When you finish taking Microgynon 30, your body will take some time to get back to normal. You may not have your next period on time and your period could be lighter or heavier than normal. As your body readjusts, you can expect to experience some side effects that you may have experienced while taking the pill i.e. mood swings, headaches and nausea. These are nothing to worry about, but if these side effects persist, you should check in with your doctor about them.

How long will it take to become pregnant after coming off Microgynon 30? 

You can become pregnant straight away after you stop taking Microgynon 30. However, your chances of becoming pregnant will increase over time, as the drug leaves your body and your hormones return to their natural levels. You will be much more likely to become pregnant after the first few weeks without Microgynon 30 than you would be straight after you finish the pill. 

The amount of time it will take to get pregnant is dependent upon many factors. It will vary from person to person and is difficult to predict with any accuracy. If you believe you are having trouble becoming pregnant after stopping the pill, you should speak to your doctor who may recommend fertility tests. However, your hormones, period and fertility should all return to normal after stopping Microgynon 30. 


What contraception should I use after coming off Microgynon 30?

It can be a good idea to start off by using non-hormonal birth control methods such as condoms and IUDs. This will allow your body to return back to its normal hormonal state, while also preventing pregnancy. If you would prefer to take another hormonal contraceptive, you can explore what options are available to you after a few weeks. 


How will coming off Microgynon 30 affect my health?

It will take your body a while to readjust after you stop taking Microgynon 30. However, if you were at risk for certain health problems, including blood clots, you may still be at risk, after stopping the pill. You should take the same precautions you took before Microgynon 30, in order to prevent blood clots and other health problems following cessation of Microgynon 30. 

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