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I am 39 years old and went off birth control after 20 years in early February (2 months now). I figured my body could use a break.

However, in the past two weeks I have been in the emergency room twice for anxiety/panic attacks. I wake up with my heart racing, sweaty palms/feet, disoriented, etc. My periods have regulated to every 26 days. But I feel "odd" all day and not myself. It's really scaring me.

I'm just wondering why doctors say that there are no side effects when going off the pill? I've had my thyroid tested, full MRI on head and ears and everything is normal.


April 28, 2009 - 8:10am


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