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TTC after 13 years on Marvelon

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mangotango15 Tue 09-Feb-16 16:21:09

Hi everyone,

I've been on Marvelon contraceptive pill for the last 13 years.

My GP started me on it at the age of 16 due to having really heavy periods.

My husband and I would like to start ttc later this year, so I finished my last pack this week and have had my usual withdrawal bleed. Normally, I would be starting back on the pill tomorrow.

I'm just wondering what to expect now i've stopped, considering I've been on it for such a long time.

Thanks everyone smile

Moggysinger Wed 10-Feb-16 09:43:09

Hi mango!

Exciting times for you!

I was on marvelon too - stopped taking beginning of Dec 2015 after finishing the pack. In the first month I had a few days of morning nausea and 1 day of actual sickness. I also had really sore nipples for about a week somewhere in the middle of the month. I thought maybe I was one of those lucky ones who had gotten pregnant straight away! But it must have just been hormonal changes due to coming off the pill.
After 2 cycles I would say periods not gone back to what I thought they would (from what I remember of being 14!). Not as heavy and pms not as bad as I remember it being. And no spots which was one of my biggest worries! But don't know if this is due to the pill or just normal part of ageing?
I think coming off the pill and associated symptoms are different for everyone. I forgot to start retaking pill after 7 day break a couple of years ago. I bleed consistently (not heavy, more like spotting) for about 2 weeks until I remembered and started taking it again! But that hasn't happened this time.

Sorry for the essay! Good luck and hope your cycles settle easily smile

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