After Recently Coming Off the Pill

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    janean.wilson

    Can a woman still ovulate and become lee ant after getting off the pill even if she hasn't had her period yet? I'm assuming if there is ovulation then there is chance for pregnancy?

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    Courtney

    Hey Janean, yes, it is possible to ovulate after coming off the Pill, even if you haven't had a period yet. Although many women will take several months to start ovulating after going off the Pill, some may start ovulating right away - so only through tracking your cervical fluid and basal body temperatures will you know if and when you become fertile. 

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    jordan.weilbrenner

    It took my husband and I 6 months to get pregnant after I stopped the pill so, ladies, don't be discouraged if it doesn't happen right away. It will happen just be patient. :)

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    janean.wilson

    What's frustrating is my period not coming back (stopped pill on 4/6) so it's hard to tell if I'm even cycling at all. I really don't want to take any meds.

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    Courtney

    Janean - I know it's frustrating, but hang in there! It can take some women 6 months or longer for their cycles to return after going off the Pill. The most important thing to pay attention to during this time is your cervical fluid. If it starts to increase and become wetter, this is a good sign that you may be approaching ovulation.

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    katemcl84

    I've been off the mini pill since feb '14 (after 3 year) my cycles have been regular actually they've been a breeze. Last month I had slight pregnancy symptoms, off food, nausea, tender breasts, bleeding gums this month even more so but pregnancy tests still showing neg. I'm hoping this is my body preparing it's self??

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    rebecca.lester2

    Hi there,

    After having my first baby 16 months ago I turned to the mirena for contraception. It has been recently removed as on 2.5 weeks ago. My husband and I had unprotected sex 3 days prior to removal and 4 days after. Since then I have had the same symptoms that I had early with my 1st pregnancy. Hpt have come back neg. Any advice to what is happening?

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    Courtney

    Hey Kate, Have you been tracking your cervical fluid and basal temperatures to see if you're ovulating? This would help you to figure out what's going on here. If you're not ovulating, pregnancy is not possible. Your body won't show signs of pregnancy before you get pregnant - so if you're not pregnant, these symptoms could just be cycle-specific symptoms that were suppressed when you were on the Mini Pill. Though the symptoms you described can sometimes go along with a pregnancy, they can also occur during ovulation or the pre-menstrual phase. So, I recommend tracking your signs to see if and when you're ovulating, and timing sex just before that to maximize your chances of getting pregnant :)

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    Courtney

    Hey Rebecca, It's very unlikely that you would ovulate within 4 days of going off the Mirena, so I highly doubt you're pregnant. After going off hormonal birth control, your hormones are likely a little out of balance, and as they shift back in balance, it's common to experience symptoms such as breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, fatigue, bloating, food cravings, cramping, and problems with concentration or memory. These symptoms are thought to be common signs of pregnancy, but they're also typical symptoms of being in the pre-menstrual phase. So though I can't say for sure, to me it sounds like your hormones are adjusting to being off the Mirena, which may be what's causing these symptoms.

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    ash_amin_39

    Stopped the combined pill in march this year and been trying since then, been monitoring using this wonderful app but still mo luck, period is on time any comments?

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    Courtney

    Hey Ash! Have you been tracking your basal temperatures and cervical fluid to determine whether you're ovulating? Even if you bleed regularly, it's possible that you're not ovulating. It's also possible that you're ovulating at different times in your cycle, and not necessarily right in the middle of it.

    Tracking your cervical fluid will tell you when ovulation is approaching, and tracking your temperatures will allow you to confirm if and when ovulation occurred. You can use this information to time sex at the right time (i.e., just before ovulation, when fertile cervical fluid is present). This article has some more info about how to time sex to maximize your chances of getting pregnant:  http://blog.kindara.com/blog/why-am-i-not-getting-pregnant-possible-reason-1-not-timing-sex-correctly

    Hope this helps :) Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    kuanteriawilliams

    So how long does it take to actually be ready for pregnancy because i only been on this pill for 3 months ...

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    Lauren

    Hi Kuanteria, hang in there!  It can take some women up to 6 months or longer to start ovulating after being on the pill.  Other women get pregnant right away - so it's really hard to say how long it will take.  However, if you chart your fertility you'll get a good window into what your body is doing and when ovulation may be approaching.  Hope this helps!  Let me know if you have any other questions.

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    chynnafenty

    Well is it the same for the shot because that's what I'm recently coming off of

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    Lauren

    Hi Chynna, it can take up to a year to get pregnant after stopping the shot (depo-provera).  However, everyone is different, so it's hard to say how long it will take for you personally.  Hang in there!

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    cbutler.ucm

    I have a question! I stopped taking bc in September. I was on seasonique (period every 3 months). The cycle after stopping the pill was normal, 30 days long. The next cycle was the same. Then, the next 3 cycles were 28 days. The last cycle I had was 27 days long, 3 days of bleeding and now I'm on my 2nd day of spotting. This never happens. It has always been 3-4 days bleeding then just stops. Is this something to worry about? Hubby and I are TTC baby #1.

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    Lauren

    Hi there, thanks for contacting us!  It can take some women between six months and a year for their bodies to return to normal after taking hormonal contraceptives, so it's possible that your body is still adjusting back to normal.  The symptoms you've described also don't sound abnormal, so I wouldn't worry about it, especially if you can confirm that you're ovulating by tracking your basal body temperature and cervical fluid.  If you haven't started charting yet, I recommend reading this :)

    http://blog.kindara.com/blog/trying-to-get-pregnant-you-need-to-know-this

    Hope that helps!

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    alisha_cessa

    I was on the mirena for about 3.5 years and about a week after I took it out I got pregnant.

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    Lauren

    Hi Alisha, wow, that's quick!  Some women find their fertility returns very quickly after stopping hormonal birth control, while for others it can take several months.  Every woman is a little different.

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    jennie.kruse

    I went off Nuva Ring a couple weeks ago. Got my period 3 days later. Have been temp charting and tracking my cervical fluid. Here's the thing. I have been getting negative OPK tests since CD10. Fine, probably not ovulating yet. But I have very fertile seeming egg white cervical mucus (for the past 4-5 days). Also, my temps in general are extremely low and I haven't had any spike. Could any of this be a sign of something else? Like hypothyroidism?

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    carmenbodkyn

    Any idea what I might expect after coming off Mirena? I had it for 4 years and had it removed 3 days ago.. No idea where I'm at in my cycle as I've not menstrated for the last 3.5 years. Is it a faster return to a normal cycle because the hormones were only acting locally?

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    Lauren

    Hi Jennie, thanks for contacting us!  Based on what you've said here, it sounds like you simply haven't ovulated yet - nothing to be concerned about, especially if you just got off the Nuvaring a couple weeks ago.  It takes most women between 3-6 months to return to normal cycling after getting off hormonal birth control.  Also, based on our best information, low temperatures are unlikely to indicate hypothyroidism, but if you're concerned you may want to check with a doctor. I hope this helps!

    Hi Carmen, thanks for contacting us!  Your cycles may be irregular or anovulatory for a while after removing your Mirena.  It takes most women between 3-6 months to return to normal after going off hormonal birth control, and everyone's different so it's hard to say how long it will take you.  I hope this helps!

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    sarahgreer115

    How many days of egg white cervical mucus should there be each cycle? I'm in my second cycle after coming off the pill. My first cycle I had one day of it and none so far this cycle. Currently we're NTNP but I'm trying to get a grasp on how to keep track of my cycles so if I don't get pregnant in a few months we can start to try.

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    Lauren

    Hi Sarah, thanks for contacting us! The number of eggwhite days a woman experiences varies greatly depending on a number of factors.  Younger women may experience 5 days of eggwhite or more, while older women may only experience one day or so.  Some women simply naturally experience more or less eggwhite days, regardless of age, and it can even be affected by how much water you're drinking.  So unfortunately there's no simple answer to this question - the number of eggwhite days you should experience mostly depends on your individual cycle biology.  I hope this helps!

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    mist555

    Hi! I had confirmed ovulation (temp & OPK) then 8 days of BBT above 98.04. My cover line was 98. On 9 dpo my temp dropped to below cover line 97.9-I got my hopes up thinking it was implantation bleeding since I had some spotting but at 10 dpo (today) it fell to 97.73. My question is do you usually get AF when temp drops? I got off nuva ring end of August 2015 and this is my first ovulation and now hopefully period finally comes back since it doesn't look like I conceived unfortunately. Also I am praying the short luteal phase is just cause of getting off birth control. Do I count the days my temp dropped even though no red flow yet as part of luteal phase? Thanks!!!

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    raak12

    I recently stopped Nuvaring after years of use. I don't think I ovulated this cycle given temp & CF, but I'm on cycle

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    Lauren

    Hi Mist555, thanks for contacting us! Good question - it's actually not uncommon for your temperature to drop a day or two before your period actually arrives.  However, these low temp days are still considered part of your luteal phase; you should only mark a new cycle once you observe any red-colored bleeding.  I hope this helps!

     

    Hi raak12, thanks for contacting us!  It looks like your question might have been cut off before you were able to post it.  How can I help?

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    lauzengers

    Long story alert! Came off BCP end of April 2015 (7 months ago!) No period as yet. Had hot flushes every day from late May till late August. These stopped and I had a positive OPK in early Sept but had no period or pregnancy so obvs didn't ovulate. Hot flushes returned a week later. These stopped early Nov and this wk again had a positive OPK along with more physical signs, (EWCM then watery, increased libido etc). Really hoping that I did Ov this month as desperate to conceive! Just wondering what could cause me to get an LH surge but not ovulate?

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    morganhachenberger

    Hello! I got off the pill in mid-September. Since then, I have had about a week of dark brown fluids (spotting?) in late October and am currently having light pink fluid (spotting?) In the middle of November I did test positive for the LH surge but I see that doesn't necessarily mean I ovulated.
    I have searched all over the forums but am confused. I see that it is normal for a woman's body to not ovulate for 3-6 months after the pill, but is it also normal to not have a period for 3-6 months? It's been 2.5 months and I haven't had red blood. Thanks! I am going to start tracking my BBT and cf tomorrow! And I don't think I'll ever get on hormonal birth control again! Wish I knew then what I know now! :)

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    kaleeya07

    I've been off the implanon since June 2015 (had it in for 2 1/2 years) and I've been ttc ever since does anyone know if there is a estimated time that it takes for hormones to get back to normal? How long does it usually take someone to conceive after implanon?

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