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Harveybell Sun 03-May-20 11:24:51


I've been on the POP (Desogestrel) since having my son almost 3 years ago.

We are thinking of TTC again soon, but wondered people's experiences of coming off this type of pill and TTC.

My periods before my first son were quite irregular and heavy. I believe I had mild endo but was never diagnosed.

My GP said pregnancy could occur quickly when coming off the POP.

Any experiences or advice would be great!

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Rainbow1808 Sun 03-May-20 11:42:54

Hi I came off this pill when I was ttc DC1. No side effects when stopping, conceived about 5 days after! Good luck! Xx

Rainbow1808 Sun 03-May-20 11:48:33

Just to add, I’m currently ttc DC2 at the moment, so hoping it happens that quick this time xx

Harveybell Sun 03-May-20 11:50:24

Ooh okay that's nice to know.

I'm nervous about periods starting up again, but thinking to stop the pill tomorrow.

Good luck with your second!! Xx

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YahBasic Sun 03-May-20 11:53:03

I was using it for about 6 months, came off it end of January and conceived end of March.

mrsed1987 Sun 03-May-20 11:56:10

I came off the pill in February 2018 after 10 years and conceived my son in april 2018 i was worried it would take ages and it was about 6 weeks!

Harveybell Sun 03-May-20 12:10:46

Oh wow these are all very quick timescales which is nice to know!

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mrsgtobe97 Sun 03-May-20 12:28:13

I came off the pill rigevidon start of December and only got my first natural period 20th March. Still trying although periods aren't fully back to normal and currently two weeks late, for me it's taken a bit longer. I personally won't be going back on hormonal contraception until I'm done having kids x

Harveybell Sun 03-May-20 12:36:31

It's a tough one isn't it. We don't want to come off too late in case it takes a while but also know we could fall quickly after this pill!

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Chicken123 Sun 03-May-20 21:13:02

I’m currently not trying for a baby, but came off for other reasons, and my period came the next month and so on. Have been regular ever since (but suffer worse than I did before going on it 7 years ago)
I hope everything works out for you x

broggy4828 Sun 03-May-20 22:31:01

Hi, came off the pill in October 19, periods returned straight away and now have average 26-29 day cycles, we started ttc in January & now on 5th cycle with no luck as yet, fingers crossed for this month. Good luck smile

Harveybell Tue 05-May-20 06:46:41

Thanks all... I stopped my pill yesterday so we will see what happens naturally x

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Popz1066 Mon 11-May-20 14:30:24

I came off desogestrel, last pill on 27th March, withdrawal bleed on 17th April and af just arrived yesterday so a 24 day cycle, ttc so hoping this is our month once af leaves. 24 days is a really short cycle for me though, before going on that pill (6 years ago) my cycle was 30 days...hoping it’s not still regulating 🤦🏼‍♀️

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