Originally Posted by SmittenKitten
basically it is all the same
my doctor said it is poison and that it takes a long time to work it's way out of your system
Poison is going a bit far! It basically doesn't take very long at all for the steroid hormones in the pill to be broken down by your liver (24 hours infact, that is why you have to take the pill everyday). However, if your body has not had to produce any hormones of its own for years, it won't be expecting to suddenly do it again, so that is why it takes time to get back to normal again.