No period after coming off the pill

by Kat
(London)

I'm 36. In December 2010 I stopped taking the pill. My first two periods were ok (27 and 29 day cycles), the third cycle was 79 days long and I'm currently on day 138!!!

I want to use progesterone cream to kick-start my system again but I'm confused about how to use it. Should I use it for 14 days or 21 days? I would be very grateful for your advise. Many thanks.

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Oct 03, 2011
No period after coming off the pill
by: Wray

Hi Kat All Contraceptives have the potential to disrupt the body. I'm relieved you've come off it. The normal luteal phase is 12-14 days long, it always occurs from ovulation to bleeding. This is when progesterone should be used, for more info see our page on How to use progesterone cream. Having said that, I would suggest you use it daily for 2-3 months until stable. Progesterone can upset the cycle when first using it, and if excess oestrogen is present, Oestrogen Dominance can also occur. I recommend 100-200mg progesterone per day, more if symptoms are severe. You might like to read Annette's comments, she was on the pill for 15 years, and had a tough time trying to come right, see here and here. As you live in the UK, please have a vitamin D test done. Most people living there have too low a level, not enough sun! See here, here, here, here, here and here. For more info on testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Birmingham Hospital now do assays in kit form for only £20. But please ignore their 50nmol/L as adequate, it's far too low. According to vitamin D specialists it should be 175-250nmol/L. Jo on Vitamin D Links can give you more advise. But vitamin D is vital for normal ovarian function, particularly ovulation. Take care Wray

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