my story so far after stopping BC

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
6329 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

jdubya12 :  It can take a long time for your period to get back to normal after coming off birth control… Sometimes 6 months to a year. I hope yours comes soon ❤️

Post # 3
510 posts
Busy bee

ask your doctor for provera to jump start your period and hopefully ovulation. 

Post # 4
2130 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t know why your Gyno told you most women get their periods after 2-3 months. It can take a loooong time, just have a flick through the TTC boards here and you’ll see plenty of women whose periods are taking forever to return. I hope you don’t have to wait much longer, but don’t feel like you’re not “normal” because it’s taking a minute. 

Post # 5
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

jdubya12 :  it’s totally frustrating so I know where you’re coming from. It took me nearly 3 months for my period to come back after stopping the pill. It was torture not knowing what was going on and I was having a lot of side effects like daily headaches, bad skin and thinning hair. I felt really down. I looked into a few different things but I started weekly acupuncture about 8 weeks after stopping, my period returned 3 weeks later! I know other ladies on these boards have had success with acupuncture too.

Post # 6
35 posts

It took me a good year and some change to get mine back…My testosterone levels were around the same as yours. I decided to use spearmint tea and supplements along with licorice root supplements to lower my levels. Over the course of 6 months they returned to normal and stayed there. Both were fairly low doses and gentle compared to other options..I had no side effects from either. 


Remember, the pill alters your body in a crazy way and it needs time to regulate itself. Getting back to that point is differnt for everyone but it WILL happen. 🙂 

Post # 7
1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I will echo PPs, it took me around 115 days to get mine back after stopping the pill. And after the first cycle, it shortened to +60,  then around 50. I ended up seeing an alternative medicine dr who helped me get things sorted out. She explained it to me in a way that made sense…the pill, essentially, cuts off communication of your hormones. Give your body time to reestablish those lines of communication. 

Post # 8
699 posts
Busy bee

For those of you who took a while to conceive after BCps, were you having no periods or periods with anovulatory cycles? Since stopping BCPs, I’ve gotten my period every 28 days and Think i have confirmed ovulation with OPKs + temping + coinciding ovulating pain. Should this be enough to make me feel reassured or is it very unlikely I’ll get pregnant this soon off the pill no matter what my charts show? My periods have been quite light, but all the data together makes me feel like I am ovulating.

Post # 9
215 posts
Helper bee

Women medicate themselves to not get pregnant, and then when they decide to get pregnant RIGHT NOW they don’t understand why it doesn’t happen RIGHT AWAY

And then they often medicate themselves to get pregnant 

You have to give it time. A rule of thumb is one month for every year you were on the pill, or other hormonal birth control, however every woman is different and for some it takes longer and shorter than this. Let your body do it’s thing and balance out in it’s own time. You have to give it space and time to do so. Take prenatals, de-stress, focus on living a healthy lifestyle. 

See an experienced naturopath if you want to go down the avenue of hormone regulation with herbs or supplements. Don’t do it yourself. There is proven success in this area with natural therapies. 

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