I have been taking the pill for nearly five years now, and I have not really noticed any negative side effects other than in the very beginning when I just started taking the pill. They were your run of the mill type of side effects that are also associated with periods - headaches, mood swings, that kind of thing. Now my question is whether there are any side effects of taking the pill that I will only notice when I come off it? I have been thinking about quitting the pill a lot lately, so this question has been on my mind too.