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Did anyone just give up and stop taking birth control? If so, how did you feel?

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    • Ajr

      312d

      Yes I did but that's cause I needed a paps and I didn't have insurance. I'm in so much pain. Cramps before my period, like way before, during and after. Now leg pain like I pulled a muscle in my thigh. Mood swings and 2 week periods.

    • Ajr

      312d

      Yes I did but that's cause I needed a paps and I didn't have insurance. I'm in so much pain. Cramps before my period, like way before, during and after. Now leg pain like I pulled a muscle in my thigh. Mood swings and 2 week periods.

    • MCADBox

      356d

      Yes that stuff is so bad for you on so many levels ( I was on 14 years) and I have all these chronic issues that states with that. Number one thing for me it disrupts the gut microbiome which snowballs into so many issues which typically go I detected for years. What the research and medical community who knows their stuff is coming out to say our immune system so 60% plus in our gut which is what so much can affect our bodies and it typically originates in the gut.

    • ChronicallyKitteh

      361d

      I had to give up due to other conditions that I have and honestly, it's been horrendous, my endometriosis is absolutely killing me, but I have no option. If you can avoid going off of BC I truly would. You forget how much it keeps symptoms at bay, until its not there keeping them at bay anymore

    • Snowy

      363d

      Yep. I stopped for about 3 months. The first month was fine. My period wasn't any worse than when I was taking BC. The next month was more painful, more blood, and more spotting between periods. I also was getting the intense random endo cramp-type pain between my periods too which had essentially gone away when I was on BC. After the halfway through the 3rd month, I knew that I needed to go back on BC. I forgot how bad my unmedicated symptoms were. After that, I tried the patch (terrible for me), a couple other pills, and eventually the IUD (which seems to be working for me so far).

      • Snowy

        363d

        @Snowy As far as mood goes, I felt marginally better off BC. But I wasn't used to my hormones cycling so the mood swings and shifting mood took me by surprise. Again having to deal with that after the IUD was wild, but I got used to it. The IUD/no pills helped my migraines too.

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