(Closed) Issues after stopping Birth Control- Help!

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


@wolfpackgrl:  I never had this problem and i am sorry this is happening to you:( but sis in law actually went through this a couple years ago…she used Nuvaring too and it took her a whole year to get back to a regular cycle, she went to the doctor and told her that happens in some cases, so she waited a year and then was back to normal…IDK if this is whats happening to you, but try talking to your md, he/she might be able to help you regulate

Post # 4
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m sorry you’re going through this, I would definitely talk to your doctor about getting some help to kick-start your system. I’ve actually noticed a trend with Nuvaring users coming off and having irregular cycles. I hope your doctor can help you!

Post # 5
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Agree, definitely speak with your doctor, and if they don’t give you suggestions you like, maybe a naturopath?  I know there are a lot of natural supplements that can help regulate cycles (Like Vitex, soy isoflavones, etc.).  

Post # 6
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just had my first cycle off of bc and it was much longer than I had expected – especially because I remember being on a regular 28ish day schedule before bc pills.  But I would go see your doc to let her know that your cycles are irregular. My friend went to an acupuncturist and said that helped regulate her system so maybe you can look into something like that?

I don’t think you need to worry too much at this point though – good luck!

Post # 7
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

Your age may be contributing. I went to my doctor for the same issue and his exact words were “That’s very unusual at such a young age” (I’m only 21) which led me to beleive it’s more common in women in their 30s. If it is worrying you, maybe you should mention it to your doctor? Mine is sending me for scans and a blood test as a result of that appointment and has given me a script for clomid.

Post # 8
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I wouldn’t worry about it too much, sometimes it can take a while to get regular again.  And you are having cycles — that is a GOOD sign.  It took me 7-8 months to start having normalish cycles after coming off the pill.  I didn’t do anything special, just waited. 

Post # 9
1998 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I had issues coming off Nuvaring, too, but I also have PCOS, which causes long, irregular cycles. Definitely talk to your doctor.

Post # 10
1327 posts
Bumble bee

i stopped taking BC when I was 20 and it took a full year for my period to even show up again.  But i did stop taking BC because i was having bad side effects though. It probably took another six months before my cycles normalized, and i have been completely normal since then.  I can’t offer any suggstions just that sometimes it can take awhile for your body to return to normal.

Post # 11
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I stopped taking birth control two years ago and my period is still not regular. It took 3 months for my period to show up. Sometimes I now get two periods in one month.

Once I stopped taking BC I also gained 15 pounds and got pimples.

Birth control can be scary. Good luck!!

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