Hey I was wondering if anyone had any information about the affects on birth control on digestion. I'm wondering whether being on the pill could be affecting my stomach and how I'm feeling xx

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DariaN
over 3 years

I was on the pill for years and have just stopped taking it. I wasn't having any issues at all, except some blue veins in my legs. No water retention, no digestion issues.
But coming off the pill is harder than I thought! My skin (which has never been a problem) is a bit worse and I learned it can take up to a year to get your period back. I think it's a great invention but people should get more info before choosing it.

morglow
over 3 years

Thank you asha. yes I just don't feel like it's the best thing for my body I think. definitely notice a difference with digestion

Asha Chhaya
over 3 years

Ps not to mention the crazy side effects - it was like I was a different person!

Asha Chhaya
over 3 years

Hiya Hun, I was on the pill for many years - it totally buggered my digestion! I'm all for allowing your hormones to naturally take its course but this is my own opinion. It's been a few years since I've been off the pill - but my digestion is so much stronger!! It takes a while for your body to adjust back and you need to nourish it the best way you can! Xx

libbyp
over 3 years

I never got on with the pill but I do have a child- since then I have been using a lady comp- you take your temperature every morning, works for me (so far!!) and is said to be more effective than the pill if used properly and very natural but it depends how you feel about that just throwing it in there! ... Xx

Manouche
over 3 years

Try different methods until you find one that works for you :) of course I'm not saying you should change every two weeks as you shouldn't mess with hormones but it's a process some of us unfortunately have to go through till we find the good option !

morglow
over 3 years

Thanks Manouche! I think I might be retaining quite a lot of water ATM.

Manouche
over 3 years

I'm not sure how it can affect digestion but it can affect your appetite and your weight and you can also retain a lot of water. I gained about 6 kg with the pill and I used to be hungry all the time before I switched to another one. It's all about finding which contraceptive method works for you !