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Post mini pill(6 Posts)
I’m Emma. I’m new to mumsnet and not sure if it’s ok to start new threads from scratch so apologies in advance if Iv posted in the wrong area!
I am 31 and I have been on the mini pill for two years and stopped in March. I had a light bleed about 2-3 weeks afterwards and then a really heavy bleed which lasted about 5 days mid April. Unfortunately Iv not had anything else so I took a negative 99p pregnancy test today...
I just wondered what other people’s experiences might be with getting a regular period after coming off the mini pill? Is it something to be worried about?
I came off the pill in April had a small bleed 4 weeks later and ovulated (confirmed with the clear blue test) so looks like my periods are straight back to normal
Hoping cycle 2 will be our month x
I think everyone has a different story with coming off the mini pill, but just for reference here's mine:
Took my last pill on 7th December and had a 2 day very light withdrawal bleed 3 days later.
Had cramps on and off but no proper bleed until 19th January.
I've then had regular cycles since then, the only difference is that I ovulate around CD10 and my cycles are around 25-27 days. I can't really remember what my cycles were like before the pill since I was 17 when I went on it, but I think they were around 26-28 days.
Still TTC so this is my 6th proper cycle since coming off the pill and no luck yet. It definitely takes time, and I think my body didn't really go back to normal for a while, i don't even know if it has now.
It can take up to six months for cycles to settle after the mini pill, so my doctor told me and I go around telling everyone else 😂
I would keep taking a pregnancy test once a week/every other week until you get a period if you can because you could get pregnant before you get another period so best to check as you go 😊
I didn't get a withdrawal bleed and just got a heavy period three weeks after stopping. They've been regular since then but as someone else said it's different for everyone. I wouldn't worry at all at this stage.
Thank you for all your responses. It sounds like there’s a variation- I will keep taking pregnancy tests just in case!
I rang the doctor and he mentioned possibly taking a blood test to check hormones when my next period arrives as a few years before I went on the pill I did have some irregularity for a short period which at the time the doctor said it was possibly due to anxiety (really difficult patch mid 20s).
Will keep you updated!
When I stopped the pill I didn't have a withdrawal bleed. Took 2 months for my first period to come. Then another 4 months before my cycles became regular. And 11 cycles in total before I fell pregnant.
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