1st Month Off BCP What Can I Expect

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oz - April 18

We arent ttc just yet (hopefully soon as some f you may know from prev posts) & i know you girls are pretty helpful so i thought i would ask this question- Im 26 and have decided to stop the bcp after being on it for 8 years. I know everyone is different etc but i was just wondering what changes you may have noticed when you stopped taking the bcp. I have been on it for soo long with no breaks so im just sure i recall what my normal cycle was or what i felt like before i was on it. I was wondering if anyones libido went up, or if your AF got longer/shorter? Thanks in advance xx

 

oz - April 18

OOPS it was suppose to read "im just not sure what my normal cycle ..."

 

Erin1979 - April 18

When dh and I got married, I went off the pill. The first thing I noticed was irregular periods (some shorter, longer, heavier etc.) and LOTS of cramping! I never had cramps like these when I was on the pill. But after a few cycles, everything started to be more normal(just cramps still). My girlfriend got pg after being off BC for one month, so ya never know!! I also gained about 10 lbs right after I came off the pill....I know a lot of people who say they lost weight though. Again, I didn't notice an increase or decrease in libido, but my neighbour has no s_x drive when she is on the pill....could be a connection. GOOD LUCK!!!

 

Jen - April 18

Oz, I had went off the pill after being on it for 5 years. I didn't now what to expect. For a while I had 15 days cycles and I hated that! Then I had a 32 day cycle and then they regulated. After 4-1/2 months I got pregnant with my first. I am due October 1st (at least for now). I too gained 10 lbs after stopping the pill which I guess was pay back because everyone said I would gain weight when I started the pill but never did. Good luck.

 

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