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16/09/2013 at 10:16
Hi there. I am very new to this and sorry but not 100% sure about all the acronyms! And I am pretty sure this topic will be covered but just after some advice.
My partner and I decided to start trying for a baby after one more month on Cilest (as we were going on holiday) but after I took my first pill out the pack, we decided sod it - why wait! I am mid-30's and worried about fertility and he was just wanting to get on with it as well.
My questions are: How long after stopping Cilest will I ovulate? and also will having taken one pill out new pack affect me at all, or will it not count as it was only the one pill? My partner also works away from home and is only home for 2 weeks out every month, which is going to make trying/dates etc quite awkward!
I have a 7yo son from a previous relationship as well.
Any advice welcome and good luck to all TTC!
16/09/2013 at 15:11
Nice to meet you
Firstly, I very much doubt taking that one pill will have affected anything so i would discard that pill completely and pretend it wasn't taken. I don't think one pill will mess your monthly cycle that much.
Secondly, it really is hard to tell how long it will be until you ovulate as it changes from person to person. I know someone who did not have a period for an entire year when coming off the pill, another it took 6 months but for me i was super lucky and had a period the normal 28 days later. I will admit that the period was mega light and short (nothing compared to how it was prior to taking the pill) but it didn't seem to affect things as i fell pregnant the following month. I took cilest for a while but i was on logynon for the last couple of years of taking the pill (I was on the pill for 8 years or so).
I think the best thing to do is try and wait it out to have a natural period and then start using ovulations tests. I bought the clear blue monitor and started using it the first day of my proper period and it worked wonders. Its a bit pricey but tells you all of the exact days you are about to ovulate and when you do ovulate. This way you don't miss the boat. It depends how desperate you are, I am very impatient and wanted to know my ovulation dates straight away. I didn't want to wait a year or so as after the pill ur cycles can be all messed up in that one month is can be 28 days but the following month it could be 40 days or so. It takes a while to regulate themselevs so if you check for ovulating, even if this does happen, you still have a good chance of not missing the boat.
I wish you the best of luck! Enjoy trying x
16/09/2013 at 15:31
Thanks for the response. I am so impatient as well. So excited to be trying again and really just want it to happen...now! Which I know is selfish but argh, the wait seems a nightmare.
I have got ovulation tests already and I had a faint line for two days over the weekend (which I know is still a negative) but today I got no line at all. And just wondered if my ovulation has already passed.
thank you again for response
17/09/2013 at 10:18
HI girl! It may take you a while to get back to normal after pills, hopefully it won't be long in your case! I'd advise you to try temping, as it's the only way to confirm your ovulation. Good luck!
16/12/2013 at 09:54
hey ive recently stopped taking cilest and just wondering what advice on getting pregnant.... ive already got a little boy whos 17months and i got pregnant without knowing as i was taking cilest then but i accidently missed a few odd days here and there cause i was young and silly and then i got pregnant.... but now finding it hard to get pregnant.... any help would be grateful thankyou!
16/12/2013 at 10:59
Hi Bethany! I am now nearly 10 weeks pregnant. I had one real period six weeks after stopping Cilest and never had another one. Got pregnant two weeks after that period! I did watch for fertility signs and used ovulation sticks (only as my OH works away from home and wanted to make sure I ovulated when he was home)! Cilest hadn't seemed to mess up my cycles too much! Good luck, hope you get your BFP soon x
16/12/2013 at 12:41
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