I could use some advice. I stopped taking birth control pills six months ago. I feel like now my body is out of whack. Periods are super short and I feel like I'm gaining a lot of weight around my middle without a dietary change. I've had a weird history with BCPs. I took a super high estrogen Birth control about 15 years ago for a few years and gained weight (15 pounds) within 3 weeks of getting off the pill. I wasn't aware that particular pill was very high in estrogren (typically given to women nearing/ in menopause) because I was given that pill by a college nursing center. Then, about three years after getting off the pill the first time, I got back on the pill for the next ten years up until six months ago. When I got on the pill again, I dropped about 10 pounds seemingly effortlessly. Now my dilema is how to balance my hormones naturally. I've tried taken a black cohosh supplement and using a natural progresterone cream, and taking red clover. Any other ideas?