Talking about the side effects cerazette gave me and how my body reacted to stopping after 10 years...
Three months ago I made the decision to stop taking my pill.
I’m not ready to start a family, but I found myself at 32 with an incredible urge to experience my natural cycle. An urge to be free from the artificial hormones and to allow my body to start working again.
It’s a hard one to explain when taking the pill has become so common, expected almost, even with all those awful side effects. But coming off the pill was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. I honestly feel like a new woman and I wish I’d done it sooner.
Here’s my experience and how it felt to go hormone free after a decade – from how my body changed, getting my periods back and finally feeling like me again.
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Testing my fertility and hormone health at home after 10 years on the pill
MY EXPERIENCE COMING OFF THE PILL:
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Why I went on the pill – 1:43 | My side effects ON cerazette – 2:47
Why I decided to stop taking it – 3:37
Telling my boyfriend I wanted to stop taking the pill – 4:31
Side effects after stopping the pill – 6:10
Boobs – 6:35 | First period after stopping the pill – 7:21
Discharge – 8:03 | Weight – 8:58
Skin/ Acne – 9:31 | Anxiety & Depression – 10:16
Libido – 12:16 | How it feels being pill free – 13:45
I honestly didn’t realise all the side effects cerazette had given me until I came off that little white pill. I really wish I’d done this years ago. Its been a fascinating experience and I’ve loved tracking it all with my period app Flo. Plus my new vegan condom find has seriously revolutionized my sex life!
Life Off the Pill – 1 Year On
An update on how life after the pill, 1 year later. How long it took for my periods to come back, side effects, dealing with periods again and much more!
Overall, my experience coming off the pill has been the best decision I’ve ever made for my physical and mental health (apart from going to therapy!). I am SO glad I made the decision to come off hormonal contraception and the wealth of knowledge I have about my body now is just incredible. Please do take a look at my other content around period tracking, BBT, period pants and more – I hope your journey is just as empowering.
I highly recommend reading this book – Period Power (affiliate link-ad) if you’re looking to learn more about your body, your cycle and how to make it work for you. It’s been a game changer for me on this journey and it’s an incredibly empowering read.
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