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Old 08-03-2003, 06:29 AM   #1
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I quit my BCP's in Jan 2003. Haven't had a period yet. Was on the pills for 15 years. I am 34 and TTC. I was diagnosed as hypothyroid in April. Have had 3 high FSH tests and been having hot flashes that are sometimes severe and sometimes just a warmth.

My thyroid is slowly returning to normal...but two OB's dx me as "menopausal". One REALLY wants me to go to the IVF program he is affiliated with.

I am trying acupuncture and herbs for now. How long has it taken for your period to return for some of you gals who've had long term BCP use? Anyone had any success with using "natural" treatments to help get your hormones straightened out?


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Old 08-03-2003, 04:47 PM   #2
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I have never been on birth control but I have heard it can take quite a while for your body to adjust once off them. Also thyroid problems can greatly affect your ability to become pregnant and if you do you will need to watch your thyroid levels very closely as pregnancy can throw that out of whack.
I think the natural approach to getting things in balance is better, although it may take a little longer so hang in there.

Old 08-03-2003, 05:52 PM   #3
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I was on and birth control for two years. When I went off of them, it took a while for me to get a period. I think it was about 3 months. Then I didn't have another one for 2 more months, and I'm still not very regular. So I wouldn't worry about it. My doctor said it can take up to 6 months for periods to return after the pill.


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Since your hormones are elevated you could be starting an early menopause. Give it a few more months and if you still don't get your period then see the doc and have him check things out again and possibly recommend a fertility specialist or perhaps a thorough exam by an endocrinologist to be sure everything is ok.

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