I think I'm going to stop my hbc. I'm on the 2nd to last day of my 3rd pack and I'm still an emotional wreck. I heard that it can take 3 months to stabilize. Is that 3 calendar months or 3 packs? I really want to give up on these pills now. Do you need to use a backup method before going off the Pill, or is it okay to start afterward? Background info: I already started the withdrawal bleed and have not had sex since a few days before that.