Hi i am a long time reader of these threads but first time writer.. I stopped my contraception back in May 2009 as my husband and I were keen to start a family, I was on the pill 12 years and I am 28 . it has taken just on 11 months for my first period to start since stop the pill. I was on Diane35. The first 3 months after stopping the pill were the worse months of my life.. i had headaches, aches, flogging thinking, felt vague, couldnt concentrate, my teeth have even changed from the lack of estrogens in my system, i felt depressed and anxious all the time. So frustrated as my body went through serious withdrawals. I felt like i was in no-mans-land. At 3 months i had blood tests, which confirmed my hormones to be low. My doctor was not concerned and expressed it could take 6-12 months. I wanted to stay on the natural path to help heal my body so i started acupuncture and Chinese medicine / herbs. I am still amazed at how acupuncture works for me. I also maintain a regular exercising routine and good eating habits, I started yoga and deep breathing relaxation techniques before bed time. My husband has been a tower of strength always remaining positive it would happen in time. We went overseas over Christmas and I started back on Acupuncture / Herbs in Feb 2010. Still no period, at 9 months i had another set of blood work, they discovered all my hormones levels to be normal except one of the male hormone was elevated. My GP wanted to refer me to a gyno and put me on Clomid. They thought i had PCOS as i had 2 of the main symptoms. I was initially devastated but continued with my acupuncture working on keeping a positive outlook. April 2010 i woke up to find my period had started! It’s been an emotional journey. But please remember that everyone’s body’s reacts differently when stopping the pill, so girls bounce back straight away. the best advice i can give is to not compare yourself to others and to perhaps try natural therapies before pumping more hormones in your body. Acupuncture seriously worked for me. .. thank god i didn’t book that gyno appointment. Good Luck everyone.