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#1 of 4 Old 02-16-2008, 11:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Is anyone else still waiting for AF to start? I went off at the beginning of the year -- my last period started on 12/20. I've been testing regularly and am not pg yet. (Also, I just started to chart (literally today) and TCOYF is on the way from Amazon ...)

Is anyone in the same boat? How long after going off BCP did it take for you to get your period? My dr says it can take months, and without a chart and my period, we're a little in the dark over here ...
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Yeah, and it's a pretty big boat! You should join the TTC #1 in 2008 in our 20's thread, there are several of us there who just went off the pill and are pissed! :

I was on the pill for 10 years straight, until January. I think I am now on CD 32 and have not yet ovulated, from what my temps tell. So by the time I do, my cycle is going to be really long. Other women are on CD 70-80 or something! It is frustrating to not know when you are going to O or get AF. Most of us just want to get AF over already and start fresh with a new cycle.

Sorry that I can't offer much comfort but this- you are not alone, and your doctor is right, it is very common to have off cycles for a while. Especially if your cycles were irregular before you went on the pill. (Mine were just fine before, but the pill messed them up! ) Hope I helped a little.

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Well, it's comforting to know that I'm not alone -- unfortunately for you and the others . I was on the pill for 15 yrs. and went off on Jan 3. I don't really remember what my cycle was like -- pretty regular I think. So frustrating! I keep thinking it coming and ... phantom period.
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"phantom period" I keep having "phantom" ovulation!!!

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