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post pill amenorrhea/ no period/ Wierd pregnancy test results

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#1 Deep thought

Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

3 months ago I stopped taking the pill- estelle, and haven't had a period yet. Apparently this post-pill amenorrhea is not uncommon, I've been on the pill for 10 years. When my period didn't come as usual I took a pregnancy test straight away- negative. Since then I've taken the odd test before Christmas and New Years, just to check I hadn't fallen pregnancy.
I have no idea if I've ovulated or not.

Last week I felt like I was imagining some pregnancy symptoms though- bloated, burpy, fatigue, headaches, pimples and on a hunch did another test- negative. Then that same day I noticed brown cervical mucus- my period coming maybe or implantation bleeding- either one good! My period didn't come, and a few days later I took another test (First response early detection)- within 10 minutes (I walked away and only looked at 8mins) there was a line but you could only see it at certain angles/ light and it was quite shiny. I read all these things about evap lines and fear it could be one of those as I couldn't tell if it had any colour or not- sometimes I imagined it did have the slightest shade of pink but mostly I think it was colourless. But it definitely appeared within 10 minutes and is still there- just very hard to take a picture of.

That was 2 days ago. Today I've taken two tests, one first response, one pregnosis, both pink dye tests. The first response one showed nothing within 10 minutes, but within 1 hour a think white line was present... after I took the test apart...hrmmm...also for fun I dipped it back in water and the line stayed there. Anyway, I'm taking it as a negative as I tampered with the test, and I couldn't see anything within the 10 minutes. The pregnosis test showed the faintest of faint lines at around the 10 mins mark. I wouldn't have even taken it for a line, but it became more visible in the 30minutes- hour following I think. At 10 minutes I couldn't really see colour in the line, but now I have noticed it has a pinkish hue- can't turn the clock back and take another look within 10 minutes! Can tests be slow to show the result or does this mean it's always an evap line?

Gah! As I haven't been menstruating I have no way to figure out when I ovulated, but my guess is it would have been 2.5 weeks ago- based on a camping trip where there was no bonking for a period of 1.5 weeks.
Anyway, I have brown cervical mucus again today and pimples galore. I really hope I am pregnant or my period comes back! Preferably the former, but the latter is essential for the former too! But the tests seem so vague, and negative!

#2 Cakenfasten

Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:57 PM

I don't really have any helpful advice, other than maybe take another test in a couple of days. If you are UTD then your HcG should have risen by then and you should get a clear result.

Good luck though. I can feel your pain and know this must be driving you crazy!

#3 Deep thought

Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:31 AM

Thanks, I was going a bit crazy. Last night I got my period. Hooray I ovulated! I was starting to worry how long post-pill amenorrhea was going to go on. I guess all my body-feelings were to do with my period coming on.

Now I can stop wasting money on pregnancy tests and just wait for my periods before testing, hopefully they come back regularly! Also, now I know how you can imagine lines into being on those tests, shiney white lines that only appear at certain angles and lights, won't take those as a positive in the future!

#4 Sunshine Mumma

Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:43 AM

Make sure you are using test's first thing after you wake up to get the best results... you could always head to your GP for a blood test too, that would give you a definative answer within 24hrs :)

#5 Herewegoagain#3

Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:43 PM

Sorry I know this thread stopped a few days ago but just wanted to say that it can take 6-12 months for your cycles to regulate after coming off the pill after being on it for so long. Just because you got your period doesn't necessarily mean you ovulated either as some cycles you can go without ovulating. I think it took me 9 months until my cycles became regular monthly and I started using ovulation testing kits in the last few months just to check if I was ovulating or not (I eventually was as now 30w pregnant)....

I would recommend getting some OPK's and don't be alarmed if you have another few long cycles again, it's totally normal.

#6 elemeno

Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

It took me 70 days to get my period after stopping the pill & i didn't ovulate (I took temps so I knew), got several episodes of fertile CM.
Second cycle was 36 days & although i ovulated we missed the boat as I thought it was another long cycle. Third cycle got my BFP.
Good luck!

#7 Deep thought

Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:44 PM

Thanks! I am charting my temperature for this second cycle, so I'll get a sense for when I ovulate even if it's a longer cycle- hoping it gets regular pretty quickly! This sounds silly but a part of me thought I'd be pregnant on the first off pill cycle, that's what happened to my sister, and even though it's only been a few months, one cycle, and we had no way to know to have sex at the optimal time, I suddenly feel less confident.

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