Hormonal Birth Control


This post is going to be very feminine and very much about my body. Be warned.

I’ve been on birth control since I was 16. Not because I was sexually active but because I wasn’t getting my period anymore and my doctor thought this was the quickest way to resolve that. I lost a lot of weight too fast when I was younger so my reproductive system shut down. I didn’t understand why this was so scary, when I was younger, so I just never gained the weight back because I didn’t want to.

Now, I️ understand and I’ve gained the weight back and then some. But I’ve been thinking about going off birth control lately; I’m not really a fan of putting all those hormones in my body. I know for a fact that it has reduced my libido and I think it’s making me moodier. What’s the point of preventing babies if I don’t even wanna do the thing that makes a baby?

I know that I’d have to be more careful, and acne I’m prone to would probably come back, and my period would be all over the place for a month or so. I know what the risks are, now I just need to make the jump. I guess I’m just nervous.

I still have two packs of HBC left so if I really hated it I could go back on it. And in May if I hate being off of it I plan to get the IUD Mirena.

I’m here to ask if any of you have ever had this experience? What was it like? How did it go? I’d love to hear about it and I thank you in advance.



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