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Coming off of BC

I've been off of my bc (orthotricyclin lo) for a month now (well, a month and a half if you count from the placebo week and my last AF). I would have gotten my AF this week, but I know it takes a while for your system to go back to normal....

How long did it take (if you've gone through the same thing) for your cycle to go back to normal? What were some side effects you've had?

(I was on it for 2 1/2 years, if that matters)

I'm just getting kind of discouraged reading people saying it permanently messed up their ovulation and all that, and was hoping to hear better sounding stuff from you ladies here....


Asked by Anonymous at 1:45 AM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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Answers (7)
  • I would start taking prenatal vitamins for a month before i start trying.

    Answer by DACIA79 at 8:02 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • My sis in law was on that same bc and she got her af normally and got prego 3 months after stopping it

    Answer by Candie2008 at 1:51 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • haha, that makes me feel a little better. :)

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:28 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I went off BC after being on it for 10 years, it took 3 cycles before I was having a normal period . I started using a OPK a month after that and was ovulating normally.

    Answer by wood1980 at 11:02 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • i took this same med for about 5yrs and i totally messed up my cycles and ended up having to take fertility meds to get straightend back out

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 7:08 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • good luck

    Answer by san78 at 7:11 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Thanks everyone!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:29 AM on Aug. 16, 2010