Thank you goingoffthepill.org!
I am 30 years old and I’ve been on the pill since year 2000 and went off it 2 months ago. It was mainly for protection, but it also helped regulate my menstruation…at least this is what I thought back then. Low libido, irritation, anxiety, fear, boredom, gaining weight, tiredness are just a few examples of how my life was for the past 14 years. Not to speak of lack of self-confidence, number 1 on the list. After reading the info on this site, I took the decision to go off the pill in a matter of minutes, because I arrived to a point where nothing was OK anymore. I started to take Vitex and Vitamin B complex in the first day of no pill. It took only 3 weeks until I started to see small good results. Now only after 2 months, I can honestly say I am getting my life back and start feeling like a woman for the first time. It feels so great! So far I did not have any bad side effects, maybe just a bit of hair loss. I had my menstruation on time during this time, my body hair got thinner, especially on the legs, I have no pain in my breasts anymore, I am more calm, happier and with a great state of mind! As additional note, I am on homeopathic treatment for 7 months now for gallbladder stones and I am sure this helped also on my wonderful recovery from the side effects of the pill. I personally would never go on the pill ever again, I now practically saved my relationship from a sexual disaster. Thank you!