Post # 1
For those of you in the amenorrhea clubhouse do you even bother with charting? Do you BD just whenever you feel like it or do you try to time it in hopes that maybe your body figures out what it is supposed to be doing. I feel like I should chart on the off chance that I do ovulate I would be able to tell but it gets so discouraging and annoying by day 72. Anyone else in the same boat?
Post # 3
Sorry that you are in the unlucky club of those with amenorrhea. I did chart mostly for the purposes of aharing with my dcotor to get some other options going. I ended up needing some help (iui with clomid, met andnovidrel) to get pregnant and found that I was able to start with clomid pre 12 months because of the charting proof. Do you known if you have pcos?
Post # 4
I am a CD140+ gal over here and no I do not chart. I joined FF and attempted to use it but it was pretty useless without a period to base it on.
I have a doctors appointment in a few hours and hopefully I will have an answer to my amenorrhea soon.
Post # 5
@sara79: we aren’t even trying to TTC yet but bc I chart I know I haven’t had a period or ovulated in 81 days, I was able to go to my dr and he did bloodwork yesterday and I have a sonogram app on Sunday to check my ovaries. If I wasn’t chrating I would not have had anything to show to my dr. Our official TTC date is March 1st but if I’m not ovulating it’s kinda pointless to start BD and go for a year before getting help. I think charting just gives more info.
Post # 6
@Sara79: I know exactly what you mean! I’m in this unfortunate “club” as well and have been forcing myself to chart, I guess just to keep track of what’s going on. There are days where I’m just like “F*** it!” and even write that on my charts. Haha. But at least I can show my doctor the info, and that I have no visible temperature shift either. Feel ya though on how frustrating charting is when it seems “pointless.”
Post # 7
@BOGB: Sorry to hear about your struggles but congrats on the pregnancy!! My regular GYN did some blood work and told me my hormones are all out of whack. She said “I suspect you have PCOS” but I don’t have any of the other symptoms and all of my insulin numbers were fine so I’m not sure if she just labels everyone with a hormonal imbalance as PCOS and moves on. She told me she would prescribe me Clomid as soon as I want and I don’t have to wait for a year of trying. I wanted to give it a go naturally for a few months though just to see if we could get lucky. I plan to ask her for the Clomid in May or June.
@SeaTurtle88: I charted at first too and that’s when I realized I wasn’t ovulating either. But now after my bloodwork showed a hormonal imbalance I find it kind of pointless to keep on with the charting. My only concern is that if I get referred over to an RE from my regular GYN that I will need some sort of charting for them to go off of.
@MrsJM: Sorry you are in the club as well 🙁 Hopefully you get some answers – let us know 🙂
@lillieb33: Glad I’m not the only one feeling this way – HAHA about writing F it on the chart!!! That might help me 🙂