Post # 1
A little back ground on me. I am 29 my DH is 30. We got married 6 months ago, were dating for 5 years, lived together for 4 years now. We are really happy couple we just have a weird living situation at this time because we were moving states back and fourth due to my DH’s job. We live in an awesome appartment but we have a roomate his bf from collage who was best man at our wedding. We have a 3 bedroom place with two bathrooms, and it actually works. Why Im telling you this, just wanted to explain why we wanted to wait to try for babies. Our lease is up in May and wanted to buy a house. After we got settled we were going to start trying.
When I was 25 we accidentaly got pregnant, we werent planning on it and I wasnt as aware of my body. I realized that I was a week late for my period and took a pregnancy test, it was a big bold without a dobt BFP. Unfotunately I ended up having a MC at about 7 weeks before I even seeing a doctor. I needed a D &C. We took it as a sign that that was just not the time for kids.
So whats going on now is, I was on BCP for the last 4 years. Everything was great working like clockwork, periods came every moth, no scares no problems. I ran out my bc prescription my LMP was 10/8. I decided to not push it and just take this month off the pill I had an apointment 10/28 with my new ob/gyn provider. So she wrote me a new prescription, but advised I dont take it until I start my AF this time, bc she didnt want me to mess up my cycle. This month me and my DH were just using the pull out method ( sorry TMI). I was supposed to get my AF 11/05, still havent. I thought my cycle is just messed up bc I got off BC this month. I keep feel a little cramping from time to time but no AF. I had a little spotting yesterday morning, but didnt turn into AF which is weird for me. I have POAS mutliple times all have been BFN.
So now I am at day 34 of this cycle. Just confused my body is always regular and on point. Waiting to get my AF is driving me bananas, I wanted to vent, and hear some words of advice. I know I just need to wait and see what happens. What would be your next steps? Thanks for any advice ladies.
Post # 2
The first few cycles when you come off birth control are not always regular. It may take longer for AF to come. Your body is coming off all those hormones so it’s very likely to alter your cycle. I would wait 2 more weeks and if no AF then contact your doctor.
Post # 3
Some women have really irregular cycles after coming off BC, the spotting yesterday could have been ovulation, which will put you 1-2 weeks away from your period..
Post # 4
E_Lynne615: I think i felt O on 10/26 had pretty bad pain on my lower right side. I thought I was getting my period when i spotted a bit but nothing at all it was barely even spotting.
just so weird for me
Post # 5
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bananchik: I am basically going throught he exact same thing right now…only my Husband and I are sort of trying, but not really trying right now. I just stopped BCP after being on it for over 10 years and my last cycle (on the pill) was 9/24 and lasted 3 days. I’m now on cycle day 49 (first month off the pill) and no period yet. I thought I was getting it 10/20 the week it would have come if I was still on the pill, I had cramps etc, but it never started. I’ve taken 3 tests and all BFN. I meet with my doctor for my annual PAP today so I’m going to have her do a pregnancy test as well, so I guess I’ll know more after today…but it is really frustrating not having a period and getting negative tests!
I know some people can take up to 90 days after coming off the pill, I’ve asked a few of my friends and most were in the 28-40 day range.
Post # 6
You should take a test. Being regular on the pill doesn’t mean you will be regular when you come off of it.
When I came off the pill, it took me +110 days to get a period. I tested about once every couple weeks just to be sure (luckily I had already purchased the cheapie tests so it wasn’t a huge waste of money). My 2nd cycle was over 45 days. So there is definitely a possibility you haven’t ovulated yet.
Post # 7
thank you ladies, for your advice! I wasa very regualar before the pill, thats why i thought i would be regular when i got off, silly me. I think I got my AF last night… kinda its a very weird one. This is TMI sorry… I am only bleeding a little bit when I go to pee/ whipe no active bleeding. Cramping more this morning. My OB said to wait to have one normal period before really TTC. (we are not, but it was her advice for when we do)