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Been off the pill 2 years, periods still not as regular as they were before... - September 14th 2014, 01:14 PM

From my first period at age 13, I always had a very regular cycle. 29 days - I knew my period's arrival down to a day.

I was on various different brands of contraceptive pills from the age of 18 to 21.

I've been off the pill altogether now for over two years and I know it can take a while for your body to settle back into a rhythm, but I feel like mine still hasn't. I'm still getting my period every month but I expected to be as regular as I always was and it's still jumping around the place. I just got it yesterday - 3 weeks after the last one.

I spent the summer living with three other girls and I considered that I might have briefly synced up with them which could have altered the dates, but they're all on the pill themselves so I'm not sure if that would have the same effect...

I know obviously the best person to talk to would be a doctor, if I'm really concerned, but I'm not concerned enough to spend the money on that just yet. Just wanted to see if you guys had any opinions.

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Re: Been off the pill 2 years, periods still not as regular as they were before... - September 14th 2014, 10:28 PM

Hey there,

The pill can definitely affect your cycle for *at least* a couple of months after you stop. Have you noticed any changes in the length of flow, or is it just the fact that it's not coming on cue?

As you know, seeing a doctor would give you the most educated answer, but I have a feeling that they would have you wait it out a couple more months anyway, unless there's some sort of terribly alarming symptoms that go with it.

In conclusion, wait it to straighten out a few months. If you notice any other changes in the mean time, consult a doctor.

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Re: Been off the pill 2 years, periods still not as regular as they were before... - September 15th 2014, 05:21 AM

I think it could be other things besides birth control pills. Stress, diet, weight, and many other factors can influence the regularity of your period. Besides, 28 days is not the only ideal. As long as it's coming monthly, it honestly isn't "out-of-norm" or unhealthy. However, if it does seem weird to you, you should bring it up with your gynecologist, but it seems fairly normal to me.

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