How to Cope with Post Birth Control Syndrome

Coming off birth control can wreak havoc on the female body. Hormonal imbalances caused by birth control can cause months of irregular menses, acne, mood swings and even infertility. Coping with post birth control syndrome can be achieved by balancing the body’s natural hormones even after long term birth control use. 

Symptoms of post pill syndrome

Stopping birth control can cause many issues, some of them include: 

  • Irregular menses – Absence of menses, shorter menstruation or heavy bleeding can accompany the withdraw of birth control. 
  • Acne – Sudden breakouts, especially on the chin can be a symptoms of post pill syndrome due to the offset balance of hormones. 
  • Mood swings – Feeling overly emotional or angry can be caused mb a hormonal imbalance induced by birth control. 
  • Infertility – Many women find that they are not ovulating after stopping birth control, thus causing infertility. 
  • Painful menstruation – Heavy bleeding, painful cramps and prolonged bleeding is a common issue of stopping birth control. 
  • headaches – Hormonal imbalances can cause severe headaches and migraines. 
  • sleeplessness – Insomnia and other sleep conditions. 
  • Digestive issues – Issues such as bowel changes, gas and bloating after birth control use are common. Bowel changes can be affected by sudden changes in the hormonal structure of the body. 

There are many ways to realign and balanced the hormones within the body. The goal to coping with post pill syndrome is balancing the body’s own natural hormones. Birth control affects and overthrows the body’s own hormones, replacing them with synthetic hormones and creating a level of progesterone and estrogen to trick the body into not to ovulating. Birth control also works by thickening the endometrial lining of the uterine wall. 

Balancing the hormones naturally can be simple. Some options to readjust the body’s own natural hormone production include. 

  • Reduce Stress – Stress is a major factor in hormonal production. By getting proper sleep, eating healthy and reducing work, home or relationship stress, you influence the body to balance itself. By promoting balance in the body, the menses then also balance. Sleep is responsible for healthy hormonal production, by getting adequate sleep, the body can make adequate levels of hormones as well. Sleep is a natural reset button. When sleeping the brain is busy repairing and replacing imbalances in the body. 
  • Try natural remedies – Many people have success with natural remedies such as vitex. Made from the Chaste tree, vitex promotes a healthy balance of progesterone, prolactin and estrogen within the body. 
  • Restart your hormones with foods – Food is a natural remedy for balancing the body. Try foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as avocado to restore balance within the body. 
  • Realign the liver balance – The liver detoxifies the body. It is important to replenish the liver after birth control use. Eating garlic and beets can help the liver recover after the use of synthetic hormones. 

Peter Simpson

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