Post # 1
Just got the green light from hubby that we will be TTC this summer. Officially I will be going off BCP and just seeing what happens for a while. My question is, since I’ve been on this particular brand of BCP my periods have stopped all together, no other complications, but no period for almost 2 years. Once I go off the pill, any one have any experience how long it takes to have a normal cycle again? I know every person is different in actually getting pregnant, could be first cycle or who knows, but when should I expect a normal cycle at all? Thanks!
Post # 3
All bc is different and i was never on the pill but i did have the nexplanon implant in my arm which stopped my periods for 3 years. I literally had no periods at all while i was on it. I got my first period 8 weeks after having it removed and got caught pregnant the cycle after. I m/c that pregnancy but it wasnt because of the b/c it was a genetic abnormality. I then got pregnant immediately after my m/c so it really didnt mess up my fertility even though i was convinced it must have because i was not menstruating as i should have.
Post # 4
Without any unknown complications, give or take one month, I believe the general rule of thumb is 3 months.
Post # 5
O gosh it differs SO MUCH from person to person. Mine was really quick, and regulated after about two months, but I’ve read about women who didn’t regulate until a year+. I went off the pill about 5 months before we started TTC, and just TTA the whole time. I wanted to make sure I’d start ovulating like normal. But I’ve also heard of people who get pregnant right away after going off the pill. It’s really, really different for each woman.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I went off NuvaRing in July, and started traking with OPKs right away, and my cycle was regular right away. We were NTNP August and Septemper, and then we started seriously TTC in October and got pregnant that first cycle. I lost the baby, but my cycles were regular right away.
It IS different for each person, and with different kinds of birth control, though.
Post # 7
@RiverBride13: It varies. In my case I got off NuvaRing in June. We were NTNP. The first cycle off I didn’t ovulate. The second cycle off I did ovulate and got a BFP. Unfortunely we lost the baby. My SIL got off BCP in November and has been charting and taking OPKs … she’s had 2 cycles so far and hasn’t ovulated. We’re hoping cycle 3 is it for her.
Darling Husband and I are also looking to officially TTC this summer as well. Since the m/c I’ve been charting and taking OPKs (Strongly recommend! It helps you get in tune with your body). I’ve pinpointed my days of ovulation so I’m hoping when we’re ready that it won’t take too long. Only time will tell. I hope we both get our BFPs this summer!!!
PS – start taking prenatals as soon as you can. Dr says it’s very good for you plus it’s very important for baby especially in the very beginning.
Post # 8
It definitely varies, but it *can* take 6 months to a year to get notmal again.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone for the input and advice. I guess for now my plan is to leave it up to nature, take care of myself as best as possible, and look into help from the doctor if needed after that.
Post # 10
@RiverBride13: I was taking Lutera BCP for 10 years. I had about 4-5 periods per year. I skipped the placebo pack every few months to keep from having a period. I stopped taking BC in December and have gotten back to normal as far as I can tell. I have not done OPKs to see if I’m ovulating, but I have had symptoms of ovulation, and my periods seem to have gone back to normal. Each woman is different, but from what I researched on average about 2-3 months should get you back to ‘normal’ and regulated. As @dodgercpkl: said, it can take longer for some women. Just keep at life as usual and give yourself some time 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
My first cycle off BC was 37 days long. My second only just ended at a whopping 59 days! I thought everything was going to go back to normal quickly, but man was I mistaken.