I have been off the pill for just over 10 weeks now. Its definitely more of an adjustment than I was expecting. However, I am slowly beginning learning and feel more in touch with my body.
I was beyond grateful and excited that my natural cycle returned just a few weeks after coming off the pill. I was thankful it lighter and shorter than I had expected. However, I was much more emotional 🤦🏼♀️. My husband gently teased me about it but it made me realize that we are going through this together. Just as I don’t know my body off birth control, neither does he. And so we both are learning and adjusting.
While on birth control, I had extremely clear skin which I was so grateful for. Unfortunately, since coming off, I have began to experience acne. Its mostly on my T-Zone (forehead, nose, chin). I believe it to be hormonal, due to the timing and placements of the break outs. Its tough but I just keep reminding myself that my body and hormones need time to regulate.
I have been surprised by how long my cycle is. Average length is around 28 days, however mine is looking to be about a week long. So far, both cycles have been 34 days long. When my first cycle was “late”, I got pretty excited thinking maybe I got pregnant right away! However negative tests told me otherwise. I did not take it too hard. I would have been more surprised than anything thing if it had been positive. The second month, I was much more prepared for a longer cycle.
With that said, the funniest thing happened the other day. Just so my husband would be prepared, I casually let him know I would probably be on my next week. He looked at me, his eyes got big and he said “Already?! Are you serious?!” We both cracked up and joked about what a huge difference it was to go from once a year to every. single. month.
Overall, the transition is going well, however, I still have a ways to go before my body truly and completely detoxes, regulates and normalizes.