any benefits to going off the pill?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2004
any benefits to going off the pill?
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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 2:19pm

I have been on the pill for 10+ years! I currently find myself single again with no immediate plans of having a regular sexual partner

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 4:52pm

I haven't been on the pill in about 6 years or so myself and haven't noticed a huge difference in how I'm feeling, though I was on the mini-pill last time I needed birth control.


I'd suggest talking to your doctor.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-28-2009
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 9:16pm
I was on the pill for about 4 1/2 years straight through.
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Registered: 05-29-2003
Thu, 12-10-2009 - 10:10am

I had to go off of the Pill due to High blood pressure. I felt better off of it.
I lost some weight, felt 'normal' again as far as my attitude, too. I just felt happier and more 'normal'.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2004
Fri, 12-11-2009 - 2:25pm
thank you for your feedback!
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2008
Sun, 12-13-2009 - 8:02pm
i have been on b/c pills for most of my adult life..i have been on straight for 4-5 years now (took only 6mths off and had to take something to ovulate - no period)...i just got off again (want to see how i feel) now that im 35...my sex drive has dropped and was curious if its the pill..i am using condoms with my boyfriend..i already have almost 14 yr old child..its only been 2 wks so we will see if i feel any different/better.. i do like the light periods with the pill but i feel like it affects my sex drive and other things..good luck to all!