Re: Has anyone tried to "phase" out the pill?
The first pill I ever tried was a nightmare. I didn't make it through to even the first full month on it -- just stopped right in the middle. I bled right away the next day, and quite a bit (like a real period in the amount, but not in the consistency, oh well). Then my cycle went back to normal. It took about a month and a half.
If you can't stand to finish out the month, just stop the pill right now. Your cycle may be confused for a little while (make sure you use back up!), but I doubt you'll have very bad side effects. I really wouldn't "phase out" the pill... you will just confuse your body more with the fluctuating hormones. You will probably experience more/worse side effects that way. Ultimately, if you are going off the pill because of bad side effects, I can't imagine that withdrawl side effects would be worse =) When I stopped the first pill I was on, I felt immediately relieved, and withing a week I was back to my normal self.