How long does it usually take for birth control hormones to flush out body for good?
This year I've been messing with my body. I go on and off birth control pills. I would only use them when I'd go visit my husband, and get off them as soon as I returned home. Repeated this a few times. In July, I took Plan B instead.
End of last month, I took one bc pill before I realized I wanted to start TTC with my husband this month, which we did around September 6th.
If I don't get PG this cycle, I believe it would be because of all the hormones from the bc and messing with my body.
I also have some sleep deprivation and stress which would probably contribute to it.
How long does it take for the hormones to be out of my body for good?
I don't know! I've been off for almost a month and I'm still having symptoms: nauseous, tender nipples and cramps. I've been flushing myself by drinking ALOT of water. Maybe that can help?
Oooh hopefully. I've been drinking lots and lots of water. I think the biggest concern here is that I need to get back into a healthier lifestyle before I even try. I haven't been as active, and I've been depriving myself of sleep.
I was told the hormones are out of your body almost as soon as you stop taking them- that's why you get a withdrawal bleed. The real issue is that your brain forgets that its supposed to make natural hormones, and it can take about 3 months for your brain to remember this and make enough real hormones for you to start menstruating.
I have been off almost four months and still havent even ovulated on my own and had to pursue fertility drugs from my OBGYN. So I would say at least six months to a year. Perhaps longer. I dont know.. I only heard it was a month to three months but that obviously isnt the case for me nor is it the case for most people.
Location: Country Western Australia (middle of nowhere!)
my doctor told me it only takes 3 days for the actual hormones to be out of your system, but i don't think that necessarily means your body jumps back to normal straight away, everyone is different. i didn't feel back to normal until after my first AF. i have a friend though who went off BC on Monday, ovulated Saturday and now has a beautiful 1 year old daughter.
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