Hard TTC Day…False Hope Rollercoaster

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

BeeBlake:  First off–hello, welcome and ::HUGS::! Yes, I know exactly how you feel. Every month it’s the same roller coaster of ‘am I?’ or ‘am I not?’ It’s a horrible limbo waiting to see if it’s your period coming or if you really are pregnant, and you find yourself looking up each symptoms on-line only to find they’re the same. You don’t want to get too excited but then you think maybe and then, bam! Aunt Flo. I’m sorry you’re on that roller coaster ride now. Many ladies here have been through the same thing and are so, so supportive. It helps to know that other women out there are going through the same thing and know what you’re feeling.

I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and keep my fingers crossed for you! 🙂

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sorry you are going through this right now! You are late this month- have you tested yet?? It’s so easy to symptom spot and get your hopes up. Ugh.

I am definitely on the TTC rollercoaster myself. I came home about 10 minutes ago in a really great mood, then casually mentioned something about TTC to DH (I am approaching ovulation time) and just burst into tears. It’s only our 3rd month trying but I’m feeling very emotional because I like to plan EVERYTHING and I’m feeling the lack of control on this.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When you say you are charting your periods, what do you mean? Are you just keeping track of when your period happens or are you tracking your temperature each morning? If you aren’t charting your temperature, I’d highly recommend it (and reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility). 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

BeeBlake:  Yep–that makes perfect sense! That’s usually how I try to be, but it’s so hard. You don’t want to get too excited because it could go either way, but sometimes it’s hard not to, especially when you think too much about your symptoms. The worst part is having to start it all over again each month after you get that Big Fat Negative or your period. Plus, although my husband is wonderful and supportive, I feel like sometimes he doesn’t understand what kind of toll it takes emotionally each month just to start it all over again the next one.

Ugh–that sucks even more that you’re not sure about getting an accurate basal body temp. Sometimes I wonder if it would be better not to know how to track all these things so you can just relax and enjoy the process! 

I really hope you get some good news soon! Either way, feel free to PM me if you ever want to talk, rant, vent, hear some bad knock-knock jokes, etc.! 🙂

 

 

 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  MrsYokiman. Reason: I overdid it on the smiley faces. XD
Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I am hypothyroid too and it took me a year and a half to finally start temping, I’m telling you, do it! It really helps. You might have temps that run lower than “normal” but you should still see the shift when you ovulate. I learned that I was ovulating 2 days earlier than I thought!! We ended up getting pregnant the first cycle I charted, but that was just coincidence, I still highly recommend it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

BeeBlake:  I would start charting your temperature. My bet is you aren’t ovulating when you think you are. I don’t know how thyroid issues affect temping, but I’m guessing you’d still see a shift after ovulation. 

you need a basal basal body thermometer (BBT). You can get one at Target, any pharmacy, etc. OPKs are also helpful (they tell you Onis coming, temping confirms you O’d). 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Use a digital thermometer but make sure it’s a basal body temperature thermometer. I bought mine at CVS (if you have one of those around) and it worked great. I did have to change the battery shortly after I bought mine because the temps were all over the place and I figured since it had been sitting in the package for so long it needed a new one, then it worked fine.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

A friend of mine has thyroid problems, (which was a big part of why she wasn’t getting pregnant; once they got her diagnosed and her levels more normalized, she got pregnant fairly quickly), and was able to temp.  Definitely give it a try.

How sure are you of your ovulation date?  Lots of things can delay O, (stress, travel, etc).  So you could be experiencing a “late” period because you ovulated later than normal.  Is it possible you haven’t ovulated this cycle yet and are now (the pains sound like O pains)?  

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  Miss Apricot.
Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

BeeBlake:  I am hypothyroid but on medication for it- my dr mentioned that it may reduce my BBT overall, but cycle wise, I should see the same as normal in terms of charting – my periods are like clockwork too, but my baseline is in the 96/97 range.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

BeeBlake:  Also to add: def keep it private.  I am.  we have talked about kids with family a TON but do not provide timelines of any kind.  Better that way- you don’t need people up your grill about such an intimate private thing!

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