(Closed) Stopping BCP

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it varies! I was on and off the BCP for years trying to find one that I could tolerate.  Each time my pd was thrown off schedule.  I’d say give it a month or so to straighten itself out.  I’ve been off of BCP for about a year now and my “natural” pd is about 2 weeks ahead of what it was while on BCP.  

ETA: Now that I’m not taking BCP, my pd also gets easily affected by my friend’s cycles.  We often sync up if we are around each other a lot, and blame each other for our pds coming early or late! LOL

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It depends on how long it takes your cycle to ” return to normal” when I stopped ( It was makeing me nuts!) there was A strech of 56 days where AF was on vacation.  it’s been 4 months and I’m finally back on a “normal” cycle

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For some people, it just takes a while to get back on track. I’ve seen others with 40-50 day cycles after coming of BCP and it just depends on when your hormones regulate. I’m sorry that you have to wait!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

AF was right on time the first cycle after the pill but consistently got longer until I hit 32 days which ended up being my average. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It may be too soon for a pregnancy test if you’re pregnant.  I was on ortho generic and got off of them first week in May 2012.  Still haven’t had a period cuz I got pregnant right away!  So maybe test again in a week.  At one month after my last pill, I tested negative.  A week later, BFP. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m in the same boat as @sit1010.  I was also extremely nauseous for the first month and am still breaking out like a teenager six months later.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Commenting to follow as I am in the same boat as you!! I am currently on cycle day 40. I have no idea when AF is coming…I have been experiencing all the normal PMS symptoms, back pain, cramps and crankiness for over 2 weeks! It is so frustrating not knowing what is going on with your body….someone suggested Parsely tea to me?! I might try it…

I just hope we both get AF soon so we can get on with TTC!! goodluck to you keep me posted!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I came off the BCP earlier this year and got AF 28 days later. I thought I was lucky and might not take time to get back to normal, but the next cycle was 75 days! I’m trying to be patient, but it’s not easy!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m actually in the exact, exact same boat! this was my first month off ortho tri cyclen lo–my last period started on April 9th and so here I am at CD 36, with no period in sight and 5 negative hpts…It’s driving me crazy! I’m feeling pretty pessimistic with all these bfns, and thinking that this is just a long, wacky cycle due to coming off the pill after being on it 6 years…but I guess there’s still hope? I had some crazy symptoms like 2 weeks ago, but they seem to have tapered off…

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