I am so happy to wave goodbye to nausea, farewell to vomiting, adios to weight gain, and bu-bye to difficulty wearing contacts. Yes, all of the above are the most common side effects associated with OCPs (oral contraceptive pills) and I have had them at some point. If you can remember from a previous post--I hate taking pills but I've been glued to my OCPs for the past two and a half years. It has done the job so far--no unplanned pregnancies yet. But it's time to say goodbye.
You may be curious to know why I'm doing this. The first thing that may come to your mind is that I'm trying to get pregnant. Actually, I'm not. At least not yet. I've been wanting to get off "the pills" but have been frightened by the idea. My husband and I planned that I would stop in December 2010 and to help me become more comfortable with the idea I've been doing my research. And, thanks to the Fertility Friend I'm a little more comfortable with the idea.
For the new year, the "rhythm method" will be my only method to prevent pregnancy (that is if I'm successful). Right now I can't chart my cycle because I'm on OCPs. My cycle was very regular before so I shouldn't have a problem. Of course it's still in the back of my mind that this method is not as successful but I'm being hopeful. Although my plan is not to get pregnant right away, if I do it wouldn't be the end of the world. It would just be a few months earlier than planned.
I just picked up my last month of OCPs so I'm still taking them for a few more days but I'm so ready to give them the boot. This is just my excited farewell speech (in advance). I must admit that it will be difficult to say goodbye to the increase in boob-age but I don't care. I'm sure I'll get them back again some day (i.e. when pregnant) so I'm not worrying.