Going off and back on birth control

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Registered: 12-16-2009
Going off and back on birth control
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Wed, 12-16-2009 - 5:38pm
I have been on and off birth control since I was 16 (I'm 23 now) and tried various forms and methods and found that the ortho evra patch was the best for me. I was on it exclusively for about 2 years and then recently went off for the past 9 months or so. I started back on it a week and a half ago and I'm starting to notice symptoms that I didn't have before, but did have with other forms of birth control. I've started to be incredibly moody, I've gained some weight, and my breasts have been super sore. I'm just wondering if its possible to experience these negative symptoms with a form of birth control that never gave me problems before, or if it is more likely to be something else.
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Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 12-17-2009 - 11:44am
It is possible to notice more symptoms now than previously because as we get older our bodies change somewhat.