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31/05/2013 at 21:39
I am taking my last contraceptive pill tomorrow.... Eek
Did anyone suffer any symptoms of withdrawal ? Do they exist? When did your AF arrive after stopping contraception?
Ive been on the pill for 8 years, not had a proper 'Flow' in a year so looking forward to her arriving really!
31/05/2013 at 21:53
This is exciting.
I was on The pill for 16 years and my first cycle was 39 days, think I was lucky. Since then they've kinda settled to about 35 days on average. Not sure what they were pre-BC as that was too long ago!!!
I had some symptoms coming off actually - mood swings, nausea, heart palpitations and dizzy spells. They probably lasted until first AF and I've been fine since. No everyone will get symptoms though.
31/05/2013 at 22:07
Exciting! It can vary massively i think. I've always been very lucky and snapped back into regular 28 day cycles immediately with no side effects but other people can take months to settle back down. To begin with best thing is probably just DTD when you feel like it and see what AF arrives. Hopefully it won't take too long and you'll know what's going on. Don't be surprised if it's irregular for awhile though. Good luck!
31/05/2013 at 22:16
Exciting! Good luck x
31/05/2013 at 22:20
Thank You All! I am looking forward to cancelling the alarm on my phone which reminds me to take it... Bring it on!!
Good luck! Everyone has a very different experience of coming off the pill. Some ladies have gone straight back into a textbook 28 day cycle, others it's taken a while for their first period to arrive. Personally for me it took 40 days for my first period after the pill and I've had very irregular cycles since (84 days and 50 days)
31/05/2013 at 22:47
exciting! i had no adverse effects when i stopped the pill. and i was lucky as my cycle was regular pretty quickly. hope your TTC journey is an easy one.
01/06/2013 at 20:47
Ah how exciting, cant wait until i can say this...in 11 weeks (not that I'm counting!)
02/06/2013 at 09:23
I was on the pill for over 10 years and I don't remember having any withdrawal symptoms after stopping, I did however have irregular cycles ranging from 28 days to nearly 50! Thankfully we didn't have any trouble conceiving despite my erratic periods.
Good luck with your TTC journey.
02/06/2013 at 16:09
Good luck GS. I had irregular cycles too but I didn't have any other withdrawal symptoms.
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