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Birth control to regulate?

Sat May 25, 2013 1:50 pm

Just a little background on me : Lindsey, I'm 23 and have been TTC seriously for fifteen months. I have not been diagnosed with PCOS or endometriosis, dh semen analysis came back great. Literally right after I began TTC my cycles went from 35-40 days to 40-90 days. I think my longest cycle was 100 days. My last visit to the doctor ended in her prescribing me birth control to use for three months in an attempt to shorten/regulate my cycle. At first I didn't want to take it, I mean this lady was trying to take me out of the game for 3 cycles! But, I reluctantly took it after she told me I probably would not receive a bfp with these long cycles anyway. While on the pills I did have AF every 28 days. I just finished my last pack, and I was just wondering if anyone else had similar experiences and how that worked out for them long and short term. Any insight would be great because I am so nervous I'm going to go back to not ovulating until CD 50-75 again.

Re: Birth control to regulate?

Wed May 29, 2013 9:58 pm

Hey I'm kinda in your same boat .... I had mirena for 4 1/2 years had it took out 7 months ago to TTC and I'M had Long cycles 37-70days.... once even bleeding for a whole 30 days..... my new obgyn just prescibed me birthcontrol pills for 3 months also... she told me to take them and hopefulythe next time she sees me I would be pg. Well I started them but I'm so forgetfull in taking pills daily I had to throw awhole pck out. But I do plan on taking the next 2 whole pcks wishing and praying they do regulate me.... never again will I get a iud..... its a curse I think...... gl

Re: Birth control to regulate?

Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:54 pm

GL to you! I'm on CD 7 off the pills and having heavy menses so hopefully that stops and I ovulate!

Re: Birth control to regulate?

Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:41 am

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Re: Birth control to regulate?

Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:51 am

Any update on this? My OB/GYN just recommened the same thing. I have been off OCPs for 8 months and still TTC. My first few cycles off BC were somewhat normal and then slowly spread out to more than 60 days. She thought I was having annovulatory cycles and that the OCP may kickstart me back into a normal cycle. My question is, doesn't it seem backwards to go back on BC while TTC? And I just came off the BC 8 months ago, which obviously didn't work. The only way I can justify it is when I first came off the BC earlier this year we used condoms for 6 weeks because I had traveled to Honduras (thanks Zika). Anyone have success with trying the OCP for 2 or 3 months to regulate?

Re: Birth control to regulate?

Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:11 am


I came off the injection in November and switched to the pill to try and regulate my cycles which have always been irregular unless on BCP, had periods regular whilst on the pill, and stopped in May to ttc. I've had literally no period for 19 weeks until this Thursday when I had very light, scanty bleeding (foolishly dared to hope it could be implantation but fairly sure that's a no now). Like you I've had bloods etc done, PCOS and things have been ruled out, all came back fine, doctors aren't prepared to do anything unless I missed a period for 6 months. So for me, BCP to regulate didn't work, but I hope you have better luck (or better GPs) than I!

Re: Birth control to regulate?

Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:05 pm

There is other ways to help regulate your cycle other than stopping or putting you out of the game. Definitly look into fertility vitamins. I have been taking COVCEIVEEASY for 2 months and I am back to my regular cycle. 28-30 days. I got this because I recently had a huge change inmy cycle. it went from 27-29 to 28-39 days I missed my period by two weeks and thought oh yes but boom here come AF. So I started taking these pills and it helped me so much I am on my second order of them. They come with a gift like 20 hcg test or 20 preg tests or split in half and a thermometer to track temp.

I am not sure if this will be of any help but I have heard all these women getting on birth control to regulate cycles and there are other ways.


Hope this helps and I hope your cycles start to get better for you and your chances of conceiving. Throwing baby dust your way .*.*.*
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