Post # 1
Anyone have experience with anovulatory cycles?
My doctor thinks I could be dealing with this… I have a bunch of tests scheduled for the next couple of months to find out more, but I would like to talk to anyone who has some first hand experience.
Post # 3
Make sure you get a salvia test because a blood test may not show your results accuratly.What are some of the reasons your docotor belives your cycles are anovulatory? I currently have PCOS and adreanal fatigue. After seeing several CNMs and a reproductive endocrinologists, I got fed and went the natural route. I have seen several acupunturists and two naturopaths. I am now working with a great chiropractor who specializes in a type of uterian massage. I have to tell you that diet is huge contributor my issues.
Post # 4
Get the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility and start charting your basal body temp. You will probably get a much better idea of if you are ovulaing or not sooner by temping than by many of the tests your doctor will perform — so many fertility tests need to be done at particular points in your cycle in order to be informative.
Post # 5
@bluegreenjean: I’ve actually read the book and temped before. We’re about 2.5 years into this now (mixed NTNP and TTC) and have decided to start investigating further. My temps are always all over the place, and I think part of that is due to waking up throughout the night, who knows. I have a bunch of tests scheduled at all different points in my cycle.
The big issue is my periods are only about half a day in length, they’re regular but very, very short and light. I have had positive results on ovulation tests but I guess that doesn’t always mean actual ovulation is taking place. I also get sick during “ovulation” which raised a red flag with my doctor that I could be getting a surge but no egg is being released. I also don’t really get EWCM.
Thanks for the tip on the saliva test. He did mention one so I’ll follow up with him at my appt on Monday.
I also have an appointment with a naturopath at the end of November so hopefully that will be helpful too.
Post # 6
@orchidaloha: If your temps are all over the place, that’s a good indication you aren’t ovulating, even if you do wake up during the night (as long as you don’t get up and go for a lot of strolls). I started charting when I wasn’t ovulating and I got months of temps with no pattern whatsoever. Once I started ovulating my temps had a very clear pattern, even though I often wake up during the night (I just don’t get out of bed). Those are awfully short periods, too. I had really a really light period after a really long (4 months) anovulatory cycle.
Post # 7
@bluegreenjean: <– yeah that. It helped me a LOTTTTTTTTT to understand my cycles. This is a MUST!