You may have had a list of questions when you first started taking birth control, but after years of swallowing those tiny pills, there is a different set of questions for what could happen if you stop. After all, your body has been use to its daily dose of hormones and you want to make sure you know what to expect when that changes. Whether or not you're planning to meet with your doctor before making the switch, look over this list of things to consider before going off the pill.
According to Healthline, the birth control pills send messages to your body about hormonal releases and ovulationover a 30-day cycle, and works to prevent eggs from releasing in order to avoid becoming pregnant. However, pregnancy prevention isn't the only reason a woman may be taking birth control. It's also used to help reduce the occurrence of migraines, lessen the symptoms of PMS, and treat endometriosis. But aside from the reason the pill was prescribed, it can still cause side effects after you stop taking it regularly. This is why it is so important to have questions — and get the answers — before completely cutting off the pill all together.
Chances are, you are going to be just fine if you choose to go off oral contraceptives, as any major risks are rare. But before you make that decision, make yourself aware of what to consider before going off the pill.