Post # 1
It is now 69 days since I stopped bcps. No period, no ovulation, and one ruptured ovarian cyst on CD 38, (verified by u/s exam). This SUCKS! I can’t really remember if my periods were regular before bcp, (13 yrs ago), at that time I surely was not paying attention. I keep thinking I am going to ovulate or have my period, then NOPE. I am 33 and otherwise very healthy. Grrrrr, anyone else dealt with this? I really wish I would have read some of the ttc boards ahead of time and known this could happen. Seriously, I thought if I missed more than 2 days of pills I wouldn’t be instantly knocked up, ha ha! The worst part is not having anyone to talk to about it. My husband can only tolerate so much “lady parts” talk.
Post # 3
@whitefuzzy: Really sorry you’re going through this. I can’t relate to TTC after BCP but I can relate to the frustrations of TTC and what its like to TTC in your 30’s. I’ve seen quite a few women in the same situation on WB. Have you tried using OPKs to check for ovulation. They always worked for me. I’d say temping can get very frustrating at this point. The other option would be to put this month to a loss and not temp at all. Im sure its adding to the stress. I reallyhope your cycle sorts itself out soon xxx
Post # 4
That stinks. I just went off BCP but have only had a week since inactive pills, and definitely did not get my period this week. I don’t have any answers, but fingers crossed that with a little more time, your body will go back to normal!
Post # 5
@whitefuzzy: I am so sorry for you! I was under the same impression that getting knocked up was easy! I think most girls think that too. Since going off the pill my cycles have been averaging 47 days. I was so happy when I got my first period off the pill thinking I was going to have normal cycles – and surprise! The shortest one I’ve had was 45 days. Stress really plays into ovulation – I think I delayed my ovulation this month because I was so stressed about seeing my in-laws on thanksgiving and getting questioned on if i was pregnant.
My SIL didnt get her period until 3 months after she stopped the pill. She was extremely stressed out and kept running to her doctor. Her doctor told her to relax and to cut down on running. She started taking yoga, and got pregnant pretty quickly!
Post # 6
I know exactly how you feel.. My first cycle off BC was over 90 days long and unless you want to go to the doctor and have them induce a period to see if the next cycle will be normal, there is nothing to be done about it. It seems like just luck of the draw coming off BC and how different peoples body react. I was only on BC for 2 years and it still took me about 7 months to sort of regulate (2 90+ day cycles, with a normal one in between). I was using OPKs, and boy I was jumping thorugh the roof for even a positive OPK at day 70 something… a sign my body was sort of still able to function.
Post # 7
@whitefuzzy: “Seriously, I thought if I missed more than 2 days of pills I wouldn’t be instantly knocked up, ha ha!”
+1!! I was so paranoid about avoiding pregnancy and being so careful, but little did I know how hard it actually is to just ‘happen’ to get pregnant! 🙂
Definitely frustrating, this is day 29 off BC for me and still no BFP or AF, so still in the waiting game.. hope your body sorts itself out soon!!
Post # 8
Thanks to all for the encouraging words. And to phoebephoebo, I think you are right about giving up on the temping for now. It really does seem to be stressing me out and clearly not providing any useful info. I know I need to relax about it all. Easier said than done , but working out at the gym and hiking definitely help.
Post # 9
@whitefuzzy: I know it’s easier said than done, but charting shouldn’t stress you out. I’d still do it if I were you because then if you continue to not ovulate, you’ll have the charts to show an RE if you don’t start ovulating for multiple months. Otherwise, say you continue to have really long cycles but not ovulate for many months, you won’t know for sure and an RE would turn around and tell you to chart a few cycles. So I think it could save you time down the line.
But dont’ worry about it otherwise for now. Just don’t look at your chart after putting it in, and just think of it as logging some information. After all, stressing or charting anything else isn’t going *make* you ovulate! lol, as much as we like to think it does. (I’m totally guilty of sometimes keeping extra blankets to see if it would keep my temp up. Doesn’t mean my LP is actually longer!).
Hang in there. Hopefully this will be your longest, and they’ll regulate after this.
Post # 10
@whitefuzzy: I agree, I’d stop temping until you get your period. TTC can drive ya nuts! It looks like you’re body is still weaning itself off BC horomones.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015
@whitefuzzy: Are you taking prenatals or women vitamins? That might help you to at least nourish your body and cycle until it’s over. I am sorry you are going through this. I know how frustrating and stressful it can be. You are not alone.
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Yeah, it’s making my crazy too and I’ve only done it for 9 days.
Every morning I wake up like it’s Christmas. What will my temp be today?? Will I see a big spike? Will today be the day I finally get AF (I’m on CD50). Nope. I really can’t stand this charting stuff. But I’m afraid to stop because then time will go by that I could have been charting and gathering fertility information. It just takes so long to see a pattern! And time is moving glacially slow. We BD every other day. So maybe I should just stop charting altogether? I don’t know what to do. :/
Post # 14
Saw doctor today. She said my chart was CRAZY! Um that didn’t make me feel so good. She pulled blood to check hormones and thyroid and said if they don’t give any clues she will give me provera in 2 weeks. On the bright side, I have had 2 days of high temps and bloating and sore boobs (which I haven’t had at all for 2months). I’m hoping for continued high temps : ) I pretty much gave up on opks- too frustrating. So we will see….
Post # 15
It was a Xmas miracle! I FINALLY ovulated!!! On Christmas Day!!!! Cycle day 84! FF gave me solid crosshairs this am. Of course we bd’d that am and a couple of days before, so this is my first 2 wk wait. What a relief!!!
Post # 16
@whitefuzzy: awesome! Thanks for the update! fx for you!