How long until I'm "normal" after quitting BC?
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KP1985 posted:
Hello!
I am a relatively healthy 28 year old mom of three who recently stopped taking my birth control pill (a Spanish contraceptive sort of like Ortho-tri-cyclen).

Last month, my period was a week later than I thought it would be, came at like 35 days. This month, I am at about 32 days and still nothing. For my whole life, I have been a very regular every 28 days girl, pill or no pill...

I live in Spain, and here the pregnancy tests cost about 15-20 Euros for one... not like Walmart.

So, what I'm asking is: is it normal to have two late periods after stopping a bc pill? Or is it not normal, and I should just bite the bullet and buy a test?
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tlkittycat1968 responded:
Yes, it's normal. While on the pill, it was the hormones in the pill that determined when you bled, not your body. When you take away those hormones, it can take a bit for your body to figure out how to regulate its own hormones and until then, you will be irregular, having late or missed periods.