(Closed) Help me decide….to go off BC now or in a few months?

posted 9 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Would you get off BC pill now, or in a few months?

    Get off BCP now to give your body time to regulate

    Get off BCP when you are closer to TTC


  • Post # 17
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    p.s. I read somewhere on here that witch hazel does wonders for acne!

    Post # 18
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    It can definitely take a while for your cycles to regulate after going off of the pill (3-6 months in some cases).  BUT you can get pregnant immediately after going off the pill, too.  (I know several people that got pregnant on month 1 after going off the pill).  So, unless you plan to use backup protection before TTC, I’d wait a little while. 

    For me, I went off the pill right when we started TTC.  My cycles weren’t crazy irregular.  They were 34 days, 31 days, then I got pregnant on cycle 3, which would have been like a 40 day cycle.  But I miscarried.  Then my cycles were 40 days, 34 days, 30 days, then I got pregnant on what would have been a 28 day cycle and this one stuck! 

    Post # 19
    5891 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

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    @chirod: Were your friends charting and using alternate BC? The problem wasn’t that they went off BCP. The problem was they didn’t realize they had to use some other form of BC until they were ready.

    I would first read TCOYF. Once you feel comfortable with that information and charting, then go off BCP. I would also look into doing herbs.But if you can afford it, go to an herbalist who can work with your specific needs and problems.

    Post # 20
    5571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    PP have already covered it pretty well. I also recommend TCOYF. I voted for you to go off BC now to get your body regulated. Even if you end up having perfect 28 cycles right off the bat you can still start charting (if you plan on it) so that by the time you start TTC you know when you’re ovulating, etc. It’ll save a lot of time.

    Post # 21
    583 posts
    Busy bee

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    @cherrycoke: A lot of topical prescription acne meds aren’t recommended for use while pregnant, but since you’re not planning to start TTC immediately I would recommend seeing a dermatologist in the meantime if you’re worried about clear skin. While you’re there, you could ask what you should do differently when you start TTC or when you’re actually pregnant. If you have actual acne problems and not just the occasional zit, I think you would really enjoy 4ish (or more!) months of clear skin before everything changes.

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