I have also gained a good 10-15 pounds since starting the pill up, which I have read is a common side-effect for Loestrin
. The effects from the pill have me thinking that I am pregnant
, even though everything else states that I am not. Between these effects and my horrible, horrible anxiety, I decided to go off the pill. Initially, the first couple days after stopping in the middle of my pack, I felt better. The swelling in my breasts went down and I had more energy.