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    Default Stopped pill, now waiting...and waiting.

    I know that everyone takes different amounts of time to get back into their normal cycle timings after ceasing the pill, but just wanted to get some feedback about how long it took you personally.
    I'm currently on day 42, (counting first day of withdrawl bleed as day 1), and I've got nothing. No AF symptoms at all!
    I've been on the pill continuously for almost 10 years and have no idea what my cycles were like before starting...I was 16 when I started and really didn't pay much attention to them.
    it's frustrating because DH and I have other fertility issues, (genetic), so I'm trying to be a bit proactive about the while TTC process but now I'm stuck waiting for something that is showing no signs of coming to the party!
    I should note it is not possible I am UTD, been using icky condoms!

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    It differs so much for everyone, but my cycles were 32 days, 30 and then I fell pregnant on my third cycle. Even though I got AF back quickly I didn't have any ovulation symptoms until my third cycle so I don't think I was ovulating.

    I was also on the pill for ten years and prior to that my cycles were around 27-29 days.

    Good luck, I hope your TTC journey is short and sweet.

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    I was on the pill for 6 yrs. when I came off it it took 39 days (from memory this was a while ago!) to get AF. The next cycle was 35 I think and after a couple more it went back to my usual 30 day cycle. Try not to stress 10 yrs. is a long time to be on the pill it is probably just taking your body a little while to get started. My only advice would be to take a pre conception vitamin (I always took blackmores conceive well gold) to help the body get back into a regular cycle.

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    Thanks ladies, I'm a real "do-er" so hate having no control over an uncooperative body! It is likely DH and I will have a few early miscarriages before we get a sticky one, which isn't helping my sense of urgency to begin ttc.
    I have already been on prenatal vitamins for 2 months, actually started with the Blackmores one but I found them a bit big so I've switched to Swisse.
    I wish I could relax, but I'm the type of person who starts the dishes before we've finished dinner so it's very unnatural

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    I'm probably not the example you're after as I never went back to a normal period after coming off the pill.

    I fell pregnant the very first cycle - it was a complete shock, everyone had told me it would take at least six months to fall pregnant, give my body time to adjust to being off the pill etc etc etc. Pfft, UTD first go and thus was three months pregnant at my wedding :P

    I'd been on the pill for about 9 years before coming off it.

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    That is an awesome story! Although DH wants to wait a few months to start TTC, so it definitely won't be the story for me.
    Still waiting...and cursing my hormones!

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    I was 95 days the first time coming off the pill.....

    My advice if it goes too much further - go to your GP.
    After that 3 month+ wait for AF and then odd cycles for over 12 more months I finally went to the doctors and was diagnosed with PCOS.

    I don't mean to be scary and a downer - but I kept telling myself it was just my body sorting itself out coming off all the hormones I'd been on for years when really the reason I didn't get AF for over 3 months was because I wasn't ovulating. The pill had been masking that since I was a teenager too.

    Nothing would have changed the fact that I have PCOS - but we wouldn't still be TTC over 2 years later.

    Good luck with it JustUsTwo - hope it all works out for you and AF shows up super quick!!

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    I can totally relate to your frustration but unfortunately it varies so much from person to person.

    Personally it took me 6 months to get my first period and 17 months since stopping the pill I have only had a total 3 periods. Currently starting some medical help to make me ovulate regularly.
    Hope your body works it out quicker than mine did. X

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    Thanks nirok and kayem, I've already been freaking out that I've got PCOS or something else going on...for something I didn't give a second thought to for 10 years my stress sure has escalated quickly!
    I have already had my first consult with a gyno that is an IVF specialist, (something we may need to consider down the track), and he gave me a list of bloods to get done on day 2 of my next cycle to check my hormone levels. That was 2 weeks ago, so we both thought they would be done by now.
    A part of me wants to make an appointment and tell him that AF hasn't shown...but I'm scared he'll be like "um, why are you here...your bloods aren't done", and think I'm silly for not just waiting.
    TTC is already doing a number on me, and we haven't even started yet!

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    I was on the pill for 12years and it my AF came back pretty quick and regularly but then got all out of whack


 

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