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#1 robotwithhumanhair



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Posted 26 August 2020 - 11:17 AM

I took my last pill about a month ago. Anyone have any experience with this? I’m wondering about weight related symptoms.. and just symptoms In general.

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 11:23 AM

I went off my BC one time when I got too lazy to go to the dr to get my script renewed


I personally didn't find any weight related symptoms but then I didn't get any weight changes on BC in the first place

I just found that my cramps got worse and I was spotting more after my period - this lasted around 3 or 4 months but then I went back on BC because my periods got irregular again

No other notable symptoms otherwise

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 03:05 PM

I had no weight related effects whatsoever when I started and went off the pill

My leg hair came back in full force (it had decreased by a lot)

My period became horrible again lmao

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 04:40 PM

I stopped a couple years ago, didn't have weight symptoms, but I started having cystic acne that lasted for about 6 months, then my skin got normal again. My hair got very oily too, but also went back to normal in a few months.

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#5 FragileLikeAPorcelainDoll


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Posted 26 August 2020 - 08:40 PM

I went off it recently because I was having a lot of issues with inflammation and my doctor said that it might help. Since then I'm definitely a lot less bloated which has made my weight go down a bit, and I have less inflammation in my legs which was a big problem for me. I'm also less hungry, so I think I'll lose more weight from that too. My period doesn't seem to be regular after coming off it though which is annoying, hopefully it'll fix itself in a few months.

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 12:17 AM

Oh man. Cystic acne was horrific. If never had acne in my life and I had genuinely e full fledged acne for about 6 months as someone said above....it DOES GO AWAY but no one ever mentions that horrible side effect!
I did not gain weight, I actually found it easier to lose and my appetite wasn't bad ravishing.


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:44 PM

I was on bc (alesse) for near 8 years before I decided to fully stop.

I lost 15-20lbs which tbh is why I wanted to stop taking it (basically just lost all the weight I gained when I first started taking it)

Periods came regularly right after the first month but my cramps became way worse (they were bad before starting though)

For the first 6 months or so I was dealing with acne and bacne my hormones became extremely unbalanced which I assume is from the fact that I was on the same pill for so long. Eventually I balanced out I think but I still deal with hormonal acne and cystic bumps

Potentially unrelated and random but I noticed as soon as I stopped bc my whole body became less dry? No more dry eyes, mouth, face, body, feet, hands etc like everything

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