I’ve decided to ditch my birth control after many a year being on it. I wasn’t on it for the traditional reasoning, I was on it because my periods were super heavy and irregular. I think those will still be an issue but honestly, I didn’t like the idea of putting foreign hormones in my body anymore.
So I decided not to. I finished my last pack of my pills and then had my period, and here I am. Birth control-less haha.
Just for context, I was on the 21 day pill with the 7 day break, for a withdrawal bleed aka your period. I also just found out upon writing this that you literally didn’t have to have the withdrawal bleed ever, I could have gone 5 years without a period. Imagine that blessing.
I did have some concerns:
- My horrific periods would come back.
- My PMS would be worse.
- I’d gain weight.
- My skin would get out of control with acne.
I had no risk of getting pregnant so that wasn’t a concern for me. But everything else was.
I thought this could be the little start into my series. I’m gonna do monthly updates to how I came off the pill and now it affected my body and so on. Expect the first one soon because it’s almost been an exact month since I came off the pill!