(Closed) Please tell me this is normal…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Could you be pregnant?

Post # 5
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It can be! After 10 years on hormonal birth control, my cycles took a while to regulate again. I did gain a little weight, but I was able to take it off pretty easily. I figured it was just my body trying to do it’s thing again.

That being said, have you tested just in case? I always had an emergency test in the house just in case, and I definitely used it during my regulation period just to be sure.

Post # 6
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

If you have been using condoms all of the time, I would say it is more likely these are just side effects of coming off birth control.

The two week wait is the time period between ovulation and starting your period. If you are planning on TTC a great book to read is Taking Charge of Your Fertility.

Post # 7
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

P.S. The “two week wait” refers to the two weeks that normally occurs after ovulation until you get your period. You can only get pregnant if you ovulate.

Do you know what caused your irregular periods when you were 20?

Also, just fyi – some docs don’t get concerned about a lack of a period for 60 or even 90 days! Mine wanted me to wait 60, and I got my period on day 46.

Post # 9
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@BRbee: Hmm…have you read the symptoms of PCOS?  I have it, I used to have irregular periods, extreme weight gained (30 lbs in 6 months which is super unusual…I usually fluctuate w/in 5 lbs at the most), all caused by hormonal imbalance.  The symptoms started at age 15 and I took BCP to regulate my cycle, diagnosed 10 years later at 25 and I’m 30 now with no symptoms and haven’t taken the pill in almost 2 years.  Don’t remember anything about sore breasts, but yeah, as a PP said, you can’t get pregnant if you’re not ovaluating which is the kicker with PCOS.  Hope this is not the case:/  Relax, wait a couple of days, then see your Dr. if no period and/ or you continue to have a negative preg test.  GL!! 

Post # 11
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I had a few months at 40 days after getting off BC, but my average was 31.  I wouldn’t worry about it yet – it’s just frustrating.  Also, sore boobs are due to hormones and you’ll be feeling them a lot differently being off the pill.  Good luck on getting regular soon!

Post # 12
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

After I got off the pill, it took me four months to have my first period and seven to become regular again.  I was terrified I was pregnant, even though I hadn’t had sex since before my last period and I peed on about twenty different sticks and they all came back negative.  Your body just takes a while to get back to normal.  Don’t worry too much.

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