Women Stop Taking Birth Control For The First Time



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  1. I wish I could get on birth control again so I can have less painful periods and not have to worry about getting pregnant whenever a guy breaths on me but when I was on it, I was suicidal, I gained loads of weight (I went from a size 10 to 20) and don't even get me started on the mood swings. This was in a year and half. That's all it took and now I've been off it for 2 years and I'm still dealing with some of the after effects. Basically what I'm saying is, please do your research and if anything seems out of the ordinary, then please consult it with a doctor.

  2. For everyone saying women should go off of BC because "it isn't natural," I was having periods where the pain was so bad I would /faint/. Along with my monthly came 3 days of vomiting (straight), hot flashes, cold chills, I was actually crawling around my house because I couldn't stand. I went anorexic for months just so I can avoid having my period. After telling my psychiatrist she recommended I go to my PCP who finally prescribed me BC. For many women, it's a life changer, for me it was a life saver. "Natural" or not, it's what was best for me. Please don't judge women for doing what they know is best for them.

  3. Thank you for making this video! Different people need different things for their health. When I went off the pill, it took about a year before my skin cleared, mostly due to changing my diet (forcing me to be healthier). But my periods are shorter, my mood is stable, and I feel more connected to my body without the added hormones.

  4. After 7yrs on BC, I took a 2yr break. I did feel better but the horrible cramps, fibroids, and acne made me get back on it. Almost 3yrs back on the 'ring and I've accepted that the benefits outweigh the costs. I don't really care if my coworkers think I'm crazy anyways lol

  5. I have the opposite story. XD I had out of control hair growth (basically spouting a beard and mustache) and inconsistent periods (I could go for 3+ months without bleeding), and lethargy. I only started taking birth control this year in order to control these symptoms, and I'm 25. Never took it up until this point, and I don't think it'd be a good idea to go off it and risk going months without having a period again. I got some horror stories regarding that.

    As much as it sucks it's a healthy and necessary process to go through.

  6. Dont think I could ever go off my birth control. My "dysmenorrhea" as they say is way too unbearable to experience. I know I have something wrong with me, but doctors dont want to admit it, so they told me "the only solution you have is to never have a period ever again so that's how I cope. But I dont think its healthy, but they think it is. Ugh.

  7. I’ve been on a birth control pill for 10-15 years and it’s continuous (no days skipped so no periods) for 5+ years of that. I only plan to get off it for when I am trying to get/am pregnant. As a note, I don’t have depression and get cystic acne whenever I have too much dairy in my diet.

  8. I'll take any bad side effect that comes with BC if it means I have very short periods with less cramps and I know exactly what day it's coming so I can plan my life around it. I only wish I had been on the pill in high school when I would be miserable for a week out of every month praying the heavy bleeding didn't go through my pants every time I stood up.

  9. If you were on it for 10 years you should at LEAST give your body 10 months to heal before considering going on BC again.. i can't handle this video. Birth control is so toxic for your body in so many ways!

  10. I only tried birth control for a few months about 10 years ago. I didn't feel like myself. I didn't feel like it was right for me to feel bad just so my partner wouldn't have to wear a condom. So I stopped. Never considered it again.

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