Post # 1
I’ve been off BCP less than a week (stopped on Monday, and stopped mid-pack).
I know everyone is different, but how long did it take you to get your period again, and also how long to have it on a regular cycle?
Post # 3
I stopped BCP after taking it for over 7 years; my first period came right when it would have come with the pill, and I never got a second period as I got pregnant instead.
Post # 4
I was on the Nuvaring for about 2 years and it really caused some hormonal disarray. I stopped using it all together because I couldn’t take the side effects anymore. I have been off for about 7 months now and I am still not completely back to normal. However, it gets better with each month.
I don’t think most people take that long though! I hope not at least!
Post # 5
@mommytobee: Me too! Pregnant second cycle!
Post # 6
I’m thinking about stopping BCP soon because the hormones are making me crazy so I am really looking forward to these answers as well!
Post # 7
I was regular right away.
Post # 8
I went off birth control last month. I got my period 27-28 days later. Coming off of it was rough to start. It literally felt like I was kicking a drug for the first few weeks. I got my period which was heavier than on BC. Now, I’m waiting for my second period off BC to make sure that it’s normal. I should be charting, but won’t until next cycle. Otherwise, this second cycle has been awesome since going off BC. I feel so much more normal since going off of it.
Post # 9
My period came at the end of the cycle (I stopped mid-pack too) like normal. I had the next one 30 days ish later, but nothing has been regular even when it seemed to be. I’m ranging from 27 to 40 days…10 months off.
Post # 10
I stopped back in February. Took me until the middle of April to get my period, and my cycles are still not back on track (no poll option for that!)
Post # 10
I stopped at the end of a pack with the withdrawl bleed and then got my next real period 30 days later pretty much right on schedule. I’ve heard that if you were regular before you went on the pill you will probably going right back to being regular once you go off it.
Post # 11
Went off the patch in June and i’m 37 days and counting. On BC I was exactly 28 days.
Post # 12
i was on the pill twice my whole life for almost a year each time. Both times I got my period right away (i.e. as scheduled), but it took me a good year to get my schedule on track, and it changed my period after it. But that could have been simply age and normal period changings 🙂
Post # 13
When I stopped taking my BCP my period came when it would have normally had I continued the pack but it took me about 6-8months for my cycle to stabalize.
Post # 14
I stopped at the end of a pack, so it was a few days before I got my period. I was normal again by month 3.
Post # 15
I came off the Pill mid-Feb, had my withdrawal bleed and then had a regular period about 35 days later. Since coming off the Pill my cycles have been 35-30-32-27 days and I’m on track for another 27 day cycle this month.
I have to agree with skibobrown – if you were regular before BC then you’re more likely to be regular once coming off it.