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Old 08-12-2003, 07:38 PM   #1
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Post Off the pill... HELP!!


I was on the pill for quite some time and had relatively light periods with little to no cramping. I have been off of it for 3 months now and noticed that my periods are different, and not for the better! They are heavier and i feel more crampy, as well as feeling as though I have pressure down there. I have had two children and it sometimes feels like right after you give birth, the heavy, crampy feeling.

My question is: is this normal?

Thanks in advance.......

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Old 08-12-2003, 08:50 PM   #2
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Have you ever had any type of abdominal surgery? If I even miss one days worth I'm doubled over in pain from scar tissue. I don't really understand why I end up feeling so horrible, but I do. I can't get pregnant anymore, so I only take mine for hormonal imbalance. Hopefully, some one can offer some good advice. Good luck and I hope things get better.

Old 08-12-2003, 09:10 PM   #3
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This is completely normal as your body adjusts to you being off the pill and back onto your normal hormonal cycle. The synthetic hormones in the pill would have had your body completely reliant on that, and your period would typically have been lighter and less crampy, as you don't ovulate on the pill and it is simply a 'withdrawl bleed'.

Give it a few more months...if you are still in a lot of pain during that time of the month, mention it to a doctor.

Best of luck!


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