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Recently Stopped Taking Birth Control Pills

I've been on the pill for 14 years. I just stopped taking them the last week of august! I had my period like normal in sept., but it was a week late. I didn't get my period yet since then. It's over 2 weeks late! I still get all of the symptoms of menstruation which doesn't make much sense to me. I have menstruation cramps, and major moods swings! I've fought of feelings of nausea (kind of like motion sickness), and even the odd dizzy spell whenever I get out of the shower. I've had the odd chest pain as well! My sex drive has gone through the roof though! I also have this moisture problem down there that is leaving this slight odor. It kind of smells of urine, but not really! I don't quite understand! I've also had this numbness in my pinkie finger which I don't understand either!
Is this all normal for quitting the birth contol pills that i've been on for so long?
Very confused!!!
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replied July 31st, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with hormonal imbalance. It will fade away with time.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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