Post # 1
I have been using Birth Control for quite a while now, and one time I got off of it for a month (had to get a new perscription but couldn’t make it to the Gyno at the time) and got pregnant RIGHT after. I miscarried and got back on birth control, I’ve been back on it for about a year to a year and a half straight. I just got off of it on September 6th. I finished a whole pack (was on the placebo pills) when I stopped taking them completely. I remember being on my period on the 10th (and started probably the 7th or the 8th), because I had to go to store to buy tampons that day. So, I got off my period I’m guessing around the 12th. Today has been about 30 days since the 10th.
I know that people have had trouble starting their period after getting off birth control, and did a little research and saw that it’s called amenorrhea. BUT, what I’m confused about is that I had a full period right after I got off birth control, so shouldn’t I start my period now, since when I was on my period before I wasn’t on any kind of hormone pill?
Just need a little bit of advice. I took 2 pregnancy tests a week ago and it was negative (I was thinking it might have been too early to take a preg. test). They were digital ones, and I took one today that was a plus, minus test and I’m not sure if it worked right but I’m pretty sure it came out negative. So, I don’t THINK I’m pregnant. Could I just not be ovulating yet, even though I had a period right after I got off BC?
Thank you ladies for reading…and thanks for ANY advice!
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Thanks for all the advice!!!! I really appreciate it. I got off the pill to start trying to get pregnant, because we are definitely ready for a baby and we do not want to wait much longer,
@ChicChick: Thank you for the advice. 40 days is a long time!!!! I doubt I’m going to get back on the pill for a while, but your advice was great. I can tell you one thing though, my head has been KILLING me with headaches and I’ve been having back pains and sharp pains in my lower abdomen…that is why i thought i might be prego but apparently I’m not.
Post # 7
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.