Anyone else about to take the plunge and stop bc pills?

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teachermummy2b Mon 30-Jun-14 22:41:49

Ive read another thread with interest about ttc after the pill & saw that a couple of posters were about to stop their bc pills so thought a new thread might be in order!
Im getting married in August & currently finishing my last packet of Yasmin. Excited & nervous all at the same time!

So who's with me?

Xx

catnip85 Tue 01-Jul-14 07:39:29

Im with you mummy2b, i stopped taking bc pill 3 days ago. Fingers crossed!

Siarie Tue 01-Jul-14 09:14:08

Took my last pill yesterday evening, so by 9pm this evening I will be pill free! I know it takes a while for hormones to drop and the pill to go but I am so ready for this now.

Baby dust to all! We are going to start TTC straight away, I've got OPKs, pregnancy tests, going to start temping. We've both been taking vitamins for a month so hoping I've given myself the best chance possible.

Really not looking forward to the hormone plunge tomorrow.

deepbluetr Tue 01-Jul-14 09:17:28

I wish you all luck- it took a year after taking the pill for my periods to return, so don't be too disappointed if you don't concieve in the first month.

Siarie Tue 01-Jul-14 09:24:54

deep What were your periods like before the pill?

catnip85 Tue 01-Jul-14 17:32:57

Siarie the hormone drop isn't too bad. Which pill were u taking? I was on cerazette and have heard loads of bad things about bloating, feeling sick etc. So far so good but now ive said that ive probably jinxed it!

ive also been taking vitamins, got opk and am ttc straight away. Figured there was no point in waiting any longer!

Siarie Wed 02-Jul-14 10:08:56

I was taking Cerazette too, I used to quite sensitive to hormone changes before but lots has changed since then. So maybe I'll have an easy ride!

Siarie Wed 02-Jul-14 10:54:53

Update time!

So I took a couple of OPK tests while I was still on the pill yesterday and the day before and literally zero line at all. I know that the lines on the OPK tests get darker and a faint line is still a negative but with pill zero line.

This morning the first day pill free (well sort off I expect I've still got a while before it's out of the system) I took a OPK test and there is a line! It's not as dark as the control line yet but I'm really pleased that there is one at least!

I'm going to do some reading now, but surely that means it's picked up some LH in my system now?

SoExcitedNow Wed 02-Jul-14 15:55:25

I'm joining you. Now we are 32, married and settled, DH and I are ttc dc1. I took my last pill (Gederel 30/150) on the 10th June, so here goes cycle 1! I'm expecting AF/BFP on the 8th July. My cycles used be very regular & 28 days but I've been on one pill or another since I was 17 and don't really know what to expect yet!

catnip85 Wed 02-Jul-14 17:44:28

FX for you siarie!

im in the same boat soexcited. Been taking the pill for 12 years and no AF since i switched on to cerazette 3 years ago. So im not really sure what to expect! Absolutely nada so far not even any spotting. Will do opk soon if nothing happens but thought id give things a chance to start getting back to normal first. Im 28 and this is my first time ttc

teachermummy2b Thu 03-Jul-14 22:51:00

Yay! Im glad theres a few of us! Ive still got a few pills to go, so will be a little while yet before i think about opks and timing for af/bfp. Just out of interest, how many will be using an opk from the start? At the moment im planning on just dtd as much as possible - but that could soon change (im not the most patient of people)!

SecretSquirrel01 Fri 04-Jul-14 08:03:18

Hi girlies! Can I join you please? Sounds like this is the right thread for me! Afraid I don't know all the lingo yet though, so you might have to bear with me.
Hubby and I have been married for 5 years this month and are secretly ttc. Though I'm finding not having some girls to talk to about things quite difficult - which is what brings me to you lovely ladies!
I've been on the pill for 13 years and think my cycle was very regular before, but that was a long time ago!
I came off the pill on 21st June, had a normal withdrawal bleed last week, which ended last friday. But for the last 4 days I've been having another bleed, like a light period - not what I expected! And can't see anywhere that this is normal.
Still, very excited about what the future may hold for all of us!
Hi @teachermummy, great to meet you. No, I don't think I'll start off with opks, but may well keep them as a back up if I get impatient!
Any updates from the rest of you girls?

SecretSquirrel01 Fri 04-Jul-14 08:53:34

Sorry girls, just realised how much I just wrote !blush

catnip85 Fri 04-Jul-14 11:53:40

Welcome squirrel!

no news from me yet. I was going to wait til after first AF to start using opk mummy2b but am tracking my basal body temp (not 100% sure im doing it right though!) am mainly relying on dtd lots for now

DH and i are also keeping it secret for now- just don't want the pressure from family and friends- so it is really nice to have other ladies to talk to smile

Siarie Fri 04-Jul-14 12:26:24

Welcome to everyone that's joined the boat, teachermummy I've started OPK's from day one well even before then lol.

I want to be ready for any unexpected ovulation or just to get an idea of what is going on. I haven't had any bleeding yet so there is that ;)

Squirrel You might find you bleed at random times until it settles down, what pill were you taking?

catnip We too are keeping it a secret for the same reasons, I'm also doing the temping which I'm not sure is right either haha!

Melinda76 Fri 04-Jul-14 12:53:03

Hi everyone, I took my last pill (microgynon) last thurs and am excited and nervous about starting to try for a baby. I'm 38 and worried its not going to happen but it's now or never I think. Been with my fiancé for 9 years and he has children from a previous marriage so hopefully it'll happen quickly for us smile

Freedom40 Fri 04-Jul-14 13:14:09

So glad i found this forum. I'm TTC in secret because we don't want anyone to know until we are successful. My workplace is not very comfortable with pregnant women either so i cannot talk to anyone not even my friends because they also work banking and I cannot take the chance. Came off my BC in May and my hubbie can off his meds in March as we needs to wait 3 months before we start trying so in 10 days we'll be ready. i'm 39 my 1st little person (fingers crosses)so very excited. I cannot wait.

teachermummy2b so glad you started this thread so i can have somewhere to share.

catnip85 Fri 04-Jul-14 20:48:10

I work in publishing, based in the city, been there 6 years and in that time only one person has taken maternity leave and she didn't come back (i think they made it v difficult for her) so im dreading telling work when the time comes

ha ha! Siarie it sounds like were both confuddled by the temp charting. How are u doing so far? My temp was high as soon as i came off the pill but no AF- ovulation or just messed up hormones?

welcome freedom and Melinda!

SecretSquirrel01 Sat 05-Jul-14 19:48:01

Hi girls and welcome freedom and melinda!
Glad to know some of you are keeping it quiet too, I just don't want the extra pressure of excited family and friends, though I'm also bursting to tell someone!
Thanks for the advice siarie, I think I was just surprised by two afs in the same number of weeks, but my poor body must be wondering what's going on! Was on microgynon, but switched to marvelon a few years back.
Sorry to hear that a couple of you are worried about telling work, that's really rubbish. I work freelance, so never know when the next contract will be. Not sure how I'll balance things, but what will be will be hey girls?! I'm sure we'll muddle through x

LizzyBennet1813 Sat 05-Jul-14 22:45:08

hi!

hoping no one will mind me jumping in here but I was about to start a new thread then saw this.
I took my last pill (microgynogn) on 25th may, had my usual bleed a few days later. it stopped a couple of days later, which was normal. Then on Thursday I started having some very, very light spotting. Still have the same thing now, I wouldn't really class it as a period cos there is barely anything (sorry if this is all tmi but I am also keeping this all in the quite from friends & family until I'm pregnant & have had 3 month scan - that's the plan anyway!)
Is this normal then as I saw someone say they didn't bleed for a year after stopping!
I've also been taking seven seas trying for a baby pills since I stopped the BC pill as I want a good stock of vits when we start trying.
I also heard you should wait 3 months before TTC after stopping the bc pill.

look forward to ready all your stories/experiences. good luck everyone!!

Siarie Sun 06-Jul-14 20:28:46

catnip So I'm not sure, I don't know what is high or low at the moment with regards to temps. But I haven't had a positive OPK yet, at least I don't think I have. I did have a much darker line at one point but I didn't think it was dark enough, however seems to have lightened a bit now.

On the interesting side, I have got some low level cramps if they can be called that going on and also I need to pee like often today. But I'm aware that it can be a side effect of the BC pills so I'm not getting my hopes up. I'm just going to try and chill out about the whole thing, DTD every other day and what happens will happen. If it doesn't then I'll deal with that when it comes smile

Lizzy So as far as I know and from talking to my GP it's totally fine to TTC as soon as possible, some ladies decide to delay until their first AF so that it's easier to date a pregnancy if it occurs. There is some speculation online about MC but there is not solid proof and plenty of babies born from TTC straight away.

catnip85 Mon 07-Jul-14 07:22:20

Ive been getting the cramps too siarie My temp seems to have levelled off around 36.2-36.3 degrees, i think the earlier high reading was because i took it at a different time! This is all very complex confused

hows everyone else doing?

Siarie Mon 07-Jul-14 09:04:00

catnip well that helps hearing your temps, mine started on 36.5 and went up to 36.7 yesterday, this morning is my lowest yet 36.4.

I am exhausted, I'm still in bed now because I feel so tired. Still needing to pee all the time, minor cramps in general and on my left side, nausea, hungry soon again after eating. All postive signs so far, but to be honest I don't mind if AF comes and it's all just BC width drawl as at least I will have a starting point for fertility friend.

Beaverfeaver2 Mon 07-Jul-14 22:00:54

I took my last pill on 30/6, (marvelon) and have had my withdrawal bleed.

No idea what's going to happen next.

Nervous to find out

catnip85 Tue 08-Jul-14 07:59:30

beaver welcome to the nervous/ excited club! Is this yr first time ttc?

sorry to hear yr not feeling well siarie yes at least if AF comes you will know yr ovulating. Think positive!

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