Long cycles and negative everything verbal dump

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hear ya.  My first and third cycle off BC was about 95 days.  Then my normal cycles are about 42-49.  After 3 tries in over 7 months and then 3 more unsuccessful painfully long cycles, I decided to seek medical intervention and am in the unexplained infertility category.  Doesn’t matter either way, 4 Clomid cycles 2 natural cycles and now Letrozole, still nothing.  Maybe you should get some initial blood work and diagnosis done just to make sure everything at least seems normal.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

missfrillycoat:  Thanks.  Yeah, a lot of people think it’s too early to test and what not at 3 months, but if you have really long cycles (my RE said that more than 40 is boarder on too long and though it’s possible to get pregnant ovulating so late, the lining is not as receptive as if it were “newer”) then it’s worth looking into before you waste too much time trying if there’s an underlying issue.  I mentioned it to my doctor after my first 94 day cycle and she ordered up blood work and all for me right away.  When I went to see an OB a few months later (so about 6 months of TTC) she ordered HSG and SA.  My OB actually wanted to put me on Clomid right away too, but I insisted on a few natural cycles first.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

missfrillycoat:  Hang in there! It’s great you got a response from your doctor and she is being so proactive. I’m going on a year of TTC. I thought it would be a lot easier than it is. Even though it’s only been 3 months for you, your feeling are not any less valid. It is frustrating when your body doesn’t cooperate. I had some really long, strange cycles with unexplained bleeding mid-cycle (like a full 2nd period). Coming off of BC can really mess with our bodies. You’ve got a great support system here on the TTC boards. 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m sorry you’re going through this. Your feelings are totally valid! I was frustrated with my long and irregular cycles months before we started ttc.  I hope the provera and clomid do the trick! Good luck!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

missfrillycoat:  i have long irregular cycles too, so much so that I dont know what to count as a real period.  Looking back I only had 5 real obvious periods since coming off the pill.  June will be a year of TTC for us.  I had some testing done (bloodwork and ultrasound) and it looks like my hormones are inbalanced, but I still have a strong ovulation when it actually happens. I gave up using OPKs since I was obviously using way too many of them and I also gave up drinking Fertilitea everyday since vitex may cause spotting.  Also the 5 times I did ovulate, I wasnt drinking it.  Long cycles are completely frustrating. Good luck to you and I hope the provera and clomid work!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Your (and @pinkshoes) replies are so helpful. I’m in a very very similar boat. I actually just came on to post a thread asking for advice. My last BC pill/withdrawl period was in Dec. I had a normal cycle the first month, a 75 day cycle the 2nd “month”, and now I’m on day 50 ish with still no cycle. We’re almost into June and I’ve only had two complete periods this year. I’m getting so frustrated and let down. Feel free to message me/stay in touch as we’re in such similar boats at this point. Hugs to you…

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

missfrillycoat:  I feel your pain. I have PCOS which I was controlling with the Nuvaring. I stopped using it in Jan and have only had one period since. My cycle has always been crazy and DH is going away for 2 months for work on Sat so our chances are even more limited. He theoretically goes away every 5 weeks for 2 months, when will we have time for BD!?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

missfrillycoat:  pinkshoes:  RMBsbride:  Right there with you ladies.  I went off of BC in December and….nada.  At the three-month mark, my OB did a full workup to rule out hormone or thyroid imbalance and PCOS.  She also proscribed Provera to induce a withdrawal bleed.  I hoped that that would jump start my cycle, but I’m now on CD52 after Provera and six months off of BC with no sign of O.  To make matters worse, we’re a same-sex couple and will need to see a specialist to actually TTC, which will add several months of lag time once I do start O’ing!  I’m so frustrated and sad, especially when it feels like everyone around me is pregnant or has a baby.  I can’t believe it will be at least a year until we have a LO of our own

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hello Ladies, I feel your pain.  recently I have taken a bit of a break from The Bee because I was getting too upset about my own fertility issues and needed to step back.

Some of you might know my story but a quick back story is that I stopped BC pills at the end of August 2013 to TTC aftet my wedding in October and other then my withdrawl bleed in late August I have had no period for the last 9 months!  Not even spotting! 

I saw my doctor 3 months later, no period.  Then 6 months later and nothing.  Now 9 months later I have my first appointment with a fertility doctor this weekend.

Needless to say this is very upsetting not only that I am not pregnant, but that I have no period!

My ultrasound was normal (no cysts or signs of PCOS) blood test showed high LH.  I have a pre existing thyroid issue that has been controlled by meds for 12+ years.  I was on BC for 15+ years and I am currently 32, my husband is 33.

The idea of going to the fertility doctor makes me feel sick.  I just want to have sex and make a baby like everyone else.  At least I will have an answer and hopefully a solution soon.  I will post the outcome of my appointment.  All of the prenancy & birth announcements on Facebook have really upset me recently. 

Hugs and baby dust to you all!

 

 

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