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TTC first time after 16 years on pill

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Ern1 Sun 16-Jun-13 19:40:24

I'm new to mumsnet. Thought I needed some other female advice. I'm in my third month of coming off pill to try for a baby. My first and my partners fourth (hopefully)
I cannot stop thinking about it and keep imagining everything from how I'll find out to what my baby will be to how I will cope with birth, but really the biggest fear is that I won't be able to have a baby because I was on Dianette for 14 years then Yasmin for two!!! Am I the only one who had these fears?

happypinkpanther Mon 17-Jun-13 08:02:40

Hi Ern1!

I had exactly the same worries after being on microgynon for 10 years and came off 2 months ago. Although we didnt get a bfp last month (1st month post-pill) i did get my proper period right on time, so I think that's reassuring smile I got what Im sure was ovulation bleeding/cramping this month- now on the dreaded 2 week wait! So things are looking promising even after such a long time on contraception.

Wishing you the very best of luck xxx

Kittenkatzen Mon 17-Jun-13 08:15:54

Hi ladies...just wanted to pop on and offer you both some reassurance - I was on Ovranette/Microgynon for 14 years straight with no breaks....stopped the pill last April, and got my BFP on New Years Day this year - so it took 8 months but it did happen smile

Try and get in tune with your natural cycle and fx it'll happen for you both very soon!

blueamber Mon 17-Jun-13 09:36:46

Yes, I understand the fears. I was on the pill for 16 years and stopped just over 6 weeks ago. I had a withdrawal bleed but nothing since and was worried things weren't working properly. However, this weekend I got all the positive signs that ov is about to happen, so I'm relieved. It really helps to understand what your body does when ov happens (such as cervical position or cervical mucus).

If your natural cycle has returned, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Your body should just return to normal after the pill. But remember even if all things are fine and you're doing all the right things, it can still take a while to become pregnant. kitten thanks for the positive story!

Ern1 Mon 17-Jun-13 22:58:14

Hi ladies smile
So nice to hear that other people have these fears and I'm not nuts!!
This is my third pill three month and I got an app to track my ovulating days, been looking out for signs following the advice on this site, have what feels like a mild period cramp today and according to the app I should be ovulating tomorrow so perhaps I will be!!! Or maybe I'm just imagining the cramping lol!!
Kitten congratulations, what great news to start the year with!!smile Pinkpanther I hope you get the news you're waiting for!!!
Lastly, I really want to understand the abbreviations, where did you all learn what these mean!!! It's like learning a new language smile

bumpertobumper Mon 17-Jun-13 23:08:32

Hi Ern1
this is where to learn the code smile

I was on the pill for most of the time for probably 15 years, got pregnant after two or three months.
Good luck and have fun!

bumpertobumper Mon 17-Jun-13 23:09:54

Meant to say that yes, i was anxious that things wouldn't work properly, totally normal to do so I think.

MacaYoniandCheese Mon 17-Jun-13 23:16:45

Was on the pill for years and it took me a year to conceive DC1 (no period though!) It can take a while for some women to get it out of their system so don't panic. Good Luck!

Ern1 Mon 17-Jun-13 23:22:08

Thanks bumpertobumper smile

Vikkijayne2507 Tue 18-Jun-13 07:37:09

I am on my first pill free month as well, I got a withdrawal bleed by my app now thinks my cycle is 21 days long. So Im hoping either my boobs feeling bigger is a sign ive been crazy lucky and will get a bfp (not likely at all) or that I will get AF around the time I expect and cycle makes some sense. I hate waiting though, my app says im in my 2 week wait but could end up being a 3 week wait. Either way dtd every couple of days just in case, dp is not complaining (yet)

happypinkpanther Wed 19-Jun-13 22:35:02

Thanks kitten and Ern1

Had quite alot of cramping from Sunday-Tuesday but far too early for AF, so praying its implantation! No spotting though. I'm hoping to find out on Sunday! Hope things are settling for you ern1.


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AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 20-Jun-13 07:06:36


OPKS etc are not worth using at all and are infact a wasted effort when it comes to such long cycles. Irregular cycles like this are often caused by hormonal imbalances; in this respect a condition called polycystic ovaries is often to blame. They will likely stay as irregular as well.

There is no real evidence to suggest that the pill is responsible for failure to ovulate but what it can do is mask symptoms of such underlying hormonal problems.

Do seek medical advice to determine exactly why your periods are like this. Do not be fobbed off in your search for answers.

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 20-Jun-13 07:22:45

I got my first positive opk using internet cheapies for my first cycle just to see what happened really and I got it 2 days ago. I did it yesterday and the line was fainter which it says would be a negative. However before the postive 2 days ago i didnt have any line at all. So perhaps I ov yesterday potentially. I have been trying to temp but it doesnt seem to make much sense my graph. Anyone else finding sore nipples quite annoying after awhile. when do they stop being sore or if i get pg will they remain sore???

blueamber Thu 20-Jun-13 11:16:24

vikki I got that as well. It started just before ov, but now a few days later they are almost back to normal. It's just a hormonal thing. Don't know if that means that the same thing will happen in pregnancy.

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 20-Jun-13 20:35:44

Sore Nipples fit in with the opk saying I ovulated yesterday or even today. they are still sore just not as much as before. Opk is now negative so probably ovd already dtd and hoping for the best doing it every other day so wait wait wait

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