(Closed) My story — 17 months without periods (and counting)

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So sorry this happened to you. So what happened? Did you get any more testing or diagnosis??

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I feel for you, my SO and I aren’t trying for kids anytime soon, and he still has a couple years of school so I’ve been off the pill since January to insert an IUD, however my period has just not come. Welcome to 6 months no period on my end. 

This is such a worry for me in the future too. Hopefully your story has a happy ending 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I am so sorry to hear what has happened to you- these hormone bc really seem to screw with our bodies.

2 months after my Mirena being removed I have still not had a period. I am seriously worried I have had an early menopause whilst it was inside.(I am 45) I never bled at all when it was in place, so how the heck would Iknow??? I am going for blood tests next week to get all my hormone levels etc checked out.

I am so peeved as I really wanted to TTC before my eggs are gone, now it looks like it probably never will be. 🙁 I would also recommend coming off the hormone BC way before you even think you might want a baby.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I just want to say that 6 months after I stopped taking birth control I still had no period. I went to a doctor he had a look and said it doesn’t look like my period will come back anytime soon. So he gave me some strong hormones. I took them for like 12 days (like instructed)and bam I got my period. After that everything was normal and now I get my period regularly and everything seems to be fine. I don’t remember exactly what I was given but I would look into that. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I didn’t have a period for 9 months after coming off the pill and when it did come back I only got it every 60 days. I’ve been off birth control for two years now and have only had about 6 periods! I’m 11 weeks with my first though so there is hope. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

During my bout with anorexia my periods stopped for three years and it took a while to come back to normal. I also had endometriosis. I was told I had very low body fat. The doctor told me I might have trouble getting pregnant and carrying to term. After a year of healthy living I was able to get pregnant and had a healthy son. And my low  body fat problem?  I’m sorta sorry to say it’s no long a problem.wink

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I’m interested to hear the rest of your story! I hope you’ve gotten it figured out.

Different circumstances, but I didn’t get my period back until 16 months postpartum after having my son. We were/are still breastfeeding, so that is within the realm of normal, but when all your friends get their periods back within 6 months, it was pretty worrying.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m very sorry to hear you’re going through this! It took me three months to start ovulating after getting off hormonal BC, and it was SO SCARY. I can only imagine how stressful it must be to deal with 17 months of that! Did you find out how to treat it?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I conceived two kids easily in 2008 and 2010.  I always had normal cycles.  In 2012 I started taking the pill Lo-Loestrine Fe and it took away my period completely.  I finished my last pack in August 2014 to TTC and it’s been a nightmare.  I only had a total of four cycles the first year.  The second year hasn’t been much better, I’ve had only two or three regular cycles that were normal on their own.  The rest have either been very long or medicated (still with no luck).  I have been diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility and I’m convinced the bcp I took for two years is to blame.

Post # 12
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Newbee

BCP mask symptoms and give you chemically induced periods. I was wrongly diagnosed to years and am now going through a very emotionally, financially and physically painful TTC process at 27. Listen to your body – if you think something is wrong, if you know you aren’t ovulating – run all the tests and don’t waste ANY time. If everything is right then you have bought yourself peace of mind, but if anything is less than right, it can be a long, uphill battle and the sooner you start the better!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I stopped the pill in mid November after being on it for several years and got pregnant at the end of December way sooner than I expected. So for some people it can happen very fast but I really expected it would take several months at least.

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