Going off the pill, or any hormonal contraceptive, is a big switch for your body. Among other changes, it may take several weeks for your period to find its own rhythm and become a regular visitor again.

Depending upon the woman, the type of pill, and the length of time you have been taking it, it may take anywhere from several weeks to several months before hormone levels regulate and allow regular menstruation to resume. In addition, if your periods were irregular before taking the pill, your periods may continue to be irregular after stopping the pill.

Generally, your period should start four to six weeks after taking your last birth control pill. If you have not begun menstruating after three months, you may have a condition called post-pill amenorrhea. Birth control pills stop your body from producing hormones that trigger ovulation (egg release) and menstruation. When you go off the pill, it can take a while for your body to re-adjust to its natural hormone production schedule. Eventually though, your regular menstrual cycle should return.In many cases, menstrual irregularities, as well as PMS symptoms, can be regulated safely, effectively and drug-free with regular Acupuncture.

Acupuncture treatment has been proven to balance the hormones. When the imbalance is normalised, women will often find that their period becomes regular and that PMS will resolve. A recent study involving eight Acupuncture studies found that Acupuncture for PMS was effective in relieving PMS symptoms by 78%. Try to avoid taking drugs like Clomid they can have severe side effects.