(Closed) Off BCP, and SO confused!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I nearly replied in indignation at how rude that second post was until I realised it was you writing it!. Thought someone was being nasty.

From my brief experience, I think it can take longer than that to settle down after coming off the pill. I can understand the frustration but maybe your body just needs some more time. Sorry, I don’t have much help to offer, but just thought I’d say hi and I hope you can find some answers.

Post # 5
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss PumpkinPenguin: welcome to the boards!! Sorry that you are feeling so confused, let down, frustrated, buuuuut… you pinpointed all the things that would be throwing you off for these first few months:

Possible causes?  -Being newly off BCP, being chronically stressed and being (allegedly) diagnosed with PCOS several years ago and never having normal periods before

I would be much more surprised if your first few cycles were normal!! My advice would be to stick with the charting for a bit and just to be ‘an observer’ of your body for a little while.  As you are “not TTC”, then you have a great opportunity to see what happens, and not let a few wonky cycles get you down. If you do indeed have PCOS, it is highly likely that you may have irregular cycles for longer (forever) – so the more you can get to know them in advance of TTC the better.

Don’t be too disappointed with TTOYF at this point – it is written for people without your combined ’causes’. But it does have great advice and explanations.

Good luck!

Post # 6
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wish I had charting data from when I came off of BCP.  I too have PCOS and it took me 17 months to get my cycles back!  Ugh.  Not saying that’s going to happen to you, just sharing my experience.  BCP screwed up my already precariously balanced hormones and threw them into a total tizzy.  For most women it can take 6 months to a year to get past the effects of BCP, so give yourself some time.  Once your cycles regulate, then you’ll be able to see how your TCOYF knowledge comes into play.  🙂

Post # 7
49 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m on the same boat as you!

I just came off the pill in July and this cycle has been super long. I was also diagnosed with PCOS. I’ve been charting and it looks like I O’d last week, so hopefully this cycle will come to an end at last. Be patient and keep looking for signs, GL!

I’m CD 56/DPO 7 and here’s the link to my chart!


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