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The craziness that is TTC after stopping the pill. On this thread we have 100 day cycles, do weeks of opks and send ovia into a fit with our ever changing fertile windows! Welcome.

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Sunnydays321 Fri 29-Jan-16 07:12:39

Hi ladies,

This is the 2nd thread following on from

For everyone who is entering the madness that is Ttc after stopping the pill. Maybe to start the thread we could all post our stats, so we remember where everyone is at and don't have to check the old thread. X

Sunnydays321 Fri 29-Jan-16 07:16:24

TTC number 1.
Stopped pill in July 2015
Started TTC October 2015.
Cycle 2/3 (think we started TTC after fertile window 1st cycle... And on month 3/4 cos of long cycles).

Loulabelle1990 Fri 29-Jan-16 07:35:36

TTC #1
Came off pill 6th December
No period or withdrawal bleed yet still!

All OPK's coming back negative although I am having EWCM. Confused!

Docs appointment booked for 9th Feb xx

Yvonne1986 Fri 29-Jan-16 07:53:50

Hi girls,

Stopped taking Yasmin after 10 years in September
Cycle 1 64 days
Cycle 2 41 days
Currently now on CD 23 of cycle 3 no sign of OV yet negative OPKs and no EWCM

Fx for some BFPs soon xxx

NewGirl2015 Fri 29-Jan-16 08:02:37

Place marking x

Planeteer Fri 29-Jan-16 08:06:29

Ttc #1
Came off Cileste in August, first cycle 97 days, currently at cd 65.
Promises to provide virtual biscuits (and possibly also virtual gin) to other lovely post pill-ers x

shankate182 Fri 29-Jan-16 09:50:44

Hi everyone 😅
Like I said newgirl I am mad to test but it will kill me to see BFN sad so I'd rather wait on and see cus if not AF should arrive and if it doesn't there clearly something stopping it smile
Off to the doctors today as last week I had HBP and I'm like a bag of nerves going around and I don't know why ?

shankate182 Fri 29-Jan-16 09:53:42

Oh I was on the combined pill for 2 years cane off it in october but on cerezze and stopped taking it the 4th of December
Since then I had a withdrawal bleed for 3 days and continuous spotting for 4 weeks until AF arrived the 30 of December and finished the 6th of January?
I'm currently on cycle 2 CD30 and waiting on AF to arrive smile and will test soon if nothing
FX for BFP soon smile

firstgo1984 Fri 29-Jan-16 11:14:01

TTC#1 since August 22nd
Stopped Microgynon 22nd May
Cycles 38, 32, 48 and 77 days so far
CD36 today and not yet ovulated this cycle!

nervoussam Fri 29-Jan-16 11:46:21

Hello can I join? Not sure I can sum up my situation with basic stats, its that confusing!

TTC #1
Stopped pill (rigevidon/ovranette after 15ish years) August/Sept 2014 (yep that long ago without a period!)
Started Clomid Dec 15 (despite no AF, even 3 courses of progesterone couldn't get me to bleed!)
Day 11 of 2nd clomid "cycle" and I get a bleed! (WTF?!) that was 2 weeks ago

Currently waiting to see if I get another bleed in 2/3 weeks to see if I can continue with clomid or something else.

Its been a very long and frustrating journey so far!!!!

BoBo90 Fri 29-Jan-16 13:03:43


TTC #1
Came off Yasmin 26th Nov
Cycle 1, CD65, 11DPO

I read recently that Af should show between 13-16dpo so due sun-weds and waiting until weds to test with frer smile

firstgo1984 Fri 29-Jan-16 13:40:37

Had a chat with one of the fertility nurses yoday. Advised getting my bloods done at the start of next cycle and asking for an US. She also said I could ask to be referred now as my cycles are getting longer as i may need some clomid to get me ovulating more regularly. GP phone consultation now on 11th Feb (had to change it due to work) but that will be before my next period.

Hope my gp agrees!

shankate182 Fri 29-Jan-16 14:35:16

Update just went to the toilet and I have some brownish discharge really sticky stuff ? Af could have arrived 😢😢😢

firstgo1984 Fri 29-Jan-16 14:43:40

Boooo shankate

Yvonne1986 Fri 29-Jan-16 15:07:42

Oh no hope it's not AF ShanKate

That's good advice Firstgo hopefully your GP will agree xx

shankate182 Fri 29-Jan-16 15:25:29

Well if it is AF my app is right and my cycles are back to normal soon il catch next month cycle 1 was 29 days and this cycle was 30 days so next month hopefully il catch it I'm so depressed right now but thinking positive for next month and that fact I'm ovulating normal an my app is spot on

Cookie22 Fri 29-Jan-16 16:05:48

Hi everyone!

TTC #1
Cycle 3
CD 16
Previous cycle lengths: 37, 56, 34, 33
No sign of ov yet! Worried that I have a very short luteal phase & trying b6/Agnus Castus/Anything else to prolong it & regulate my cycles!!

So sorry to hear of AF New Girl & Shan. She's such a witch sad we need some more Bfps - let's hope this is a lucky thread for us!! Xx

Sunnydays321 Fri 29-Jan-16 17:31:09

Welcome nervoussam, oh bless you that sounds absolutely awful!! Have you had fertility tests done? I know its hard if you don't have any kind of cycle at all as they have to be interpreted on particular days. I really hope the clomid works for you.. Might just take a while to wake your body up. We are here to hand hold. The first time I came off my pill about 5 years ago i didn't have a period for 10 months (I know that's nowhere near as bad!) but I know what a long wait is like.

Shan hope it's not your period, although silver lining: if it is your period that's amazing that they have settled back to normal so quickly... Many wait 6+ months to get any kind of normal cycle. X

Sunnydays321 Fri 29-Jan-16 17:32:31

Also isn't there another medication they give to initiate a bleed (not progesterone)?? I know others have had it pre clomid to initiate a bleed before they can take clomid.

Good luck with GP first! X

Cookie22 Fri 29-Jan-16 17:33:30

^^that should say that it's cycle 3 of TTC, didn't actually start 'trying' until after my 56 day cycle. Having a hard earned wine tonight and perhaps my guilty pleasure, a Glayva orange whiskey- why not!! Xx

firstgo1984 Fri 29-Jan-16 19:06:05

sunny i expect you ate thinking of provera

nervoussam Fri 29-Jan-16 19:13:02

Thanks, yeah very frustrating! Had tests and my oestrogen is very low, although improved a little bit from the beginning of the year. Had a couple of scans and womb lining is thin and womb small (because of the oestrogen), although what it looks like after this random bleed I don't know! Was supposed to be having a mid month scan a few days after the bleed came on which then I had to cancel due to the changed circumstances. Had day 21 bloods done yesterday but expect they'll show nothing as it's not really day 21 anymore!
Luckily DH had his tests and that's all ok, just need to sort me out! Fed up of waiting around though!
Just had a gin and going to have a wine too! Might as well while I can! Cheers ladies!

Cookie22 Fri 29-Jan-16 19:22:22

Cheers, nervous! Just had the chance to sit down and read your post. What a tough & agnosing time you've had. I've heard so many Clomid success stories, hoping it helps your cycles a little! What a wait you've had though!! Xx

cnchapmanxx Fri 29-Jan-16 20:46:07

Hi girls
Hope everyone is ok!
So ttc #1
Cycle 4
CD 5 today!
My cycles since November have been 28 days until this month where I had AF on the 13th Jan then it appeared again on the 25th Jan. So I'm cycle day 5 now and I've decided to just stop being so obsessed stop pissing on sticks trying to check if I have ovulated and just dtd as often as I can. I think I'm getting to stressed about it all and its having a bad effect on me.. I just need to calm down and stop thinking about it so much! Is anyone else in the same boat? XXXX

eggsinthefridge Fri 29-Jan-16 20:53:51

Can I join too?

I came off Yasmin January 2015 and my cycle has been very irregular since. Longest had been 70 days (until this cycle, I am currently on CD74) and shortest was about 54 days. I have had 4 sessions of acupuncture to see if anything improves. I have a referral to the fertility clinic, but I have been told this could take a long time, so to be prepared for a wait. I am due to go for day 2 bloods when AF arrives. I had a positive OPK on Tuesday, so expect AF pretty soon, I also think I have a short luteal phase going by a couple cycles I've had a positive OPK and AF arrived 9-10 days later.

I'm a rollercoaster with emotions with ttc stuff. I've tried to relax about it all, which maybe works for a week or two, but then when nothing happens and no AF or no signs of anything going on down there, I start to worry about all the things that could be wrong. I'm currently in a calm, optimistic stage as I think this cycle will be coming to an end soon, but as soon as CD1 I'll be back to the impatient worrier!

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