I decided to stop taking the pill as I am into a natural way of life and always hated taking hormones. I had also found that it made me gain a little extra weight and made me more moody.I quit taking the pill a month ago. I started my period EXACTLY at the minute that I always do this month! Amazing! So I am as regular as I was on the pill. Generally, my PMS is not even very noticible and I don't really have any period pain atall. AND.... believe it or not, I lost about three pounds already, though I am not doing anything particularly different with my working out. People have commented that I look tighter, slimmer and more muscular. I had read that the pill can make it a bit more difficult to build muscle and that it can cause weight gain. My breasts are the same size, however.
The only problems are that I abhorr the sponge. I had a panic attack while trying to remove it and hate the feeling of putting my fingers deep inside me, so I am guessing that I would also hate the diaphgram. Condoms are unpleasant for my boyfriend and I don't love them either. We are probably going to work on the rhythm method since I appear to be so regular. I always used to be before I went on the pill too. I don't suppose that there is anything else out there that is very natural and easy to use??
Overall, I am very happy with my descision to stop taking the pill. I like that I look slimmer, am probably less bloated, have lost a little weight (hovering between 131 and 133lbs at almost 5 foot 6), am less moody, feel calmer, am more aroused more of the time, am not taking hormones and just wish there was a dream contraceptive out there which could also make me feel relaxed about having sex! Anyone????
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