I went off my birth control pill 3 months ago. First period after being off the pill came on time(28 day cycle). My blood was bright red and lasted for 4 days. second period was 4 days late and lasted about 4-5 days. this month I am 12 days late. I have taken 3 pregnancy test (clear blue easy)all negative. and now my nipples are sore. What should I do??? I am waiting on my insurance to kick in.
You're more than likely fine. Remember, when on the pill, the hormones in the pill determined when you bled, not your body. When going off the pill, it can take your body several months (and in rare cases up to a year) to learn how to regulate its own hormones and until then, you will be irregular.
Also, if your period before going on the pill was irregular, you will got back to that pattern.
It can take a while for your body to adjust to life without these extra hormones. Many women do not experience any menstruation for several months (and, in some cases, up to a year) after they stop the birth control.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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