Post # 1
My dear sweet husband and I both want a baby so bad. In fact, shortly after getting engaged, we decided it was time for me to go off the pill. A few months later, I went back on it, then off again a few more months later. Last fall (around November) I went off it officially.
Now, let me preface all this by saying I’ve always had issues with my cycle. I’ve never actually had a period without some sort of medicinal assistance. I’ve been on and off the pill since I was 16.
So, after going off the pill last November, I had 3 cycles. I tracked them with a handy dandy “period and ovulation tracker” on my Droid phone. So, for 3 cycles, it was a consitent 44 days. But, in January, it stopped. I had my last period at the end of January.
I’ve taken about 1 pregnancy test a month just in case, since I really have no other way of knowing if I”m pregnant or not. So far, nothing. But, lately I’ve been feeling really tired and crying at the stupidest things. Last night at the grocery store, I could smell the marshmellows in the baking aisle and it made me sick (DH couldn’t smell them at all.), and last week I had a bit of spotting. Part of me thinks “hey, maybe I”m pregnant”, but the more rational side knows that’s a long shot.
We haven’t necessairly been TTC, but we haven’t been NOT trying either. So, after 6 months of no period, I made an appointment with my GYN to see what’s up. I’m terrified that she’s going to say it’s something serious like we can’t have babies at all. Or that we’re going to have to try invetero or something (which is not in our budget at the moment). My doctor’s appointment is on Friday this week. Please send us some positive baby vibes that everything’s ok.
I know this was long, I just needed to vent. Thanks, Ladies!
Post # 3
Sending positive thoughts your way. I hope you get the answers you’re looking for at the doctor’s appointment. I’m sure things will work out 🙂
Post # 4
Whether you’re pregnant or not (crosses extra fingers for you), it is probably a good idea to go to your ob/gyn to figure this out. Something could be amiss with your hormone levels if you aren’t having a regular cycle.
I had gone through 2 ‘phantom periods’ (had ’em, thought I was cycling normally, but wasn’t?), months of fatigue, and 3 negative pregnancy tests before going to my doc thinking I was severly anemic or diabetic.. turns out I was pregnant! I never would have known (until I started showing @7months) otherwise!
positive thoughts 🙂
Post # 5
I hope you’re able to get answers! Hypothyroidism, PCOS, Endometriosis, nutritional issues are all reasons for period irregularity. I wish you luck and I hope you are pregnant!
Post # 6
More likely than not, women who are having trouble conceiving have a treatable issue, so please don’t be afraid!
Post # 7
Thanks so much for your kind thoughts girls. I really appreciate them!
Post # 8
Don’t get discouraged! In the end, almost every couple that wants a baby ends up with one, although the path to that end may not be clear just yet. You’ll get there! Good luck to you in your journey.
Post # 9
Sending positive thoughts & hopes for strength & good news your way. Please keep us posted!
Post # 10
I’m sorry you are having problems. I hope they find out what is wrong.
Post # 11
Could be a million things that your doctor could help you “fix”. There’s no way she’ll tell you right off the bat you can’t have babies =]. Don’t worry, there are lots of ways to help you out, medically speaking.
Post # 12
Good vibes coming your way!
Post # 13
Sending good vibes your way! I’m sorry you are having to stress and deal with this… hopefully you will feel more at ease after speaking with your doctor. There are always options and hopefully whatever is up is something very treatable!
Post # 14
Of course I’ll keep you updated! 🙂 You all are the best.
Post # 15
Well…. how’d your appointment go? I’m going through the exact same thing right now, and I have an appointment to get my lab results tomorrow. Its nice to know that I’m not the only one that is struggling with this.
Post # 16
@angela2011bride: They did some blood work and prescribed me progesterone to kick start a period this month. This will also help her to see what’s wrong. I go back in August for some fasting blood work. She thinks it’s PCOS or an underactive thyroid. The good news is, she didn’t seem terribly concerned. She is sort of just trying to weed out what’s wrong and start at the easy stuff first.
Please let me know how your appointment goes. Feel free to PM me!