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05/01/2014 at 11:31
I was just looking for a bit of advice/similar experiences. I took my last pill on 18th October had a withdrawal bleed and then AF 24 days later and another 24 days after that. I was pleased as it looked as though my cycle was settling down (it was really irregular before I went on the pill). Based on the 24 day cycle I was due AF 3 days ago but nothing. I have felt for 3 days like I'm about to come on (cramping, backache, heartburn, sensitive breasts) and keep thinking it's coming.
My partner and I are not TTC just yet (I just wanted to see if my cycle was ok after so long on the pill). We did have unprotected sex last week (2 days before I was expecting my period). Although we are not actively TTC a pregnancy would be a pleasant surprise!
If anyone has any comments I'd really appreciate it.
05/01/2014 at 21:01
I feel like we are in a similar place, I've been on various contraceptives for 10 years and have no periods since 2008. I haver stopped my pill cerazette not even as go, but I too was taking a year to try and Get my natural cycle and also get healthier before we ttc. I would love any stories or advice from anyone. Keep us updated!!
05/01/2014 at 23:50
Hi larenard and horseylady! I had crazy cycles when I came off the pill, 40 days, 30 days, 35 days and then 32 days. It took a while to settle down, probably about 6 months, but it's different for everyone. Not that helpful but hopefully reassuring! x
07/01/2014 at 13:55
07/01/2014 at 14:02
07/01/2014 at 20:45
Hey everyone, I'm in a similar situation, came off pill on 22nd December and had bleeding - now just waiting really and wondering how long before I get another period! I have been on the pill for the last 9 years and before that for about 10 years so I really have no idea what my cycle used to be like! Just wanted to say hello and see if anyone else in the same boat I got married in August and up until Nov/Dec we were both certain we didnt want any but now we have had a change of heart, Im 34 and my DH is 43 so I think we had better get on with it! My cousin just had a baby and she has made us both broody! Just wondering how long it has taken for normal periods return
08/01/2014 at 15:34
I've been married for a year and a week and I've persuaded husband that its now or never (he's 40 and I'm 31!) so after a good 14 years or so on Microgynon 30, I took my final pill this morning. (Mid way through a pack - as why wait?!)
I've read all about it taking ages for your body to actually get back into a normal pattern after taking the pill so am prepared for a wait, but on the other hand I've heard all sorts of surprise stories from friends who get pregnant in the first month of TTC.
I have got some work travel planned in Feb for South Asia - so am planning on using other methods to avoid actually becoming pregnant before then. Guessing that long flights and dodgy food doesnt go well with early pregnancy - but I really hope my body can get into a normal menstrual rhythm asap.
How has everybody else got on with coming off this particular pill? I have not had a break for years and am a bit worried I've played a bit too much with my system.
17/01/2014 at 23:36
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