Posted by: Carin | 2003/12/16

Irregular periods after stopping the Pill

Hi there,

I have been reading through the forums and noticed that people who have been on the injection contraceptive often take months before their periods become regular again. Is this the same for stopping the Pill?

I stopped the Pill on 22 Aug (to try and fall pregnant) and so far have only had 1 period on 5 Oct. That means it has now been 71 days since my last period! I have taken 2 home pregnancy tests and both were negative. Also don't have any pregnancy symptoms. My periods were fairly regular before starting the Pill (about 9 years ago)

Is this something to be concerned about? I have my annual Gynae appointment booked for 26 Jan, but want to know if I should try and get an appointment sooner.

Many thanks

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You may have irregular periods for up to three month after stopping the Pill. If you are seeing your gynaecologist next month, there is no need for an earlier appointment.

Best wishes

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Our users say:
Posted by: Jen | 2003/12/17

I went off Triphasil in March and since then had only one period. Went to the Gynae and was diagnosed with PCOS (high testosterone levels). Am now on Glucophage but does not seem to be working. I also had fairly regular periods before going on Triphasil about 8 years ago.

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Posted by: Pieks | 2003/12/17

Same with me. I was on Tripasil for almost 6 years, stopped taking it in August and since then only had 1 period.

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Posted by: KT | 2003/12/16

I didn't have my period for about 4 months after I stopped taking the Pill. I think it's fairly normal for this to happen.

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Posted by: Marlese | 2003/12/16


I have the same problem. I stopped using the Pill on 29th September and so far also only 1 perion on 3rd November. I am now on day 44 and still no period. I took a home pregnancy test a week ago and it was negative.


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