(Closed) Periods after birth control

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

They can be more irregular after stopping the pills. Over time I’d expect it to regulate. I wouldn’t think it would affect ability to conceive unless you were planning everything out and trying to have intercourse when you ovulate. It may be a bit irregular for a while. I honestly would go to your PCP/gynecologist for an evaluation and get their advice. 37 days is too much. It may be that you need an exam or to do something like 10 days of progesterone.  definitely talk to your provider! 37 days 🙁

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

andielle:  Similar thing happened to me the last time I got off Dec-May. I only reached 40 days once, I took a test which was negative and AF arrived 5 days later. I ranged from 28 and steadily progressed all the way up to 45. When I told my Dr. she didn’t seem too concerend but was a little surprised by the 45 day one. I think it was stress in my case since we were on and off debating about TTC and eventually Darling Husband got cold feet and back on BCP I went (I’m hoping this time around it will be more regular, FX). The body takes a while to adjust since it’s no longer relying on those neatly packaged hormones. I’ve heard it can even take up to a year but hopefully that isn’t the case. As for difficulty in trying to conceive; you’re right it doesn’t make it easier but really it will just mean regular BD. If you are really concerned though make an appointment to see your Dr. Best of luck! 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I got off BCP 5 moths ago, it took 65 day for my first and I’m still waiting for the second AF and I’m not pregnant…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It probably is different for everyone, but I was on some kind of birth control for pretty much 9 years (since I was 18 until I was 27) and stopped taking it about six months ago. At the start everything was pretty ok and the cycles were fairly regular, but now sometimes it’s three weeks between cycles, sometimes five… it’s hard to predict, which has been super annoying. I wouldn’t necessarily worry that it would make it difficult to conceive, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to check that with your ob/gyn at your next check-up.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I was told that it can take some women up to two years for their cycles to regulate after coming off the pill, and that this was perfectly normal.

This is not a problem which I had (after taking hormonal BC for around 15-16 years), but it is very common.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I had very regular periods as a teenager.  Was on BCP for 9 years and stopped taking them in March.  It’s been about 4.5 months and I haven’t had a period yet.  I would say you are doing just fine in comparison.

Try tracking your temperatures with the fertility friend app and it should give you a good indication of when/if you’re ovulating.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

andielle:  They were long, but mostly like 6 to 8 weeks or so. But never this long.

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