BCP and Withdrawal bleeding

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What were your experiences like going off of BCP?
    Regular: Went off, had my initial "period" same week and then the next one was around 4 weeks later. : (13 votes)
    39 %
    I had the initial withdrawal bleeding and then AGAIN shortly after (all within same month).. : (5 votes)
    15 %
    I didn't have the intial withdrawal bleeding and it didn't come until a month or so later. : (11 votes)
    33 %
    Other - Please explain! : (4 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    When I went off I had a full period and then got another one 2 weeks later! Then it became pretty regular.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I had my withdrawal bleed almost immediately and then my next period came in 5 weeks.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i had my regular period (same time as when on BC) and then another one 4 weeks later. 

    when are you leaving for your honeymoon? you could always just wait and get off BC as soon as you are back. or is this a no-no?

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I can give you dates!  I stopped taking the Pill on Feb 17, started my withdrawl bleed on Feb 20, had my next period on March 27 (so five weeks later).

    Since then my cycles have been regular and between 27 and 32 days.

    All the best for your wedding and honeymoon 😉

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m sort of in between.  I had my regular withdrawl bleed at the end of my final pack of pills.  Then I had a few days of no bleeding, then a few days of brown spotting.  My first real period off of the pill came on day 31 of my cycle (assuming day 1 of my last withdrawl bleed counted as day 1). 

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I had a “period” at the end of a pack of pills, then it was 6 weeks until my next [real, I’m thinking] period. I can’t tell you how it went after that because i started another pack then.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Are you stopping at the end of a pack or in the middle?  I’m sure that would make a difference.  I went of BC (at the end of the pack) in October, and it took 5 1/2 weeks for me to get a period after the initial withdrawal bleed week.  Everyone is so different that it’s hard to tell what would happen.  Before my wedding I realized that I was scheduled to have my period on my wedding day / honeymoon, so I used BC to change the week, which resulted in two separate two-week ‘periods’ in the months leading up to the wedding.  It finally got sorted out just in time but man was I stressed!  I never guessed anything like that would happen.  So for your situation, I guess you have two options: just go ahead with your plan and chance it, knowing that it might not work the way you wanted it to, or stay on BC for a few more weeks to be certain you won’t have it for your wedding.  

    Post # 10
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Are you trying to get pregnant right away or on the honeymoon? If not, then I would switch now to a monophasic birth control pill like seasonal which has a constant dose of progesterone and estrogen and take them continuously (everyday) for three months starting the month of your wedding. This should get you through the honeymoon without a bleed and its completely safe to skip a period for a three month span.

    Hope this helps

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you really don’t want to have your period for your wedding or honeymoon, I’d just stay on the Pill until afterwards. I got a usual period when I stopped but I know sometimes your cycle can be wacky when going off the Pill. I know I would just be stressed it would come at the worst time!

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not quite sure if I should vote for the 1st or 3rd option, because I didn’t stop at the end of a pack.

    With the BCP I was on (LoEstrin 24), I didn’t even have a period most months. 

    I went off mid-pack (took 2 weeks of the pack), I got my period about 4 weeks after stopping. 

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