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After almost 2 years of using the pill I have decide to quit and give my body a break. No doctor ever told me all the stress that I was going to deal with if I stopped taking the pill. I stopped in September. October I got a period. November I got a period that lasted 2 days and it looked that dry blood, like the end of a period. And now December am waiting ... Is this normal? I am having sex but using condoms (which I don't trust AT ALL) and thinking of getting another form of birth control. Help!


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Robin Lee
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HI Vanessascare17,

I'm sorry to hear you've been having such an unpleasant experience and that you didn't feel prepared for it. It's not at all unusual for the menstrual cycle to take several months to regulate itself after one stops taking hormonal birth control.

Would you like to talk about what it is that makes you distrust condoms, and about other birth control options?


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