(Closed) I HATE Not Being On The Pill!!!!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m so glad to see this post!  There are so many I hate the pill posts, whereas I love the BCP and have wondered about this!

We are leaning towards no kids, but I have wondered how I would deal going off them if I ever decided I wanted them.

As for wearing liners all the time, I always at least had a 1 hour warning before any bleeding showed up.  Of course it might be a few days as well, but it cut down on the unexpected to a max of 3 days at least.  Do you not get that warning?

Post # 4
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you have no idea when it might start this might not work. But, I use a menstral cup, so it’s safe to put in around the time you should start just in case. I’m sorry your cycles are so irritating. I’m working on charting too and I am definitely not getting the hang of it 🙂

Post # 5
3204 posts
Sugar bee

My cycles are not nearly as messed up as yours, but I still don’t know when it will show. I don’t get any “warnings” or anything either. I have paraguard, so that is how I deal with not using BC pills or hormonal controls. It made my cycles harder for several months, but now they are going back to normal. I usually just hope that I remember to put a tampon/panty liner in my bag around that time and have access to it at the right time!

Post # 6
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

It’s because you’re still working it out of your system– once it’s completely out your body will go back to normal, and you’ll get a regular cycle again (but it might not be quite so close to clockwork, it’s usually wihtin a 2-3 day span for most women).  

It’ll come– just relax and let your body do it’s thing, and in the mean time– carry the extras! 

Post # 7
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I can usually tell that I’m about to get my period — lots of cramps.  Another warning sign is wetness (almost like watery CM) — it’s water from the endometrium as it begins to break apart.   When either of those starts to happen, I’ll just start using tampons if I really don’t want an accident (teaching, giving a presentation, etc.).  I waste a lot of tampons. 

Post # 8
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I feel like you’re me, but a few years into the future! I LOVE being on the pill – I know exactly when to put in a tampon because I’m going to start, on that day, within a couple hours. No variation. No staining panties, no wondering if I should run to the bathroom.

I have no advice to offer. It’s just a matter of waiting until you get pregnant, have the baby, and can get back on the pill! 🙂

Post # 9
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have noticed that my body odor slightly changes the day before I start. This is not something that anyone else around me notices, nor that Darling Husband notices, but I do. When you combine that with taking my temperature every morning a la TCOYF, I always know when it’s going to happen (and my cycles are still wonky as hell, 4 months off BC). Like a PP, I also use a menstrual cup, so even if I didn’t know when, I could put that it ahead of time.

Post # 10
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That was the main reason I started charting. Once I see I ovulated from my temperatures, I know when my period will arrive within a couple of days window. I know you said the charting didn’t work, so I feel for you. It’s SO annoying. 

I also keep a little back with liners, tampons, advil, bandaids, etc in my bag at all times. 

Post # 11
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I haven’t gone off birth control yet, but I’m nervous about when I do.  I’ve been on it for almost a decade.  Before I went on it I had irregular, heavy, and often very uncomfortable periods.  I hope I don’t go back to that!  They used to be torture!

Post # 12
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve been lucky, I get leg pain in my right side hours before.  Your cycle should eventually get regular so hang in there.

Post # 13
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

OMG i just got back on the pill after about a year and a half. Before that I was on it for about 6 years. Wow. I love being on the pill. During the time off the pill I broke out soooo bad on my body and am still fighting some mean bacne!!

Post # 14
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not on the pill either for the first time in a few years. I’m not trying to conceivem but just off the pill for other reasons.


I HATE being off the pill because my cycle is alot heavier and my cramps are irritating since I never feel cramps while on the pill!

Post # 15
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have been off the pill/ring for almost 2 years now due to blood clot and I still haven’t gotten use to it! I mark when I started on my calendar so I have an *idea* when I should start the next month but I am always off by a couple of days, one time I started a week early. I carry tampons and Midol in my work bag just in case. I usually only have light spotting at first so I can catch it before I ruin a pair of underwear.

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