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