Newly TTC please help – irregular cycles

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m so sorry you’re going through this!  I don’t know a lot, but there are two things I can say.  First, if you have not already, take a pregnancy test!  Second, really just an FYI, ovulation pains do not necessarily switch back and forth by month, it is just than on average it equals out (like flipping a coin-you would not be surprised to see heads twice in a row, but over a lot of flips you’d expect half heads).  I hope you get answers soon!  Our bodies can be so strange.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I know how you feel. I also stopped taking BCP in May of 2013. My husband and I started TTC right away. When I was on the pill my cycle was every 28-29 days. After getting off of the pill, I have had maybe 4 periods. I was diagnosed by blood test with PCOS in Sept./Oct 2013. My OB put me on Metformin and sent me on my way. My cycle after using Metformin was 45 days so I got excited that maybe they were starting to get more regular. However during that time I was temping and using OPKS. I never ovulated according to FF but I did have some pretty close to +OPKs. It was maddening. I explained to my OB that I did not think I was ovulation. She assured me that if I was getting a period, then I was ovulating. I knew better then this so I made a call to go see a RE. I went to see him 2 weeks ago and in 2 weeks I have gotten more answers then the last 9 months. I was told yes, I do have PCOS. He took blood and did an U/s which showed my ovaries covered in the typical PCOS pearl necklace. He gave me provera to induce my period. Yesterday was CD1 for me. I go in tomorrow to check to make sure my lining has thinned out enough. Since I did not hvae a period for so long, my lining was very thick which is not good. 

I hope by telling you all of this, that I didn’t scare you or freak you out. I just wanted you to know that if you feel you aren’t getting answers, do not be afarid to switch doctors or seek a second opinion. 

Please keep us updated on the situation! Best of luck to you! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

NJlady123:  Start temping! It’s really the best thing you can do to figure out what’s going on with your body. You’ll start to see patterns and possibly get a better understanding of what to expect form one cycle to the next. Join Fertility Friend (it’s free) and Charters of the Hive here on WB. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Definitely start temping, it will tell you if you are ovulating. I wouldn’t hesistate to dig deeper until you get a reason for the irregular cycles and low estrogen. It seems like with this stuff, if you see five doctors you might get five different answers. Good luck!

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