It was convenient and pain-free, but after I stopped taking it, my partner and I both noticed that I felt less depressed and my libido increased. I am considering restarting the pill due to suspected endometriosis to help reduce pain, but I'm worried that I will feel more depressed if I do.
3 years after stopping the pill, I have suspected endometriosis which may have been masked/kept at bay by the pill for 10 years. Negative: my skin got dramatically worse for 18 months and my periods were irregular for 2 years. Positive: my mood improved significantly and my libido increased (had been very low on pill).
Cycle return to normal