Really kind of new here...and just curious I guess...how many of you where long-term users of the birth control pill before you got sick? Long-term say...being 5-6 yrs or more? Guys...for you too...If you weren't users of the pill, did you mother or grandmother have FM and use the pill long-term, especially before your birth? I was placed on the pill by a family Dr. at age 14 (to regulate cycles), and remained on it for close to over 10 yrs. Never knew how many nutrients it can rob from your body, I sometimes wonder if it didn't have a hand in how crummy I feel today.