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Sudden Period Stop

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:54 pm
by WillowTree
Hi all,

Has anyone had experience or heard of someone's period stopping suddenly after stopping birth control?

I'm self diagnosed PCOS
I had been on birth control for three or four years. During this time my period was regular, due to the pills I guess. I stopped taking it in February and since then my period has been very regular, every thirty days. This month, seven months later, my period just stopped. I'm four days late at this point. We've been ttc, but I have been having a very hard time with tracking and had basically concluded that I'm not ovulating at all(I have a dr's appointment later this month to deal with that). I took a PT two days ago, just in case and got a BFN. I know that a lack of period is common in PCOS. I guess I'm just thrown off that it stopped so suddenly. One more problem to deal with in this journey.

Has anyone had this happen before?

Re: Sudden Period Stop

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:29 pm
by BeeCee33
What makes you think you aren't ovulating? While I've heard stories of people with regular periods having PCOS, it's usually due to weak ovulation, not no ovulation, since ovulation and the subsequent rise and fall of progesterone is what triggers you to bleed. My guess is that you are ovulating and this cycle you ovulated later than usual.