(Closed) Got off Birth Control, and now I’m REALLY confused when I’m supposed to start!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It could be that your body is having trouble regulating your cycle without the pills. It may take a few months. After I had stopped nursing my periods were kinda erratic.

With that said, wait another day or two and take another test. I took one the day after my missed period and it was negative but had a VERY light second line. I took another a few days later and it was positive. False negatives are way more common than false positives when it comes to pregnancy tests.

Post # 4
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Your body can get pretty messed up from not being on the pills.  The ‘period’ that you had after you stopped the pills was your body withdrawing from the hormones and not a real period.  I doubt that you are pregnant but make sure to use another form of birth control so that you can stay that way!

Post # 5
Member
1088 posts
Bumble bee

Normally, doctors reccommend that you start the pill on the first day of your period or the Sunday after the first day of your period when starting or restarting the pill. 

I would wait until you start your period to start taking the pill again just to be sure you aren’t pregnant.  It is possible that your hormones are trying to come back into balance after being on the pill so please keep in mind that either you may not be ovulating or your cycles may not be exactly the same as they were previously.  This can definitely have an affect on when you get your period and/or ovulation date.

Also remember that not everyone’s cycle is 28 days.  Some women have a period every 21 days and some every 40!  I would wait a few more days and see what happenes. 

If you don’t get your period by cycle day 40-45, I would take another pregnancy test and call your OB-GYN.  If you get your period, start the pills.  Starting the pills without consulting your doctor or having your period could be a bad idea because if you are in fact pregnant, the pills may cause harm to the baby.  

Post # 7
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was on the pill for 11 years and my first period after was 31 days…I’m still waiting for #2.  Ditto that there’s no way to know exactly when it will be.

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