Going off the Pill
I am 30 years old and have been taking Lo-Ovral birth control pill since I was 16 years old, initially to shorten my 9-10 day periods. I am married and am looking to go off the pill and use progesterone for health reasons but still do not want to get pregnant. I'm confused how progesterone works versus the pill. I understand the pill is synthetic and progesterone is natural but if I take progesterone every day will it keep me from getting pregnant like the pill? Or would I need to use other birth control methods to prevent pregnancy? Also, if progesterone fools your body into thinking you're already pregnant how is it better than the pill in that respect as far as being healthier? Also, do you have your period if you take progesterone every day? I've tried to read other threads on this topic, but am still not clear on the differences if I go off the pill. Thanks so much for the help.