Cycles crazy after pill, did they get normal again or bfp??

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I came off the pill when I was 30 after many years on the pill.  After the pill, my cycles kept getting longer and longer (my normal before the pill was 6 week cycles).  I got pregnant after about 6 months of TTC, and only, maybe, 2-3 periods.  It was cycle day 109 or something crazy for me when I think I finally ovulated (and got pregnant).  It can happen!  

I actually started acupuncture to try to regulate my cycle.  I’m not sure if it helped or not.

I haven’t gotten AF since giving birth, so I’m not sure if I’ll go back to my old cycles or what.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was 38 after coming off the pill. My cycles were a bit wonky for a short while, but got close to regular fairly quickly. I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant 🙂 

I’d highly recommend charting your temperature. It tells you SO MUCH about what your body is doing – are you ovulating, when, how long is your luteal phase, etc. really helpful info for you and invaluable for your doctor if you don’t get a BFP soon. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I was on the pill for over 9 years.  My cycles have always been regular, and AF showed up about 4 wks after I went off the pill.  I expected my cycles to be out of whack for at least 6 months, but I got pregnant 2 months later.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsZapatos:  I hope everything evens out for you soon, but just wanted to share my story.  I stopped taking the pill last May and basically have only gotten 2 periods since.  I thought I just needed to “give it time to even out” but it turns out it was the sign of an underlying issue (PCOS).  Just wanted to throw that out there, since I had NO CLUE I had PCOS since I had been on BCP for so long.  Hope everything is ok with you, but just do whatever your doc suggests (ie meds to “kickstart” a period, possibly an u/s, etc, if they feel that’s necessary!)  Good luck! 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

MrsZapatos:  Yes it does get “normal” again! My cycles were slightly irregular before I got on the pill and then I was on it for 7 years until DH and I decided to try for a baby. When I came off of it, I didn’t have a period for almost 2 months and then I had a light period that literally lasted 4 weeks –so annoying! It was so frustrating trying to figure out when I was going to ovulate since my cycles weren’t like clockwork. We got pregnant after 7 months but unfortunately it ended in an early miscarriage. Eventually, I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, started charting my temps and using OPKs for confirmation…and my cycles started becoming more normal. We got pregnant again in June (about 1 year after we started trying) and I just had my baby a little over 2 weeks ago. Hang in there! I definitely recommend charting but don’t obsess over it as stress won’t help make your cycles any more predictable. I’m happy to answer any questions so just send me a message–good luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

MrsZapatos:  I stopped the cycle before TTC. Thay cycle I used OPKs just to see and noted that I ovulated on day 14. The next cycle of trying I had the same thing and we got a BFP. That ended in MC and I’m still iin cycle hell at this point. The only advise I can give you is to have no expectations. Every body works differently and comparing yourself to people who end up with best acse scenarious can make it even crappier if you do end up having trouble.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

MrsZapatos:  well, that’s good that you’ve had testing done and it doesn’t look like you have PCOS (Not saying u neEd one, but did you have an ultrasound to confirm?) I was on the pill for 10+ years and the only sign of PCOS I ever had was acne (which was managed fairly well on bcp until I stopped taking them to ttc).  I’m also a normal weight so my irregular cycle was the only other symptom.  I don’t have excess hair and pcos was confirmed by ultrasound (even my husband, who is in the medical field, was seriously shocked).  I did a glucose tolerance test which my dr said I “passed with flying colors” so I don’t need metformin.  I’m about to start clomid since I’ve seen no signs of ovulation in the last few months of charting.   hope it all just is a matter of time before you regulate, but feel free to Pm me with any ?s!  🙂

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Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

MrsZapatos:  I was all out of whack after I went off BC (Nuvaring). I’m 30 with a normal BMI (I think weight plays into it). I skipped a few periods completely, then they were pretty short – 25-26 days, lighter then normal, then this month was finally 30 day cycles. so it will probably get back to normal!!! Hang in there!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

MrsZapatos:  It took me 6-7 months to even get a period after going off the pill.  I was never regular before the cycle so I wasn’t overly concerned.  We did take a pregnancy test to make sure I wasn’t, and the minute I took the test and got a negative result, I got my period.. maybe I was subconsciouly stressed about it?  I didn’t expect to have a period again for another few months, but I actually just had one a month after the first.  It seems like I might be regular now (albeit very light and spotty so far.. not that I am complaining about that).  

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

PacNWxLove:

  Isn’t Taking Charge of Your Fertility life-changing?!!!

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