Alrighty so I let on that I would like to try going off my ring to see if it would increase sex drive. It has but it hasn't. That aside I was not prepared for all the side effects that have come with it! Soon as I went off my ring, my breasts became so sore!! And I became more moody! With all that, I actually would feel safer (so we're not using just condoms) and going back on the ring...mostly so I can have my regular periods back!!
After I went off the the ring, my period came earlier than I expected. Now it should be that time for my period to start again but it hasn't come (on the ring, it would always come on the Thursday after I removed my ring for the week <28 days apart>...after I went off the ring, it came on a Monday and now since it is 28 days after the first day of my last period, shouldn't it be today? <Dec 30 to Jan 27 is 28 days>). I can't remember if my periods were regular or irregular before I started using birth control because that was some 10 years ago!
I'm not really worried about pregnancy because we've been using condoms as perfectly as we can so...I guess my question is...how the heck is my body responding now to natural flow of hormones and how will it get back to normal? What happens to my period after BC? I seem to have gotten my first period (early) but now this one doesn't seem like it's coming (although my breast have been very tender all week!) I suppose it doesn't matter since I would like to go back on the ring ...but what else can I expect for being off the ring for over a month now? I can take a test but I don't believe I am pregnant...i will take one on the weekend if it doesn't come...any facts about coming down of birth control I should know about?
The thing about BC side effects, and the effects on our system that happen if we stop a BC method, can really vary from person to person, so there isn't a way to tell what other symptoms you might have. And it can take quite a while after you stop a method for your side effects to cease. So, if this is really bothering you, I would talk with your healthcare provider.
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