| | Longer cycles after quiting the pill
I stopped taking the pill in March and had one regular period almost immediately after. Since then, I've had the requisite amount of periods, but my cycles are almost twice as long as they were prior to going on the pill (my natural cycle was a good 28 days, on the money, regular since day one). Now, I think I average between 40 to 45 days between periods. My doc said that this is normal and to give it a year for my body to get back onto track, but I'm still concerned. It seems like my PMS symptoms arrive about 2 weeks into my cycle and just get progressively worse until my period finally starts, some 3 weeks later. Another annoying thing is that it *feels* like I'm starting my period for about a week to two weeks before any bleeding actually happens. I'll get cramps, bloating and it will feel like something is actually happening, but when I check, there's nothing there!
Does anyone have any advice on how to help get my periods back on track?