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  • Bernadine Otto


After 6 years I decided to go of birth control. Before I went off birth control I started googling “what will happen to my body if I stop taking birth control’’.

I scheduled an appointment to see my gynecologist and discussed it with her. I walked out there with a new prescription in my hands. The next day I decided not to fIll my subscription.

So my journey started.

While I was on birth control my body was not the same.

I constantly felt like I was in this bubble, I was gaining weight, hair loss, my hormones were out of whack and I had terrible mood swings. I felt depressed, sad for no reason. I was emotionally out of control. I also got night sweats at night. My sex drive was not doing good as well and I did not have my periods like in 7 months.

So the first week nothing really eventful happened. Just that my LIBIDO came back in full force.

In week two I got terrible cramps, like terrible.

I did a little bit of research and found out that my body is confused on what is happening. During the week I really concentrated on every detail I was feeling in my body by tuning in, eating healthy and practise self care.


I felt so happy. You must think really who does get excited about their periods! ME!!! The first two days were awful, I had a lot of cramps, but by the 3rd day all was good.

It has been 2 months since I stopped taking birth control.

I have lost weight, I don’t have that bubble over my head anymore, my sex drive is back, I am this positive human being and I had my second period on time.

I learned how to tune into my body, feeling more balanced, happy and free.

I love the way I feel.

I am not saying stop taking birth control, I am saying listen to your body. There are lots of preventative methods you can use instead of the pill. Consult with your gynecologist or family doctor.

Disclaimer: I am a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach. I am not a doctor. This site is for a person who wants to lose weight and change their lifestyle. This web site is not intended as medical advice. My posts are based on my own research and personal experience and what I have learned. You should always consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet and exercise routine. You are ultimately responsible for your own health.

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