Married 2 yrs, not trying, going off BC!
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|Tue, 07-06-2010 - 12:21pm|
Hey all.. I'm no newbie to iVillage.. (but certainly this board) but now that I have been married two years, and babies are not going to be *too* soon, I thought I would stop by here.
I have been on BC since I was 18. I am almost 27 now and about 6 months ago I switched from Yaz to a generic Microgestin FE because Yaz was expensive as crap here and my gyno suggested the FE. Recently even my husband noticed I have been breaking around on my neck and shoulders worse than acne I even had back when I was 15. It was bad.. So I tried Proactiv. Well I got a horrible itchy reaction to the Peroxide medication in it so I have just been using other methods, which have helped some, but the shoulder breakouts are back.. IN SUMMER.. when I want to be wearing pretty dresses and tanks. Also, I had lost about 15 lbs while working out last year. In the last 4 months I have done the best at working out ever, doing a routine 5 days a week and I FEEL amazing... But yet my jeans are starting to feel tighter every day and I am still bloated and just feel FAT. Well last night I did some research on my BC and read hundreds of reviews saying it made people break out all over in acne and almost some gained up to 20 lbs.
After a long talk with my husband we decided that I should stop taking the BC. I am honestly terrified. I havent been off it since I was 18 and even then I started it because I was having a period every 3 weeks instead of 4 and horrible cramps. But we are both sick and tired of everything I am on either makes me have horrible mood swings, or now the weight gain and breakouts. So today is day #1 no BC.
Any other experiences out there like this? We don't want to start trying for a couple more years (we are just young, not really in a hurry) but tired of depending on this chemical that is BC...
-Clair / SF, CA