Post # 1
I went off the pill in March 2014 and had the withdrawal bleeding. Then, in April I had a pretty much textbook cycle. I ovulated exactly on CD 14. Then, the months of May and June I ovulated on CD 17. Then in July I ovulated CD 19. It is now September and I have yet to ovulate again. It has been 67 days since my last ovulation and 54 days since my last period. I had some spotting on August 20<sup>th</sup> and 21<sup>st</sup>, basically exactly when I should have had my period. I don’t know whether to count that as a really light period or not. If I do, then I’m on CD 21, which would make me late for ovulation anyhow. If not, then I’m back to CD 54. So confused and need to vent more than anything. I still can’t figure out how to link my chart, but it looks like a really long, crazy mountain range. I know some people would run out and take a pregnancy test but I really have no symptoms at all. I am not trying to TTC, but this is still frustrating. I think a part of me loved the fact that my body was working so “properly” and now that’s gone.
Post # 2
Quitos Girl: If you aren’t TTC, dont worry. It can take a little while for you body to regulate it’s self. Try using OTC progestrone to get your cycle back on track. You can use progestrone cream you rub into your skin. But I prefer Progest-E
Post # 3
I had the same thing happen when I went off BCP. I had a 2 completely normal cycles, then 3 anovulatory cycles that were eventually cleared up by a progesterone prescription. I went 116 days without a period. Then, I had another longer cycle (43 days), but ovulated, and now have had a completely normal cycle again.
I’ve never been diagnosed with any ovulatory issues or PCOS, but I really, truly believe that stress and stress management had everything to do with my body going haywire for a while. I’ve been having a difficult time with work lately, we were in the process of buying a house and moving and I could feel my blood pressure rising and the cortisol flowing through my veins. I started walking for 30 minutes in the middle of the day, every single day. It not only was good to get the endorphins going to counteract the stress, but also helped me to step away from the craziness at work for a while and calm down. I think the combination of the stress and being a little wonky from the BCP all contributed.
I would recommend going to see your normal OB/GYN. I waited until I was about 80 days into my cycle to call her, and I probably didn’t need to wait that long. If nothing else, your doctor can do some preliminary thyroid testing and other general evaluations to determine if you are experiencing a “normal” type of menstrual issue (that can be taken care of with natural remedies), or if there is a need for further testing.
Post # 4
Thank you both. I am waiting until day 60 with no period and then will go see my gyn. What’s the progesterone prescription? Is it a pill?
Post # 5
Yeah, it’s a pill you take every day for 5-10 days. You should then have a withdrawal bleed after your last dose. If you don’t get a withdrawal bleed, then that means that your hormone levels are off and the doctor can then prescribe other supplements to help get them back in order. If you DO get a withdrawal bleed, then it usually means that the reason you didn’t get a period is because you didn’t ovulate. Once you get your withdrawal bleed, it can sometimes “reset” your system and you start ovulating normally again. Or, if you have another issue with ovulation, it helps your doctor pinpoint that so she can put you on Clomid or another ovulation stimulant.