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Cycles after coming off the pill - tell me your story..............

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looneytune Tue 21-Aug-07 11:53:02

Right, I'm CD31 of first cycle after coming off the pill. When I was on the pill I would have my period on CD29 (well, no period CD28 and then next day back at CD1). I expected some differences after coming off the pill but didn't know quite what to expect as before I had ds, I fell pg straight after coming off the pill (didn't work out though).

I won't go into it in length on this thread (moaned already in the caravan ) but basically, I'm at risk of very early menopause, even though I'm only 31. My mum thought she was pg at 29 due to having no period but the Dr did test and she was starting menopause. I'm worried that because I've not got my period yet, it could mean problems for me but I also know this is normal with some people after the pill.

I know a lot of you have come off the pill and either had no period for few months or had several funny cycles. I'm just trying to get an idea of what goes on with different people post pill.

So, tell me what happened to you so I get a wider picture

looneytune Tue 21-Aug-07 12:30:15

Sorry, forgot to mention the main part of what I want to know.........if you didn't have a period or had a very long cycle, did you still feel period pains/dull ache around the time you would normally expect your period?

scorpio1 Tue 21-Aug-07 12:32:06

my cycles took a little longer than the standard pill 28 days to turn up...about 35 days. i got pg after 6 months with ds1 and ds2.

have you tested?

meandmy Tue 21-Aug-07 12:33:49

bumping, never stopped pill without anything else had implannon last time i came off pill

looneytune Tue 21-Aug-07 12:39:00


I have used my very very cheap early testing kits and yesterday was still neg (these tests cost £2.76 incl. postage for 10 tests - should I be worried about how reliable?)

I've had the feeling of a period coming for a couple of weeks, got stronger end of last week and today seem ok so not sure if coming yet?

Do you think I should buy a proper brand test?

LittleB Tue 21-Aug-07 12:40:47

Don't know if this helps you, mine were the other way around, I always had 29-30 day cycle before pill, when coming off I went down to a 26 day cycle (took 3mths to conceive) I did have lots of strange aches and pains in the first month and was convinced that I'd got pregnant straight away but apparently this often happens when you first come off the pill and it soon settled down.

scorpio1 Tue 21-Aug-07 12:40:59

no-those tests would test pos if you were, IMO. you are only a few days past your pill period, arent you? it takes time to settle.

maybe re test tomorrow morning?

looneytune Tue 21-Aug-07 12:42:57

Good, don't want to waste money on more. Not going to bother testing again though as these are early testing (10 miu or something), just going to wait for my period and then if if's not here by the time I go to the Dr's next week about the menopause thing, I can let them know.

scorpio1 Tue 21-Aug-07 12:44:01

that sounds like a plan

i am sur it will happen for you soon, fingers crossed!

looneytune Tue 21-Aug-07 12:44:59

LittleB - thanks for that, missed it before. I'm not thinking I'm pg anymore, deffo feels like AF is coming, just trying to get a wide idea of what happens to people post pill. Sounds like everything goes! Just more concerned about the other problem that runs in my family although I should stop thinking about that as it's probably not helping my period to come is it!!!

toomuchtimeonline Wed 22-Aug-07 13:41:49

Hi Loonytune - I'm the same as LittleB - my cycles are really short after coming off the pill about 26-27 days. This is my third month off now.

I've read other people's story's on here and a few girls had really long cyles (sometimes up to 50 days) after coming off however, I remember a couple getting BFPs in those long cycles so even with a long cycle everything may be ok..

Have you had your AF yet?

looneytune Wed 22-Aug-07 14:49:58

Thanks for that. No sign of period yet and the feeling of it coming isn't as strong as it was. Checked cervix AGAIN and it's seems to be not so low as it was yesterday, whatever that means?! Now CD32, would have come on Sunday if I was on the pill. Oh well, just need to wait it out!!

poppy34 Wed 22-Aug-07 19:20:46

looney -my periods were all over the place when I came off..seemed to get longer every month (from 28 up to 36/7 days) and alternated being very very light to extremely painful adn heavy. And yes remember getting back ache period signs but no period which was very odd for first couple of months.

LaDiDaDi Wed 22-Aug-07 19:29:56

Mine returned bang on as expected for first cycle after stopping then got pregnant next cycle.

My friend had really, really irregular and infrequent periods for over a year then got pregnant without ever getting a normalcycle back.

looneytune Thu 23-Aug-07 09:24:16

Thanks, it finally turned up this morning so we'll see how long it lasts etc. At least it wasn't a 50+ cycle!!

kitsandbits Thu 23-Aug-07 09:25:25

Finished last pack of pills ...

Af ....

89 day cycle (!) ...

AF ...

get PG

looneytune Thu 23-Aug-07 09:46:19

OMFG - 89 days!!! I'm just so glad mine was only 4 days later than when on the pill. But I know next month could be very different!

So - congrats to you then!

kitsandbits Thu 23-Aug-07 10:10:47

That lil BFP is 13 months old and being a little pain today! lol

looneytune Thu 23-Aug-07 10:14:31


toomuchtimeonline Thu 23-Aug-07 10:30:21

Yay for your AF Looneytune

scorpio1 Thu 23-Aug-07 10:31:52

oh yay looney it turned up!

looneytune Thu 23-Aug-07 12:59:39

Yeah!!! Can't believe that I wasn't upset about it! hehe

lulu1414 Thu 23-Aug-07 13:28:24

Looney- probably too late now since you have had your answer- but... off pill, no AF for 3 months, 1 AF then pg after normal (28 day) cycle...

looneytune Sat 25-Aug-07 10:45:37

Thanks Lulu. Yes, it came but it's very light and I reckon going to make an early exit (hoping grin).

looneytune Sat 25-Aug-07 16:00:06


Had 2 days of light bleeding now period gone by the looks off it. I pressume this is normal when just come off the pill? My period (when on the pill) would have started on a Sunday afternoon/evening and finished on the Thurs/Fri.

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