I was on cilest for about 5 years (and on others for about 3 years before that)-I came off it and three days later had the usual withdrawal bleed....and that was it, waited 5 weeks and no sign of AF so I did a test and BFP! All very exciting and happened much quicker than I'd thought. I think we were lucky-don't worry if it doesn't happen as quickly. Best of luck!
I took my last pill on 21st december after 10 years on yasmin.
Had my withdrawal bleed from 25th december to 29th december.
31 days later - Had a my first true period 25th jan to 29th jan.
29 days later - AF came again - 23rd Feb (yesterday!)
So.... I think my cycles are pretty much back to normal... ish!
I'm noticing changes in my body A LOT more than when I was on the pill... but I think thats a mix of coming off the pill and actively TTC at the same time. I'm symptom spotting... but a lot of the "symptoms" could just be how my body naturally reacts throughout the cycle. Ie I had a week where I was feeling really bloated... and last week my breasts were quite tender and painful.... Obviously I was hoping they could be pregnancy symptoms but I think the bloating was when i was ovulating... and I think the breast tenderness was when I was coming up to my period!
A lot of people say they have side effects from coming off the pill like spots/ weight gain... I havent had anything like that.
I am also taking my temperature every morning. I got the babymad thermometer on amazon for £4.99. not really so that I can calculate when I've ovulated but just really out of interest! I have 2 apps on my iphone -"pink pad" and "my cycle". "My cycle" is probably the best one. I'm putting my temperature on there every morning and it does the graph for me. I'm also logging when we dtd and when my periods are... it automatically guesses when im ovulating (highlights the days in green) so I try to dtd more around that time!
I have a couple of OPKs at home but havent used them yet - got them when they were on offer and might use them in march!
Anyway... everyones different but thought I would just say what I'm doing
Mine started back as a regular 28 day cycle after I came off the pill after 7 years of different pills. Good to know when you ovulate as well so I took note of when my temperature went up, or down through the month, and also type of mucus discharge I was making. A month after coming off the Pill I had proper normal mucus during cycle, more fluid during my fertile ovulation phase. Didn't take long to get pregnant either time :-)