(Closed) Coming off BC, missed period?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
119 posts
Blushing bee

I’m not TTC, but I also recently stopped taking the BCP after 15 years! It took almost 50 days to get my first period after coming off it. And honestly, I don’t think I ovulated this cycle. I had zero symptoms of it. 

Post # 3
1348 posts
Bumble bee

You’re period was “regular” on the pill because that’s what the pill does. You actually don’t get a real period while on the pill. You actually don’t know what you’re regular period cycle is, now that you’re off the pill. It does take some women a few months for their body to get rid of all the hormones from being on the pill. 

The only way you can know if you’re period is late now is to track ovulation. If you haven’t ovulated yet, then that would be why you don’t have a period yet. Women usually get their period 14 days after ovulation.

Post # 4
3540 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m not TTC, but I’ve been off the pill for a little over two months now. I spotted pretty frequently the first month, then had a few days of heavy bleeding that seemed like a period (this was about 5 weeks after my last BC “period”, so I was a little late). But I’m 90% sure I didn’t ovulate, so it wasn’t a real period. Now about a month later I woke up today with some heavy bleeding. But again, I don’t think I ovulated this month. 

Give it a few months for sure. You haven’t had a real period in years, so it’s going to take a few months for your body to get back on track with its cycle. Which isn’t to say that you can’t get pregnant right away, because you could ovulate at any time. But your cycle probably won’t be regular at this point.

Post # 5
7424 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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kimmacph :  I wouldn’t worry too much at this point. What your cycle was like “on the pill” has nothing to do with what it will be like off the pill. You don’t have real cycles when you’re on the pill, so its meaningless to compare. 

I went off the pill in July after being on it for the greater part of a decade. My first post-pill cycle was 31 days (which is long for me, I think…I always used to have short cycles before I went on the pill), the second was 24 days, although the “period” I had at the end of the 24-day cycle lasted one full day so I have no idea if that was even a real period lol. Basically try not to freak out (easier said than done I know!) – it can take a few months for your body to pull itself together after you stop taking BCP. 

That said, if you were having unprotected sex after coming off the pill you could definitely get pregnant, so I would test again in a few days if AF is still absent.

Post # 7
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

My first month off the pill I thought I had ovulated because of some spotting, but didn’t track at all.  Because I didn’t track, I thought my period was late even though I think it was just taking its time.  I also had a ton of new symptoms that I had never felt before (and haven’t felt since) that convinced me I was pregnant 🙂

It took 35 days for my first period after BC.  Second month was down to 29.  Everyone’s experience is different but I’m 3 months off and I still don’t feel like my cycles are totally regular.

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