Post # 1
I’m not yet TTC, but I know you ladies here know your body really well and I have a quick question about my cycle. This is my 3rd cycle off the pill, but we’re using condoms. We’re very careful and there haven’t been any mistakes (forgot, condom broke, etc). Since going off the pill I’ve been getting a period about every 23-26 days. This month, on CD 25 I started getting brown spotting (TMI sorry). I figured my period was starting, but it never really did. I’ve had the light brown spotting for about 5 days now. It’s just a little bit when I wipe, definitely not enough to fill up a tampon. Any idea what’s going on here??
Post # 3
5 days seems a little long to spot if it was implantation bleeding.
Since you just got off the pill your cycles might still be a little off and your body is still trying to regulate. When I first went off I had a normal cycle the first time and for the past coupld of months my body has been all over the place.
I would take a test just in case, but just give your body a little more time to regulate.
Post # 4
Something similar happened to me this month. This is my 4th cycle off Nuvaring – the first 3 cycles were 23 days. This cycle I had brown spotting CD22 – CD24 before finally starting my period today. I’ve never had spotting before my period and would have tested if it hadn’t shown up. I always had M to H flow on CD1, so it was odd. I hope my body works itself out (and that yours does too!).
Post # 5
I would take a pregnancy test just to be sure, and if you’re not pregnant, talk to your doctor. If you’d like to have a better idea of what your body’s doing, you may want to start charting even though you’re not TTC yet. It doesn’t always give an answer, but it can give you — and your doctor — a clue to what’s going on.
Post # 6
Thanks girls…. I’ve been tracking on P tracker for iphone, but not temping or anything like that. I have no idea if I’m ovulating or not.. I’ve gotten EWCM (I think) the past 2 cycles, but only for 1-2 days. I think I also had ovulation pain one cycle, but it’s hard to tell! All of this is new. But it kind of worries me not getting a period yet this month…
Post # 7
I never spotted until I got off birthday control. Then I did every month (it was always brown). It’s been 4 days before, but never 5… I always started my period after.
Post # 8
Well I tested last night just cause I was curious 🙂 and BFN… I was about 95% expecting that. Anyway, AF arrived this AM. Even though we’re not TTC yet, it’s still fun tracking my cycle and getting to know my body better. (Yes, I said fun… how weird is that?!) haha