(Closed) Questions about quitting birth control and TTC

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

dannytanner : Probably less than a week when I got pregnant.  I just never started my next pack and was pregnant before I ever got my next period. 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I would stop now. Some women get pregnant right away, for some it takes a few months, but it can take up to a year to regulate. There’s no downside to stopping now other than needing to use other birth control, which is a small price. It would suck to be in a later group. Give your body time to get back to normal. Good luck!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

Dont mean to hijack you’re post OP but same thing for me, I am 23 TTC April, I was told you need to wait 3 months off the pill before actually TTC?

I would stop the pill and take you’re pre natal vitamina, always best to take them before.

 

Post # 19
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Newbee

I was on Tri-Sprintec too. Just stopped it 5 days ago. I got some prenatal vitamins from Amazon that had good reviews. Husband and I are living in different cities for a few weeks so we’re not TTC right now, but I had so many unpleasant side effects from the pill that I can’t be happier not to take them anymore. Good luck to you; hope you get your good news soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I had really irregular and painful periods when I went on birth control.  My first period off came just on time, they were super regular, and not nearly as painful as they once were.  We used natural family planning methods to try to prevent pregnancy for about a year, so I can’t make any comments on that.   I took prenatal vitamins just incase.  We started TTC this past August (after a year off the pill), and I just got my BFP- took me 5 months.  If I had tried right away I have no reason to believe it would have taken less or more time.  My doctor did tell me to expect it to take 3 months for my periods to become regular… so I was surprised it didn’t take that long for me.  Natural family planning is pretty easy and was very effective for us (we had no pregnancy scares).  We also knew that we were married and in a good spot, so that if we did get pregnant earlier it wouldn’t have been the end of the world.  

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Hey! I was on the pill for about 8 years.. we waited until we got married.. then a month later I stopped taking my pill. I downloaded fertility friend and started to really track my cycle. We didnt want to ttc for a year.. so we were avoiding.. but didnt want to use birth control to do so. I started just tracking my cervical fluid and symptoms.. and then like 6 months later I started temping and using opks to get an even better idea of when I was ovulating. I also mentioned to my dr that we were going to ttc in the next 6 months .. she suggested I start prenatal vitamins right away..  I tried a few before finding one that didnt make me so sick! 

Fyi.. my cycle regulated instantly.. i know everyones different. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My OB/GYN prescribed prenatals and they’re so much cheaper as an Rx vs over the counter. I don’t know if that’s possible everywhere / on every insurance plan but I literally pay $.50 a month instead of $30+!

Post # 24
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Busy bee

My story is the flip side from all of the posters so far, but I thought I would share just so you know what could happen if your body isn’t as intuitive as the other ladies here! I was on the pill for 8 years and got off in May of 2016. I didn’t get my period for almost 3 months!! And it was only 2 days of light bleeding. Also temped right away and had crazy temps for those 82 days. My next cycle was almost half as long at 42 days, and the cycle after that I got pregnant (about 5 months after getting off the pill and first cycle actively trying). Unfortunately that pregnancy ended in a mc, but I don’t think it had anything to do with the pill. Be prepared for long and irregular cycles because it is a possibility your body might not bounce back like some do! I hope that it is an easy transition for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope for sunshine, prepare for rain, right?

Post # 25
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Busy bee

Although I’m not TTC, I would honestly consider coming off of it now and using a backup method until you are 100% ready. My period took 6 months to come back when I quit taking the pill, and that’s totally within the normal limits. Everyone is different in that way! 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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dannytanner :  I’ve also been on the Pill since 16, I’m 28 now and we plan on TTC late this year. My doctor recommended going off the pill and starting prenatal vitamins in approximately September. Fingers crossed for us both ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 28
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Busy bee

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dannytanner :  I would say either period or spotting that can happen while coming off of it too. I had irregular spotting occasionally before my cycle regulated too. But that’s not to say that you’re one of the lucky ones and that’s actually a period! I guess just keep track of it going forward!

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