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Pill Free – This Has Changed

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As a teenager, you think the pill is the solution to all problems. In adulthood, you realize that is much more the cause of it.

Almost 2.5 years ago I stopped using hormonal contraception.

After swallowing a small pink pill every day.

I never thought much about taking the pill. It was my gynecologist who made the pill right after my very first visit.

What did it mean?

I never thought about that either. It seemed that miracle pill was the solution to many problems.

I never thought that my mood swings, constant fatigue, inexplicable weariness, self-doubt & weight gain were due to the small pill I took every day.

When I was 21, I longed for more self-esteem. I wanted to take care of myself and this little pill was a thorn in my side.

I decided, quite spontaneously on our trip around the world to stop taking it and live without.

How did I feel afterwards?

There were good and bad days, the latter dominated. Many tears shed. Every day is a new challenge. I just started crying again the next minute – for no reason, simply because my hormones were going completely crazy.

I therefore noticed more and more hair on my clothes or in the brush. The advice of many different doctors that I should stay calm, it would not settle down again did not really help. What shocked me the most. Start the problem all over again.

It takes time to cycle again in regular paths. That is not the case with me to this day. No period. Even 2.5 years later. The only good thing about it is I’m getting to know my body. Really and for the first time.

Women can feel like having sex. I often doubt this fact because I could not understand it. Things are quite different today. A toast to naturalness. 

By the way: Taking the pill switches off the natural cycle and the synthetic hormones govern. No cycle phases, no ovulation. Her own body odour, she therefore perceives the odor of her potential male sex partner differently than without the pill.

The weariness during the pill also spread to other areas. Many things were very difficult for me and I often had the feeling that I was overtired, sluggish and broken.

Everything’s better today. I feel well again and like to look at myself in the mirror.

Currently we only use condoms for contraception and I feel really safe with them. I still find the temperature method very exciting, but only in addition for the time being.

Women measure their waking temperature daily. It is slightly lower in the first half of the cycle, from the beginning of menstruation to ovulation, than in the second half. The ovulation can be estimated by daily measurements.

To measure your temperature (under your tongue), you need a thermometer that shows exact values on two digits behind the decimal point. The temperature difference over the cycle is only 0.2 to 0.5 degrees.

In addition, the measurement must always take place in the morning at the same time, immediately after waking up and while lying down. You should have had at least five hours of sleep, a night spent with alcohol will falsify the result as well as illnesses or taking medication.


Tips for stopping the pill

The app “Clue” helps you to classify possible mood swings and to keep track of the cycle.

Gives your skin a little more care than usual. She’ll thank you for it.

Livia helps with menstrual pain, just like a hot-water bottle.

If you do not wish to become pregnant, you should use alternative contraception immediately after weaning, because you can become pregnant immediately even after years of taking the pill.

Do a hormone saliva test to determine personal hormone status.

For the natural regulation of the hormonal balance I can recommend Maca to you very much. An incredible superfood with many health benefits (balancing the hormonal system, promotes fertility and is even said to alleviate menstrual cramps and PMS).

Monk’s Pepper (Agnus Castus) has similar effects on the female cycle. The capsules are available over the counter.

Every woman is different, so don’t let reports unsettle you.

This may all take a while, but believe me, it’s worth waiting.

I hope I was able to give you a little food for thought with the text and possibly create an incentive to think about natural contraception.

Good luck.

Love, Nathalie.

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