First month off BCP

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

DancerBee:  Yep! I went off the pill right before Christmas and it was absolutely miserable. I couldn’t tell you how many pregnancy tests I bought! I was convinced I was pregnant. I had the same symptoms as you and I was so terribly irritable. I finally got my period 30 days after stopping (longest 30 days of my life). Since then, my body has felt a million times better. Nobody warns you about the pill withdrawl problems when you start taking them in the first place!

Post # 4
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

DancerBee:  ha, me too! Thought  I would just stop taking BC and would magically get pregnant. I wasn’t going to chart or anything, just let it happen. The first month I was just like you. I was surprised by the bleeding, I had never heard of that before. I did not get my period for 44 days – I was sure I was pregnant also. Finally AF showed, and I decided to start charting just to gain some insight on my cycle. Fertility friend is great, so much information there! I chart everyday now and am learning so much. 

Just had my second cycle, AF came in a very reasonable 28 days this time, so after 15 years of BC it’s good to know my body is getting back on track. I have to say, I spent so many years dreading a late period (afraid to get pregnant before I was ready). So weird to be on the “other side” now…instead of being relieved to see my period, now it is disappointing. I will be patient though, it will happen when it happens, and if it doesn’t, well we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

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