What are the withdrawal effects of Diane?
It is okay to stop after a period.
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See, as such it is alright to stop after your period.
Since you have been on it for years now, you may expect certain side effects.
There is no concept or logic as such of weaning yourself off the pill, it is always stopped cold turkey after a period.
But yes, your body would take upto 1 - 3 months to adjust to the hormone withdrawal.
It would not be major or tumultuous , and certainly manageable.
All the best.
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It is very likely that you would face some amount of menstrual irregularities once you stop the pill.
But that is likely to phase out over a matter of months.
Also, it is likely that you would have a breakout since the skin condition was in control only with the birth control.
So if you are not having issues with it, why are you stopping it ?
Natural remedies may help, but there is no scientific evidence to recommend it.
A healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and a sensible diet - nothing can replace that.
Why not continue with the pill if you are so attuned to it ?
The lack of wetness is not a side effect of the pill.
It might be age related.
I mean, at 41, you might be undergoing changes in your local tissues that lead to vaginal dryness.
Try using KY jelly.
Once you go off the pill, and dryness persists, you may consider using Evalon ( estrogen ) cream locally for the dryness too.
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