Post # 1
So, I’m recently married (July) and I promised Darling Husband I would stop my BCP when the pack ran out after the honeymoon so we could TTC once I’ve regulated. This is my first month off the BCP in about 10 years. I’m expecting my period in about 5 days and I am a complete emotional lunatic right now. I’ve had a few bad boughts of PMS in the past, but I am unhinged (brink of tears, then fine, then cranky, then tired). DH can tell I’m not myself.
Has anyone else had a rough time once they’ve stopped BCP? My doctor told me it might take me a few months to regulate, but I assumed he meant ovulation/luteal phase length, etc.
Post # 3
@emmanneliza: I was a PSYCHO the month I went off BC. Seriously psycho.
It was like the worst PMS of my life for 6 WEEKS before I FINALLY got my period and it levelled out.
Then *BAM*! Pregnant that month, and I’ve been a crying mess ever sense!
Post # 4
YES! I was moody, irritable, sad, cranky, bloated the entire first two months off the pill I gained 8 lbs and my face broke out. MISERABLE! I’m on the my third cycle off the pill and finally feel more normal. Stick with it – hormones are powerful stuff!
Post # 5
I was OK my first month off the pill (except for a day or two of major moodiness right around ovulation and right around when I got my period). But now, in my second cycle off, I’ve been majorly moody. Like tonight, I’ve been such a grump – Darling Husband was asking my about my day and what was bad, and the only thing I could think of was that my grocery list got deleted from my computer. Not really enough reason to be in a terrible mood, but I just feel so out of sync. I think it just takes a little while. Or at least I hope so! 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
My first 3 cycles off of BCP were quite emotional. Things started leveling off in my 4th cycle. I’m on cycle 5 now and finally feel like I am back on an even keel.
Post # 7
@emmanneliza: I’m in my first month off too. I’m hoping for a regular luteal phase which means period should be coming a week from today. Last night I was hysterically crying asking Darling Husband if he still loved me bc he had asked me to stop slurping my soup bc the sound was driving him crazy. I don’t know what came over me but I can only attribute it to wacked out hormones. I was Sobbing. Over soup. Sigh. Coming off BC is an adventure!
Post # 8
@SeaTurtle88: Ha, the day I ended up starting my period after my first cycle (a few weeks ago), I burst into tears after my Darling Husband asked me if I wanted coffee…..he was so confused! I didn’t even know why I was crying, I just suddenly felt sad. I feel your pain!