(Closed) charting while waiting for AF after stopping BCP

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I started charting right after my first period/withdrawl bleed after stopping BCP. My temps were really rocky for a few weeks, but you could still see a shift. I think my first cycle was around 40 days but I at least had an idea when it would come, because I did see the temps rise around O. I found it really helpful, even when we were still TTA. It might be too late for you to see a shift at this point, though, but it will help for next time. 

Post # 4
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I started charting as soon as I went off BCPs due to a history of irregular cycles and a family member with PCOS. I just wanted to have a head start in case there was an issue, rather than waiting until we wanted to have kids and having to chart then.

My first cycle was pretty normal:

My second was when I wound up pregnant by mistake, and is anything but normal (O’d CD108).. here’s the link to the chart, as it’s too long to post:


Obviously my first cycle was still in line with BCPs, but my second was a bit more crazy. If it wasn’t for charting I would have had no idea I even ovulated, let alone got pregnant. The temp going up and realizing we DTD on O’day made me test, else I would have just been waiting in hopes AF would show eventually.

Post # 5
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t have a chart to share, as I have yet to start temping. (I just took my first temp today!) But just wanted to let you know I feel your pain with waiting for AF to show. We also wanted to take the NTNP approach, but it drives me crazy not knowing what’s going on with my body. Unfortunately I work night shift, so my sleep schedule is all over the place – temping may not even work for me, but I’m going to give it a shot.

And just for reference, my first real cycle off BCP was 34 days – the first day was heavy then I spotted for a few days. So I’m not even sure if I ovulated last month. I’m now on my 2nd cycle and on CD31 with no period yet.

Everyone is different and some people take longer than others to regulate, unfortunately. Good luck to you!

Post # 8
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@terisa2012:  I did! I’m on my phone so I can’t find the link to my chart but I just posted it in Nov POAS club thread yesterday πŸ™‚ PM me if you can’t find it and ill send it to you then πŸ˜‰

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