(Closed) Cycles After Ending BCP……..

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My cycles were exactly the same after I went off the pill too!

Keep in mind though that you may still have some irregularity with future cycles. It’s possible…but again for me, I never had that issue!


You may want to look into charting and temping if you want to keep an eye on when you’re ovulating. It’ll make it even easier to conceive!


Good luck!

Post # 4
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House

My OB/GYN and Web MD claim that things should go back to how they were pre-pill, and it doesn’t take time for the hormones to get out of our system or anything. So it sounds like you’re healthy and normal! Best of luck with everything =) I’m just starting to figure this stuff out too!

Post # 5
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think we all hear a lot more about the worse case scenarios than the norm. It’s great that things seem normal now, though like PP said sometimes it can still get a little wacky. 

I went on the pill ages ago because of irregular periods, so I expected them to be crazy going off. I’ve been charting my temps since stopping it and it helps me determine when my period will come. First cycle was 39 days, but I knew to within a day that i was starting, and this cycle seems to be heading towards 27 days. I’m definitely ovulating at least.

Post # 6
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My cycles were shorter after the pill (25-26 days instead of 28) and they regulated to that shorter cycle immediately. I think some bodies do better with regulating quickly than others. No idea why.

Post # 7
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

seems like i went straight to 28 day cycles. (mind you i’ve only had 1 cycle off the pill). i went off Apr 10 and after the withdrawal bleed my next period was May 11.

Post # 8
510 posts
Busy bee

My first period after going off BCP came right on time, too.  But the cycle after that was only 22 days long, and after that they evened out at 25-26 days for the past 7 cycles.  Before going on BCP (forever ago!) my cycles were 29 days, so it’s not exactly the same before and after the pill, but my cycles are regular now.  Hope that helps?

Post # 9
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

You might just be fortunate that your cycles stay regular. That would be awesome to be able to count on your cycles (especially for TTC). Hope things work out for you!

Post # 10
1275 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My first cycle off the Pill was 35 days and in the space of twelve months they ranged from 28-33 days (between 31-33 days after about six months).  I was pretty regular before I started taking BCP’s.

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