35 days after stopping BC pills and last period

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35 days after stopping BC pills and last period
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Mon, 07-08-2013 - 9:28pm

I stopped BC pills (skipped last pill even) and got my last period on Tuesday, June 4. It lasted 4-5 days. My husband and I had sex a lot last month Wink I am now on day 35 as of tomorrow and still no period.  Ive taken an at-home test today and it came out negative.  Just wondering if that is common, and if I should see my doctor for a blood test?  I really have no idea when I ovulated since it was my first month off BC pills. The last time I went off pills was a few years ago and my period didnt take this long to arrive, so its not very normal to be at 35 days and no period.  I was always 28-30. Any ideas/suggestions appreciated! Smile No symptoms as of yet.

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 12:00am

Well I can't answer your question but I'm in the same boat as you (kind of).  31 days since last period, first month off birth control, lots of sex last month ;-), took an at home test yesterday with a negative result!  I've had weird "symptoms" but I can't really call them symptoms since I've been on the pill for 14 years and don't really know what it feels like to not be on the pill  (other than for two months a year ago when my period came 28 days apart as it did when I was on the pill,, but then I went right back on).  Mid-cycle I had two days of cramping and my ta-ta's have been tender the past couple weeks... When I was on the pill I never had cramps and I would be tender the week before my period but it would ease off about 5 days before it started.  I've been really tired the past few days but that's it.  I'm going to wait till next weekend to see what happens and test again, but this is my first time logging in and I saw your post and it sounded so familiar I had to reply.  :-)  Good luck!

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 1:50pm
Keep me posted on what happens with you! :) I am trying to wait a few more days and re-test. Ovulating late after coming off BC pills is the only thing I can think of for the cause. If I still have no positive at 6 weeks from last period I might make a doctors appointment and have a blood test done since Ive never gone this long without a period. Will keep you posted!
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:15pm
Is it common to have delayed ovulation after coming off the pill? It's so hard to wait to test again!!! Let me know when you do! :-)
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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 7:40am
From what Ive read, ovulation can take some time to be back on track. So, if I ovulated later and did indeed conceive, then implantation wouldn't have happened until later too and my tests wouldn't be showing positives yet. Make sense? Or this is just a weird cycle being off the pill and I'm not pregnant! I still have no symptoms (sore boobs, nausea, etc). I did however have a very weird moment last night when I couldn't figure out if I needed to cook the chicken in the pan first or peppers to make fajitas! Seriously....my brain just stopped. And after I did it wrong, I started tearing up. Who cries over CHICKEN?!?! I haven't cried in awhile and then I do over a brain lapse on chicken.... :-) I'm already scared to think what my brain will be like when I'm full blown pregnant!
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Fri, 07-12-2013 - 12:15am
LOL!!! Chicken - that's too funny!!! :-) I wasn't sure how ovulation would work after coming off the pill, I think I was kind of assuming it would take a while for me to start ovulating... And I really didn't think I'd be waiting and waiting and waiting our first month of trying! My boobs are still tender and my boobs are bigger, but they do sometimes get bigger during my cycle. They're not usually tender this long and I'm still just exhausted, but tonight I have a cramp so my hopes are waning. :-( If I don't get my period I'm going to test again Sunday! How are you? Any more foul-related tears? ;-)
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Fri, 07-12-2013 - 12:16am
Oh, and I've also been irritable the past couple days.... But that could be exhaustion or PMS, who knows!!! This is so confusing!!!! :-P
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Sat, 07-13-2013 - 1:04pm
Well no news still. No period, and no positive. But I haven't taken any tests for a few days now. I decided to put it off until next week. If I have no answer still by the end of the week I may see my doctor just to make sure everything is ok since that will be about 45 days late then. Its frustrating having no idea what is going on with my body, but I'm trying not to stress and just enjoy the process :) Please post what your results are tomorrow! We seem to be both in the waiting stage. Crossing my fingers for you!
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Sun, 07-14-2013 - 1:25pm
OMG OMG OMG! I am..... pregnant!!!! I did the test this morning and the test line showed up right away so I thought it was negative, and then slowly right before my eyes the second line appeared, so faint that at first I thought I was imagining it!!! Then it gradually got darker and there's no mistaking it! OMG! I've never been so excited and terrified all at the same time! I really didn't expect this to happen on the first cycle off BC! :-D I'm so hopeful for you! Make sure you test with your first morning urine, and if that comes back negative maybe the blood test will be more accurate for you! Or maybe your cycle's wonky and you've ovulated really, really late. Regardless I hope you will keep me posted as I will check back in. :-) I'm sending you LOTS of positive energy in the hopes that soon you will be writing with good news! :-D
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Mon, 07-15-2013 - 8:29pm

WOW!!!!! That is incredible!!!! Im a little jealous ;) hehe. But really, so awesome!!  It probably is crazy to be pregnant so fast after stopping the pill Im sure, but count your blessings  :) You are now on your way to a little angel of your own!  So happy for you! I am in te limbo period still.....no period and no positive.  I took a test this mornin.  The way I see it now is I could be ovulating at any point since I last had my period (42 days now!), so I guess I could get prengant any day too! Trying to see the positive ;)

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Mon, 07-15-2013 - 8:29pm

WOW!!!!! That is incredible!!!! Im a little jealous ;) hehe. But really, so awesome!!  It probably is crazy to be pregnant so fast after stopping the pill Im sure, but count your blessings  :) You are now on your way to a little angel of your own!  So happy for you! I am in te limbo period still.....no period and no positive.  I took a test this mornin.  The way I see it now is I could be ovulating at any point since I last had my period (42 days now!), so I guess I could get prengant any day too! Trying to see the positive ;)

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