A Word of Warning About The Birth Control Pill

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A Word of Warning About the Birth Control Pill

60 million women in America and Europe take oral contraceptives. In my opinion, this is a tragedy. Let me explain why.

The birth control pill: one of the biggest threats to your Femininity, your health, your relationship, your ability to attract the man of your dreams, and probably one of the major causes for any health problem you currently have in your life (if you are taking the birth control pill).

I’m also going to tell you that the birth control pill can really mess up your ability to choose the right man, it can cloud your judgment when it comes to knowing whether you are with the right man, and it can cause relationship breakdown. Yes, really.

If you don’t have the time to digest the information in this article, I’m going to simply tell you this: Start using alternative contraception methods (if you are on the pill).

The deadly side effects of the birth control pill

Now let’s get in to specifics. The pill is a dangerous drug. One of the biggest guarantees of you getting in touch with your femininity, your sexuality and your sensuality, is your hormones. And the birth control pill exposes women to synthetic hormones.

It is very unhealthy for a woman to be exposed to synthetic hormones. In fact, long-term use of this drug can cause women to develop serious chronic illness. The birth control pill depletes a woman’s body of important nutrients, can cause the thinning of your bones, increases your risk of developing breast cancer (any type of cancer really) and blood clots.

Aside from these side effects, the birth control pill can also cause these side effects:

  • Increased risk of breast and cervical cancers
  • Increased risk of blood clotting, heart attack and stroke
  • Migraines
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Nausea
  • Irregular bleeding or spotting
  • Benign liver tumors
  • Breast tenderness
  • Yeast overgrowth and infection

See more on the deadly side effects of the birth control pill. A good article on Dr. Mercola’s Natural Health website.

How the pill can effect your choice in partner

For many women on this website, they are looking to get in touch with their femininity, join a new sisterhood, and improve their relationships. Many women also want to find the right man – but if you are on the birth control pill, it could very likely be damaging your ability to choose the RIGHT man. (read my article about why you should never try with men)

If you do not believe me, please take a look at Dr. Mercola’s article on this topic. He owns and operates the most visited natural health site on the planet:

How Contraceptive Pill Influences Partner Choice – a must-read for any woman looking to understand health and her relationships more.

Researchers have discovered a ‘secret sex nerve’ that controls who we are attracted to. This olfactory nerve may be the nerve through which pheromones are processed. We are naturally more attracted to people whose scent is genetically dissimilar to our own. With the exception for pregnant women.

Pregnant women tend to be attracted to people with a similar scent. Hormonal contraceptives fool a woman’s body in to thinking she is pregnant. This is one reason why taking the pill can sometimes cause you to stop being attracted to your partner, if you were once attracted to him!

The effect of the pill on your sex drive

Most of you may already know that taking the birth control pill can (in some cases) permanently damage a woman’s sex drive.

As I have discussed before, the only difference between a relationship and a friendship is intimacy. And if your sex drive is low, non-existent, and causing your hormones to go out-of-whack, your relationship is going to suffer. To learn more about why sex is important in a relationship, please see my article on ’5 Reasons Why Women Shouldn’t Deprive Their Man of Sex’.

Most women do report some sort of change in their sex drive when they are on the pill.

Reasons why women take the pill

Granted, there are many women who start taking the birth control pill for reasons other than contraception (I am one of those women). Some women take it for treatment of irregular menstrual cycles, irregular bleeding, endometriosis, acne or cysts.

As is true with any drug, taking the pill is not treating the underlying causes of the problem. In some cases, medication is necessary. But most of us use drugs to change our biochemistry. This is unnecessary.

You can change your biochemistry by changing your ‘state’, by moving your body. Something that is out of the scope of this article.

Do you take the birth control pill for contraception?

If you take the birth control pill for contraception, and are wondering what you would do if you didn’t take the pill, there are alternatives. Less convenient, yes, but potentially more beneficial for your health. And I’m not talking about other, injectable birth control. Because this can be dangerous too. See Dr. Mercola’s article on: Major Warnings on Injectable Birth Control

Yes, research has shown that the pill may causes less risk of SOME cancers, but can in-turn cause a higher risk for others. What’s the point?

The pill puts unnecessarily large amounts of estrogen in a woman’s body. Hormones are such a crucial part of your overall health, and most people are conditioned to reach for a drug to ‘fix’ their problem. There are other contraception methods that will work, and can be just as effective. See this article:

Natural Birth Control Just As Effective, Much Safer Than Hormones

How Oral Contraceptives can Harm Your Baby

3% of women who take oral contraceptives become pregnant without knowing it. This means that women are also subjecting/exposing their baby to drugs for several months in to the pregnancy. Needless to say, this poses a risk to not only the mother’s health, but to the baby’s as well.

Please see this article: How Oral Contraceptives Hurt Your Baby to find out more on this topic.

Stories from my own life

I have known many women who DO take the birth control pill. And every single one of them has had negative side effects. Some more serious than others. Personally, I went to a dermatologist when I was 15 with severe acne problems. No drug worked. So the dermatologist reluctantly put me on the birth control pill, which worked pretty rapidly.

I was happy, my family was happy (they wanted me to be rid of my acne).

Stupidly, I became reliant on the birth control pill to keep my skin clear. I wish I hadn’t. Whilst on it, I had all sorts of severe health problems that doctor’s could not detect the cause of (not that medical science can detect everything anyway). I was unfortunately uninformed about the pill, and at such a young age – I just took the dermatologist’s advice. I assumed it was normal to take the pill for acne, as several of my friends did exactly the same thing.

One problem is that over the years, there has been a severe lack of available information to women about the birth control (GOOD information and warnings, especially).

Like many other things in our society, the contraceptive pill is a quick-fix. And it’s not even a fix. It’s meant to help you enjoy sex without getting pregnant, but with the damage it does to a woman’s libido (sometimes permanently), it actually works against its own claims.

When I came off of it (thanks for Dr. Mercola’s very passionate warnings), I don’t think there was a single symptom under the sun that I DIDN’T have. Including heart palpitations, hair falling out in what it seemed like chunks for 6 months straight, migraines, rashes, loss of feeling in my legs and right arm (for the duration of a couple of hours), nausea, vertigo – I could go on forever really.

To put it simply, my experience with the pill has been bad. And even a whole year wasn’t long enough for my body to normalize itself.

I have a friend who has waited 9 months to get her period back. This is considered ‘normal’ in the medical world (it can take up to a year) – but no feminine woman wants to wait nearly a whole year to just GET her period again, does she? And then wait another year or so for it to normalize?! As it turns out, my friend also has a cyst on her ovaries.

This lady had a heart-attack because of the birth control pill: the pill gave me a heart attack and she has another group: my birth control pill gave me a heart attack

I might also add that I have known several women who skip the ‘sugar pill’ section of the pill cycle. A fantastic way to do even MORE damage to your body. By the way, if you DO decide to get off the pill, wait until you are in the sugar pill section to get off of it. :)

Our body is our temple. Take care of it. Nurture it. And if you have any girlfriends still on the pill, please forward this article to them. Every woman needs to hear it.

Yes – for some women, they seem to experience no side effects. Are you one of these women?

Have you ever been on the pill? Did you experience any negative side-effects? Have your friends had any bad side effects? please let us know in the comments section so that we can learn from each other. Thanks! :)




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  • Chelsea

    Reply Reply June 4, 2014

    Been on bc pill for 7 months. Recently started becoming dizzy sick and crankier than ever! I’m not pregnant but I really believe my birth control is causing me to feel sick and panicky all of the time. After this month I’m so done with it.

  • JENNI

    Reply Reply May 29, 2014

    I took the pill for about 3 years total. In the first year I gained 100 lbs and the doctor tried 3 different pills to lower dosage each time. A male doctor put me on a high dose to start because I am 6 ft tall. I thought I was dying. I threw up everything, my body hurt all the time and all I could do was sleep. I suffered debilitating mood swings that took me very low to homicidal and suicidal and then up to manic. This is not like me. I cried every day. I stayed in a terrible relationship until I got off of the pill for a brief while woke up and left. I went back on the pill for about a year with my husband and I went through the same thing. I have been off of them almost 2 years now and only have a period every other month. I am no longer emotional, but my body is damaged and I have asthma now along with several vitamin deficiencies I am trying to correct. I am 100 lbs heavier than I want to be, and I have only ever eaten about 1600 cal a day. My arms still go numb sometimes and I get dizzy if I stand too fast but I am better than I was and I hope the longer I am off of them the better I will get.

  • Hannah

    Reply Reply February 12, 2014

    Also none of the above is new information. All available on contraceptive leaflets and pretty well known. And if you don’t know it – do your research.

  • Hannah

    Reply Reply February 12, 2014

    All very good but you have no evidence to back this up, no refs throughout the article so just speculation and not credible which is a shame if there is any truth to it.

  • kaye

    Reply Reply October 25, 2013

    After my youngest daughter was born I decided I could not afford any more children considering I was taking care of two children by myself with no financial help from either one of their biological fathers of which I refer to assperm donors. I went to the doctor and ask for some birth control pills. for years I seem to have no problems I did experience for your loss but did not attribute that to the birth control pills. it also took me years to figure out that I was losing hair I was very busy between working full time and going to school full time taking care of two children who were both four years apart had lots of school activities taking care of the household xcetera. when I did finally figure out that I was having up hair loss problem I went to my doctor who referred me to a dermatologist who sent me home with a box of rogaine not once but twice. I was so busy that I left alone for a long time. at one point I began to question it again and I saw a commercial on the TV for a hair loss company. with no money to pursue the cause of my hair loss three doctors I made an appointment with the company for a free consultation they proceeded to ask me if I was on any medicine for which I was not. I went home and began to think about it I am formed them that the only thing I was on was the birth control pills. the gentleman in for me to check the side effects of the birth control pills. when I did I found out that that was a side effect. after 15 years of taking the birth control pills I stopped it. my hair loss did not stop but it did slow down. now 23 years after starting birth control pills at eight years after stopping birth control pills I began to have cramping and blood clots during my period although I did not have cramping all the time. I understand that all the years that I have had my period I never once had PMS cramping or any other I only knew I was on my period when I went to the bathroom and have blood. now I was experiencing cramping and noticing large blood clot I noticed on the I noticed at times when I had the cramping was when I had the blood clots and I have a tampon in so when that happened I would wear pad. 3 years that went on. now 8 years after stopping birth control pills I began my. and bled for a month straight. being unemployed and no money I sought out at Dr I paid my position but he sent me to a gynecologist the gynecologist did a biopsy which was very expensive of which I now have a very large bill that I cannot afford to pay. this biopsy showed that I had a condition called hyperplasia. in this condition your uterus has a buildup of tissue in the lining of the uterus and so your body does not know when to bleed and when not to. I also found out through my own research that this condition is associated with high estrogen levels and low progesterone levels. low progesterone can cause hair loss. now I am NOT a medical doctor but I do know my own body I believe that taking the birth control pills for all them years altered my own natural hormone levels permanently and cause this condition that I now have. I am on my second month of taking a drug called Provera which is a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone this Provera I will have to take for the next 6 months. my belief is that the birth control pills altered my own natural hormone levels causing the hair loss and eventually leading to this hyperplasia. my hope is that this drug Provera that I am taking will eventually raise my progesterone level allowing my hair loss to stop and also allowing me to return to normal periods. I never question the NE side effects of the birth control pills that I was taking that never even entered my mind for became a consideration. knowledge is power ladies arm yourself with power before you do anything or put anything for it into your body’s

  • Holly

    Reply Reply September 11, 2013

    Thankyou so much for sharing this information Renee :-)

    I’ve never really been on the pill, only I took it for a little bit, on off. Reason being I’m not the most consistent person on this planet.

    However, I didn’t notice any complaints but I did take it to regulate my period which seemed to help until I stopped due to just not taking it since.

    That’s how I feel! When I don’t come on regular really annyed so not having one for nine months would be deverstating.

    I didn’t know it could be taken for acne though or I would have gone straight onto in my early twenties when the bad spots on my cheeks turned out to be acne.

    I’m really glad you brought that up also as I concerned myself that I had to much testosterone in my body as acne is made by the androgen hormone or something but I got my hormones tested at the doctors and they were fine and I know that your very feminine so it’s just proved to myself that other factors can cause acne.

    I swear that I don’t go a day without getting a spot! Like my face will be nearly clear and then I’ll wake up with a new spot.

    They go and then a new one will come and although the problem is small, it’s just consistent.

    I’m back on spot tablets now and my doctor has prescribed an even better spot cream which is like thank god, if I didn’t have that cream then it would look bad.

    By the way, your skin looks amazing Renee :-),your like a human flower, beautiful!

    I did read that also how it makes people attracted the oposite of who their really attracted to but extra grateful for a different veiw poitn on this

  • Anna

    Reply Reply August 25, 2013

    My boyfriend wants me to get on the pill. He’s stopped buying condoms, I wonder if its for that reason. I don’t want to get on the pill & I don’t know what to do. I love the feeling of bare skin too but I don’t know what to do. Can somebody please help? What other non hormonal bc is there?

    • Anna

      Reply Reply August 25, 2013

      So I ended up solving my problem. I told him why I didn’t want to go on the pill – because I wanted our love & attraction to be real & not synthetic, & I didn’t want to lose attraction for him – & I quoted some information from this article. He ended up hugging me closely and saying he didn’t want me to go on the pill either. I guess I explained it in a way that got through to him.

    • Riv

      Reply Reply January 22, 2014

      Hey Anna :)

      Really late, and I don’t know if you’ve figured it out yet, but my man and I just use the rhythm method and pull out. It has worked, especially since my man is like a bloodhound for my hormonal phases, and knows better than I do sometimes when I’m going to ovulate (what?!), lol

      I tried a copper IUD for a week, and experienced horrible side effects, even though it isn’t supposed to have any. When I got it out, my nurse practitioner looked at me like I was nuts, but I know my body. Look up copper toxicity related to the copper IUD. Sadly, we ladies don’t have access to much of anything that won’t mess us up.

      • Anna

        Reply Reply January 22, 2014

        Hey Riv, thanks for the response. My man would have no clue about my cycles & neither would I. Our solution is just to use condoms until I hit menopause. Haha, it’s all good. Maybe one day before I hit menopause it might be willing to have a kid, then we’d go all out but that’s not happening anytime soon.

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  • nikir

    Reply Reply April 28, 2013

    The pill ( novynette) TOTALLY flat-lined my sex drive. I realized this after just a few days of taking them. Besides that, I had absolutely no energy and i was cranky all the time. I overreacted to every situation and even found myself crying for no reason at all. I’m normally a very emotionally balanced person and my erratic behavior was such a shock to my friends that they met behind my back to discuss what on earth was going on with me. I also had a severe case of dry mouth and i was so nauseous all the time that I couldn’t eat properly, especially in the evenings and even the scent of my shower gel made me want to throw up. Word to the wise: use a condom or some other method…

  • Kelly

    Reply Reply April 19, 2013

    I had to quit the pill, after just 2 months it basically turned me into a monster, I even broke up with my boyfriend because all of sudden I couldn’t stand him anymore. I had no sex drive at all, my calves lower legs were hurting to the point that I couldn’t walk without pain, I was feeling constant nauseous, tired, with headaches, night sweats, bloating, chest pain, breathing problems, tingling numbness in hands, mood swings (feeling synical, being really mean to everyone or apathetic, relapsing into depression). A little over a week after i quit the leg pain miraculously stopped, no more headaches or nausea, no night sweats, I feel my sex drive is getting back and I’m devastated because I treated so bad my boyfriend when it wasn’t his fault, I could say that I was temporarily insane so this is my experience with the pill. It didn’t work for me but my friend feels great on the same brand, she had none of these symptoms.

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