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Came off pill a good 6 weeks ago but still haven't ovulated - normal?

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PussinJimmyChoos Mon 28-Jul-08 22:50:20

Have been on microgynon for last two years. When was due to start the next month of pill on 23/6 I just didn't take it. No spotting or ovulation symptoms at all at then I suddenly came on again 19th July...I thought this period was finished on Sunday but today I've still got very light brown spotting (am def not pg) but no sign of ewcm...too early maybe??

When trying for DS, I stopped the pill mid cycle after 10 years of taking it, had a bleed then went right into a good cycle with very reliable ovulation so am a bit concerned this time around

Twinklemegan Mon 28-Jul-08 22:53:31

I wouldn't worry just yet. Don't they say it can take quite a while for your cycle to get back to normal? I'm sure it did with me (but it was a very long time ago and I stopped it for different reasons so wasn't monitoring as such).

Bowddee Mon 28-Jul-08 22:55:53

It can take up to 12 months in some cases.

PussinJimmyChoos Mon 28-Jul-08 22:56:43

Its just weird as last time I went into such a good cycle and conceived within 4months of trying...mind you, it could be late ovulation this month as technically, if I'm still spotting, the period hasn't finished. I mean not everyone ovulates on day 14 exactly do they!!

I am going to get obsessed I can feel it!! <sigh>

hatcam Mon 28-Jul-08 23:02:01

bonjour pussinjimmychoos

easy to say, I know but try not to worry. It took me a while to ovulate after coming off the pill, and a while to get into a regular cycle. Once that had happened it didn't take too long to get pregnant. I had some acupuncture to help try and regulate my cycle - obviously the effects may have been psychological but the results were the same, it worked!

sometimes being rundown, stressed, having a cold can affect when you ovulate.

try not to obsess either - although I have to confess people used to say this to me all the time and it didn't make a blind bit of difference, I still seemed to be counting the days/seeing pregnant ladies everywhere/generally being a fruitloop.


PussinJimmyChoos Mon 28-Jul-08 23:05:02

<frantically dusts the Billy DVD off..puts on top of DVD player as reminder, blushes furiously and tries to look Hatcam in the eye> wink

How are you my dear fitness guru? Thanks for posting here...I guess maybe its going to take longer this time around...<sigh> weird how I went into such a good cycle when TTC ds....but...I wasn't overweight then...although I'll tell you a very weird thing - I seem to be shrinking since I've drastically cut down the anti depressants!! <hopeful weight loss with no effort emoticon> ha ha!!

hatcam Mon 28-Jul-08 23:07:20

bleth you my child for you have thinned smile

most anti-d's are notorious for changing your unhelpful side effect that the doctors often don't think to warn you about!!

PussinJimmyChoos Mon 28-Jul-08 23:13:55

I was 10st pre DS, went up to 14st in pg (constantly hungry!) and 12.5 when went on the ADs when DS was a few months old...since then I have struggled to lose weight and even at this active toddler stage where I really am on the go a lot with him, still nothing...until I've cut down on the anti wondering if they just slowed my metabolism right down so I just ended up at equilibrium....hope I'm not imagining the shrinkage!!! grin

PussinJimmyChoos Mon 28-Jul-08 23:15:09


You are motivational you know that? Wish you were my personal trainer in RL!! Move to Bristol...g'won you know you want too wink

Isabellasmam Wed 30-Jul-08 12:46:23

I came off the pill in Oct 06 and did not get af till april 07 and then pg in May. DD is not 6mo. I was constantly symptom spotting, pg testing and peeing on ovulation sticks for over 6 months but it eventually sorted itself out. Unfortunately its a waiting game that noone tells you about when yougo on the pill but it will resolve itself in time. Keep your chin up, it will happen when the time is right.

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