Post # 1
I’m guessing this is the most appropriate board to put this in! So here’s the deal. I got off BC 3 months ago. I had 2 regular 28-day periods, which was wonderful (expect for them being extremely heavy). It is now past when I would have my third one. Is it common for this to happen? My gyno said it would be irregular for a couple months, then regular, but it seems like the complete opposite is happening to me. I should mention that I had slightly unprotected sex 4 days before my period was supposed to start. Slighty as in it was for 1-2 min before he put the condom on, and he never really went in me…more like poked and slid around (I have trouble with sex hurting, so it takes me a while to relax…but even then it’s difficult).
So has anyone experienced this regular, and then irregular thing? I really don’t think I’m pregnant (but I know there could always be the slight possibility). I just need some peace of mind.
Post # 3
Its not unusual for it to take 5-6 months for your period to settle into a natural pattern after getting off birth control. A lot of women do have a month or two immediatly after stopping BC where their body sticks to the cycle it was on with BC, then have a few months where it gets a lot more crazy as the body figures out its natural pattern. If waiting for your period to show up is making you crazy/nervous maybe look at getting some cheapy pregnancy tests for your peace of mind. The dollar store and amazon.com both sell pregnancy test at a really good price, so you can test a few times a cycle without spending a ton of money.
Post # 4
Yes I have experienced this before. I was on BC pills for 6 years and due to my pill slowly not working anymore, I decided to just stop all together. For the first couple of months I was right on time and everything seemed to stay the same. After that, it was late a month or two and just now does it seem to be regulated again (it’s been about 7 months).
I don’t think you need to worry but like @nikkialys said, if you need peace of mind a HPT won’t hurt!