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Effects of quitting birth control pills

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I've been taking the contraception pill Cilest for almost 2 years. My husband and I have decided to try for our first child, he is also 23. I stopped taking my pill on day 9 of my last pack (11th December) and on the 14th I had a bleed that lasted only 2 days. We've continued to have intercourse daily as when I was on the pill. Was this bleed because I stopped taking the pack partway through? And could it be classed as a "true period"?

Also, I've started to feel very tired, bloated and very thirsty over the last week. Is there a chance I could already be pregnant? Or are these side effects of coming off the pill? If so when would I be likely to ovulate and have my next period??


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replied December 29th, 2008
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A5187

When you stop taking birth control pills, vaginal bleeding occurs several days after. The symptoms you reported are connected with the process of ceasing to take the pill. It usually takes 3 to 6 months to re-establish the regular menstrual cycle. However, in very rare cases it might be regulated earlier, and you might become pregnant earlier, too.

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replied May 7th, 2009
My mentstrual cycle has always been 36 to 42 days. I quit taking the pill in July 2008 and my last period was in January 2009. I have not had my period now for 3 months and I have done 6 pregnancy tests and I am not pregnant. Is it possible that my hormone levels are still out of whack from taking the pill? This has happened before when I had quit taking the pill and I had an Ultrasound and blood workup done for thyroid problems. They were normal. Can you please tell me how long it could take for my period to start again.

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