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Bella.ella

336d

This isn’t what I Normally talk about and I’m not sure if anyone has any ideas about it lol. I have pcos so I have been on birth control since I was 13 to help with hormone balance. My periods were a bit irregular so my doctor told me to take it for three months then have a period. It’s been working great until this time. I have been off the pill for four days and no period. I have taken pregnancy test and they are all negative. Could I be pregnant? Am I just going to miss my period this month? Do I need to wait for my period or go back on the pill?

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    • jellybelly22

      315d

      I have PCOS and I don't have a period at all. As long as you are getting the hormones, it's okay to not have a period. As long as you know that your body is capable of it.

    • jellybelly22

      315d

      I have PCOS and I don't have a period at all. As long as you are getting the hormones, it's okay to not have a period. As long as you know that your body is capable of it.

    • Esmae

      330d

      I stopped taking birth control about 3 months ago. But I was on it from ages 18 to 30 and my period literally wouldn't start until day 7, the final day of the inactive pill every single time.

    • Vixie

      336d

      Your body needs to get used to not being on pill!! The gaps between taking pills are not periods but withdrawal symptoms!! I was on pills for 10 years!! Been off it now for 3 as it gave me bad headaches and then got diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension!! One of the risks they dont tell u about in the leaflets!! I cant go bk on it now due to headaches and eyesight!! Xx

      • Bella.ella

        336d

        @Vixie 💕 thank you! I’ll have to look into idiopathic intracranial hypertension. I have never heard about it before and would like to educate myself on it.

      • Ireine

        336d

        @Vixie sorry to hear about your IIH! I got diagnosed with this condition last year, I was off the pill for a year already and just confirmed/diagnosed with PCOS so they think it's hormonal based, but not due to contraception. It's crazy how little research there is into IIH! Sending positive vibes 🫶🏻

        • Bella.ella

          336d

          @Ireine 💕 I would really like to get an iud but I can’t do that till I actually start my period :(

    • Ireine

      336d

      I would follow the usual routine and book in with a GP to dicuss your concerns. You have said you have irregular periods so maybe this time your withdrawal bleed is just that, irregular. If you're older now it might also be worth exploring coming off the pill to see how your body is naturally? I had irregular periods in my teen years but now in my early twenties and off the pill they are settled and regular (just super heavy, thanks pcos 🫠). But of course that might be something you never want to do and that is fine! But just consider speaking to your GP to make sure this is still the best option for you right now and that having no bleed this month is of no concern ❤️

      • Bella.ella

        336d

        @Ireine 💕 thank you so much!

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It's possible that your period is just delayed due to PCOS, as irregular periods are a common symptom. However, it's important to consult with your doctor about your specific situation and whether you should wait for your period or go back on the pill. They can provide guidance based on your medical history and any potential concerns.

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