Post # 1
So I came off Birth Control last August and have not had a period since. Before the pill I was regular but now… nothing. We want to TTC and it seems like everyone around me is getting pregnant without even trying, I wish I even had the chance to try! I went to the doctor in January and she told me it was normal and to come back in 2 months if still no AF. Well I started spotting… for the last 6 weeks straight. I of course went back and she did a blood test, I go back next Friday for the results. So while I wait and freak myself out googling, are there any other Bees out here who have experienced something similar when coming off BCP? Did it affect your ability to concieve, was it a bigger problem. My doctor keeps saying its normal but it doesnt feel normal to me and never heard of anyone else going through this.
Post # 2
Both me and my best friend didn’t get a period back for 6 months after the pill and we both had completely normal cycles prior to using the pill. I’ve heard it can take up to a year for people to regulate. Some women are lucky and go back to normal cycle 1, I think most people’s bodies take more time to wake up and start making its own hormones again! I also lost a ton of hair before I got my period back!
Post # 3
I used to use the birth control patch when I was younger. My period was always regular before I used birth control. After I stopped using the patch, I didn’t get my period for almost a year. When it came back I remember the blood was very dark. After that first time, it resumed normally.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2017 - California
I forget now how long it took for me to get my period back after stopping the birth control pill, but from what I recall it was a few months. I have heard of it taking longer, but I always thought that was associated with other forms of birth control like the shot. I was going to ask what type of birth control you were on, but then I re-read your post and saw that you said it was the pill. I guess its just a highly personal thing that will vary from person to person.
Post # 5
Took me two months. Then I had two long cycles (40 days each) and now I’m on day 43 of a cycle with no ovulation yet. My doctor had said to call her if it didn’t come back in three months. I have a regularly-scheduled appointment on Thursday and plan to ask her about this.
Hopefully the results of your blood test will provide some answers!
Post # 6
mrsnitti17 : My cycle has definitely been wonky since I got off bc. It’s only been about a month, but no ovulation or period yet! FX that things regulate for you soon! xxx