So...as of December 20th. I got off of my birth control (ortho tri cyclen). It made me gain about 4 pounds in a month which was a lot for me. I also broke up with my boyfriend at that time and was no longer going to be in a sexual relationship so I had no need for it. I was only on it for a month. I track my cycles very well. But this past month (January) I didn't notice any ovulation! I usually get that stretchy mucus and a lot of it...but none! It caused me to become scared about pregnancy pretty bad since you dony ovulate while pregnant. Anyway...my cycle was only 23 days long...which was also weird. I just got off my period and again this month I'm not noticing any ovulation. It may be too early...but could getting on and off of birth control cause me to stop ovulating? I just think its strange. I've always been very regular until this whole birth control thing. Thanks.
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It's pretty typical in the first few cycles of the pill, for users to gain a few pounds of water weight. Most often, that goes away once a person's body adjusts to the medication.
It's also typical for it to take a cycle or two -- sometimes more, especially if someone has been on the pill for a while -- for a person to get back to their usual cycle once they go off the pill.
So, I'd not be concerned about any of this. I'd just give your body a couple months to get back to normal.
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