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Frustrated and a little bit concerned

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Machin11 Tue 31-May-11 13:41:17

Hi all Waves hi

This is my first post so please be gentle, and I'm still trying to figure out all the abbrieviations :-)

Ok, so me and my hubby have been discussing trying for a baby for a while, and I finally very spur of the moment decided that when I had my withdrawal period end of april, that I wouldn't restart taking the pill, (instead swopping it for folic acid) anyway, during May, around mid month, I felt really strange and quesy but wondered if it was my body getting used to not having the pill in it, I kept feeling strange so did a pregnancy test (negative), at end of the month I woke up knowing that my period was due, and it hasn't arrived, day after it was due I took another test still negative. So I've got no period (although according to hubby I did get all the grumpiness I normally get just before I'm due) and according to two tests I'm not pregnant.
I have to say I've been on the pill for 11 years, I'm 28, classed as overweight but not massive, I started excerising regular from Jan, and my fitness levels have improved hugely, I can eat good and very very bad (far too much of a sweet tooth).
I guess my worry is that I thought my body would fall straight back into sync and I could at least work out my cycle, but now I'm worried that it will take ages, is there anything I can do to help it? or do I just wait?

Thanks for reading all the babble, as I said I'm new to this.


LooloosMummy Tue 31-May-11 15:05:36

it can take a while for your body to return to normal after being on the pill. it took me 6weeks to return to normal. i'm not sure but i think the doctor can give you something to kick start your periods again but i'm not sure, someone else maybe more help to you smile (didn't want you to go unanswered)

wolfhound Tue 31-May-11 15:07:03

When I was your age, I stopped taking the Pill after many years (wasn't trying to conceive though). It took about 5 months for my periods to restart! Not pregnant, just readjusting. Good luck.

danceswiththedaffodils Tue 31-May-11 15:15:51

Hi Machin11 I’m new to MN as well.
I came off the pill in October and the first 4 months my cycle has ranged from anything between 28 days up to 35 but it hopefully seems to have settled down or I hope so anyway! You might not go back to the cycle you were on before the pill, if you can remember it that is, I certainly can’t remember mine. But I wouldn’t worry for the moment, give it a couple of months and then see.

Machin11 Tue 31-May-11 15:22:37

Hi all

Thanks for responding, I guess I've always been impatient, so once I decide that I'm doing something I need it to happen, it feels very strange that I have no control over it. I guess it also feels wierd as I've never tried for a baby before so have no idea if I can get pregant or not. I've got one friend who has been trying for 5 years and no luck, and another who got pregnant after 5 days off the pill, I know my hubby can have kids as I have a fab stepson :-)


eurochick Tue 31-May-11 16:54:55

Patience is a good quality to have when TTC in my experience....

bessie26 Wed 01-Jun-11 19:34:55

Have you read this? I thoroughly recommend it.

Bexamundo Wed 01-Jun-11 20:18:31

Ah yes that book is excellent, my DH (darling husband) says I.should have shares in it I recommend it so often!
It took me about 4 months settle down after I came off the pill, I was on.cerazette.
All the best ttc.

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