Warning: This post is a bit personal. We're all adults, right?
I ran out of my birth control pills about two months ago.
A relative stranger to any new city I happened to be in at the time, I was unable to schedule a doctor's appointment to alleviate this issue. So, after 10 years of dutifully taking my pill around 10 p.m. every night - mostly to manage my terrible cramps - I decided that I'd get my body back to "normal" and just quit to see what would happen.
My observations thus far:
1. No more cramps! (Amazing!)
2. Shorter cycle (Also amazing!)
3. More zits (Not so amazing at all.)
All in all, a pretty good experiment if I do say so myself. That is, except for the constant breaking out of my face. (I finally broke down and ordered Proactive the other day. I'm sure I'll post about my trials and tribulations with the oh-so-famous product very shortly...)
I'll keep you posted on any future breakthroughs. (I know you're just dying to know.)