WTH is my period? (No withdrawl bleed coming off birth control)

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When you stopped, was it at the end of a pack or did you stop in the middle?

That does seem odd to me. I’m no expert of course. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The wackiness starts right away!  I didn’t get a withdrawal bleed after coming off bcp.  My OB said 3 – 6 months is considered normal, but it can take up to a year.  Check out the responses in this thread and you will see that some people had their cycle return right away and others waited 3+ months:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/when-should-i-stop-taking-my-bcp/

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Pollywog: A couple questions

So you haven’t been having withdrawl bleeding for over 2 years? This wasn’t something that you talked over with your OB/GYN?

I’d say to start temping and charting just to keep track of what your body is doing. You may or may not be ovulating.

I’d also address the lack of withdrawl bleeding. This may mean your uterus doesn’t have a lining built up and an egg won’t implant well without a lining.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been off the pill for 51 days with no withdrawal bleed or period or anything. 

nadnuk:  It’s actually fairly common to not have withdrawal bleed on the pill, especially if you’re on a low-dose or continuous pill. I was on one that was both and didn’t have a withdrawal bleed, but several doctors (including an endocrinologist) said it was normal. Of course, now I still don’t have a period off the pill… 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Pollywog:  My gut would be telling me the same thing. There is no harm just doing a test, even though your chances are VERY low. It seems odd, I was always under the impression the wacky timed cycles started after the withdrawal bleed as well.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Pollywog:  ah, got it. Well, temping would still help you get a better idea of what your body’s up to. Perhaps it’s waiting for you to ovulate to kickstart the hormones?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Pollywog:  So you have only been off the pill for a week? My doctor said to come in after 3 months. It’s been almost 2 for me. I am thin and a runner, so I worry that it may be an issue 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Pollywog:  Personally I would be thrilled to not have a period!  I’m a runner as well, but still get my period once a month like clockwork.  I think your cycle is just really out of whack becuase you haven’t been taking the placebo pills in a while.  Your body is probably just adjusting to no hormones from the BC.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I never even had a withdrawal bleed off the pill both times I’ve been off of it. First time I got my period after 34 days, second time was 45 days.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

pinkcorsage:  Not having a period usually means you’re not ovulating, which usually means you can’t get pregnant. So it’s not exactly thrilling. A lot of people can get run and still get their period if they have higher body fat and BMI. It totally varies from person to person though, some professional runners can get pregnant no problem! 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

RunnerBride13:  I wasn’t trying to offend, but I’ve had periods and not ovulated as well.  Which is why I think her cycle is just off.  I’ve also had months where I didn’t have a period.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Pollywog:  After 10 years on the pill, it took 70+ days for my first period to happen – I’ve heard that up to 3 months is normal.

Disclaimer – I’m also having fertility issues (not ovulating, crazy cycle), so I may not be a good example.

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