I am due my period today, but it hasn't yet arrived. I am regular as clockwork as always- first thing in the morning as soon as I get up (5/6am), sometimes even in the early hours in the morning that it wakes me up with cramps. It is very very rarely late or this late, or even early. (Last month though I was a day early, which panicked me a bit because it caught me unawares! Please note though, that last months' period for me was my last withdrawal bleed during the 7 day break from my pill then I never went back on it). I finished my pill safely and at the end of the pack and was careful having sex with my OH using condoms a few weeks to a month before I came off it, as mentioned later on in this thread.
I have been feeling a little strange lately, I had abdominal cramps/twinges last week for about 3/4 days but nothing painful though or anything that alarmed me greatly (I usually experience things similar to this a day or two before my period to warn me that it's on it's way bit found it strange at almost a week early), I've also been quite tired, more hungry as usual and been having more toilet trips during the day but particularly at night. I have recently been put on long term a/b for interstitial cystitis as a prevention aid, but even so, it's still alot of toilet trips even for me with such a sensitive and overactive bladder. I know that these symptoms could be related to anything and not just pregnancy, I do work long hours so I could just be tired, but I get used to it and can usually overcome it. I do generally eat alot but even more so lately.
The thing is I can't possibly be pregnant, I came off the pill (cilest) a month ago now due to me wanting to have a break from it and experience my body as it really is, and I am due an operation later this week for removal of a cervical ectropion of which may come back if I continue to take the pill.
Since a couple months ago, me and my OH have used condoms even whilst I was still on the pill as I was still in two minds as to what I wanted to do until eventually deciding to come off it altogether, and as far as I know, none of them have split as we do check afterwards and are always careful with them. I was always careful with my pill, I very rarely, if ever forgot to take it, sometimes took it a couple hours late but I was on it for 7 years and have never had a scare before, it suited me perfectly and I never experienced any side effects. Another reason for me coming off it was the fact I was finding it a burden having to keep remembering it each day and having to actually take it as I am not very good at swallowing pills anyway. Although for 7 years, I managed it incredibly well for me!
I took a test this morning and it was negative. I have read stories of how long it can take your body to return to normal after stopping the pill but I feel that this would be very unlikely of me, and as mentioned, I have had the warning cramps, moodiness/irritability/emotions ect...
I am not stressed in anyway that I know of, I am not overweight or underweight, although I have lost 4'Ibs since coming off the pill but I am still within my BMI and a healthy weight for my height and age (I am 23, 5'5'' and 9 stone 9'Ibs now from 9 stone 13'Ibs a month ago, and feel as though otherwise I am generally in good health. I am a constant chronic sufferer of cystitis and uti's but this has never seemed to affect me or my periods in the past so I can't see it being that.
Thanks for taking the time to read my super long thread guys and gals! x x