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Hi everyone. Ever since I first got my period, it has never been regular. My cycle usually varies from 1-4 months. When I was on the pill, I was like clockwork. My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June. I got off the pill in mid-June and I have not gotten my period since! It is freaking me out because It has been 6 months. I know that my body needs time to adjust after the pill and all, but it is making me nervous. I'm also afraid that because of my irregular cycle (or lack thereof) we will have a hard time conceiving. Have any of you had a similar situation? Were you still able to conceive without fertility treatments? I went to the dr. in August but they told me to wait and see. I will be going to the dr. in a few weeks to get it checked it out.

Mackenzie AK

Senior Member
Almost a year

it took us to conceive, and I was much like you. I had not had a period for I think it was 8 months and I got pregnant at about month 6 of not having a period. I was pleasantly surprised when I went to the doctor and found out I was that far along. I was really going in to talk about fertility issues. Most doctors wilnot do anything until you have been trying for a year. Good luck and be patient, I was in your boat once :)



Hi, I have experienced a similar experience. I was put on the pill to regulate my periods when I was 18. I was on the pill until June, when I went off it to conceive. I had a period every month, but it was never when it was suppose to be. We started trying to conceive in mid Sept. and I just found out last week that I am pregnant. So, it can happen even if you are irregular. Good Luck!


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:s) I had very regular periods on the pill also. I just recently (beginning of October) got off of the pill. I did not have a period until the end of November and it was really freaking me out. I felt crazy on the inside, like I had the worst PMS ever. My husband and I are not trying to conceive yet, but will be next summer. I wanted to get my body "back to normal" after being on the pill for over 8 years. Before I finally started, I called my doctor and they said to wait as long as 6 months. If I did not start within 6 months, they told me to call back for an appointment to get checked out. My sister (who goes to a different gyno.) had the same problem and they gave her a pill (some type of hormone) to make her start her period. She now has two children (3 1/2 and almost 1). It took her about a year to conceive each. Best of luck to you!
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Mrs. Z in FL

New Member
What my doctor told me....

My doctor told me if you did not have a regular period before getting on the pill, it will be harder to get pregnant. She told me it has nothing to do with getting off of the pill. She told me that even with regular cycles 20% of women don't concieve the 1st year. Good luck to you. I am also trying to concieve. I have a 33 day cycle, rather than a 28 day. No luck yet. Maybe I shoud get ovulation tests? Have you tried these?


ovulation tests

When I went to the Dr. the first time, she told me to keep track of my basal body temperature because that is a reliable indicator of ovulation. Is this what you're talking about? I've been keeping track, but what scares me is that my basal body temperature has been pretty much stagnant the whole 6 months! I'm hoping to get some more answers when I go to the Dr. in 2 weeks. Also, I was doing some research and I'm afraid that I may be at risk for polycystic ovaries. Does anyone have any experiences/information about this?


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have you read the book "Taking Charge of your Fertility"? I really recommend it. There is also a good website based on the book. Have you been charting? Do you know if you are ovulating? I recommend the fertility friend website for help with that.

The first step would be to chart== take your basal body temp every morning (you can get a bb thermometer at Wal-Mart-do not use a regular themermometer) first thing, before you even get out of bed. Chart the temps, you can do this on the www.fertilityfriend.com site for free.

You can also check your cervical mucus to see if you are ovulating. TCOYF will really help with that.

After you figure out whether or not you are ovulating, you can do more to conceive. Some ovulating inducting medication may be necessary.

Good luck and baby dust to you!