I am a woman in my low-20s who has been on birth control (not non-stop but almost) for about seven years. The reason I started taking it in the first place is because of irregular periods.
I started experiencing severe leg pains while on my latest prescription, and after lots of debate, I decided to stop taking my oral contraceptives. My problem is that I have not had a period since I stopped taking them, which is now going on 3+ months.
Before the inevitable is asked, no I am not pregnant. I have not been sexually active since I stopped taking the pill. Nor have I lost a significant amount of weight or been under extreme stress. I am beginning to become stressed, though, because I do not know why I haven't had a period yet.
I just saw my gynecologist about a week before I stopped the bc, and everything was fine, but two women in my family have died from ovarian cancer and any little thing concerns me. I realize that ending birth control after a long period of time can affect your period, but how long is normal?
If anyone can give me an idea of what I can expect, or of what you have experienced in the past, please do. I do not want to have to go back to the doctor if this is normal, but I am worried!