Post # 1
Hello Baby Bees!
Last period was the week of NYE and I still haven’t got anything. Husband and I are not TTC but I feel like my cycle is getting longer and longer (been trying to chart a little) because we are hoping to maybe TTC come Oct 2011.
I am a plus sized woman, and know this can affect things but does anyone else think I should be concerned? I’ve been tested for PSOS and have no polyps or cysts.
Anyone else with the same experiences?
Post # 3
@nskillet: I wonder if you are getting actual periods or just “breakthrough bleeding.” Have you recently gone off birth control? Are you sure you ovulate?
I have PCOS and I don’t ovulate. My cycles range from about 40-60 days in length. My periods are not “real”…my body just sort of bleeds when it wants to!
How were you tested for PCOS? Blood or ultrasound? You might want a second opinion on it anyways, just for peace of mind.
Post # 4
@nskillet: I had the same problem with my cycles, last year. I am also a plus-sized girl, and clear of PSOS, polyps and cysts. That being said, I’ve recently lost 70lbs, and my cycles are pretty much bang-on each month, now.. maybe a difference in cycle by 2-3 days, if that.
Post # 5
I was on BC for 6 years or so and then stopped using it maybe a year and a half ago. It wasn’t until the last 6-8 months that my cycle got back to normal. Before that AF would come about once every two months. I told my Dr about it early on and she didn’t seem overly concerned. Then when seeing a different Dr. for a cyst she explained that cysts could have been the reason behind this. In the end, as I’ve only had the one cyst, and it came right about the time my cycles were getting back to normal, my personal opinion was that it was just my body’s timeline regulating itself after getting off the pill.
Post # 6
I actually have been off birth control for YEARS now because I’m a migraine sufferer with “aura”. Taking BC gave me increased risk of stroke and definitely increased my migraines triple fold. My husband and I made the decision to go off before we were married and have been practicing a withdrawl method perfectly for 3 years.
I was tested for PCOS by internal ultra sound as I also had some of the other symtpoms such as wirey face hair (gross I know) and irregular periods. I believe blood work may have been performed to rule it out as well.
I do believe I’m ovulating, as I get the tell tale symptoms of it each month. It just feels like an eternity before I begin my cycle. I think I’m extra paranoid this month just because everyone around me is getting pregnant and I feel exceptionally late.
@brighteyed girl that is absolutely amazing! Congrats on your incredible weight loss. I am hoping to do the same this year as I’d like to have a healthy and low-risk pregnancy. Any tips? I’m so relieved to hear as you took weight off your cycle regulated.
Post # 7
I have very long cycles, but it’s a fammily thing. None of us have reproductive problems, but it’s not abnormal for us to only have a couple periods a year. BUT I was always the most “regular” until recently. I’ve only had 3 periods since September and my DH and I are TTC. There are herbal remedies you can take to try to regulate your cycles. I’ve been taking fertilaid for about 10 days and I already see a difference!
Post # 8
I am between 35-46 now…since I got married it has been longer and longer and I don’t know why. 🙁 I had a blood test to make sure everything was ok and no problems. It’s just weird and kinda discouraging.
Post # 9
I am fairly petite and do not have any (diagnosed) reproductive problems, and yet my cycles have ranged anywhere from 28 days to 49. Four years ago I went nearly 4 months without a period. I have been on and off birth control for the last 10 years and it’s entirely normal for me to have a 7 week cycle when off. My first cycle after going off birth control this last time was 47 days. I have been doing a lot of research and it seems that could be a cause for concern but I’ve seen probably about 10 gynecologists over the last 10 years (moved around a lot) and none of them really thought anything of it. Since I never wanted to get pregnant before now it never bothered me either.
Post # 10
Tatum, that is exactly how I am feeling! We’re not TTC now but as I’ve mentioned we are hoping to be this year at some point and it just worries me at how spread out they are.
Good news is AF showed up yesterday. She must have been reading my thread LOL!
Post # 11
Ok thfis is freaky. After so many years of long cycles, I just got AF today, when my last period was also on the 11th. This is very freaky for me. Maybe because I stopped drinking coffee and only like one soda per week?
Post # 12
Before going on the pill, my cycle was about 40 days long… I always thought I was late, but I eventually understood the pattern, and it was just how my body was.
Maybe there’s nothing to worry about, but you’re wise to be on the safe side and getting the doctor to check.
Now that I’m off the pill, I expect my cycle to become long again..