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#1 MrsMJ

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:23 AM


Am very new to all this, but need some advice!
My DH and I want to start a family, and this month was to be my last month on the pill.
I have missed 2 days over the weekend, after taking the first 6 active pills and wondering if i should just stop mid pack and try to get regular period or continue the end of the pack?
has anyone done this, and does it muck up your cycle?
I can only find advice on what to do if you are not TTC -which is to take the pills!

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#2 Bluemakede

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

it shouldn't mess up your cycle, it just means you're going to start bleeding soon after you last bled (actually if you missed 2 consecutive pills there's a chance you'll start bleeding anyway).

periods on the pill aren't true periods anyway.

I've moved my breaks on the pill a few times, and had other times where I started a month and then constantly forgot the pill and it never interrupted my cycle.

#3 sophiasmum

Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

My GP told me the other day you can stop whenever you want.

#4 Future-self

Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

Whilst on the pill you don't actually have a 'cycle' - it's all artificial hormones so it doesn't matter when you stop. In fact, the sooner the better as sometimes your natural cycles take a while to kick into gear post-pill. As long as you're happy to fall pregnant straight away of course!

#5 mrsmac12

Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

As the others have said, it doesn't matter when you stop. And speaking from recent experience, I would say stop as soon as you can!! It can take a while for things to kick in to gear and your cycle to work itself out. Good luck biggrin.gif

#6 MrsMJ

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

thanks for all the responses, I am feeling much better about this!
Very happy to conceive straight away, I guess the biggest thing was worrying it would muck up the return of my real periods.

am throwing those things away!!

#7 ruth79

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:22 AM

Yeah it doesn't matter when you stop. When I went off the pill I stopped mid-pack and found out I was pregnant five weeks later! Just expect a small bleed soon and then for your real cycles to start after that.

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