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Old 08-16-2005, 09:33 AM   #2
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Re: Considering going off BCP after 20 years

Originally Posted by StenoLady1
Hi, All

I've been on the pill since I was 13, 20 years now. I've been on two different kinds, Ortho Tri something for a long time, then Levora for the past five years or so.

After my next period, do y'all think it's okay to just stop and not renew another package? What can I expect if I do?

I'm a smoker (planning on quitting 9/13), have a sedentary job, so I know the risks are up there for me. My libido is just completely gone. My gyno is not a good one, and I'm in the market for a new one. I've talked to him about the libido thing, and he just tells me all women feel this way after getting married, that I should just get through sex the best I can. Plus, he makes me bleed (enough to where I always need a pad for a few days) after every pap.

Anyway, getting off track here a little, but I'd rather not rush to my lovely (insert sarcasm) doc over this. Just wondering if anyone else out there quit after being on them so long. I know not to quit in the middle of my cycle

I wasn't on the pill for 20 years, but I was on it for several years, and I quit taking it about 6 months ago.

I just stopped after my last pack. Nothing "bad" happened. I didn't get any mood swings, acne, etc. Only problem I had was that my period was a little iregular the first couple of cycles, but now I'm 28 days like clockwork.