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Coming off the pill in order to TTC

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randomtask Thu 13-Aug-09 12:41:33

How horrific is it?

I've been on the pill for 8 years and the one I've been on for the last 2 years has meant I don't even get periods. I should be coming off the pill this time next month.

Do you get a really bad period and then your system gets back to normal?

How long does it take to get back to normal? I've been told to wait a couple of months before TTC which is what we're planning at the moment but we're in the process of moving house and will be DIYing a plenty so don't want to come off the pill if it means I'll be in agony whilst trying to strip wallpaper (I have a bad back and used to waddle on my 'on' days).

Any experience?


tinierclanger Thu 13-Aug-09 12:47:45

I think it's a bit random. I had normalish periods right from the start. (I had been a bit worried about that side of it as used to have horrific ones before I went on it).

randomtask Thu 13-Aug-09 12:51:26

That's what I'm concerned about. When I was totally fake hormone free I used to waddle more than 8 month pregnant people because of the effect it had on my back but, that's over 8 years ago and when I have 'pill periods' I only got it a bit.

Don't want to be in pain or stressed when I need to be 'in control' of re-doing an entire house. DH has told me he's not concerned about any mood swings I may have (I asked for that in writing) but more about the physical effects.

tinierclanger Thu 13-Aug-09 12:55:57

It's so hard to know. It may be that you have changed and your periods have changed with that, IYSWIM. I was on various pills for about 15 years, so I guess maybe my body just changed to accommodate better periods in that time, but I never knew all the time it was being masked.

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