(Closed) Newly off BCP – how long did it take you to get back to normal?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Off BCP...
    Got my period 1-2 weeks after stopping : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Got my period less than a month after stopping : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Got my period 1-2 months after stopping : (6 votes)
    27 %
    Got my period 3-6 months after stopping : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Got my period 7+ months after stopping : (1 votes)
    5 %
    My cycle was regular right away : (6 votes)
    27 %
    My cycle was regular within 2-3 months : (3 votes)
    14 %
    My cycle was regular within 3-4 months : (0 votes)
    My cycle was regular within 5-6 months : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I stopped BCP after taking it for over 7 years; my first period came right when it would have come with the pill, and I never got a second period as I got pregnant instead.

    Post # 4
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    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was on the Nuvaring for about 2 years and it really caused some hormonal disarray.  I stopped using it all together because I couldn’t take the side effects anymore.  I have been off for about 7 months now and I am still not completely back to normal.  However, it gets better with each month.  

    I don’t think most people take that long though!  I hope not at least!

    Post # 5
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @mommytobee: Me too! Pregnant second cycle!

    Post # 6
    Member
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m thinking about stopping BCP soon because the hormones are making me crazy so I am really looking forward to these answers as well!

    Post # 7
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    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I was regular right away. 

    Post # 8
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    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I went off birth control last month. I got my period 27-28 days later. Coming off of it was rough to start. It literally felt like I was kicking a drug for the first few weeks. I got my period which was heavier than on BC. Now, I’m waiting for my second period off BC to make sure that it’s normal. I should be charting, but won’t until next cycle. Otherwise, this second cycle has been awesome since going off BC. I feel so much more normal since going off of it.

    Post # 9
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    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    My period came at the end of the cycle (I stopped mid-pack too) like normal.  I had the next one 30 days ish later, but nothing has been regular even when it seemed to be.  I’m ranging from 27 to 40 days…10 months off.

    Post # 10
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    2793 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I stopped back in February. Took me until the middle of April to get my period, and my cycles are still not back on track (no poll option for that!)

    Post # 10
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I stopped at the end of a pack with the withdrawl bleed and then got my next real period 30 days later pretty much right on schedule.  I’ve heard that if you were regular before you went on the pill you will probably going right back to being regular once you go off it. 

    Post # 11
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Went off the patch in June and i’m 37 days and counting. On BC I was exactly 28 days. 

    Post # 12
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    i was on the pill twice my whole life for almost a year each time.  Both times I got my period right away (i.e. as scheduled), but it took me a good year to get my schedule on track, and it changed my period after it.  But that could have been simply age and normal period changings 🙂 

    Post # 13
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    When I stopped taking my BCP my period came when it would have normally had I continued the pack but it took me about 6-8months for my cycle to stabalize.

    Post # 14
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    5498 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I stopped at the end of a pack, so it was a few days before I got my period. I was normal again by month 3.

    Post # 15
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    1264 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I came off the Pill mid-Feb, had my withdrawal bleed and then had a regular period about 35 days later.  Since coming off the Pill my cycles have been 35-30-32-27 days and I’m on track for another 27 day cycle this month.

    I have to agree with skibobrown if you were regular before BC then you’re more likely to be regular once coming off it.

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