- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Have a question for all… Hubby and I are kind of TTC. Basically, no more pill and no prevention. If it happens it happens… and having fun with that in the process.
I posted a few months ago- I went in for my annual exam/pap… I was extremely fatigued and had somewhat irregular periods. I attributed it to stress leading up to the wedding, work, life, etc.- dr checked my thyroid, glucose and did a saline ultrasound (might not be the “official name”). I thought that he would just say- sorry you’re stressed and pat my head and I’d go on my way… so I was FREAKED when he ordered all of those tests- not to mention he didn’t explain them at all and I was trying to figure out if there really was something wrong with me… So I stumbled on PCOS.
After the ultrasound, which was Extremely painful for me (apparently for some people they’re no big deal at all- and some people they’re awful– I was on the awful end of that spectrum)– I had to ask the dr if there was anything wrong with me.. he said everything was “A-Ok” and it all looked normal- all the tests came back in “normal” ranges the dr ran out the door. The ultrasound tech couldn’t find my ovaries- and as I was in tears I told her she had to stop after about 30 minutes. .. and that was the end of my appointment.
My husband was in the room with me- and had a hard time seeing me in pain like that- and was extremely upset with the dr’s behavior. I’ve been a patient in that practice since I was 17- and I was very upset with the whole situation also. I had no idea what the procedure was going to be- I was just told it was “a little different from what pregnant women get– and I might want to take a tylenol beforehand”… No idea it was an internal ultrasound, saline being shot up inside of me and definitely didn’t understand that it was going to possibly be painful. The dr didn’t even tell me what it was called– My trust with that doctor was ruined that day. DH was pretty adament that I no longer to go a dr that didn’t have time to explain this stuff to me.
Since that in August- DH and I decided to go off of my bc pill and let nature take over. I had 2 periods in September- and another one quickly after in October… and nothing since then. My last period was 10/20– and I’ve had a lot of cramping the last 2 weeks- but no sign of Aunt Flo at all. I’ve taken 2 pregnancy tests this weekend (the dirt cheap ones at walmart, nothing special) both were negative. Not surprised. I’ve just started looking into temping, charting, and all the signs of ovulation- I’m not using the ovulation prediction kit thingys yet- but I will at some point. I don’t KNOW that I ovulated this month… so I’m kind of in the dark.
So now, I’m looking back at those PCOS signs…. I’m now CD35… and cramping quite a bit… and no period…. maybe I’m Not going to ovulate? On BC I typically had 35 days between periods, so- that’s not completely crazy- but still my mind keeps wondering.
When I went off of my BC in Sept, I definitely remember having that (sorry, TMI) cervical mucus that was indicative of ovulation– and lately it has been “creamy” (sorry..) and now- there’s not really anything… SO, I’m wondering if it’s just not going to happen anymore.
So now, I’m not sure what to do… I have questions… but…do I go to the dr? I have made an appointment with a new OB/GYN in January for “Conception Councelling” (soonest possible) – but since I had my annual visit in July- I really don’t have a reason to go other than that.
Bees, are these PCOS symptoms, coming off the BC and my body finding “its rhythm”… all of the above or something else….