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Stopping the pill

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MyBalletShoes Mon 29-Aug-11 11:37:00

Just wondering if anyone can help.

I stopped taking the mini pill 10 days ago and was told by the doctor that when I stop taking it I'd have a withdrawal bleed a couple days later and then some time in the future, all being well, periods would begin again.

Withdrawl bleed, to date, is non-existent!

Just wondering if anyone else a) never had a withdrawal bleed after stopping the pill or b) might know any reason why mine's not turned up yet?!


Pipbin Mon 29-Aug-11 11:50:16

I had my first period 28 days after stopping the pill. I was on one that you take back to back and have no periods.
I then had another bleed 28 days after that.
Then 43 days! But that one felt like a real one. This cycle has also been the first one where I have had a positive OPK test.

MyBalletShoes Mon 29-Aug-11 14:33:26

Thank you! I just need to keep reminding myself that everyone's different and to just take things as they happen!o just take things as they happen!

MyBalletShoes Mon 29-Aug-11 14:35:18

Thank you! I just need to keep reminding myself that everyone's different and to just take things as they happen!

louby86 Mon 29-Aug-11 15:11:59

Hi, I was on the mini pill and came off it the end of november to ttc. I had spotting around the end of december and didn't get a normal period until end of January. After waiting for that I then had 35 day cycles instead of my usual 28 day ones but on my first 28 day cycle I got pregnant, am now just over 15 weeks! Good luck!

alexeliza Mon 29-Aug-11 16:46:10

I am about to come off the mini pill now and have to admit I'm not sure what to expect. I've been on this one for 2 years now, and for that time have not had a period (great on the one hand, but makes you worry on the other). My doctor has said it's not an issue, but I hope it doesn't cause too many problems with settling into a regular cycle or getting pregnant. Good luck with everything!

louloubellamozzarella Tue 30-Aug-11 10:23:36

I stoppped taking Cerazette on July 11 and had a bit of spotting a couple of days after. Two weeks later had a withdrawal bleed - wasn't sure whether it was a period or not but now the proper AF has arrived I know it wasn't the real thing.

Finally had period arrive yesterday exactly seven weeks later!! That's 49 days in total - little more than I was hoping but not the year I was fearing.

So, from my experience it might just be that your withdrawal bleed is taking a while to come. Some people never have them and get preggers straight away (if they are TTC that is) <-- jealous!! Apparently some people have a hormone 'surge' when they come off the pill so they are more fertile at this time. Annoyingly everyone's experiences are different - in my case - looks like my hormones plummeted and are just picking up now sad

If you want to keep on track with things, maybe get some cheap internet ov sticks for reassurance and make a notes of the dates when you stopped taking the pill and when anything happens.

Pipbin Tue 30-Aug-11 13:21:24

I agree loulou
I was on Cerazette and my first two periods were just like withdrawal bleeds. The next one, after 43 day, felt real. I was achy, pissed off and it just felt like the real thing.
The problem is that I have been on the pill for so long I have no idea what my normal cycle is!

louloubellamozzarella Tue 30-Aug-11 20:41:28

I know, pip, it's a bitch isn't it? You spend decades petrified that you'll accidentally get pregnant if you so much as take your pill a few hours late; then just when you've reached the stage where you really want to get pregnant, you discover your fertility's pretty much a three day a month affair - not the 24 hour/7 days a week danger zone that sex ed classes/Just 17 implied!! Grrrr.

I never really even thought about my hormones having been so messed up this last 10 years - however, I'm sooo glad to have come off the pill - my energy levels, libido, skin and general wellbeing have really improved grin. I have tried loads of pills over the years and none of em really suited me so I'm really loathe to go back on it ever again.

Pipbin Tue 30-Aug-11 21:20:34

I know Lou. If school was to be believed then I would have got pregnant years ago by just seeing a naked man.

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