Anyone else not have a period after stopping BCP?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
781 posts
Busy bee

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
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2021

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
1899 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
1365 posts
Bumble bee

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
76 posts
Worker bee

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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


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