Stopped Taking the Birth Control and No Period for 2 Months...

Updated on July 01, 2010
D.N. asks from Mission Viejo, CA
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Hi all...I stopped taking my pill on May 5th and I have not had a period since then. I have taken pregnancy tests via urine and blood and no baby yet. I got pregnant with 5 yr old within 2 weeks of going off of the pill when i was 20 and in very poor health and now that I am in great health, working out, eating baby and no period. I was taking it for about 4 years and have always had a regular monthly period right on schedule. According to my doctor, if I go a 3rd month with no period, I should go in for a visit. Recently had a pelvic, pap smear and everything came back just fine. Is this normal for a healthy 25 yr old? Any suggestions on what I should be doing, taking, etc to hopefully increase the chances of getting pregnant? Thank you in advance for your responses. :)

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answers from Chicago on

When I was trying to get pregnant, I missed a period. This was very unusual for me, and the doctor didn't know why. I went 8 weeks without one. But, I was given a shot of progesterone to "restart" my cycle. It was just a one time fluke. I was bummed I wasn't pregnant, but shortly thereafter we conceived.

Best of luck to you.

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answers from Phoenix on

BCP's can mess up your hormones. 4 years is a long time to be on the pill. I was on it for 3 1/2 years. My cycles stayed the same but my hormones were out of wack for a while. I'd ask your doctor about what the previous poster mentioned. I've used progesterone cream to balance my hormones. Good luck to you!!

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answers from Birmingham on

After having my son in June of 2004, i started on the depo shot. I was on this shot for 3 years and i had remarried in that time. After coming off the shot in June of 2007, i was told i couldnt get pregnant because my eggs were attaching to the outside of my ovaries and some were rupturing. In June of 2008 i found out i was pregnant with my now 16 month old son. You will be able to have a baby and as far as not having a period now, its because your body is used to that pill telling it when things should happen. When u do start a period it can go on for a couple of weeks. Be patient after ur body gets use to not having that pill it will be able to do what it has to in order for u to conceive....Best of luck to you and your upcoming conception...GOD BLESS =)


answers from Dallas on

all I can say is enjoy not having one and enjoy trying to make another baby!!!



answers from Detroit on

For irregular periods my doctor suggested exercise. (I know, not the most attractive solution.) It actually worked to get me back on track (30 min of walking/jogging about 4 times a week) but I've already fallen off the wagon! Good luck.



answers from Colorado Springs on

Birth control pills are horrible for your body. They totally mess with your hormones. I would think that maybe your hormones are just out of balance and are trying to get back to where they are supposed to be. If you end up going to the doctor, I'd have them check your hormone levels to see where they are. A good naturopath would probably be the route I'd go.


answers from San Diego on

BCPs really can mess up your hormones...the "on schedule" periods you had while on them are completely artificial and not due to natural ovulation. Many young women go on the pill to relieve symptoms of endometriosis, fibroids, heavy bleeding, etc., but the underlying imbalance goes on unchecked while the pill "masks" the symptoms. Once a woman goes off the pill, surprise! The underlying imbalance is still there and needs to be treated with a natural form of medicine to get resolved permanently.

As a healthcare provider in a CAM field, I have seen this happen AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. It worries me, because there is also concern in our field about cancer risks with long-term use of BCPs. Suzanne Somers' recent books contain interviews with leading MDs who also weigh in on this issue.

In your case, the imbalance is probably minor, and a couple of months' treatment with a good local acupuncturist who works with women's health issues and knows their herbal medicine will put your endocrine system back in order and get your menses flowing again. But in the future, you might want to think about other birth control methods that don't interfere with nature.

Best of luck to you!



answers from Chicago on

It will come back. I think you got lucky your first time because they often say that you need to be off of it for at least 6 months or a year before you get regular again.

Try chiropractic and acupuncture. It does wonders for many things! I actually had acupuncture to GET pregnant. Now I don't know if the acupuncture is what did it, but I was only off the pills for 2 months and got pregnant on the first try.

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