From normal cycle to annovulatory?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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I had the same thing happen when I went off BCP.  I had a 2 completely normal cycles, then 3 anovulatory cycles that were eventually cleared up by a progesterone prescription.  I went 116 days without a period.  Then, I had another longer cycle (43 days), but ovulated, and now have had a completely normal cycle again.

I’ve never been diagnosed with any ovulatory issues or PCOS, but I really, truly believe that stress and stress management had everything to do with my body going haywire for a while.  I’ve been having a difficult time with work lately, we were in the process of buying a house and moving and I could feel my blood pressure rising and the cortisol flowing through my veins.  I started walking for 30 minutes in the middle of the day, every single day.  It not only was good to get the endorphins going to counteract the stress, but also helped me to step away from the craziness at work for a while and calm down.  I think the combination of the stress and being a little wonky from the BCP all contributed.

I would recommend going to see your normal OB/GYN.  I waited until I was about 80 days into my cycle to call her, and I probably didn’t need to wait that long.  If nothing else, your doctor can do some preliminary thyroid testing and other general evaluations to determine if you are experiencing a “normal” type of menstrual issue (that can be taken care of with natural remedies), or if there is a need for further testing.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Yeah, it’s a pill you take every day for 5-10 days.  You should then have a withdrawal bleed after your last dose.  If you don’t get a withdrawal bleed, then that means that your hormone levels are off and the doctor can then prescribe other supplements to help get them back in order.  If you DO get a withdrawal bleed, then it usually means that the reason you didn’t get a period is because you didn’t ovulate.  Once you get your withdrawal bleed, it can sometimes “reset” your system and you start ovulating normally again.  Or, if you have another issue with ovulation, it helps your doctor pinpoint that so she can put you on Clomid or another ovulation stimulant.

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