Birth Control Pills


Posted by Olivia Adams, Mommie-to-be | Posted in Miscellaneous | Posted on 21-05-2010

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I have been on and off birth control pills for over 10 years. When my husband and I got married, we wanted to get a home and be where we wanted in our careers, so we both decided to hold off on kids. Once we had accomplished our goals and did a lot of growing up (getting all the partying and traveling out of our system), we were finally ready.

I made my appointment to see the doctor to get a full check-up. She had advised me to get off the pill and wait about a month; to flush the pill out of my system. I was also on anxiety pills for insomnia, so she told me to get off of those, but we would need to ween away from them slowly. I started eating healthy, well at least 5 days out of the week, and stopped drinking alcohol. If I did drink, it wasn’t more than a glass of wine or beer per week.

6 months passed and I still did not get my period. I was getting worried, so I went to go see my doctor. I was told that if you were on the pill for a long time, sometimes it may take some time to get your period. I was prescribed estrogen pills. I took those for a few days and then it came. I have never been so excited to have my period. After my period was gone, my husband and I started trying.

A few weeks went by and I took a test – negative. I took another one – negative. I wanted to stay optimistic and blamed the tests, so we went to get another box. I can’t believe how expensive these pregnancy tests are – basically $10 a test! I decided to wait a week, maybe I was testing too early. I waited another week and tested, but again, negative. My husband and I were really sad. I know that each time you try, it’s a 25% chance, but as much as we tried in those weeks, you would think?!

I called my doctor and the doctor said to go back on the estrogen pills. I have gone through 3 refills and still, no period. My friend, who is a nurse, told me that it can take up to 2 years. My husband and I are staying positive and praying that I get my period. I can’t help but be discouraged by this. Technically, we have been waiting for about 8-9 months. I am staying positive….