Coming Off The Pill

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rachael childs - May 16

Hi, I'm new on this forum..so would appreciate any help. I came off the pill just 2 weeks ago, because me and my husband want to start for a family, I've been on the pill since I was 16, I am now 29. (along time yes)! But this past week have been experiencing mild cramps in my lower ab, but just last night, these cramps got worse, plus a back ache!..nice!..also want to keep snacking etc! just wanted to know if this was normal? also I have a huge belly full of bloatness! which isn't very nice. ;0( Please somebody help? Rachael x

 

j. - May 16

Hi Rachel...i don't know if our situations are similar, but 2 weeks ago, I did miss 3 active pills in a row and decided to stop and wait til my new pack. The end of last week I too felt so much pressure in my lower ab. It even woke me up one morning, that's how bad it got. It's gone now, but I have noticed my nipples are more sensitive and have been erect continuously. Yesterday I did get aches in my lower back off and on....that's it. I suspect your af is due at the end of the month right? So is mine, so we'll see what happens....

 

VenusdiMilo - May 16

Hi Rachael, it sounds to me like hormonal changes going on from getting off the pill. I went through that when I got off the pill in Dec, 05. Have you been temping? Do you know if you “O” after you stopped the pill? When was your last period? Hang tight and if you don’t get your period at the end of the month then I would say take a HPT to ease your mind. Good luck!

 

kellie - May 16

You will experience all kind of weird things when you have been on the pill a long time. I just came off after 8 years and although I have felt MUCH better without all of those extra pill hormones messing me up, my periods have been a mess. My cycles have ranged from 20-30 days each month, and last month I didn't have one at all! I have taken many tests and I am not pregnant, so I am just waiting to see what happens this month. So, don't worry if anything weird happens, it takes a while for your body to adjust. BTW, I'm 29 too.

 

tritty - May 16

Like all of you, I too am in the same boat. I had alot of strange changes in my body last month (bloating, cramping, light spotting instead of a period, constipation, etc.) anyhow, i thought that i might be pg. The blood test and sever hpt's came back bfn so i'm not pg. I went off the pill when these things started happening just in case i might be pg. Now I'm having very sore nipples (sometimes they feel like someone is pinching them--not pleasant). I'm still very tired, constipation is still a problem but i'm not as bloated as i was. i'm a__suming these are all hormonal changed from coming off of the pill after using it for 5 years. when you're trying to get pregnant it's easy to let your mind take over and make every little ache and pain into a "pregnancy symptom." I wish the best for you, especially if you really want a baby, just take things one day at a time and if you miss your next period you'll know what to do next....test! Keep us posted!

 

Emma2 - May 16

I got off the pill August 2005 and I suspect that I did not ovulate until Jan 2006.

 

autumn85 - May 16

i am kinda in the same situation. i came off the pill 3 weeks ago and i am pretty sure that i am about 5 dpo. i also have been having some pressure in my lower abdomen and been more hungry than usual. i think it is too early for me to have any signs though isnt it? if i get af it should be the end of this month

 

autumn85 - May 16

oh and i was only on the pill for about a year... i dont know if that makes any difference though

 

rachael childs - May 16

Hi guys, thank you so much for all your information! its nice to know, there others experiencing the same things..;0) You knw what its like though, I mean i've read that you don't get symtoms until at least a week or 2 after you have missed a period! and its only been 2 weeks since I came off the pill. seems silly now I asked. but like you say tritty, when you want to get pg, every symptom I'm convinced I am! ;0( ..I'll keep you posted. thanks xxxx

 

rachael childs - May 16

Autumn 85, what other symtoms have you been having then? how come your conviced your 5dpo?.

 

rachael childs - May 16

Hi J, wow wounds like we ar ein the same boat, both 2 weeks off! and you've had the same pains as me! what a relief! last night, when it decided to get worse! my glands decided to come up with a sore throat also! mad isn't it, guess its your body's way of fighting the pain! keep me posted wont you!..how long did you pains last?? mine have been 2 days bad now. do you think its nearly over?.

 

autumn85 - May 16

well i mean nothing major...some headaches and the whole really hungry thing. i have had some cravings but i dont know if that is just because thats what i felt like eating or what. i think i am 5 dpo because i charted from my last period and thats when i should have been ovulating. i also think i had some ovulation pains last week so i am hoping!

 

autumn85 - May 16

i have had a lot of pressure though in the past few days

 

rachael childs - May 16

Autum85, i'm not being funny, but I just checked when I was ovulating and it was around the 10th! so I'm 5 days past ovulating too! how weird!. either that is a sign? or its about the time, when your body realises it doesn't have the fake hormones in your body?, then the pains begin?. I'm really not hot on all this stuff!..should of read more when I was younger I think!!..how old are you then??. good luck to you also. fingers cross for us both! xx

 

autumn85 - May 16

i am 20 almost 21. my fiance is 27 and we are hoping that it is going to happen fast! good luck to you too! it said that you can test the 21...next sunday so maybe we can wait together!

 

rachael childs - May 16

Bless you, my husband can't wait to be a daddy too! although we really can't afford it, but we realise "there never is going to a good time" what what the heck! my husband is 37 this year..so he really doesn't want to be an old daddy!. bless him. Ok sunday the 21st it is then!. Tesco's do cheap tests!. 2 for £7. Bargain!. x

 

autumn85 - May 16

i ordered some off of ebay....10 for $6 so i am good to go! yea we feel the same way. we are waiting to hear from the gov't because he is getting a job with the faa to be an air traffic controller. once he gets it we will be doing ALOT better financially. he feels the same way that he doesnt want to be too old to enjoy his children!

 

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