Are there any other side effects of stopping the pill?
As with any other hormonal contraceptive, stopping the pill will influence your hormonal balance. You may temporarily notice mood swings. Any side effects you noticed while you were taking the pill should subside quickly. If you have gained weight on the pill for example, you may find that you lose weight after terminating the treatment.
At the same time, any benefits of the pill, such as improved skin or lighter periods may disappear within the following weeks as well. It is difficult to predict whether you will notice any side effects of stopping the pill or not, as every woman reacts differently. Some women experience a bout of acne when they stop using the pill. If you have not had skin problems before, this side effect will be temporary and it should improve quickly.
According to a recent study, quitting the pill could also have an unexpected effect on your relationship. A report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Journal
concluded, that women who considered their partners very attractive experience improved marital satisfaction after stopping the pill. Women, however, who were less convinced of their partners attractiveness reported decreased satisfaction with their partner after they had discontinued their pill.