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.
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Stay strong, lady!! You got this ❤
Thank you! Will do!!!
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Good things are positive
Most definitely! Thank you!
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literally about to be going through the same thing!! nice to know someone else out there can relate.
How exciting!!! Wishing you the best!!! Yes, it definitely is so wonderful know you’re not alone ❤️
I’m so happy for you! When I went off the pill I experienced the same issues with acne. Just find a really good dermatologist and you’ll get through it. It’s all worth it for those little bundles of joy!
Thank you for the advice! The journey most definitely is. Cant wait to experience that!!!