(Closed) Long time BCP girls…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

it can take a few months to regulate. i would wait another month or two, then go to your doc if it doesn’t fix itself.

Post # 4
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went off of long-term birth control at the end of July … it took until early December to have a period, I had insane symptoms the whole time, and I am cycle day 41 with no signs of a period again …. I am going to try to pin down the fertility specialist at the hospital when I am working next to see what we can do!

Post # 5
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Your body will remember.  It can take a few months to stabilize so relax a bit before you get too worried.  I was on BCPs from the time I was 15 until 28.  I was regular right away but it still took us 10 months to conceive.

Post # 6
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve posted about this before so sorry if I sound like a broken record to other posters who’ve read my story. I was really stressed about this issue myself. I was on the BCP from 17-28. It took me a full (exact!) 90 days to get my period after I went off. I had an appointment with the MD who had said wait 3 months, if you don’t get it, we’ll bring you in. I got my period like 5 days before the appointment. After that, my cycles have still been long… the next one was 45 days, and now they have tapered off to about 37 days. I started charting which has made me feel better because I can see that I’m clearly ovulating, it just takes my body a little while to get the momentum to ovulate. I’m hoping my cycle continues to shorten, as I’ve now been off for over 6 months and I wouldn’t call myself normal yet even though I’ve been regular with the longish cycles. I think for some people, the body takes a long time to start producing enough hormones on its own for everything to work right again.

Five weeks is not that long in my book, but I can understand how stressful it is because I personally was freaking out that I’d ruined my body! I would recommend calling your doctor if you get to 2 months. They’ll probably say wait another month and then come in. If they do bring you in, I think they give you something to jump-start it. In my research, I heard many women just need something to get their bodies up and running again.

Good luck and feel free to PM me if you have any other questions!

Post # 7
3587 posts
Sugar bee

I was on BCP from 19 to 28. (I’m 29.) When I went off, I was charting and it took 41 days for my 1st none BCP period to come. Everyone is different though.

Post # 9
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I was only on the pill for a year and then the ring for a year and had the same issue when I stopped. My cycle was VERY irregular. Like @monalisa670 I was charting and I WAS ovulating – just long cycles. 

I think my body is really sensitive to the hormonal changes. I still haven’t gotten my period after giving birth – but I’m super curious to see if it will have regulated itself after pregnancy.

Post # 10
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


I was on the pill from 17 to 37…I went off & was pregnant within 3 weeks! So becareful. I thought it would take much longer due to length of being on pill & my age. But after I did get pregnant then the doctors started telling me how you are actually very fertile the first month after coming off low dose bcp. Never ever heard anything like that before.

Best wishes~

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