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16MrsE Thu 26-Jan-17 15:54:41

Me and Husband are TTC. I came off the pill 29th December 2016. Its now 26th January and I've had no bleeding. I was on the everyday mini pill for a year and a half with no breaks for periods so I don't know my cycle. We started having unprotected sex asap. For the last two weeks I've had sore breasts/nipples mainly. Cramps. No bled. Taken a second test today and it was negative.

Is it possible I'm pregnant and too early on? Or am I expecting too much, too fast? sad

Any one else been on the same pill and become pregnant straight away?


Redpony1 Thu 26-Jan-17 15:57:32

It's 51 days since i stopped taking my pill, i'm not pregnant either. I have been doing OPK's since Christmas and the last few days i have had lines on them, with today looking positive.

It's possible you could be pregnant without having AF but it wouldn't be unusual if you're not as you may not have ovulated just yet.

16MrsE Thu 26-Jan-17 16:15:09

Sorry what does OPK mean?
Did you get the slight swelling of breasts and sore nipples too once off the pill?

Redpony1 Thu 26-Jan-17 16:24:01

OPK = Ovulation predictor kits (can get them cheap off Amazon or ebay)

I've had all sorts of symptoms, including swelling/spre breasts, sore nipples, minor cramps, shooting pains etc.

It's very frustrating!!

16MrsE Thu 26-Jan-17 17:16:31

So you've had same symptoms as me and no period either and aren't pregnant? I've had two negative pregnancy tests. So cruel having the symptoms but not being pregnant x
I think I may invest in the ovulation tests too x

leighmarie82 Thu 26-Jan-17 18:28:26

I've been trying since new years eve. I bought opk's (dual hormone) and didn't get a flashing smiley face (means estrogen has been detected but not LH) until day 20 of my cycle. It's been flashing non stop for 7 days but on Monday I started to spot. I thought weird it must be my period but it's super light, don't even need a tampon / panty liner and it's pink rather than red. I've been feeling nauseous and super tired. These are not normal pmt symptoms I suffer from. Not sure if this is ovulation bleeding or implantation bleeding. Would I still be showing high levels of estrogen on a period? Or am I'm reading too much into this because I'm all of a sudden taking notice of my body!
If anyone has experienced what I have or used dual hormone opk's your advice / thoughts would be gratefully received. Trying not to get carried away at the moment!!

16MrsE Thu 26-Jan-17 23:08:37

Does anyone know if it is actually possible to become pregnant in the first month of coming off the mini/no gaps pill? And without any periods?

ImYourMama Thu 26-Jan-17 23:18:10

It's absolutely possible, sometimes your cycle returns to normal immediately after those hormones are removed, your egg releases before your period, so if you catch the first egg after coming off the pill then you can definitely get pregnant

KW89 Thu 26-Jan-17 23:29:37

Definitely possible.... I was on the pill for 7 years when I came off it took 6 months to conceive DS1.
I then went back on the pill for just over a year before coming off again, I had no period and was pregnant with DS2 within 3 weeks of stopping pill.
I was then on the pill for just over a year again before coming off, and it took five weeks (no period) to conceive, sadly ended in a miscarriage in November, so we are still TTC our last little one.
Fingers crossed!

16MrsE Fri 27-Jan-17 20:18:38

Thanks girls.
Got symptoms so was hopeful but had two negative pregnancy tests. I've ordered some ovulation strips to maybe help me see if I'm ovulating seen as I've not had periods in years with the pill and still no sign of one since coming off them 29th December x

16MrsE Wed 01-Feb-17 11:16:36

Hey guys

Its been over two weeks now that my breasts have been sore, nipples, tissue feels slightly bigger and harder. Came odd the pill December 29th. Still no period. Over the last week or so I've had stomach cramps. Just done a home strip test of pregnancy and ovulation thinking it must be one or the other but both are negative. Should I be worried or call the doctors for advise? X

Redpony1 Wed 01-Feb-17 11:25:25

It's totally normal. I came off the pill 57 days ago and no period yet, Drs said could take up to 9months to get a period!

I've still had all the symptoms you have had, i guess it is our bodies trying to get normal again, stopping the pill must send our hormones all over the place!!

I wouldn't go to the Drs for a couple of months yet, but then i don't like hassling them unless it's urgent. If you are really worried, could you call your Dr & request a call back from your GP to talk it over?

JB1983 Wed 01-Feb-17 11:36:46

Both times I came off the pill it was just over 50 days before I got my period and even after that it took a good few months to settle into a normal cycle. Everybody is different but I wouldn't panic just yet that you have not got a period yet. If you are actively trying before you get your first period post pill then it's probably wise to do a hpt every week or so - just in case you have caught the egg before your period.

16MrsE Wed 01-Feb-17 11:48:29

Thanks guys. I don't like to bother the doctors so I'll hold off. But it's really stressing me out having symptoms and not being pregnant nor ovulating or having a period. Living in limbo at the moment x

Tryingforbabynumberone Wed 01-Feb-17 19:17:46

I've been off my pill for three months now, this might be a little tmi but I'm either w week early or this is implantation bleeding? I'm not sure does it look like it is? :s

QueenGiggles Thu 02-Feb-17 20:03:55

I was on mini pill and 1 of the side effects for 1st month or so is pregnancy symptoms when due period! I personally didn't have them! I had slight spotting after 5 weeks off pill and was preg 2 weeks later! Hope it all works out for you

16MrsE Thu 02-Feb-17 20:50:43

Queen giggles - that sounds like a dream come true.
Been off pill 5 weeks, two negative pregnancy tests, negative ovulation strips over last two days and no period. Sore nipples and stomach cramps though x

QueenGiggles Thu 02-Feb-17 21:19:04

It can take a while when you come off pill tho think know it's normally quicker with mini pill. Totally forgot that 2nd time I came off it I was preg 6weeks later (unfortunately ended in mc) and tbh took longer to get a period after that than when off pill

16MrsE Thu 02-Feb-17 22:18:55

Sorry to hear about the mc x
Think mine was mini pill, continuous pill with no gaps for periods? I was on it for a year and a half

QueenGiggles Fri 03-Feb-17 08:27:32

Mine was same, was cerazette I was on! 1st time I was on it for about 16months and 2nd time was 10 months

INeedNewShoes Fri 03-Feb-17 08:32:41

You need to give yourself time. It's possible to get pregnant straight after coming off it but unusual. It can take a year for your body to get back to normal so you could be in for a long road. Be patient!

16MrsE Fri 03-Feb-17 10:15:42

A year! I'm really not patient enough lol
I honestly didn't realise it would take that long. Doctors always said you become fertile as soon as you stop taking the pill I was on unlike implants etc x

Redpony1 Fri 03-Feb-17 10:34:49

I came off mini pill after 5 years on 5 Dec, i started doing OPKS ever other day from 1st Jan, I started getting a line on 16th Jan so did them everyday, peaked on 18th Jan. So i ovulated 44 days after stopping mini pill. However i probably wouldn't have know if i didnt keep doing OPK's regularly!

59 days since stopping the pill & no AF yet

16MrsE Fri 03-Feb-17 10:46:08

Fingers crossed you have been lucky hun.
First wee today I've had a little blood so not sure if this is going to turn out as my first period since coming off or implementation bleed.. Is it possible it happens before ovulation too? Last three days I started OPK tests and all had only a faint second line so I may have missed ovulation if this is a period

Redpony1 Fri 03-Feb-17 11:06:47

You should have a good 10 days after ovulation before AF from what i have read, plus implantation bleed is normally not until around 10 days after either. My OPK was a faint line 2 & 3 days after peak, then paperwhite again on 3rd day post ovulation, but i know everyone's a little different with how theirs work!

It's all very confusing confused

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