Your periods may be irregular when you first come off the pill, and you should allow up to 3 months for your natural menstrual cycle to fully re-establish itself.
This is because the pill contains the hormones that stop the release of an egg (ovulation) each month.
What happens when you come off birth control?
After stopping birth control, women will often see a return of these symptoms, such as increased acne, cramps, and PMS. But in some cases, birth control can cause symptoms such as headaches, bloating, or even weight gain.
What happens if you stop taking birth control pills after a week?
Most medical experts and doctors suggest that you don’t stop your birth control mid pack. Also, if you stop taking your birth control pills in the middle of your cycle, you may experience cramping and spotting as soon as two days after your last pill. The hormones in birth control will leave your body within two days.
Can you get pregnant right after stopping birth control?
The pill works by delivering hormones that prevent an egg from being fertilized. If you stop taking the pill in the middle of your pack, you could get pregnant right away. On the other hand, if you finish out the month’s pills, pregnancy may be possible after your cycle gets back to normal.