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What was your experience getting off the pill after many years on it?

A lot of people experience intense moods and emotions while their body transitions off the hormones. After that, some people notice that their personality has changed one way or the other for good. I've real some studies that show hormonal birth control also has an effect on the kind of person you are attracted to when you are on it. Does this mean you might not be as attracted to the person you're already with? What was your experience?
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night on Feb 28, 2013 - 28 answers

Progestin pill side effects (especially dizziness/spotting ) duration?

I've been on a progestin-only pill to prevent pregnancy for three weeks, and I am unhappy. Wondering if anyone experienced similar symptoms, especially dizziness/hypotensive episodes and irregular bleeding) and how long they took to go away for you. (details within) [more inside]
posted by Fire on Feb 14, 2013 - 14 answers

All those women are also x

Are there things we can say about women who do not do well with hormonal birth control as a group? [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Nov 19, 2012 - 9 answers

She doesn't like my preferred birth control "policy". How to compromise?

BirthControlFilter: New couple discussing our options to have better sex while avoiding babies. We're having trouble compromising and could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 - 89 answers

No period (at least yet...) on the mini-pill?

No period (at least yet) on a progestin-only birth control pill; do I really have to go in to the doctor? [more inside]
posted by My Top Secret Sock Puppet Account on Jan 28, 2012 - 6 answers

To Pill or Not to Pill, that is my question

I'm a 44-year-old woman and I'm on the pill. Should I be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Headaches, depression, moodiness, PMS: Microgynon or Mirena

My hormones were a mess and 6 months ago my doctor suggested birth control pills to regulate them. I was put on Yasmin, and that worked great, I felt much better overall, except for the debilitating headaches once a month. I tried skipping the stop/placebo week, but that didn't work at all (severe headache and long breakthrough bleeding), and so much headache every month is not an option. [more inside]
posted by blub on Dec 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Headaches on extended pill regimen

I started Yasmin birth control 3 months ago because my doctor thought it would help regulate my hormones. The first month was rough but the last two months were great. This month I wanted to skip my withdrawal bleeding so I started another strip without the stop/placebo week. I am now on day 7 of this strip, and for the last three days I have been having a rather bad headache. I never have headaches three days in a row, and also see no other reason for them. Been outside all weekend, got enough sleep, no changes in food. I don't find much about this on the internet. Should/could I just take a stop-week now, have a withdrawal bleeding, and hope the headache goes away? (and start with a new strip next week?) Should I wait it out? Any experiences?
posted by blub on Oct 18, 2011 - 7 answers

neither pregnancy or emotional instability appeal to me!

The idea of going on the pill freaks me out-- am I being reasonable, metafilter? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Sep 24, 2011 - 39 answers

Help me not get pregnant and make my partner happy

Non-barrier birth control... your experiences and advice? [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Apr 1, 2011 - 28 answers

Ask your MetaFilter if birth control pills are right for you!

This is a long boring question about birth control pills (specifically Yaz and Levlite) and weight gain. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Mar 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Female Trouble

YANMD. Birth control pill (Loestrin FE) complications/confusion/questions. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Nov 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Where did my libido go?

Why has going off the Pill lowered my sex drive? [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Nov 9, 2010 - 6 answers

You are not my gynecologist, but...

Ladies on the pill: Do you ever get your period late? [more inside]
posted by spinto on Oct 29, 2010 - 18 answers

"Customers who liked Ortho Evra also liked ___________?"

If you've had good luck with Ortho Evra for birth control and also, at a different time, successfully used a birth control pill, what pill did you use? My current pill is not working for me and I need some help deciding between the multitude of pill options out there. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me decide

What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Well, at least I didn't miss one...

I accidentally took two birth control pills in one day - what do I do now? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

See Spot. See Spot Stain.

I had a lady problem. You gave me a lady solution. The solution stopped working. Now I need more help from the best not-a-doctor-not-my-doctor around. Graphic details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Borrowing birth control

'Borrowing' my friend's birth control pills for a few months. Will it be ok? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 29, 2009 - 20 answers

Loss of libido with Levlen/Levora?

Has anyone taking the birth control pill Levora/Levlen had a loss of libido? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Nov 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Where is my period?

Where is my period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2009 - 14 answers

How long does it really take to start working?

I've heard everything from needing to wait one month, to going through 3 packs of BCP before it becomes effective (if you don't start the first during your period). I'm about to start my second pack of Yasmin on Sunday, and with all the conflicting answers being thrown at me I'm confused as to when condoms can finally be put aside. Sure, I can wait through several more months. But I don't want to, y'know? Must I really? (Will you confuse me too, mefi?) [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on Apr 3, 2009 - 10 answers

allay my pregnancy paranoia!

Can I use the birth control pill without a condom? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Mar 12, 2009 - 39 answers

To pill or not to pill?

After almost 13 years, I'm thinking about getting off the pill. Should I and what can I expect to happen to my body? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2008 - 23 answers

Am I going crazy, or is it the pill?

Near-manic episodes caused by the pill... or is it too soon? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2007 - 16 answers

The logistics of using birth control to regulate menstrual cycles

Can birth control prevent ovulation a day or two before it occurs? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jul 18, 2007 - 21 answers

Do not care for the crimson wave

I'm going back on the pill again and wondered what the best course of action is... [more inside]
posted by sweetlyvicious on Jun 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Generic Birth Control Pill?

Generic brands of the Birth Control Pill: Are they really as terrible as I'm hearing? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Sep 19, 2006 - 26 answers

Birth (out of) Control

Asking for the girlfriend (if that wasn't clear): My significant other is plagued by oral contraceptive -induced sunlight sensitivity. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on May 12, 2006 - 12 answers

No kids, big booty

Birth control and weight gain: will switching pills help? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Sep 6, 2005 - 9 answers

Not pregnant, just crazy

Best birth control pill for depression? [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Jul 19, 2005 - 24 answers

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