(Closed) not ovulating..

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

ok, there’s a difference between not ovulating and having irreuglar periods.  I can truthfully say that I haven’t been ovulating for the past four years (up until a few months, again, anyway). 

To make certain your not ovulating without having to stay at the dr’s office, I’d suggest getting an OPT.  You can get them pretty much anywhere in a range of prices. 

Believe me, I can totally understand the frustration and disappointment.  We’re on the “come what may” belief and, honestly, considering the weirdness that’s been going on, I’m wishing I’d just get pregnant so I can have a REASON for it! LOL.

Oh, and my dr’s said that I shouldn’t worry until after a YEAR of trying.  Gee, thanks, Doc.  that’s SO good to hear. 

The only advice I can give are those tests and, well, waiting.  It sucks, but, short of staying at the dr’s office, it’s the only thing I can think of.

🙁 sorry to hear you’ve gotta deal with such frustrations.  just give it time, have fun, and try to not stress over it.  and always follow the dr’s advice (or at least try to…)

eta: forgot to mention, we haven’t been using any “preventive” measures for the past 4 years, especially in the last year.  the dr (when I went last) said I might not be ovulating and to not worry.  Then, a few months ago, I started breaking out whenever I drink (wine, mixed, doesn’t matter… I break out horribly and haven’t had that problem in the last 4 years), my acne returned when I eat chocolate (which I hadn’t had a problem with in the last 4 years)… I know my body pretty well, and all this points to no ovulating before and now I am. 

anywhos, thought it might be helpful….

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m not a doctor but all of that seems pretty recent and your body definitely takes some time to adjust and get back to its original cycle.  Also, you could have a longer cycle (in terms of # of days) than you think.  While 28 days is the “standard,” mine were closer to 36 days+.  So don’t get too frustrated yet!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Stressing about it will make your body think you are under attack – not the time it wants to be pregnant!  I, myself, would think “my hormones need time to adjust to TTC.  I might expect to be back to normal in about three months, if I can chill a little.  After that, I can ask my ob.  Until then, just let nature balance me out.”   

I used to have really irregular periods – as in, anywhere between 2 weeks and 3 months between.  They only normalized after… eight years?  Now, they are like clockwork – every fourth Thursday, between 6PM and midnight.  Sometimes, I have the mid-month symptoms of ovulation; more often I don’t.  My point is – two weeks isn’t that long, not when your hormones are so out of whack.  Give it time.  I’m sure it’ll normalize.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Not implying your birth control affected your hormones.  You are so anxious about ovulating that you may be preventing yourself from ovulating.  Of course, being anxious about being anxious won’t help you either.  Instead of trying to keep busy, how about trying to do something to calm down?  Such as brewing a cup of tea (or cocoa or whatever), sitting down, and breathing the steam, or running a bubble bath and having a glass of wine (or juice or ice water).  Spend half an hour focusing on being calm – slowing your breathing and heart rate, on feeling safe and warm and loved.  Focus on how safe and warm and loved your baby will be with you and your husband.  It helps me keep my mind off of wanting to be pregnant by designing baby quilts!  The whole time my thought process was “I want my baby to feel loved, and to love learning, and to be happy…”  Since I focused on what I wanted instead of why I couldn’t have it, just for half an hour, I was much calmer and happier.  Naturally, it’ll take a while for you to be able to get rid of the anxiety, but it’ll make the wait SO much easier.  You can train your mind (and body) to associate getting pregnant with peace and security rather than anxiety and doubt. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I had mine out on 7/7 and af came within a couple of days…however, it wasn’t technically af, according to my body it was just irritation from the removal. I did get a period several weeks later but the OPK I was using never showed a positive ovulation. (I used daily since removal.) It did this month. Check out Amazon for OP kits in bulk (I got 90 plus 20 pt’s for $25). You have to use the opk in the afternoon after “holding it” for 4 hours. It’s a total pain. I use FertilityFriend.com to track my stats and find it way more reliable. Honestly I think that basal temp. and cervical fluid stats to be way more telling of whether you’re ovulating. Try it out for a couple months, you’ll get reaaaaaaly familiar with you body. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Sorry, I didnt see that you were charting. But seriously, give it until the end of September before you get worked up. 3-4 weeks is not enough time at all. Are you using a basal thermometer with 2 decimal points? They sell them at Target if you need one. And make sure you take it at the same time every day. That’s all my advice. Just relax, your body is an amazing thing and you do not want it to be rushing into anything it’s not ready for. When you do conceive it will be with the right begg and sperm, at the right time, and everything will align. Again, good luck 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t seem to be ovulating either.  My temp never goes up, and my cycle length varies pretty drastically.  So I feel your frustration!

Today is day 30 this cycle, and bloodwork yesterday showed that I have not ovulated yet this month…ugh! 

@cyneswith:   I bet you are right.  Anxiety might be preventing it for me too.  Thanks for the advice!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@cyneswith: I think this is the greatest piece of advice I have ever heard regarding TTC anxiety. Just wanted to give you some kudos. 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@runningbee: great advice. I work nights so I don’t think the basal temp. is going to work bc I can’t check it at the same time everyday. I’m still trying it though. I was curious about getting info from the internet, what websites were most helpful. Thanks for the advice!

I’m in the same boat as brittanymichelle I don’t think that I’ve ovulated since being off BC since middle of June. 

We’ll see, hopefully Sept.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

wow–didnt know someone could havr regular periods and not ovulate…this is new to me.

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