(Closed) Question about getting off the pill

posted 8 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long did it take you to get your first period off of birth control?
    1 month : (14 votes)
    58 %
    2 months : (3 votes)
    13 %
    3 months or more : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Other.. Please explain : (5 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I stopped taking the pill in July and got my cycle in aug… It was  3 days late this month. It’s on now I guess…lol but it is very very light… I took two pt they were both negative

    Post # 4
    853 posts
    Busy bee

    When I went off the pill, my period was about two weeks late the first cycle.

    Post # 5
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Mine was about 33 days, and my cycles have been 35 since then. 

    Post # 6
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My first cycle off BC was 31 days, after that it was 29 most months.

    Post # 7
    3216 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m the odd one out– never had a period after I stopped the pill.  My doctor gave me progesterone at 9 months of no period to give me a hormonal withdrawal bleed, then after 16 months I was diagnosed with PCOS and had my first “natural” one again after 3 months of Metformin.  Now I’m back on the pill and we’re going to figure it out when we’re TTC. 

    Post # 8
    1423 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    120 days was the length of my first.  I had to take provera.  But I’ve had mostly ovulatory cycles since, and they’ve gotten more regular.

    Post # 9
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I don’t remember exactly how long it took to get my first one, but my periods were highly irregular (missed for months at a time) for around 9 months. After that, they finally started to settle down.

    Post # 10
    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Interested in this as well, since I just took my last active pill today!

    Post # 11
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had the regular withdrawal bleed after finishing my pack, like I would if I was starting up again as normal. My first real period was around 40 days later, then they slower came down to closer to 30 day cycles. It was definitely a little wonky for the first month or two. 

    I started charting (temping) right away to help me get a handle on what was happening. I ovulated the first month (although 20 something days in) so I was able to guesstimate that my period would start about 2 weeks after that (and it did, roughly).

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