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Stopped taking birth control. Achy joints and muscles, shortness of breath, fatigue. Are these related to stopping medication?

I stopped taking my bc rigt at Thanksgiving. The following weekend I did a bunch of yard work and was sore following that, which I expected. It s been two weeks since then and I still have slightly achy muscles, I have achy joints, weakness, occasional shortness of breath, extreme fatigue and some times I can feel my heart pounding all over. It s almost as if I m in a continuous anxiety attack. I was just trying to find out if this could be related to stopping birth control , since it all seemed to happen around the same time. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
The symptoms you are having are not likely to be related to stopping of the birth control. These can happen due to anxiety, generalized viral syndrome, vitamin B complex and electrolyte imbalance, etc.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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