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31/05/2013 at 17:27
I have lurked for longer than I'd like to admit! I found this place through Hitched and planned to join when TTC. The original plan was to start TTC in December/January. I came off the pill Dec 2012 to try and let my cycles settle into a normal pattern and have been tracking my cycles.
Came off the pill - had usual withdrawl bleed25 day cycle29 day cycle27 day cycle27 day cycle28 day cycle
My last AF was due 25th May (according to my app) - I am now on cycle day 34.
I tested on Tuesday and again this morning but both negative. We have had sex but using a condom so I really don't think I'm pregnant - I just hate being in limbo!
Is it just the pill messing with me? I wasn't expecting this after 4 fairly normal cycles.
Just after some reassurance or if anyone has been in a similar situation.
31/05/2013 at 18:12
When I came off the pill I had two 28 day cycles then two about 40-45 days long, then they settled down to 28-35 days. So its not unusual even after a few 'normal' cycles.
Welcome by the way!
31/05/2013 at 18:46
Hi and welcome to MD
I generally have very irregular cycles, but it's certainly not unheard of for people who are normally to the hour regular to have a rogue cycle now and then. If you were ill or stressed in the first couple of weeks of your cycle your body may have just delayed ovulation.
31/05/2013 at 22:43
Hey Dory, don't know if you've noticed but there is whole board dedicated to Trying to Conceive - pop over and join us if you want to :)
With regards to your cycles I was told it can take up to a year for them to stabilize after coming off the contraceptive pill, although you've been pretty steady since this might just be an odd rogue one if tests are coming out negative. Give it a few more days and see if it makes an appearance and if not test again, some people take longer for the hormone to show up enough on urine tests I think.
01/06/2013 at 06:36
I came off the pill about a year before we'd planned to TTC. In that time my cycles ranged from 28 days to nearly 50. With the month I fell pregnant, I started testing once AF was 'late' in comparison to previous months. I think I had 3 or 4 negative results in the space of a week before getting a BFP.
It could be that it's just your cycles messing you about but it may be worth testing in the week if AF still hasn't arrived x
01/06/2013 at 08:37
Thanks for all your replies and the welcomes!
You have put my mind at rest. It's always good to hear other people's experiences. No one tells you any of this before you go on the pill! Or maybe they do and I just can't remeber, it was about 10 years ago! I will just be patient and keep testing until AF arrives.
PurpleStar - thank you, I will definitely venture over to the TTC board when we start actively trying. Although I hope you have got your BFP by then!
Thanks again x
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