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I break out, my cramps and bleeding are sooo much worse, and my hair gets really greasy for about a month or two after I stop taking BC.  I would prob wait until after the honeymoon to stop taking it.  I’m sure the excitement of the honeymoon will put you in the mood. 🙂

Post # 18
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wouldn’t recommend changing things up this close to your wedding. It’s also important that you have a good method of birth control if you are trying to prevent pregnancy. I’m sure the newness of marriage and the fact that it’s your wedding night will help you overcome the low libido.

However, for the future: there are other forms of hormonal contraception that have less of an effect on sex drive. Estrogen is the main culprit here, so you could try a pill that has a higher dose of progestin and a lower dose of estrogen. Also, the Mirena IUD is progestin only and decreases bleeding and cramps (90% of women don’t bleed after 1 year). Depo-Provera (injection that you get every 3 months) is also progestin only and might help with the sex drive.

In other words, there are other options and you should definitely look into them, but I’d wait until after the wedding.

Post # 20
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I stopped taking the pill three weeks ago and I have not noticed any changes in how I feel or in my skin.  I have suffered from ance for many years, which is why I started taking the pill in the first place, and my skin has never been more clear.  My wedding is three months away and I knew I was taking a chance in getting off the pill but I wanted to do it sooner than later.  I have no complaints so far and I hope I don’t have any in the months to come.  I stopped taking it with the thought that if I broke out I’d get right back on it.  Crazy, I know.  I’m sure the affects of stopping the pill are different for everyone, and since you’re so close to your wedding date, it wouldn’t hurt to wait. 

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