So I’ve been on the pill for about 2 years now, and honestly, it’s been a roller coaster.
I got on it because I was having irregularities with my period that seemed to only be regularized by getting on the pill..
However, now that I’m completely off of it, I’ve come to realize a few major changes with my body that I had no idea was occurring by being on the pill.
Side note: If you’re a female off the pill please shoot me an email HERE or leave a comment below telling me some of the changes you’ve experienced getting off yours. I like to get different experiences to know if this is a pretty common thing with being on the pill.
Some of the changes I’ve been experiencing off the pill:
Major Weight Loss
I gained about 35 pounds being on the pill and for so long I’ve been trying to shed down that weight. As someone who doesn’t eat a lot, it was very surprising to see myself adding on a ton of weight that I couldn’t even possibly understand why.
In addition to that, I did notice growth especially in my boobs and butt area.
Getting off the pill made me lose about 30 pounds in the last couple weeks, and I’m so surprised to see myself getting back to the weight I used to be.
I used to be a very emotional wreck on the pill. Some days I find myself crying over things I shouldn’t be crying over, and being sad over the most ridiculous things.
And each time a difficult situation happened, I found myself being overly sad about it and more depressed than I usually am. However, getting off of it, I’m a lot more unemotional.
Certain things don’t even faze me anymore and I seem to no longer care about a lot of things that I usually would care about.
Not that I’ve become heartless or anything, but I just don’t seem to care too much about a lot of things.
I did do a ton of research lately on the pill and realized that it can definitely increase chances of depression. That was a shocker!
Acne Is Back
Although the pill made me an emotional wreck, I do miss being on it now that I realize that it did do a great job at controlling my acne.
I haven’t had any major breakouts, but I do notice a bit of changes in regards to my acne. I have been putting a lot more effort into my skin care habits so that has been very helpful in making things a lot better.
This may sound pretty silly, but I’ve noticed a bit of hair growth coming off the pill. My hair has really changed both in texture and length which has been very beneficial to me.
I thought it was going to be a while for me start ovulating again, especially after getting off the pill, but it happened way sooner than I had expected.
My energy is back. I’ve been feeling a lot more active these days and more willing to be open and out there. For the longest time, I have been living in an emotional shell being on the pill, but getting off it has given me a burst of energy that I had absolutely no idea was in me.
Let me know in the comments if any of you have experienced similar changes getting off the pill.
Till next time,