No period on the pill?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1446 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t have the answer, but I am in a similar boat.  I’ve been taking the pill continuously too.  I just went off 2 weeks ago and no period yet.  We are not TTC until next summer, but part of why I wanted to go off well before that was to give everything time to get back to normal.  I had talked to my dr about it in the past and she said that some women go back to normal immediately, and for some it takes a few months.  It’s just hard to know how it will be for each person.

Post # 4
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@RunnerBride13:  From all the detail you’re giving alone my guess is that your period is not coming because you’re so focused on it and maybe a little stressed about it not coming right now. You say you lost your period briefly when you were younger – It hasn’t happened to me but I know A LOT of women who experienced this who have kids now – I wouldn’t worry too much about it! 

Post # 6
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@RunnerBride13:  before i stopped using BCP, i changed to a new pill for the last year.  i think it was Lo Loestrine.  Anyway, I only got my period every 3 months and sometimes not even then.  The first 2 months I called my gyn in a panic and she said it is normal and it will come back.

I went off the pill in June after being on BCP for 14 years and my cycle has been exactly 28 days since then.



Post # 8
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

@RunnerBride13:  I was just about to ask if you were on any of the Loestrin’s, because I know that is a very common side effect with that particular pill.  I know a bunch of people that never get their period on that one, so what you are experiencing is definitely normal.  

I don’t think that what your periods are like now (or arent, for that matter) will have any influence over what happens when you come off.  I have lots of friends that have had very different experiences coming off the pil, many of whom were on the same BCP.  It took me almost a year to get a natural period once I came off (and I got mine every month on birth control), and I know some people who got it right away, a few who took 2 months, 3 months, you name it.  I should note that I rarely got my period before going on BCP, so I was sort of expecting that to happen.  If you can swing it, maybe go off in advance of TTC?  It might be nice to sort things out post-pill without the pressure of TTC.  That’s what I did and I was very thankful that my “waiting period” didn’t affect our baby making plans.

Post # 10
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not TTC yet, but I’ve had a similar experience after coming off a 3-month BCP. I switched back to a BCP where I get my period once a month a little a year ago and took exactly a year for my period to get back the regular monthly cycle. For the first 6 months, I was still only getting my period every 3 months. I talked to my Dr and she it’s common to have lighter periods after being a BC for a while. I also told her if this was any indication of how my period would regulate after going off the pill completely, and she said not necessarily. 

I thoght I’d share my experience since it seems to be pretty similar to yours. I hope this helps ease some fo your concerns.

Post # 11
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Your situation is very very similar to mine. I took bcps since about 18 bc I didn’t always get periods. I switched a few times, but the last one I was on, loestrin fe, was nice but also troublesome. It was easy on my body but I stopped having periods. I’m not sure if it was the medicine or  if it was my body. I went almost two years with no period. Im also a very active person, and I lost some wright, maybe too much, and I think that may have been a key factor. I see your sn  is runnerbride, so I take it you are active, too. I’m not saying to quit working out, but maybe try lightening it up some. I read that that can definitely be a factor. Also, if your bmi s under 18 your body may not have enough fat to produce the estrogen needed for ovulation. Talk to your Dr but I think that was my case. Let me know if you have any questions.

Also, I went off bcp this past January and it took a few months for my first period, and a few more months for the one after. I changed my diet and exercising and it’s now becoming much more regular.


Post # 12
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am pretty sure this does not predict at ALL what your period will be like off the pill. I’m not a doctor but I’ve been on the pill for 10+ years.

The pill I’m on right now gives me barely any period (if at all, which freaks me out since I’m always worried I’m pregnant).

The pill I was on before I had bad cramps and it felt like a normal period when I was in between packs. 


Post # 14
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@RunnerBride13:  No, I’ll probably stay on the pill until we start TTC in a year or so. When are you thinking you’ll go off the pill to start TTC?

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