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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:19 PM   1
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Post-pill irregular cycles support thread!!


Calling all post-pill ladies who are going crazy with the dreaded irregular cycles!!!

I know how frustrating irregular cycles are after coming off BCP, so thought it might be nice to have a thread where we can all support eachother and chat about what we are all trying to regulate them!

Feel free to give a little info on when you came off BCP, what your cycles have been like, and what you have tried!

I'll go first...

I came off BCP Feb-10 and cycles have been - 41, 44, 41, 55, 70 and I'm on CD59 today so far of this cycle. This is 3rd month tracking, and no evidence of ovulation. I took soy isoflavones this cycle, but seems to have done nothing!

Anyone else?



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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:20 PM   2
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Anyone who has been on BCP and had irregular cycles but have now become regular please also feel free to join, to give us some hope/ advice etc !!! xxx



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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:25 PM   3
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Didn't you just know I'd be the first here?

I stopped taking the pill in September 2010. I had my withdrawal bleed on 16-18 September. My first cycle off the pill was 37 days - we were NTNP so I didn't track my ovulation. The next cycle was 39 days - ov on cd29. This is my 3rd cycle and I'm on to cd40 with no ovulation as yet.

I took soy cd3-7 this cycle and it hasn't helped at all. I started taking Agnus Castus on cd36 this cycle and FX it works and O is just round the corner.

I was on Microgynon for around 15 years without a break



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:27 PM   4
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hi mrsh
I came off BCP on Feb 2010 too. It was 30-32 days at first but for the past 5-6 months it's been regular 28 day cycles.
It's been almost a year for you too and your cycles are really long.It's ok to have irregular cycles in the first couple of months but after a year seems long. My doctor told me that cycles more than 35-40 days should be treated. Did you talk to your doctor recently?
I don't want to upset you but sometimes PCOS causes long and irregular cycles. If I were you I'd go to my doctor as soon as possible.
I hope this helps! Good luck hun!



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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:34 PM   5
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Didn't you just know I'd be the first here?

I stopped taking the pill in September 2010. I had my withdrawal bleed on 16-18 September. My first cycle off the pill was 37 days - we were NTNP so I didn't track my ovulation. The next cycle was 39 days - ov on cd29. This is my 3rd cycle and I'm on to cd40 with no ovulation as yet.

I took soy cd3-7 this cycle and it hasn't helped at all. I started taking Agnus Castus on cd36 this cycle and FX it works and O is just round the corner.

I was on Microgynon for around 15 years without a break
Haha Katie, I could have added you to the site myself!!!!!

Forgot to say I was on Microgynon too!



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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:38 PM   6
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hi mrsh
I came off BCP on Feb 2010 too. It was 30-32 days at first but for the past 5-6 months it's been regular 28 day cycles.
It's been almost a year for you too and your cycles are really long.It's ok to have irregular cycles in the first couple of months but after a year seems long. My doctor told me that cycles more than 35-40 days should be treated. Did you talk to your doctor recently?
I don't want to upset you but sometimes PCOS causes long and irregular cycles. If I were you I'd go to my doctor as soon as possible.
I hope this helps! Good luck hun!
Hi moonlisa81

Don't worry, you're not going to scare me any more than I already am! I went to the docs after 6mths but he told me it was normal, and can take upto a year to regulate! I tried to tell him that I didn't like the idea of waiting a year to sort my cycles but he was adamant, and just made me feel like I was being hyper-sensitive/ impatient! I know the norm is to wait upto a year for trying, but to have weird cycles doesn't seem right to me!? Needless to say, I'll be seeing a diff doctor next time!!

Can I ask you where you're from? UK/ US etc? If UK, what region? I know from reading posts on here that doctors have a very different viewpoint on things like this.

Good news that yours regulated themselves quite soon :thimbup: How is the "trying" going now? xxx



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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:41 PM   7
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I plan to go to the doctor once I've skipped 2 periods..which going on my average post-pill cycle would be cd76. I really really hope it doesn't come to that...doctors that allowed me to stay on the pill for 15 years without a break and no warning of how long it would take to get things back on track do not fill me with confidence!!



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:44 PM   8
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I agree with you. Doctors sometimes don't get us.
I am from Turkey. So, our doctors would be really different I guess
Yes, my cycles regulated themselves quickly but still nothing. I use OPKs, temp, etc. THis TTC stuff can be soo stressing. I got my first positive OPK this cycle today. So, I'm waiting for DH to come home
I'm sure it will happen for all of us, but the waiting game is a bit stressful and I'm an impatient person



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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:50 PM   9
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Yes I guess the health service would be quite different in Turkey?! I will still be going to the docs soon though as it has been almost a year, and he said upto 12mths!!

Wooohoooo that's nearly as exciting I think, get 'ing as soon as he's home!! I hope this is a positive (in more ways than one) cycle for you, to give some hope to us that when things do settle down it might happen straight away!!

Good luck and baby dust to you moonlisa81!! xx

P.s. I'm extremely impatient too, NEVER in a million years thought this would be quite this stressful/ long etc!



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Old Jan 9th, 2011, 12:58 PM   10
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Thank you very very much hun!!

I wish you good luck too



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