Stay off BCP? Or get back on?

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Registered: 11-05-2006
Stay off BCP? Or get back on?
Thu, 07-17-2008 - 11:06am

So, now that we've officially decided to WTT, I'm trying to figure out if I should go back on BCP or just hold off. I was on a low dose pill before, and upon getting off of it my cycles returned to normal right away...a great normal I might add! (28 day cycles, ovulating on day 16, 12 day LP)

I'm frightened that it won't work out this way again though, if I go back on. We want to try April/May so I'd probably get off and start charting Feb/March.



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Registered: 03-28-2008
Thu, 07-17-2008 - 11:15am

Well, what kind of BC are you using in the meantime?


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Registered: 03-06-2008
Thu, 07-17-2008 - 11:43am

Hi Jennifer-

My name is Elizabeth (25) and DH and I are waiting to try until later this year/early next year.

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Registered: 07-15-2004
Fri, 07-18-2008 - 12:34pm

DH and I went off BCP a month ago. I was sick and tired of the side effects I was having so we have been using condoms. We won't be TTC until August of next year. I am waiting until my appointment for the year to decide what to do after that. Though I like the idea of not being on the BCP.

If you feel comfortable with doing something other then BCP I would say go for it! You have to do what makes you feel best and what you are comfortable with.

Good luck!

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Registered: 02-15-2008
Fri, 07-18-2008 - 3:44pm

I agree w/ pp.


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Registered: 07-14-2008
Sun, 07-20-2008 - 2:47am

I'm one of those weird people who likes my bcp.

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Tue, 07-22-2008 - 1:58pm
I went off BCP last June and we have used

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