(Closed) What would you do??? Frustrated with BC and TTC.

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d stop now and let my cycle regulate.

Post # 4
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would switch to a new gyno.   You may be somewhat limited, but unless you live in a company town I have to believe there is an alternative doctor for you. It will only get worse when you are pregnant and stuck with a doctor you don’t like and who won’t support you in your choices.

Post # 5
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2006

I agree with the previous posts. Stop now and regulate. Switch to a better doctor that listens to you.

Post # 6
6934 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

I would also stop now. They suggest to wait at least three months after quitting the pill to TTC. I would chart my BBT to check my cycles and have te best shot in conceiving. Good luck!

Post # 7
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with PP, both about the BC and finding a new doctor.  It could happen right away, but it could take much longer!  Since you are so close to starting TTC you could stop BC now and use other methods to prevent while you give your body some time to regulate.  Why deal with the irregularity on a new BCP that you plan to quit soon anyway?  I stopped the BCP last month after 15 years and I am still waiting on AF to arrive (CD31).  I didn’t think I would bother with charting my BBT but now I kind of wish I did so I would have some idea what is going on! 

Post # 8
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@JennLynn:  I would definately stop the pill now if I was you – especially if your cycles off BCP are not regular.

I stayed on BCP until we started TTC but I wish I had come off it earlier.  We started trying 3 months ago and I am only in the middle of my second cycle now!

Post # 9
3313 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

First off your OB is an idiot so I would switch.  There is always a chance that you could get pregnant your first month off the pill, but odds are much more likely that it’s going to take a while for your cycles to regulate.  Secondly, I’d stop now to let your cycles regulate.  If they were irregular prior to going on the pill, you might have a fun ride to figure things out after you stop.  My cycles were irregular before the pill and when I came off, I had NO natural cycle for 17 months.  

Lastly, the pill depletes your vitamin B levels, specifically B12 and folate which are both necessary for pregnancy.  Being off of BC for a longer bit before you start trying gives your body a better chance to stock up on those vitamins for any potential pregnancy.

Post # 10
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@JennLynn:  I would definitely stop now and let your body regulate. I waited until a week before my wedding to go off BCP, and now I really wish I would have stopped sooner. GL!

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