I've been on the pill for a few months. So far I have gone from weighing 92 pounds to 109 in this short period, used to have a nice small waist and now it's like i'm a square shape
. I have never weighed over 100 pounds before, am very short so this is a HUGE stress factor for me. I started feeling fat and stopped having sex with my boyfriend.
Other side effects include bloating, vaginal dryness, SEVERE MOODINESS like I am literally crazy sometimes and cry out of the blue too, very bad sleeping problems too.
The only good side-effect has been that my skin cleared up a lot.
Another problem has been that I have very bad constipation and my stools have been very small and DRY, mayabe a sign that I am also dehydrated because I always am either thirsty like crazy or hungry like no amount of food will satisfy my appetite.
I got off the pill a few days ago just so I could do #2 and get it out of my system, which finally happened this morning the good old way, normal large soft stool without constipation. I feel so much better, my mood is so much better...I am scared to go back on the pill and experience the roller coaster all over again. I am scared to gain more weight and continue feeling terrible. I am considering taking one pill every other day so it is milder.
I am imagining women who weigh 200 pounds taking the same dose as little me takes, and the brand I take, Cyclessa, has smaller dosages of hormone than some of the other ones I have read about...
will it be a problem taking one pill and skipping one day? I am going to try it out, am going to take 1 tomorrow, none the next, etc. Or else I'm thinking about cutting the pills in half and taking 1/2 the dosage, but then I have to do some math and calculate when exactly to switch to the next week's dosage and when to be on the sugar pill time and for how long...