(Closed) Am I ever going to ovulate?! Feeling Frustrated….

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I came off the pill in August of this year and my cycles are still long. O for me is sometime between CD 21 and 29.  First cycle was around 34 days, second was 39, third was 34 and this one looks like it’ll be around 35 depending on when O actually happens.  I went on it in the first place to help control acne and the first three months were great, but this month my skin is NOT happy.  I asked my GYN about it and she said that it’s perfectly normal to have that happen and it can take up for a year for your cycle to regulate.  The TTC stress doesn’t help anything either.  

I would wait for a few more months and keep temping.  It might be that you are ovulating, but your temps don’t show it clearly enough for FF to pick up on it yet.  I don’t use OPK’s, but I know other bees have found them useful!  Maybe that would be something you could try to see if you’re ovulating?  Having all the blood work come back normal is a great thing!  If within a year they aren’t normal, I would go back to your GYN and ask for other options.  It might be that you need to get a “jumpstart” with metformin or clomid or something similar to get your body to ovulate and help it remember what it needs to do.  There should be other options that your GYN can do before you look at an RE.

I’m sorry you have to go through this. I know its rough 🙁  

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Weddingobsessed:  I was on the BCP for 8 years as well and came off in March of this year. My cycles have been irregular and are getting longer. I’ve O’d anywhere from CD20 (which was a freaking miracle in hindsight) and this cycle looks like O on CD35. I average a CD28 O. You might just have longer cycles where your LH fluxuates and you can get little surges where your OPK gets kind of darker then goes back to super light a few times before truly becoming positive. I’ve also noticed super light periods with lots of spotting. Each body is different. Maybe look into natural ways to try to shorten your cycle and bring on O. I hear vitex helps a lot of women here regulate and soy isoflavens from CD3-7 apparently give you a stronger surge of estrogen at the beginning of your cycle which is supposed to help bring an earlier O. If this cycle is unsuccessful I’m going to try that second option myself. Do a little research and try something to help your body and cycle regulate. GL!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I hadn’t ovulated in 6 months (came off the pill after being on it forever) when my OBGYN prescribed me clomid. We did provera to bring on a period, followed with clomid, and I still ovulated late–but I did ovulate, finally!  I think some of our bodies just know what they’re doing more than others :-/

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We live in an age of instant everything… But our bodies are still the same as they have been for thousands of years… I know it sounds trite, but just be patient, love your body and it will come back into balance. It’s natural for it to do so! Trust your body and I’m sure you will ovulate soon! Good luck hun

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My cycles after coming off BC (which I only took 2 years) were 93, 37, and 98 days.  Sometimes things are just quack after artificial hormones.  My blood tests and everything were in the normal range also.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was on BCP for 15 years. My first cycle off was +110 days, 2nd was 53, 3rd was 42 and after that they averaged 35-40 days. 

Taking BCP essentially cuts off communication from our hormones to our lady parts. We don’t allow our bodies to function naturally for years (sometimes decades) and then expect them to go right back to normal when we stop the pill. Sometimes it just takes a long time to re establish that communication. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I charted for 3 months (opks, bbts, etc) and always o’ed later (for me) in the month (CD18, or 19). I know that’s not as late as you but I will say this: I’ve since stopped charting and cooled off on things, and have o’ed several days earlier (CD13-ish) both of my last two cycles. All this to say, I second PP that sometimes it helps to just relax and let your body do what it’s gonna do. If the docs say everything is OK, which it sounds like they do at this point, and your body is still regulating off of BCP, then try to just let it happen naturally. I know that’s so much easier said than done, but stressing will definitely not help you o any sooner. Your body is gonna o when it o’s, and unfortunately there’s not a whole lot you can do at this point, so try to relax 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Weddingobsessed:  I had a similar experience to the PPs. I stopped BC and my period wasn’t regular for nearly 2 years. I had very long cycles and only ovulated 4 times the first year. The second year was better and now 3 years out, my cycles run from 28-33 days on average.

Although I’m not TTC, I was very concerned, but my OB-GYN said that its really quite normal for the body to take some time to regulate after discontinuing hormonal contraceptives and to ride it out for awhile.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Weddingobsessed:  You sound a lot like me. I went 72 days without a period after I went off the pill, then settled in for a few regular 31-day cycles. After about 6 months, I talked to my gyno, and they determined that I wasn’t ovulating… I had all the blood tests and 3 ultrasounds – nothing out of the ordinary could be found. They told me the same thing about follicles…they put me on Provera (twice), too.

My doctor prescribed Clomid to make me ovulate. I had to take a few months off due to other menstrual issues and timing conflicts, but I just finished my first dose of Clomid, so we’ll see how this cycle goes. (FX!)

Have you talked to your OB-GYN? I would do that before going to an RE.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Weddingobsessed:  yes, they went back to my version of normal (35-45 days).

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