(Closed) Sporadic or Non-Ovulating Bees?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Wow…a 6 month wait!?  I don’t really have an answer for you, but I’m sure someone will suggest Vitex.  I’m weird about taking stuff, but a lot of people say it helps.

Sorry I don’t have much help to provide, but good luck!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

For the past year, my periods either don’t come, or are very light. I don’t know what that means, but I’m headed to the doctor next month to check it out. Do you skip periods too? I USED to get a period like clockwork, that would be 5 days in length.

I’ve lost weight, but it hasn’t really restored my normal schedule. Grr. But I’m not TTC yet either. First, I must get married in 2 weeks. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

What causes PCOS? I’ve had to get an ultra sound a couple years back. I do have 1 cyst on one of my ovaries, and what the tech referred to as “multiple follicles” on the other one, but my doctor didn’t seem terribly concerned with it? Does it just develop out of the blue, or does one always have it?

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m technically not TTC anymore but still like to offer advice and support. We were TTC for 18 mths and I was annovulatory. I have Stage 3 endometriosis so my OB was more aggressive with me when we started trying, FWIW I’m now 31, started at 29. At the 6 mth mark she started running labs after ovulation bc my periods were regular, every 28 days and I always had + opk but still only 1 tube and ovary. Labs showed my hormones were high enough for + OPKs but never enough for the follicles to fully grow or release for actual ovulation. It was rather heart breaking. But she placed me on Clomid for 3 mths then after that I went to a specialist for 3 months where I was given additional diagnoses. I did respond to the medications and did ovulate while on them. I didn’t take any herbs or supplements in addition to the fertility meds; I’m not a follow of holistic health personally. Unfortunately if you haven’t been previously diagnosed with any order conditions and have age on your side, they do like for you to be trying at least a year before becoming more agressive. Are you doing any charting methods to ensure you are indeed not ovulating or such? Such as temping, OPKs, cervical mucous checks?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

Since I was 16 my cycles have been very erratic…such as going 9-7 months without a period when Im not on the pill. I havent done much about it a) because we arent TTC for a few years, and b) because apparently my mother was the same at my age and then around age 26 everything regulated for her and she conceived four children easily, so I’ve tried not to worry about it, but now I think Im going to bite the bullet and get properly checked out to see why things arent working that great…

Im so sorry you have to endure a 6 month wait for a fertility specialist! I really dont know much about those things, but I just wanted to add a little voice of support. Hang in there!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ugh! That is frustrating since you’ve been dx so long! I’m sorry! But yes Clomid is tricky and can overstimulate the ovaries and cause painful, PIA cysts. I had to stop between month 5 and 6 bc of a developed cyst. Not to mention Clomid can thin the uterine lining, impairing implantation. This happen to me too on my last cycle with IUI. I tell you, it’s no fun sometimes!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Have you looked into Raspberry Leaf Tea? I think I mentioned it on another thread.  It, like vitex/chasteberry tree is supposed to help ovulation by increasing progesterone I think.  I would just be careful though if you’re taking anything else, like don’t mix vitex or raspberry leaf tea with Clomid but you mentioned you won’t be taking clomid.  I’d also look into low progesterone causes and solutions b/c estrogen dominance/low progesterone can inhibit ovulation and even cause miscarriage if there’s luteal defeciency.  Have you read Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition?  I’d try that too.  Just ignore the religious content that may be in the book.

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