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Old 08-25-2011, 12:43 PM   #8
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It can take a while for your periods to really get back to normal, I think it took my friend about a year to fully be back to normal.

I recently was off BC for 3 months by accident (didn't order my refill in time...won't do that again!) but I was off of it for so long because I never got my period in those 3 months. Finally, I went to the doctor and she said as long as a pregnancy test came back negative, I could start back up immediately. So I have no idea how long it would have taken for me to finally get a period. FWIW, I went on BC at 19 and before that my periods were anywhere from every 30-60 days, so they've never been regular.
Thanks Jaynee.

I went on BC at 18 for contraceptive purposes. My cycles started on or about the 20th of every month. I never tracked because it wasn't terribly important to me (like it is now!), but I do know it was the 20th, so my cycles were likely 29-31 days. I am just hoping they return to that quickly.
How important is it to you to know exactly when you conceive? (To me, that's very important as it can really help with issues that may arise re: the timing of your pregnancy - to know when you are actually full-term, post-dates etc. and to not have issues with ultrasounds and measurements being wrong.) I say that because you could ovulate at any time and then only find out you are pregnant later, so I'd probably use a barrier method until I get a period so I can chart - in fact I'd even advise charting a cycle or two first if you're not in a rush before actually consciously trying.
I would like to know when I conceive, but it isn't something I've considered in terms of the issues you raise. I will think about that though.

I'm not in a rush, but I wouldn't be upset if it happened sooner rather than later. I've looked into BBT and CM charting and Ovulation predictor kits. I think I will probably try one or the other once my period starts.

I used to get ovulation pains before I went on BC, so I suspect I will get them again, which is good for this whole process as well.
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