When to come off birth control..?
I was diagnosed with PCOS a good few years ago, I'd come off the pill to TTC & didn't have a period for months. My GP referred me to the fertility clinic, who ran lots of tests & that's what they came up with. Thankfully, I don't have any cysts, just an imbalance of my hormones. I believe I have high levels of testosterone :( Do not feel feminine with that!! Because of that, I don't ovulate. At the time, I was overweight, but not in the mindset to be able to lose the weight healthily (I was not long out of recovery for bulimia). So I went back on the pill, just so I would have regular periods.
It's now a few years later & despite telling myself that I don't want children, I have this longing for one. I have full blown baby fever!! Lol.
I want to come off the pill, not to TTC initially, I am still overweight - by a lot!! I would like to lose as much as I can before actually getting pregnant. But there's a curiosity inside me that wants to see at what point my periods return. The fertility Drs assured me that if I lost weight then my hormones would go back to normal & I would get my periods, plus ovulation back! But I feel he was blaming a lot on my weight, there was no guarantee.
I've just finished one pill packet and am toying with the idea of stopping after I've had my withdrawal bleed. Do I need to see a Dr before stopping it? I've had the tests before to check that I am up to date with vaccinations etc when I TTC before, just in case I do get pregnant before I'm ready, however unlikely. I'm thinking of taking a normal multi-vit a day anyway.
I'd love to hear views on this. I am currently following slimming world & have lost 12.5lbs so far. Hoping to get my stone award next week! I have a long way to go though, around 4st to lose still! I'd just love to see my periods go back to normal.
I am worried that as soon as my hormones go back to pre-birth control, my testosterone will be high again & I will get all the problems associated with that :(