(Closed) Waiting for AF after BCP

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Are you charting?  Do you know when and if you ovulated?  Are you sure you tested 10dpo?  (Which is also very early, alot of people do not get a + that early even if they are pregnant)  I vote get over it and carry on.  My first cycle off BC was 90+ days long.  That’d be a looooong wait.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

lnadinee:  I would wait it out for a few days then decide if you want to POAS (easier said than done, I know!

I literally went through the exact same thing as you last week when I would have gotten my first AF after going off BCP on a Wednesday. I got light cramping sensations but by Friday, still nothing, so Sunday I POAS.

It does help to keep it mind that getting regular cycles after coming off BCP sometimes takes a lot longer than we’d like (I was on it for 13 years straight so I was trying to be realistic), but if you’re like me and can’t deal with waiting to see whether it’s a wacky cycle or a BFP thats causing no AF, I say take a test.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

lnadinee:  I went off BCP this past December after I finished the pack and hit a few days during our FW as well.  I didn’t test until 12 DPO and tested every 2 or 3 days after that.  After the 3rd BFN, I just gave up.  

According to my calendar (I’m not very good at taking my temps regularly enough to chart), this 1st cycle off BCP was 64 days so my body is clearly still adjusting.  Everyone is different though so I’d wait a couple of days and test again just to make sure.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It took over 100 days for me to get my first real period off BCP. My dr advised me to buy some wondfos so I could test every so often.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Not sure what cycle day you’re on, but it is unlikely to know for sure when AF is due yet because your natural cycle could very well be different/longer than the BCP-controlled 28 day cycle that you’re used to. My first cycle (and following cycles) off of BC were 30-32 days with ovulation occurring on CD19-20. 

You said you were 10 DPO when you tested, but what did you use to confirm ovulation? Something like a tracker app cannot know when you ovulate. 

My point is you may not actually be late yet!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My cycles were so crazy when I went off bcp so I figured out the earliest I could be pregnant (14 dpo) and POAS if I wanted to do some drinking (so Friday mornings usually!). It worked or me!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  ginmar.
Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

lnadinee:  So, yea.. FF doesn’t know squat.  It just bases that off a 28 day cycle.  Even after like 2.5 years of data, it can’t accurately predict my “cycle”.  Though I could be an odd case since it varies from 28-55 days, but even then, it still tells me I’ll ovulate on 14.  You’d really have to check CM and or temp to use it accurately.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

lnadinee:  good luck! It’s tough first starting out when you’re not charting or doing anything..I remember feeling like it was one of two very different reasons why AF wasn’t showing up. Thank you for your kind words as well! I’ve been following your posts too since we were pretty much in the same boat!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

That’s definitely a BFP!!! Congrats girl! 

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