How long did it take you to get your period back after coming off the pill?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I’m curious too! I’m in the same boat as you- I’ve gone off the pill twice in the last ten years and both times took me a few months to get my period back. After a year off bc pills, my period becomes irregular and I have to start taking them again.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I wish I knew an answer for you. Mine showed up 2 days after I went off of them and was horribly painful /heavy/ etc. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I’m confused. Do you just take the pill constantly without breaks for your period? Because I finish my pack on Saturday and get my period like clockwork on Tuesday afternoon.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I have come off the pill two times in the 15 years I’ve been on it. Both times my cycle was regular immediately after coming off- ovulating around the 2 week period. & having a period about a month later. However, I was also regular from my very first period too so I’m not sure if that’s how it works for everyone. My periods last for right at 3 days every time. 

Post # 7
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Newbee

That’s not unusual, don’t worry! Mine took almost 100 days. I started drinking a fertility tea after that (not TTC, just to get somewhat regular periods again). I’ve been off the pill for over a year now and my cycles are still between 30 and 40 days long. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My first cycle off was around 115 days. Second was over 50, third was around 45, and they progressively got shorter until they stayed around 35 days. I conceived on our first month TTC. I was charting my temp as well so I did confirm ovulation through that. 

Good luck! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

37 days after the period from my last one I had on BC. I have not regulated though after about 6 months I have 27-42 day between periods. But they are light and short now so I’m happy and very little cramping. I was on nuva ring last time, last time I came off pills it was really wonky and heavy and cramping heavy. Took about two months for it to come back.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Cycle 1: 40 days, Cycle 2 : 75 days and counting , Saying that I’m frustrated would be a understanding, ughhh so annoying.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I got my withdrawl bleeding and then my next cycle completey off the pill was 38 days long. I got off the pill 2 years ago and it wasn’t uncommon for me to have 40-60 day cycles afterwards. I would say it took me about 1 year to become regular again and now my cyles are about 35 days long.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Debsy :  I don’t know, yet. I just went off the pill earlier this month. Hopefully they won’t stay bad, but they were awful before the pill, so I think they may.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I went off the pill and got my period as usual when I would have been on the non-pill week. I never missed it, the cycle just never normalized anywhere from 29 to 35 days. I got pregnant 1 year after I went off the pill, wasnt trying.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

6 months! Had regular periods throughout my teen years before going on the pill. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I just went off the pill this month. I kind of messed up cause I had my usual pill period, then took about a week of pills as we were going out of town and then totally stopped once we got back into town. Then I had another period a few days after stopping and now I seem to be doing okay. From what I can tell by my DC I’m currently ovulating or about to ovulate so I’m hoping that means my cycle will be regular.

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