(Closed) How Long after Getting off BC did you start having normal Periods

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Okay, Too Much Information ahead…

This past winter I went off BC pills because my particular kind was causing stroke an death in people. It is hard to say for sure when my normal periods resumed because I had monthly periods even when on the pill. However, after 2 or 3 cycles (I can’t remember which) I got a yeast infection for the first time and then got one in decreasing severity each month for about 5 cycles. So I would guess that it took me 3 cycles to get back to normal ovulation, because of the yeast infections. But this could also be me relating two unrelated things. I hope you don’t have the same problems as me regarding the yeast infections. I mentioned it to the gyno and she didn’t seem to think it was common, or related, but I can’t think of any other cause because I have never gotten them in my life. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I wrote a post about this a little while ago…I’ve been off the pill since my last period on June 15th. I haven’t gotten my period since…and I’m a little worried. I contacted my doctor, and he said that they usually wait until the missed 3rd cycle until they see me. I took a few pregnancy tests, and I’m not pregnant according to them. I’m currently at day 72, and still nothing except for more breakouts and a good amount of weight loss.

Hopefully, things will get back to normal shortly for me! But I’m curious to see if other bees have more insight!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

From what I’ve read, it varies so much! I stopped the last week of April and had breakthrough bleeding for a few days. About five weeks later I had my first period.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

@2PeasinaPod: Going for a long time can be normal! I once went 6 months without one! Then i had it come back and last 3 months. It was terrible, but I was traveling in Europe and my gyno said that the stress of travelling and the time changes etc, could be the reason!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think I was more tired than usual, at least not that I noticed. I do think I experience less ups and downs in terms of moodiness. A few days before my period I basically went nutty and would get really upset (mad or sad) about little things. After coming off hormonal birth control I’m less moody. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@vistagirl: Oh goodness…3 months?? My husband wouldn’t be very happy if that happened to me! Haha…good to know that I’m not the only one in my boat though!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

It was 40 days before my period came. I was on BC for 10 yrs before I went off for the 1st time since I’ve been sexually active.LOL It was quite scary. I chart, so that’s how I knew exactly how many days.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

@2PeasinaPod: yeah it was NOT fun!

I am finding going off BC now, I am breaking out like crazy! I have only been off for like 2 weeks, so no idea how long befoire things are regular again!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am in the same exact boat as 2PeasinaPod… I went off in June and I haven’t had a period yet. I’m probably at close to 75 days or so. I tried counting and I started getting upset so I stopped!! I think I am over-thinking it too, which is possibly delaying it further. I’ve taken like 5 pregnancy tests- all negative I research it all the time too, lol. My doc said to call back in September if it doesn’t come, bc that would be 3 months. I just want it to come on its own though!! I too had a lot of cramping and breaking out etc, I even very lightly spotted and I thought it was coming but it didnt. 🙁

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I temporarily went off BC pills for the first half of this year for various reasons. Anyways, I got my period on the exact day I would’ve if I had been on the pill. The following month it was closer to a 35 day cycle. I was on the pill for about 2-3 years, not sure if the length you took it is important or not. I also stopped at the end of a pack, I think I read that stopping in the middle can make some difference?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My cycle stayed exactly the same timing the first month off- just heavier and way more cramps.  I’m still not entirely convinced that I ovulated last month.  There is definitely a change in cervical mucus this second month.  I have so much more energy now off the pill! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Mine never regulated. I was off BC for about 8 months before we got  pregnant and it was all over the place. (I had always cycled like clockwork the 14 years prior to using BC – was only on  BC for 2.5 yrs) I’m hoping when my cycle starts again after begin pregnant it will finally have regulated!  No more BC for me EVER.

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