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5 weeks off pill why do I have no period?

Asked by Xkitsume (23points) August 30th, 2012

Hello, I am 21 years old and have been on the pill for 3 years. I am not sexually active anymore. I stopped last month on the 28th got my with drawl on the 1st of August. And I believe I ovulated near Aug.18th. Its been nearly two weeks since I believe I did ovulate. I am experiencing sore nipples which I would normally get a few days prior to my period. and mild cramping (I think. I also get stomach problems too so hard to tell) off and on. Does it seem probable my period is on its way or are these just side affects? I realize it can take up to X amount of months before my body gets back to normal however I am really sure I ovulated. Could anyone help? Just want to feel normal again. Has anyone hear got their period about a month after stopping the pill?

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Earthgirl's avatar

From a trusted source
“If you plan to have a baby, how soon after stopping the birth control pill can you conceive?

After you stop taking the pill, you may have only a two-week delay before you ovulate again. Your period would follow about four to six weeks after you take the last pill. Once ovulation resumes, you can become pregnant. If this happens during your first cycle off the pill, you may not have a period at all.
What happens if you stop taking the birth control pill but your period doesn’t resume?

If don’t get a period for several months, you may have what’s known as post-pill amenorrhea. The pill prevents your body from making hormones involved in ovulation and menstruation. When you stop taking the pill, it can take some time for your body to return to normal production of these hormones.

Typically, your period should start again within three months after you stop taking the pill. But some women, especially those who took the pill to regulate their menstrual cycles, may not have a period for many months.

If you don’t have a period within three months, take a pregnancy test to make sure you’re not pregnant and then see your doctor.”

I guess you can ovulate and yet not have your period right away. It might be a transitional thing. What makes you think you ovulated?

I know that it took me a long time to resume my periods after I stopped but I was 12 years older than you when I did. I was worried and finally scheduled an appointment with tthe gynecologist to find out if I needed tests. Wouldn’t you know, I got my period 2 days before I went to the doctor! I went anyways and they told me that the fertility tests were really expensive so as long as I had resumed I shouldn’t worry. They told me to get them done if I was married and ready to get pregnant. Just give it a little time and if you don’t resume in a few months you may want to get checked out. Most likely everything is good. :)

creative1's avatar

All of the hormones can mess up your system and can take a while to fully come out. Give it a bit of time if you need peace of mind I would just call my gynocologist and confirm everything thing is normal and what you should look for and if you need to be seen.

tedd's avatar

My g/f didn’t get hers for almost a month and a half after stopping.

I wouldn’t worry too much yet.

deni's avatar

Its on its way, the pill throws everything off and your periods for a long time after can be irregular. I was on it for 2 years, stopped taking it 8 months ago now and have still been having irregular periods. Don’t worry about it, especially if you know you aren’t pregnant.

desiree333's avatar

I stopped taking my birth control (Yaz) and after 3 months or so I still never got my period and I never did. I decided to go back on it at the beginning of the month. I should get my period in about 5 days according to the pills, but we’ll see if that even happens..

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