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MS and Contraceptive Pill

Hi there,

I’m currently living with MS and have been on the contraceptive pill for 10 years. I’d like to stop taking it, not to get pregnant, but just to have a break and I’m interested to hear if anyone had any increased MS symptoms when coming off the pill? The reason I ask is that as MS is so closely linked to hormones e.g. many women experience relapses after giving birth, I worry that stopping the synthetic hormones I take through the pill could have an impact on me.

I can’t seem to find any information about this online and my neurologist wasn’t too helpful and didn’t really listen to my concerns. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks

MS so closely linked to hormones…? News to me!