If you were on the pill for 10+ years did it take you a long time to conceive?

(41 Posts)
Beaverfeaver Sun 23-Mar-14 19:25:52

I have been on pill since 15/16 and am now 28.

DH and I are planning on TTC mid year.

But I'm worried that having been on the pill for so long is going to mean it will take a long time.

Was this the case for you?

Foxred10 Mon 24-Mar-14 17:09:40

Nope , on it for 11 years (14-25) and took one month smile

kitkatkaty87 Mon 24-Mar-14 17:12:36

I was wondering the same thing as Beaverfeaver. Do you think it varies depending what pill you were on?

squizita Mon 24-Mar-14 17:18:13

Nope! Thankfully (I've had some other issues- a blood condition that caused some losses before diagnosis) I always conceive within 3 months!

One word of warning - coming off made me bleed after dtd. Scary! Always get this checked out, but in my case it was 'cervical erosion', a harmless condition common after sudden hormone shifts (e.g. pregnancy, coming off/going onto a new pill).

sksk11 Mon 24-Mar-14 20:55:09

I was on the combined pill from 16-20, and the progesterone only pill for the following 13 years. I stopped taking my pill at the end of October last year, had my first period a month later, and got BFP today! So that's roughly 4 cycles. Good luck!

Chipandspuds Mon 24-Mar-14 20:58:42

I was on the pill aged 16 to 27, I did come off of it about 6 months before we tried to get pregnant (used condoms in the meantime) and fell pregnant with DS on the first month of trying. I then went back on the pill and came off it and again got pregnant on the first month of trying.

ithinkineedahug Mon 24-Mar-14 21:11:31

I'm coming off implant tomorrow. It'll be ten years since using any hormonal contraceptive. DH and I are planning to ttc on September. ..wanted to get my body back to normal first! smile

Gemmaisobel Mon 24-Mar-14 21:53:38

No I was pregnant the first ovulation after stopping the pill. I had been on the pill for 13 years :-)

Bankholidaybaby Mon 24-Mar-14 22:09:17

I was on the pill for nearly eleven years and conceived first cycle.

Bankholidaybaby Mon 24-Mar-14 22:12:11

First cycle of trying, sorry, not the first after coming off. I had to stop the pill about five years ago because I had migraines. We didn't start TTC until early jan 13, and I found out I was pregnant later that month. I used an OPK.

Ludways Mon 24-Mar-14 22:19:05

On pill from age 17, pregnant in one month at 33. Back on pill, pregnant in one month at 37.

I can't take the credit, dh tells me it was his super sperm! *Rolls eyes!*

mrshjb Tue 25-Mar-14 06:54:21

Loving reading the stories on this thread. I came off in October last year after being on various pills for about 10 years. Had 3 AFs but they've been all over the place so really hoping they settle down soon and I get my BFP!

Beaverfeaver Tue 25-Mar-14 10:54:06

Good luck Mrshjb

Ludways Tue 25-Mar-14 11:58:56

Good Luck!!!

mrshjb Tue 25-Mar-14 12:33:37

Thanks everyone, good luck to everyone who needs it too smile

Vijac Tue 25-Mar-14 21:21:31

Came off the pill a few months before trying to get my cycle back. Then conceived first month trying.

mrshjb Wed 26-Mar-14 09:12:19

How long did it take for you to get your cycle back Vijac?

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