BTDT - Going off the pill/BC stories?

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BTDT - Going off the pill/BC stories?
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 12:11pm

Does anyone have experiences to share about stopping the pill or other forms of birth control?

What type of BC were you on and for how long?

Did you begin to TTC immediately after stopping?

How long did it take to get your first period post BC?

Any 'consequences' of stopping? (increased sex drive, skin breakouts, weight gain or loss, headaches, etc)

Are your cycles different now than they were before you went on BC?

Please add any other info you can think of! :)


 


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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 1:32pm
Before TTC Teddy I had Mirena IUD and I was on the pill (I have PMDD). I had it removed and stop taking the pill 3 months before TTC date. AF came back right away, and I lost a ton of weight. Teddy was conceived on the 1st go.
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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 7:52pm

With both of my kids - I actually didn't have the luxury of stopping b/c before conception!

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 3:36pm

Thanks for sharing your experiences ladies.

I know it's only been a few days ... but still I thought something would happen! So AF, no cramps, no crazy skin breakouts or weight gain/loss. I just hope it's not going to be months before I even ovulate for the first time. I have read too many horror stories online and in TCOYF and I'm a little freaked out.

I wonder when I should start charting?


 


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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 10:52pm

What type of BC were you on and for how long? I was on BC for 6 years before switching to FAM in preparation for TTC. At 6 weeks PP, I went on the minipill until AF showed at 15 months PP. I didn't want to jeopardize breastfeeding by going back to the regular pill so we decided to go back to FAM. We use withdrawal and spermicide when I remember to put it in. ;-)

Did you begin to TTC immediately after stopping? We used FAM for 5 cycles before TTC. We decided to NPP on the 6th cycle and ended up getting PG that cycle!

How long did it take to get your first period post BC? From memory, AF showed right on schedule.

Any 'consequences' of stopping? (increased sex drive, skin breakouts, weight gain or loss, headaches, etc) I've been on and off the pill most of my adult life and have never really had any side effects while on or off it.

Are your cycles different now than they were before you went on BC? They are different now because I am still nursing and my cycles are all wonky because of it. Overall, I much prefer using FAM and being so in tune with my body than being on BC.

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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 10:54pm

Oh and you usually start charting when AF shows, so that would be CD 1. Did reading TCOYF help at all? Feel free to PM me with any questions! :-)

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 10:18am

You're so sweet for offering to help! :)

I think my main problem right now is impatience! lol I'm just waiting for a real full on period. TTCOYF has been a fascinating read so far and I'm doing the charting course on Fertility Friend too. I haven't started temping yet (might soon out of sheer curiousity) but I have started checking for CM/CF. I think I saw sticky for the first time today! It's weirdly exciting :)

It's nice to hear you use withdrawl as well. That will be our only real bc while we do fam. I know not everyone agrees, but I think it works pretty darn well for us.


 


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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:37pm

Does anyone have experiences to share about stopping the pill or other forms of birth control?

What type of BC were you on and for how long? I was on the pill for 10+ years

Did you begin to TTC immediately after stopping? yes. I got pregnant after 4 cycles.

How long did it take to get your first period post BC? I got it the first month

Any 'consequences' of stopping? (increased sex drive, skin breakouts, weight gain or loss, headaches, etc) nope

Are your cycles different now than they were before you went on BC? no because I am back on birth control. I went on the mini pill after I had David and back on the regular pill after I stopped breastfeeding at 7.5 months.

My cycles were a lot shorter after I stopped BC. They ended up being around 24 days instead of 28 but I don't remember before the last time I was on BC as I wasn't really keeping track. We'll see what happens this time around.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13