Just went off the pill and I have no idea what is going on, and it is bugging me

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Au Jardin:  I don’t want to be a downer, but the odds are better that it’s not pregnancy, given that you only just went off the pill. 🙁 It’s not true for every woman that you don’t ovulate right away, but it’s definitely not as likely. However – you are right that you won’t really know until you get a positive test or AF shows. Waiting in this scenario is the worst.

Have you thought about charting your fertlility signs to help you be more in tune with which phase of your cycle you are in? It can help, especially as you are regulating after coming off the pill.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@IAmTheShadow:  that’s not entirely true, many woman ovulate about 2 weeks after stopping te pill and it is said your chances of getting pregnant are actually a bit higher for the first month or two after stopping. Obviously it’s differnet for everyone.

 

@Au Jardin:  there’s no way to say whys going on. I am guessing you’re still adjusting and te folic acid could definitely be making you sick. Try taking it after dinner on a full stomach. Were you regular before BC? If not you probably won’t be after. Before BC my cycles were longer – about 35 days or so. When I stopped BC my first cycle off was 36 days. I got pregnant the second cycle but judging by when we conceived, I was headed for another 36 day cycle.

good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsWBS:  Huh. I’d always heard that it took awhile for ovulation to kick in again for many women.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Au Jardin:  it usually takes a while for your body to adjust after stopping BCP.  My first cycle off was 49 day. My cycles are still over 40 days, but they are getting shorter each cycle 🙂  It took my SIL 3 months until she got her first period off the pill.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m on CD21 first cycle off the pill and I have also been having nausea at night, starting about a week ago.  It was bad enough to wake me up.  I also had hot flashes two days in a row.  I think it’s just our bodies adjusting to producing hormones again on their own.  I also think a lot of women have symptoms at ovulation, have PMS, and at other times in their cycle and are just used to it but for us, especially if we’ve been on the pill for a very long time, we aren’t used to it.  If we’re TTC we’re also overly aware of every little “symptom” where as when I was a teenager (last time I was off BCP), I didn’t pay any attention.  I will be thrilled if AF comes within a reasonable time frame this month so I can start getting a handle on how long my cycles are.

 

 

 

Good luck!

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

my first cycle off of BC my boobs were super sore and i had really bad cramps – things i never experienced while on the pill. i think sometimes the rush of hormones just messes with you. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Au Jardin:  It really just depends on your body. Womens bodies are so different from one another. Like a PP suggested, your chances are higher after you get off the pill but that depends on your body and your cycle. I

I know I have been on the pill for quite a while ( have always been irregular) and I decided to stop taking it one day. I didn’t get my period for 3 months! I eventualy went to the Dr. bc I knew I wasn’t pregnantand I was given some progesterone to induce. It worked. I wasn’t pregnant.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I went off the pill, my first cycle was 56 days which freaked me out completely. My aunt who is an OBGYN assured me that it was completely normal for most women to have longer cycles after quitting birth control since their bodies are adjusting. I had wacky cycles for 3 more months and after that they are back to 30 days and regular. If you are not pregnant, dont be worried if your cycles are not completely normal since your body is still adjusting. 

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