Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I was on the birth control pill faithfully for almost 10 years. I started taking it when I was 18 and starting college, and I don’t remember my periods beiong overly complicated before I started taking it…but I WAS only a teenager.
I stopped taking it about a month ago, and am three days late for my first ‘non-pill’ period. I HIGHLY doubt I am pregnant (we have been using condoms). When I was on the pill, you could set a watch to how prompt and timely my period was. I KNOW it’s only been three days, but I am a little nervous because I don’t even have even a HINT of symptoms indicating my period is even THINKING about coming.
How long did it take for your period to go back to normal? Did it affect your ability to get pregnant? Say I find out I am a naturally irregular person…how hard is it to get pregnant on an irregular cycle?
My DH and I were hoping to start TTC this January…so I REALLY hope my body sorts itself out soon!
Post # 2
I’m in the same boat excpt not TTC. I skipped this last month because I was wedding crazy and forgot to pick up the persciption. Now a few days late but highly doubt I’m pregnant, I believe you have to have sex or something for that to happen. Right there wondering the same thing with you sister
Post # 3
I stopped taking the pill a month ago too. I stopped it on a Sunday and started bleeding again on the Friday, but only for 2 days. Based on the original date of my period I should of started bleeding again on the 3rd of Nov but nothing yet. Going off the second date I should start my period on the 13th of Nov, so I’ll just wait and see. I’ve done pregnancy tests every few days and nothing yet. We are hoping for a BFP soon, so it’s just a waiting game to see what my body is going to do.
Post # 4
I actually just had a conversation with my DR about this just yesterday. I was asking when i should stop taking my pill (also been taking it over 10+ yrs) to prepare for baby trying. She advised 3 months before and warned me of two things: 1) its very natural to be extremely irregular for the first couple months. your body is adjusting to its own natural hormone levels, and 2) There is actually a short spurt after stopping the pill where we are more fertile, and makes it much easier to get pregnant. She said its a short spurt, so im not sure exactly how long it lasts. Although, i wouldnt worry at all, your body needs to adjust now, and balance out. Youll be back on track in no time 🙂
Post # 5
I stopped taking the pill in May and it took 7 weeks for my first period but after that they went back to every 28 days.
Post # 6
I stopped midpack and it’s been a month without anything! I took two tests in the first week or two and the were negative! I have been drinking a bit of wine so hoping I am not!
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2016 - His parents farm
I stopped taking my BC pill after being on it for 12 years. I think I stopping in August. I’ve had 1 period so far, and that was in sept and since then, nothing and not pregnant as far As a pee stick can tell me. It’s kind of awful not knowing what’s happening. We aren’t TTC for at least another year, so I’m glad I started all of this early so my body can figure out what the hell is going on!! My Dr advised that if I miss 3 months to go and see him, just to rule out any other factors inhibiting me.
Post # 8
I stopped pills in August. My first cycle off the pill was 31 days and second cycle was 28 days. We start trying this cycle :-). I hope your body regulates quickly!
Post # 9
I am exactly the same, I stopped taking it last month when i got that period and according to my app i should have gotten it 4 days ago. again it a slim chance we are pregnant and we are going to start trying next month but it worries me that its not come yet. Usually i would skip my period every few months but as soon as i stopped the pill the period was instant the next day. I really hope it gets back on track soon otherwise i will wish i went off sooner 🙁
Post # 10
I stopped about 16 months ago. It took 3 months for me to get my first natural period off the pill, then about another three months again after that to get another! It’s still not regular at all. Last one was six weeks between each! I was on the pill for eleven years! We’ve decided to wait until July next year to start ttc. So hopefully my body will continue to try and sort it’s self out!
Post # 11
eere your cycles long pre-BC? I had longer cyckes before BC and after 10 years on it my cycle went right back to the length it was before (36 days.) I got pregnant the second cycle off and we weren’t technically trying.
Post # 12
I stopped taking BD in September, and I’m still waiting around for my period. I’ll be 3 weeks late tomorrow, and am definitely still gettting negative tests. Doctor said its just a waiting game for my cycle to go back to normal! I was only on birth control for about 5 months though before stopping
Post # 13
This is only my second month off, so I’m not sure how my cycle is currently, but I had withdrawal bleeding right around when it would normally come each month (5 days post pill).
My first period after was right on time, although it was a lot longer and heavier than normal, but my dr said that was probably my body just freaking out since it was the first month off.
So far all symptoms point to being a regular cycle, but we will see at the end of next week whether I hopefully have a BFP, or if AF even decides to show her head.
Post # 14
I’ve talked to other friends about this, and it seems everybody is different! My periods have always been irregular so I was surprised when my first came at a very ‘average’ 27 days. The next cycle was a whole week longer, but I got pregnant anyway! Then when I came off the mini pill for my second baby, my periods came really close together (every 2.5 weeks) but I still got pregnant within three months.
I haven’t had any trouble getting pregnant twice with irregular periods. Irregularity can sometimes hint at an underlying issue which may also affect your fertility, but if your cycles were previously normal, that’s even less likely to be true in your case. It can just take some time to get back to normal after coming off the pill.