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    Default Coming of the pill and AF

    Hi ladies,

    I've stopped taking the pill and I'm just wondering how long it should take for AF to visit?

    I stopped taking the pill on the 8th of November, I had one short cycle a couple of days after that and now nothing.

    How long do I wait before I see a Doctor?

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    BeckG7 - When I came of the pill when ttc DD I had my withdrawal bleed initially as usual when I stopped the pill for a short time each month, after that I had nothing at all. After 3 months which seems to be the advised length of time to wait and no af I went to see the doctor to see what was going on. It was then that I was sent to see fertility specialist and I was diagnosed with PCOS. Have you been told you have PCOS? This time when ttc baby no.2 I had a few days of spotting every 20 days or so but never turned into a full af, went to see doctor as soon as possible to get things started asap as new what I was dealing with.

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    It took 33 or 35 days can't remember which one to get my period after stopping the pill which I had been on for 4 and a bit years
    It was September came of, October had a period November was pregnant all happened very fast

    I was told up to a year to come back was ok after that see a doctor

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    I am currently on CD32 and waiting for natural AF...had withdrawal bleed beginning of Dec...now I just want AF to show and start working out my cycle! I'm glad I've given myself 5 months prep time...I was only on the pill for 11 months. Before that my cycles were pretty standard. I'm expecting AF to show any day now

    Do you remember your cycle lengths before Beck?

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    Thanks for the info ladies!

    I was diagnosed with PCOS 8 years ago and have been on the pill ever since.

    I never had a regular cycle previously to going on the pill.

    Does that mean I should wait longer to see a doctor then?

    There's so much conflicting information out there!

    I've gone off the pill to get my body prepared as we plan to start ttc in March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckG7 View Post
    Thanks for the info ladies!

    I was diagnosed with PCOS 8 years ago and have been on the pill ever since.

    I never had a regular cycle previously to going on the pill.

    Does that mean I should wait longer to see a doctor then?

    There's so much conflicting information out there!

    I've gone off the pill to get my body prepared as we plan to start ttc in March.
    Im the same. Before the pill I wasnt regular but I didbt realize it. When ttc I came off pill and no period.. occassional spotting every few months. After a year I went to doc but I wouldnt wait this long next time. I needed clomid to conceive ds and this time will wait two months and if nothing im back to doc.

    Just go to doc now. If u have pcos u may need clomid or something. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckG7 View Post
    Thanks for the info ladies!

    I was diagnosed with PCOS 8 years ago and have been on the pill ever since.

    I never had a regular cycle previously to going on the pill.

    Does that mean I should wait longer to see a doctor then?

    There's so much conflicting information out there!

    I've gone off the pill to get my body prepared as we plan to start ttc in March.
    Im the same. Before the pill I wasnt regular but I didbt realize it. When ttc I came off pill and no period.. occassional spotting every few months. After a year I went to doc but I wouldnt wait this long next time. I needed clomid to conceive ds and this time will wait two months and if nothing im back to doc.

    Just go to doc now. If u have pcos u may need clomid or something. .

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    As you already have your PCOS diagnosis I would go to see your doctor now hun even if its just for advice to see if he/she has any advice as to how to regulate your cycle. It may be that you might be put on metformin for a month or so just to see if it can make your cycle regular and if so that's great, but if not at least you have got things started. This time around I came off the pill in March last year and I am still ttc baby no.2 so definitely worth not taking too long.

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    I've spoken to the Doctor about it but she just tells me that I need to lose 10kgs so I'm within the normal BMI. I wouldn't mind losing another couple of kgs, but 10 seems a bit extreme!

    She's a bit dismissive to be honest - she just brushes me off and doesn't want to know until I've been trying for a year to get pregnant unsuccessfully. I just want some information is all, about what to expect Ect. Maybe it's time for a new GP

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    As soon as I read your first paragraph I was definitely going to say the same thing - time for a new GP. Unfortunately a lot of doctors don't know enough about PCOS and always seem to think losing weight is the only answer. Loosing weight can definitely improve symptoms and fertility for some women but is not always the only answer. I would look for someone who will look at the whole picture and not just your weight. Just out of interest where you above a normal BMI when you were first diagnosed and had irregular cycles? I was referred to a fertility specialist after no af for 3 months.


 

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