(Closed) For those whose cycles disappeared after going off BC…

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was off the pill for about 10 months before I met Darling Husband and I probably had 2-3 periods during that time. By the time I started the pill again, my cycles still hadn’t fully regulated. The doctor told me that this is totally normally and it can take up to a year for things to stablize.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It can depend on which BC as well.  Although I haven’t been on BC consistently for over a decade, I was always taken a mini-Pill. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It is worth noting that I didn’t have regular periods before going on BC, but my cycles have been even longer since going off BC.

Went off BC in September, had no withdrawal bleed, but got my first period in November. Then I didn’t have another period, but got pregnant in March!! Miscarried in April, something was messed up, and I had to have surgery to remove a cyst and a tube. My first period after that was September, and then another in November. Now it has been 2 months and I haven’t ovulated yet.

So it has been well over a year and my body is not regulating. I’m going to start meds very soon. Irregularity to this degree really sucks. In my case, I don’t blame the pill – I just think is was masking the problems that have been there all along.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My first cycle off the pill it took me almost 70 days to get a period. I went to the doctor twice because I was so worried, but she said to wait it out and that my body was just out of wack. I got my period (man, it was awful—so heavy and long) at day 70 or so. My doc said that it could possibly take up to a year to conceive because I had been on the pill for so long and have endo, but I got pregnant on my second cycle!!!

So I got my period around day 70…. and then conceived about three weeks after that. Good luck!!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MissDareDevil: I hope that happens to me.  I am still not technically late my first cycle off BCP but I am getting nervous! I just want to get a BFP so badly I have baby typhoid fever lol

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@MissMusic:  it honestly might take a while for your period to come. Mine was so late that when it came, it was like a gushing fountain!

Just relax and don’t stress (I know it’s hard to do) and let your body do it’s thing. 🙂 It will happen.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was on the BCP for 10 years and when I went off it it took almost a year for my periods to come back.  It was HORRIBLE.  Doctors told me I would never get pregnant on my own and that I would need help,  blah, blah, blah.  I started to do acupuncture and chinese herbs and did it for about 2 years and I am now 8 weeks pregnant without even trying.  We got very lucky.  Now just praying for a sticky baby!  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Everyone is different, some people find their period returns pretty quickly and for some people their cycles are wonky for a long time. If you have gone 3 months without a period, you should see your doctor. I have heard of people finding out they have PCOS after they go off the pill. Good luck!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When I went off of hormonal BC, my first cycle was over 200 days, I was told just to wait and see, my second cycle was over 100 days, during that time I had bloodwork and determined I had PCOS. I went on Metformin and had a normal cycle, on which I became pregnant. My total time from off of hormonal birth control to achieving pregnancy was 13 months.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Ms Mini: thanks for sharing that is a great happy ending.  I can deal with that if it happens to me, its just so hard to be patient!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Darling Husband and I aren’t TTC yet, but we will probably start trying later this year. I had been on hormonal BC– the pill and a truly hellacious year with implanon– for 5 years and decided to give my body a nice long break so we could jump right into TTC when we were ready. My first cycle going off the pill was 52 days followed by a couple of crazy jumps from 26 to 54 to 38. Ugh. It took 7 months before I finally got back to my pre-BC cycles of 29-31 days.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A while ago, a friend went off the pill and discovered that it had been hiding PCOS, so in a fright I went off too just to test things out.  I had been on for 10 years and my period came 29 days later and every month after!  VERY lucky.

Anywho, for those that are concerned or TTC sooner, you could see a reputable doctor of chinese medicine or naturopathic doctor, or even a reputable herbalist.  I’m a ND and it was a major part of my practice to regulate cycles to help fertility-challenged clients.

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