Post # 1
I went off BC in November 2013 and my husband and I were not trying, but not preventing. My cycles were fairly regular December and January, but now I’m on CD79 and I’m a little concerned. I was BC for about a year and a half and was always regular with it. Without BC, I’ve been known to go maybe 2 months, but never 3.
We are now actively TTC. I’ve been using the OVIA app since February to try and pinpoint my FW, however I have not had AF since Jan. 26th. I’ve taken a few OPK during my predicted FW (and some randomly), but I’ve always been negative. Last time I took one was Friday and it was negative. Last time I took a pregnancy test was April 1st, which was also a BFN.
About a month ago, I lost my grandmother who basically raised me. I thought that maybe the stress of losing her may have also thrown me off a bit. I don’t know if I should be worrying or not. However, if I don’t get AF by CD90, I was planning to call my Dr. because I know that can’t be healthy. I was on Amazon.com last night and found something called FertilAid and thought I’d give it a try.
I guess I’m just looking for some advice and support, which is what this forum is great with.
Post # 2
RCH1286: sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother 🙁 While your long cycle could definitely be due to stress from that event, it could also be a medical issue (ie PCOS). I was diagnosed with PCOS in February after a few long cycles…I kept thinking I would regulate and I just never did. I definitely hope you don’t have PCOS, but if I were you, I wouldn’t even wait until CD90 to call your doctor….I wish I personally hadn’t waited so long with some of my long cycles! Good luck, keep us updated!
Post # 3
OP- so sorry about your grandmother.
Something like that happened to me. My last cycle started 1/24, and when AF didn’t show in February or early March I took a couple of tests- all negative (the most recent one in that batch was on March 10, when it definitely should have been positive even with my longer 38 day cycles). So I kind of threw my hands up in the air and decided to wait for things to go back to normal. Fast forward to late March, and I started having pregnancy symptoms. I waited until April 9 to test because I didn’t want the test to turn out negative for testing too early, but when I did test that test was VERY positive. The test line was much darker than the control line, and the digital test said 3+ weeks. I’ve since been to the doctor for bloodwork, and it seems that I’m about 8 weeks now.
My point isn’t that you must be pregnant right now, but there is a chance to get pregnant even during a really long cycle when you ovulate really late… Do call your doctor though. Mine did a thyroid panel on me during that odd window when my cycle was getting really long and pregnancy tests were still negative, and the plan (before it turned out I was pregnant) was to do further tests to find the source of those irregular cycles.
Good luck and keep us posted!
Post # 4
Just a little update:
I did end up talking with my Dr. yesterday. First off, she’s amazing and was so wonderful at offereing a couple of options. I went in for a blood test today and have an appt. on 5/9 to go over the results and have an ultrasound done to see if it is PCOS. I hoping it’s not, but I have this weird feeling it is.
And I did take a pregancy test the day before just to see… but alas, it was another BFN.