Recently stopped birth control

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I'm 25 years old. I've been on birth control since I was I believe 21 or 22. Last month I decided to stop taking my pills. I stopped taking them in the middle of the pack. After I stopped taking them, my period started 2 days later. Everything was like how it used to be before the pills, bad cramps, bloating, and it lasted 6 days as opposed to the 3 days it would last on the pill. Anyways, it is now around the time my period would normally start when I was taking them. My period hasn't started but I've been getting very sharp pains in my abdomen. It's like cramps x10. But like I said, no period. I always get up and go to the bathroom to see if started because it's unusually moist down there, but nothing. What does that mean? Is that a sign of pregnancy? Or is that just how my body is reacting to coming off the pill.


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    Hi lovlee.... when I came of the pill years ago to start a family, it took a while for my periods to get regular again, what I can remember is that it's like missing a pill, you can become pregnant. .. If you've been "busy" since stopping your pill I'd do a test.... if you are then I'm not sure if congrats are in order or not? ? If defo do a test xxx
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    Your body's response is actually pretty normal for stopping hormones, especially in the middle of the pack. It probably would have been an easier transition if you had completed your pack, started your period and then just didn't start a new pack. However, regular periods are the gift of birth control. Before I started birth control my periods were very irregular and there are many factors that count for that.

    I'm not going to tell you aren't pregnant, my comments are a general statement made without knowledge of if you have been sexually active since you stopped the pill or what your periods were like in terms of regularity before you started the pill.

    If you have been sexually active, take a pregnancy test to be sure. However, your body is capable of getting pregnant even on birth control so of course, now that you are off, it could be a possibility.

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    Yes. Still getting the bad cramps. And it's not like a normal cramp. It's like a sharp pain. It lasts for like a minute then it goes away. It's been happening the past 2 days
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