I might be given Provera this month….and a general TTC *vent*

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lillieb33:  I’m so sorry to hear that you are going through this. Just a different perspective, have you looked into accupuncture or possibly seeing a naturopath regarding this? My accupuncturist specializes in fertility & my naturpath doc is magical. I’ll never know if DH & I would have had trouble TTC because I was seeing both the accupuncturist and naturopath prior to my BFP (we were working on controling my headaches/migraines but they both knew that TTC was in our near future so they did pay attention to my hormones/girl stuff too.) Best of luck to you on your journey!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ve had PCOS since I was 16.  I lost about 50 pounds about 7.5 years ago and my periods became normal for a few months…then I got pregnant.  My son is 5 now and it has taken me almost all that time to get back to pre baby weight and during that time my periods had stopped. My OB gave me a few cycles with clomid – after using provera to start the cycle.  That was was unsuccessful so I saw a specialist who started me on femara which was also unsuccessful.  After all that I stopped trying.  Last year or so when I finally shed the weight I had gained my cycles became normal but for some reason I did not start my period in October when I should have (now 8 days late) and I’m not pregant so I’m not sure whats going on.

I just want to say good luck.  Diet really helps with PCOS and staying away from carbs.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Provera doesn’t automatically mean cloMid. I had it ready to take after my provera, but I ovulated on my own anof got pregnant with my son on that cycle. If your ob isn’t monitoring you with both blood tests and ultrasounds though when you start the provera, you really should start seeing a re because you could cause hyper stimulation if you take clomid and were already ovulating. Provera oftens kicks start the body into ovulating on its own which is great.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Here’s a happy anecdote.  I didn’t get my period for ages after I went off the pill  But, Provera seemed to help things get going again.  I had a super light period, and ovulated about 27 days later.  And, I’ve had fairly normal cycles ever since.

PS — you probably don’t have PCOS if the only symptom you have is amennorhea. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@lillieb33:  oh Hun! I semi know how you feel about everyone around you getting pregnant and being constantly asked the “you pregnant yet” “when are you gonna have kids” yada yada crap! It does get so emotionally draining, especially havimg no comtrol over your body! What I’ve been trying to do when it comes to the pesky/Nosy questions is say (granted depending who it is) say ” let me explain your question to you, are we pregnant yet… No we aren’t… Is he blowin his load in me… We’ll yes,yes he is” they usually stop asking after that… 

keep telling yourself that your taking the first steps to get your body in control, and at this point that’s the best thing you can do!! and I’m gonna tell you the same cliche thing that I hate hearing and keep hearing a lot of…. When it’a time, it’ll happen! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lillieb33:  I found my accupuncturist on Yelp and got lucky. My naturopath was referred to me by a friend in the junior league. In california Naturopath Doctors have to be licensed by the state so maybe you can check your state licensing board and see if you could find a list of naturopaths in your area? Or put a shout out on FB and ask if any of your friends have used one or know of one. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Girl, I could have written your post, down to the months TTC. I have the most sporadic/non-existent periods and have used provera multiple times in my life. I’ve had tests and all come out normal. This evening I’ll see the Dr about next steps. 

It’s definitely harder when every week someone else announces a pregnancy. It’s just a reminder that you’re “broken”and they are not.

I honestly think my issues are due to weight (I’m on the low end) and high activity level. The two times I’ve had AF this year were during times of lower activity. 

I hope you get yours soon. I know how you feel, testing and waiting when there is nothing that you’re actually waiting for. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@AnotherAnonyBee:  

@lillieb33:  

I’m pretty sure my issues were weight/exercise related as well.  I cut back on exercise and upped my food intake (no — I did not become anywhere close to morbidly obese; I gained maybe 5 pounds total).  I think that’s why I started cycling again after Provera.  Thinner women, or women who lose weight while on birth control, and  those who work out a lot sometimes have issues getting their cycles to resume when they go off the pill.  Read up on hypothalamic amenorrhea, if you are interested.  Lots of HA-ers get misdiagnosed as PCOS.  That’s why I mentioned if your ONLY symptom of PCOS is a lack of periods, it’s unlikely you have PCOS — especially if you are on the thin side. 

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@bluegreenjean:  I totally agree. I have gained a few pounds (5-8) this year and I noticed that the first time I saw af again was when I had avoided cardio for a few months. I still did strength training. My Dr said the same thing, that it is totally due to high activity levels. It’s relieving to hear that I’m not the only one, as much as I wish it wasn’t a problem for anyone. My Dr did prescribe provers and clomid. He said that I’m the perfect candidate for it. Let’s hope it works

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