No period for 4 years after stopping the Pill (post-Pill amenorrhea)
It’s not well known that a small percentage of women can experience amenorrhea (no periods) after coming off the Pill. This was the case for a lovely 25 year old client of mine who came to see me in 2011 for this very problem.
She had been taking the Pill since she was 18 years old and had stopped taking it 4 years prior to seeing me. But her period never returned during the 4 years after stopping the Pill, despite having a regular cycle previously.
She had tried other things like acupuncture, progesterone cream, diet changes and had all the medical tests “under the sun”. There was no evidence of PCOS and she was freaked out when doctors suspected serious pathology like a pituitary tumour. Thankfully, she was given the all clear. But this didn’t solve her absent menstrual cycle.
A friend who had recently conceived during my fertility program recommended that she come and see me.
And she was glad she did, within a month of homeopathic treatment, her period arrived – and a year later, she was still having a regular menstrual cycle. I had to laugh when she told me that she loves getting her periods every month:
I love getting my period, there is no pain, minimal to no PMS, it’s a breeze, it makes me feel like a woman after having no cycle for so long.
It’s a great case to share with you all as not many women are aware that post-Pill amenorrhea can be reversed with homeopathic treatment. Homoepathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s self-repair mechanisms which is ideal after stopping the Pill.
Remember, the Pill works in the following ways:
- suppressing ovulation
- changing the cervical mucus so it’s difficult for sperm to swim to the egg
- changing the lining of the uterus so it doesn’t grow to its ideal thickness, and
- changing the movement in the fallopian tubes to reduce the chance of sperm reaching the egg.
So the body needs to get all that working again after you’ve stopped taking the Pill. It’s quite scary isn’t it?
Fortunately, the human body can be amazing in its ability to restore balance which is why some women have no trouble with their cycle returning after stopping the Pill.
But sometimes the body needs help especially if the Pill has really suppressed things. Homeopathic remedies can be great for getting the body back to normal after stopping the Pill because they improve the body’s ability to get everything working again. It’s interesting that the impressive Liz Lalor Fertility Program was originally devised by Liz when she noticed a type of post-Pill infertility in her clients. By reversing the suppression, a woman’s fertility will return and she is more likely to get pregnant.
If you know someone who is experiencing post-Pill amenorrhea, feel free to share this post with them.
If you want to know more about the effects of the Pill on your health, I highly recommend reading the book The Pill: Are You Sure it’s for You?