Post # 1
I got my mirena out 3 months ago. Before mirena, I had very consistent, 26 day cycles, never varying more than a day. Even after the mirena, my cycles were 25-27 days, just lighter. I read TCOYF and have been charting for two cycles. My temperature does not seem to follow what TCOYF says it should, and is somewhat all over the place. I am still having my 26 day cycles. I see lots of commentary about coming off the pill, but very little about stopping mirena. My questions:
1. How long does it take after mirena is removed to regulate? Shouldn’t I be having “good charts” by now?
2. If my periods are so regular, it makes me think that Iam probably ovulating, but just that my temps are a bit off. My guess is that if I weren’t ovulating, my periods would be far more irregular. Am I being overly optimistic and trying to convince myself of something that isn’t true?
Post # 3
i took my mirena out ~ sept 10… had a VERY heavy menstrual for about a week… oct my cycle seemed to be lighter. nov it seemed regular. i had a positive test by mid dec =)
Post # 4
@guitargirl: Like the pill, there is a hormone in Mirena, so your body does have to “regulate.” If your temperatures are unclear, you could be having anovulatory cycles even if your periods are coming regularly – it’s possible. But, there are a lot of other (more likely) reasons your temperatures are unclear also. First, you could have the obvious – a faulty thermometer or one that needs new batteries. Consider purchasing a brand new one and/or changing batteries. You could have irregular sleeping patterns, the best solution I’ve found to that is temping at the same time every day – within no more than five minutes – and seeing what happens. You could be mouth breathing at night, in which case you should try temping vaginally.
If all else fails, you could try using a secondary ovulation detector such as ovulation predictor kits or fertility monitors. That will clue you in on hormone changes in your body. The only way to know for sure you ovulated is 7DPO progesterone tests, in which case you would need to get with your doc.
Best of luck =)
Post # 5
@guitargirl: Also, this isn’t what you want to hear, but I have a friend that conceived “normally” (unmedicated, naturally, and relatively quickly) with her first two pregnancies. For her third pregnancy (after Mirena) it took her two years to conceive, but she was AMA and fully contributes that to her infertility, not her Mirena. She did end up conceiving though!