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Missed period but not pregnant?(5 Posts)
It can take a while for your body to settle after being on hormonal contraception. When I was TTC I had a random 85+ day cycle, sometimes you have annovulatory cycles (when you don't release an egg) that either are or aren't followed by a bleed. These are completely normal, and nothing to worry about, but frustrating! My GP said to use a pregnancy test once a week until my period arrived or I got a positive.
The best way to figure out what's going on is by tracking your basal body temperature. Taking Charge of your Fertility by Toni Weschler is the go-to guide of temping. It will let you know when you have ovulated and you can then figure out when your period is due/what issues you might have with your cycle etc.
Thanks for the advice - much appreciated. Ugh chemical hormones are the worst!
My periods disappeared for 4 months after stopping the pill
Hi OP my situation was a little different to yours but I started trying (casually) last October and had been on no contraception for years prior (just used condoms) and it took us 6 months to conceive despite family member falling pregnant quickly. My periods were like yours, sane time every month, only for a few days, no pain....perfect! In January this year I completely skipped a period but wasnt pregnant and I do think it was due to stress (subconsciously) as I aware that my partner was starting to worry we couldn't get pregnant. Anyway after completely relaxing about the whole TTC situation we fell pregnant in February however that ended in a chemical and then must have got straight after I was pregnant again in the March and our baby is due in December. I think the pressure you may be putting on yourself to get pregnant within such a short timeframe maybe affecting your periods and you need to try and just go with the flow but if you are concerned then phone your GP. Good luck!
I stopped the pill at the start of September and we started trying casually.
I had a post-pill period early September and not had one since. Took 2 tests last night: definitely not pregnant!
My sister, mum and MIL all got pregnant in first 3-6weeks of trying so this has really surprised us. I also - in the rare times I have been off the pill for a while (6ish months) or before I was on it - have always had easy, regular periods (not heavy at all, very regular, no real mood swings etc). I was quite late starting - was around 15 years old? - and they have always been really quite light (I can get away with just wearing black knickers on all but one day when I might use a tampon) sorry TMI!
So now I’m baffled. No period for nearly 2 months... but not pregnant.
Should I be worried? Should I see the dr or will they just say it’s normal when you have been on the pill for 14ish years bar the odd 6 months? I’m 34 btw.