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How Your Body Changes When You Stop Taking the Pill

Q: I stopped taking the oral birth control pill. Should I be having any side affects from going off the pill?

Dr. Donnica:
No, you shouldn't, although some women notice increased acne and a slight weight loss (1 to 2 pounds). Some women do have "side effects" with their "off pill" periods, however. Periods can become heavier and have more cramping. Some women also have increased PMS off the Pill. And unless you went off the Pill in order to become pregnant, please use another method of contraception!

Best regards,
Donnica Moore MD

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Created: 2/8/2003  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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