Reasons why I went off the pill after about five months the last time I was on it (2004) and went with other, slightly less effective methods of b.c.:
-I felt ravenous all the time. Even if I'd eaten like an HOUR ago.
-I gained weight. See above.
-Even though I was hungry, nothing sounded or tasted very good because I felt nauseous all the time.
-I was irritable and overly sensitive.
-I didn't have much energy, even if I got plenty of sleep and drank plenty o' coffee.
-I was more prone to headaches.
Five years later, and NOTHING HAS CHANGED about the pill! It's good to know some things can be depended upon.