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#1 Nikkki

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:59 AM

I'm just off Yaz BCP
I've been on Yasmin & Yaz for a total of 8 years.
I was pregnant 8 yrs ago.
We are TTC and I have been charting waiting for ovulation. So far nothing. My periods were always regular and standard (27 days or something)
The past 4 days I have been cramping. Obviously it's been so long since I ovulated naturally I thought I was but it's across the whole lower abs so it can't be ovulation. My temps don't even say so. I'm on day 18 of my cycle. I can't believe how messed up this feels and I just want it to return to normal.
Wondering who's had the same problems so I can get some insight to what may happen next? I know everyone is different but I'm anxious about this.



#2 Shellby

Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:34 PM

It can take up to 6 months after stopping the BCP for your cycles and body to get back to normal.  I remember coming off it between my 2 boys and having a cycle go for 121 days. Sometimes you may find the first cycle or 2 you may not even ovulate.

Really the only thing you can do is wait and see how you go. Keep charting, you may find you ovulate late but still ovulate. What were your cycles like before you started on the BCP as your likely to go back to that once your body is back to normal.


#3 Nikkki

Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

Is there any prescribed medication available that would promp ovulation?


#4 pocketferal

Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:54 PM

Hi.  I don't know anything about encouraging ovulation but just wanted to say that I was on combined birth control pills for about 15 years. My first cycle was about 56 days then the next two were progressively shorter until they ended up at about 29 days. They had never been regular before starting on bcp. It can just take time for your body to find it's own rhythm again.

Good luck with everything.

#5 Nikkki

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:44 PM

Thanks little pom!

#6 VeritasVinum

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

My first cycle off the pill was 69d.

DS2 was conceived first cycle off the pill. I was tracking ovulation but that didn't occur until Cd35 (so should have been 49d cycle).

DS1 was conceived on 35d cycle and DD a 42d cycle.

So just because you don't have a 28s cycle does not mean PG is impossible.

ETA: DS1 was third cycle off pill (first tracking ovulation - 69d, 49d then 35d) DD was 5-6 cycles off the pill (but also 34yrs by then. Cycles were 42-49d long)




#7 Nikkki

Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 03/07/2013, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My first cycle off the pill was 69d.

DS2 was conceived first cycle off the pill. I was tracking ovulation but that didn't occur until Cd35 (so should have been 49d cycle).

DS1 was conceived on 35d cycle and DD a 42d cycle.

So just because you don't have a 28s cycle does not mean PG is impossible.

ETA: DS1 was third cycle off pill (first tracking ovulation - 69d, 49d then 35d) DD was 5-6 cycles off the pill (but also 34yrs by then. Cycles were 42-49d long)


Wow go you, you super mum you! Thanks for the hope!!!!
It just feels odd, every day feels like its dragging and I'm just kind of hanging for AF now. Even though the point of this is to get rid of it for nine months lol,  I think cos I have lower ab discomfort it doesn't feel right. I'm sure you know the feeling I'm describing. I don't even have the pimples etc that I had last time I had a bcp break so it just feels like I'm still on them, my thoughts are obviously right cos even my body telling me so.

#8 IamAuntyA

Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:17 PM

There are medications to help with ovulation but you have only just come off the pill so I would not be rushing into any medications.  

After I came off the pill my ob/gyn said that it can take up to 6 months for a cycle to get into a more regular pattern but wont necisarily go back to how it was before you were on the pill.
It also can take a regular healthy couple 6 months to a year to fall pregnant so try to relax and remember this.

Good Luck

#9 rowly

Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:07 AM

I know what you mean about feeling off Bnd. I'm 3 months off the pill and this last month I had a long cycle. I felt like I had sever PMS for the two weeks leading up to AF. She came yesterday and despite the period pain I feel sane again.
I can handle the crazy if I'm pg but not for no good reason!

#10 Nikkki

Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:45 AM

BD on Tuesday night, had creamy CM on Wed & Thurs, watery today...
Tuesdays swimmers expire this Sunday... Do you think we can afford to skip BD tonight and still have a few days after today before O?


#11 Nikkki

Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:34 AM

My charts telling me now that I've ovulated on Friday night/sat morning ... Obviously I just need a couple more days to confirm this but there's definitely been a high 2 day peak so far
We only got toBD on Tuesday and last Sunday ... So that's 5-6 days earlier and 3 days earlier I guess
Weirdest thing is its only been this morning that I've cleared cream CM and only watery... What the heck is going on? So CM says its not time but temping said its already over???
Is this normal? Am I in with a chance this month?


#12 Nelly83

Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:19 AM

I would be more likely to trust temping rather than CM. If your are temping normally don't trust it thought, but if vaginally then I would trust that 100%, especially if you're not sick.

I'd say you ovulated on the Friday so your still in with a chance as BD'd 4 days before (sperm can survive 5 days) and your BD the day after also.

#13 sarahec

Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:23 AM

When I came off the pill I didn't get a period for 3 months! Then 2, then I realised they may never be "normal" so I started trying and got preg straight away. That cycle would have been 5 weeks.


#14 Nikkki

Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:32 AM

There was definitely no sign of wet CM let alone ewcm sad.gif
I'm already frustrated especially since hubby chose tv over me last night sad.gif no point even trying now... Bring on AF n give me a real cycle.

#15 Nelly83

Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:55 AM

It's true that it can take time after coming off the pill to regulate, but then saying that some people fall strsight back into a normal cycle. It took me 6 months after coming off Diane 35 to get a period and a further 3 months after that to fall pregnant. The best way charting for me was I did vaginal temping and also OPK's to see where things are at, I also had a cup of green tea a night from start of period up until ovulation and then stopped ( as shouldn't have green tea in early pregnancy as it draws some of the folic acid out of your system. But the green tea really helped with promoting extra EWCM.

Hope this helps. But I do think Friday was the day

#16 Nikkki

Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:59 AM

Well I'm glad we at least squeezed in BD on Tuesday night but it was far from the ideal cycle, the CM really let me down. Nearly 20 days just to ovulate, hopefully AF comes and the next cycle is def more regular.
BD today just for the sake of it but we are definitely more than 24 hours after. Sigh!!

#17 Nikkki

Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

Would semen ever live in creamy CM?

#18 katiebear26

Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

i was on a different BCP but had a similar experience. in total was on BCP for about 10 years, two different types, and the latest one was a strong one due to some issues i had.

the first month off it, at the time i would normally had been due, i had the worst premenstrual cramps i had ever experienced (although they were never that bad, so we're not talking debilitating here). i was convinced, obviously, that my period was on the way. then - nothing. my cycle ended up being about 41 days, and fluctuated between 38-42 days for the 7 months it took to fall pg. i was so annoyed as my cycle was like clockwork before the BCP, even to the point where i know my period would arrive at about 8-9 in the morning on my due date.

i used OPKs to predict O as i knew i'd never remember to test temp at the same time every day and they helped me as it took at least some of the guesswork out of it. apparently your period will ALWAYS be 14 days after ovulating, but ovulating can happen anytime.

this time around i want to go off the BCP sooner rather than later and not try to fall pg straight away, to give my body time to recover. DH is not too keen on that idea though, just in case!!

good luck, give it some time (easy for others to say, i know). remember that you have been artificially manipulating your hormones for 8 years so it'll take a bit for your body to get back on track.

#19 Nikkki

Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

Katiebear did you have normal CM before ovulation?
Cos it seems mine has been delayed but ovulation came early
I'm expecting maybe it'll just dry up since O Is over.

I also had the horrible cramps last week, they lasted 6 days but I knew it wasn't my period as it felt different and it was too early.
The week prior to that I had mild daily headaches.
Pimples haven't returned and I thought they would have by now. Fingers crossed for a spotty face next month, lol.
Calendar says ovulation due 8th Aug. man that's ages away sad.gif

#20 pixii

Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:33 AM

When did you go off the pill? My cycle was normally 28 days and when I went off the pill it came for the first time on Day 31 so 3 dys late. I went off the pill 31 days earlier and did not ovulate that first cycle off the pill but I did ovulate on the next cycle. I fell pregnant the cycle after. So two cycles after I went off the pill.

I would discourage you from seeking medication to bring on ovulation and encourage you to try to be patient and let your cycle regulate itself.

Sperm will not last in creamy CM. It is acidic and will kill the sperm.

You could have a few months ahead of you before you get pregnant so I would start trying to be patient now to save disappointment each month.  It is not as simple as doing the baby dance over the period before and after you ovulate.  

I used Temping and OPK as well and OPK are a godsend if you would like confirmation O is coming.  Temping will only tell you after O has happened where as OPK tell you 12-48hrs before. Your temp will confirm it. It helps to make you feel more confident your body is working the way it should

#21 Nikkki

Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:08 PM

Is period ALWAYS 14 days after ovulation?
If it is, it'll be a 33 day cycle. Actually ill be impressed, all that Yaz & Yasmin over 8 years would have only delayed my cycle by 6 days if that's the case. Just annoyed I ovulated with creamy CM! Hopefully next cycle ill get it going!

#22 katiebear26

Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE (bnd @ 07/07/2013, 10:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Katiebear did you have normal CM before ovulation?


i didn't pay too much attention to CM as it was a bit hit and miss. sometimes it matched the OPK, sometimes it didn't. so i guess it wasn't normal?

#23 pixii

Posted 07 July 2013 - 02:07 PM

bnd is this your first cycle off the pill?

If it is then I think its totally normal what your experiencing.

I did not notice real EWCM until the month I conceived the first time. I always had creamy CM or so it seemed.

#24 Nikkki

Posted 07 July 2013 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (katiebear26 @ 07/07/2013, 01:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i didn't pay too much attention to CM as it was a bit hit and miss. sometimes it matched the OPK, sometimes it didn't. so i guess it wasn't normal?


So you're saying you conceived perhaps with creamy or simply wet CM and not ewcm at all?
So maybe I'm still in with a chance, woohoo! Nah I doubt it... Way too creamy between the time we BD and the time I O.... I had 2 creamy days after BD, the 3rd day was milky (O day)

Edited by bnd, 07 July 2013 - 02:15 PM.


#25 premmie

Posted 07 July 2013 - 02:16 PM

I was on Yasmin for 8 years prior to having my boys. I also felt really quite ill in the first 10 or so days after coming off it. My gp even suggested was it possible I was already pregnant. Ds was conceived 4th cycle off the pill, cycle timings were 35 days give or take a day or two. I've always been really regular. I was 28 when I fell the first time. Second time I had been back on Yasmin (now the chemist brand) 6 months and we fell first cycle...

There is medicine to bring on ovulation. It's unlikely any medical professional will prescribe it without more time given to conceiving naturally. Three months in my gp sent me off for an us, taught me to chart, and gave me a referral to a fertility specialist to be used if we didn't conceive by may (in December). As luck would have us showed I was ovulating, and I fell that month. No need for charting, or the specialist.

In the meantime give it time (frustrating I know!) do your bd every second day and see how things go.


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