(Closed) Bees who took Birth Control pills for a long time….

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I was on BCP for 7 years. My period was wonky as hell for about 4 months but then evened out into an exact 28 day cycle. I’m glad you’re going to see your doctor now to try and figure out what’s going on, but I hear it can take up to a year for your body to figure out it’s rhythm again.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I took Beyaz for three years before getting off it to TTC. My doctor told me I shouldn’t have much problem bouncing back to a normal cycle since I am in my early twenties. It may have something to do with age? I’m not exactly sure but she mentioned if you were over 30 it could take up to a year to become ‘regular’ once you were off the pill. I’d be a little concerned but everyone is different. It could simply take your body a long time to regulate. Just a thought. Hoping the dr’s visit will help settle your mind! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@OhBeeHive84:  Easier said than done, but don’t stress. It’ll make it worse. You’re working with your doctor so you’ll get it all figured out.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was really scared of that happening and I’ve heard plenty of stories about it, but I was OK. The first cycle was long, like 40ish days, but then it settled into t 30-33 day cycle after a month or so. It’s good you went off well before TTC so you can work it out now. I was also extra nervous since I’d read it could be worse in your 30s, and I’m in my early 30s. 

Oh and to the Yasmin/Yaz thing, I was on Yaz for a long time and asked my doctor about the lawsuits. She wasn’t terribly concerned, since it had been working for me for a long time. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was on Yasmin for a decade. I went off last July to TTC. My period came back and was super regular. I got pregnant in 4 cycles. I gave it three months of avoiding to work out my cycle before those 4 cycles. I’m sitting here with my son sleeping in my arm as I type this. Also, I was 31 when we conceived, delivered him at 32.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I doubt your age has anything to do with it… I’m 37 and I just came of BC in July for the first time in TWENTY YEARS.  My natural cycle was long before I went on BC, and it’s pretty much exactly the same as I remember it as a teenager.  My first period was the usual “breakthrough” style you get while on BC, and I was dreading my first “natural” one, but 32 days later (on the nose!) it arrived and was actually easier than my periods on BC.  Lighter flow, cramp about 1/4 as painful, and only lasted 3 days.  No acne, no mood issues, and 32 days later… came again.

So, I would say it’s totally individual, and since you’re going to be actively TTC shortly, testing the hormoes etc… is a good first step.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i never became regular after being off BCP for 9 months (on it for 12+ years) and then I got my BFP and i’m now 25 weeks.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I never had regular periods before, but was on various pills for 7-8 years. When I went off, I had one “normal” cycle, then the next was completely screwed up. I wound up pregnant on cycle 2 by mistake (yea yea, totally didn’t expect to ovulate after 50 days of no period). I ovulated on CD108, so talk about a long cycle.

One thing you could start doing is charting your temps to see if your ovulating. I started charting when I went off, as I wasn’t sure about my irregular periods returning and wanted to be prepared for when we wanted to TTC. Can’t depend on a chart when you don’t have a cycle to go by yet 😉

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I agree that age is probably not a factor for everyone.  I’m 30 and went off BC three months ago.  I had been on the pill for 12 years, the last 7 or so on Seasonique.  I had a 27 day anovulatory first cycle and have had two 29-day cycles with O on CD15.  We’re not pregnant yet, but I’m not stressing it too much.  FI was out of town the first time I O’d so it’s really only been one round of “effective” trying for us.  I am having some problems with having no EWCM.  I do wonder if that was because of BC, and I’ll start looking into that in the next couple of months if it doesn’t resolve itself.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@OhBeeHive84:  You’ve been on the pill for 10 years.. that’s a long time. I imagine it’s pretty normal to have your body change a bit in those years. Not sure if you can blame your irregular periods on Yasmin, though. I am not sure BC pills even have long-term effects like that.

I was always irregular before I went on the pill at the ripe old age of 17. I have no idea what it’s like to be off the pill… I’m 27 now. I imagine like PP say, your period will be a bit weird for a few months, but then even out. It’s good you’re getting tests done, and I hope the doc can figure out what’s going on… but I am not sure it’s the pill that caused it. Bodies change.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

How long you are on the pill shouldn’t make a difference to how long it takes you to regulate.  The good news is the longer you are on the pill the lower your chances of ovarian and uterine cancer — so there’s a plus.  (Women on the pill 10+ years have a dramatically lower risk).

I read up on this a lot — it took me five months to ovulate after I stopped birth control pills. (MY first cycle was 120 days and endend with Provera.)  And my first few cycles once I started cycling were strange.  It took me eight months to start having typical (for me) cycles.  I suspect stress had something to do with it taking me so long to get back to normal.  I was also quite lean for me at the time, so I increased my body fat (fat = estrogen).  I don’t know why it took me so long, but I did start working again. 

 

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