Post # 1
I’m looking for a lttle advice. Been lurking on TTC and the pregnancy threads as I am starting to get baby fever after a year of marriage. You ladies seem like such voices of reason….thought I would see what you guys would do in my situation.
With a new job and new insurance, I had to start with a new gyno in June. I have been on the pill (Yasmin) for over 8 years. When I requested a refill on my BC, Dr. New Gyno immediately refused to refill it because of the higher incident of stoke with that particular pill. I told her that I understood the risk, had been taking it for 8 years, and only wanted 6 more months until starting TTC. Dr. New Gyno again refused and wrote me a script for a new BC.
I didnt think the BC switch would go well and after 4 months I still feel all messed up. AF sometimes comes every 2 weeks….sometimes she doesnt show up at all….sometimes its shark week for 10 days….sometimes its 2 days of spotting.
Hubby and I have been talking about TTC. I’d like to wait a few more months to try for a Fall 2013 baby. I’m wondering if I should stop BC now and try to get my cycles back to normal. Dr. New Gyno assured me that all I would have to do is stop BC and immediately get pregnant the next month. With AF and my cycles so wonky now, Im not sure if that will be the case.
What would you do?
Post # 3
I’d stop now and let my cycle regulate.
Post # 4
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
I agree with the previous posts. Stop now and regulate. Switch to a better doctor that listens to you.
Post # 6
- 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
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
@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
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
@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!