(Closed) Finally Off BCP… Anyone else have these symptoms?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
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4890 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Equestrian317:  I was on BC for 13 years, and just went off mid-September… so about a month now. We are TTC, so I started charting some in August.

I tried to keep track of anything feeling different being off of them, especially something hormonal. The worst was my boobs being VERY VERY sore for 3-5 days, to the point where wearing a bra was tough. But, I didn’t keep track to know when that happened in my cycle.

Also, I did have ovulation pain around the time that the FF app said I was fertile. It was definitely uncomfortable, but tolerable at the same time. That lasted a few days. Emotions also were all over the place!

I got my usual migraine before my preiod started this past Sunday, but it didn’t last all day like it normally did and I took an Excedrin and it went away vs. taking my prescibed migraine meds like I usually have to. Now that I have my period, I thought it’d be a lot worse (cramps, face breaking out, etc)… but it’s actually been good with a couple small breakouts.

It sounds like a combo of both, really. But… hopefully you’ll get lucky and get a BFP!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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Equestrian317:  I didn’t have headaches coming off the pill, but I did have terrible acne and long cycles with short periods.  I think the side affects coming off the pill are different for everyone. 

A temp spike means you ovulated the day before, and it would be very unlikely to ovulate on CD 9, especially on the first month off birth control.  My temps seemed to fluctuate a ton the first couple weeks of the cycle, then regulated more about 5-7 days before ovulation.  Good luck! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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Equestrian317:  When I came off BCP I really started to notice every twinge and pinch. Right around the 11-16 I honestly felt like it was pms. I wasn’t charting so I’m not sure but based on my CM I concluded that had to be it. I had nausea, major headaches, fatigue, sharp pains that came and left, I could go on. Based on everything you said though I would conclude you’re ovulating. Time to get busy! 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I was on bcp for 10 years when I finally went off of them. I was pregnant 2 months later and had a miscarriage. My body went crazy. I had headaches, acne, weight gain, bloating and mood swings for almost 5 months after going off bcp. Now that my hormones have regulated, I feel so much better than I did on bcp! I’ll never take them again. I would look into vitex. I started taking it and I think its what helped regulate my hormones but I can’t be 100% sure.

I wish you the best of luck!! 🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My first month off was super weird with random ewcm and ovulation pain all over the place. I waited until I got my first normal period to start charting 🙂

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just posted about going off BCP in the Waiting thread. I think everyone has different symptoms due to ovulation (mine was nipple soreness – I think – wasn’t sure if I did ovulate) and headaches and cramping might be yours. While most say its uncommon to ovulate right after going off, (especially on Day 10) it’s definitely not unheard of (that’s why so many women miss just a couple pills and get pregnant!). Keep us updated!

I’ve had nothing but good experiences going off the pill. I am happier, less stressed, and my libido has increased. I just had my first “real” period (not withdrawal) and my cramps are much less noticeable. The only thing is my flow is very very heavy, though my period came right on time, just one month off. 

There’s definitely no normal when it comes to our cycles! 

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