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23/05/2016 at 08:46
I had been on the pill for almost 8years. This is the first time ever trying to have a baby.
So I stopped taking the pill on the 7th day after my period. (So a week of the yellow pills)
I am now on the 48th day with no period. I'm not pregnant. I keep getting cramps, feel crazy with hormones and have so much acne! What is happening and how long till my body ovulates? I've taken a bunch of tests and I know other people try for years, but I just always thought it would just happen. Especially because you are told your whole life not to even miss a damn pill.
Any advice would be really appreciated.
23/05/2016 at 09:15
I came off my pill last month and the first couple of weeks, I was hormonal, started getting a few spots. I had the normal withdrawal bleed couple of days later. And I was lucky enough that I had a first true period within 2-3 weeks later.
When you'll ovulate is hard to say as everyone is different. Same with your first period.
I started taking folic acid. And I've read regular exercise (atleast 30 mins) can help your body to ovulate.
Some woman take OPK's to track ovulation. I've never used them personally. As I've always known the signs and symptoms of ovulation. And I don't think I'd personally feel as relaxed when tracking ovulation.
Just a waiting game really. Horrible isn't it?! As if the 2ww isn't impatient enough!
23/05/2016 at 09:23
Yea, I never thought I would go this long without a period though. 6 weeks so far. Who knows how long it could last. I didn't even get a withdrawal bleed. I feel like I'm in limbo. I might start exercising to try and help it along.
I wouldnt want to track ovulation either. I started taking elevit but stopped because I thought who knows when I'll get pregnant :(.
23/05/2016 at 10:51
Vitamin b6 has a few benefits. Can help menstration and boost fertility. Something to look into.
If your still waiting, as long as 3 months. I'd go to your gp for some advice. Just to rule anything out and find out what's going on.
23/05/2016 at 12:58
Hey Wolfie, I came off the pill mid pack too and it took me 40 days to get my af! Hopefully you're body will get back into a natural rhythm soon. I'm hoping this cycle is shorter for me xx
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