Post # 1
I am still waiting on my March period after discontinuing bcp’s last month. I called my doctor’s office today and they said to wait another couple of weeks because things could still be regulating. I’m back to work next week after a lengthy sick leave so I am hoping that will keep me busy and I can relax about things. My April period is due April 8th and I will take a pregnancy test that weekend if I don’t get it or call the office again. Thanks for all the advice, bees! These forums are very helpful!
Post # 2
Have you done any research into what happens when you go off the pill ?Many women do not settle into a regular period right away.
From the NHS
It takes a while for your periods to come back after you stop taking the pill.
Most women will have a period 2-4 weeks after stopping the pill, but this depends on the individual and what their cycle is normally like. Weight, health, stress, exercise, and conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), can all influence your cycle of periods.
Your periods may be irregular when you first come off the pill, and you should allow up to six months for your natural menstrual cycle to re-establish itself fully. It’s quite common to have a longer delay before normal periods start again after stopping the pill,
Post # 3
Thank you! I had not seen that research. I have bookmarked it.
Post # 4
Most doctors won’t even run labs until you’ve been off the pill for 3 months.
Post # 5
You make an excellent point. I’m not the most patient person, need to work on that.