I started birth control about 6 years ago, stopped in early December because I was having adverse side effects and felt better when I stopped for the week of my period.
I have now been off for 3 full months, and should have started my period 5 days ago. The 3 periods prior to this were right on track and this time I haven't had any spotting or bleeding at all. My husband and I have only had protected sex since going off the pill.
I have been having lower abdominal cramping similar to period cramping (but far weaker) for the past 3 days. I thought it might be a signal my period had arrived but so far only clear/white-ish mucus. My breasts are quite tender, and (normally a stomach sleeper) find it slightly uncomfortable to lie on my stomach.
I have not taken an HPT yet but wondering if I should, and if so, if I should wait a few more days prior to taking it?
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