(Closed) Am I Late??

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

IMO no bc your pattern is LONG, LONG, Short.  You def have irregular cycles. I was like that, and I ended up being diagnosed with PCOS. Id give it a day and if you dont start take a test.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My cycles are similar actually, after ending BC in June.  I started charting when I stopped BC and it has been incredibly helpful.  FWIW, pre-BC I was always roughly a 5 week cycle but didn’t track it closely…part of why I think the 37-38 day cycle I might be on now might be “normal” for me.

What I learned so far:

-first cycle was really long as hormones worked their way out of my system so ovulation came late, and I had a short luteal phase

-second cycle was what might be typical for ovulation for me, O around CD 24.  luteal phase still short though

-third cycle I had a fever around CD10-12 and ovulated late and had a more reasonable luteal phase, 13 days…I definitely was suspecting pregnancy since it was a longer luteal phase than the other cycles.  But seeing the impact of fever on O date helped so much!

-now, fourth cycle and I think I am normalizing to a 37-38 day cycle…ovulation was CD24 and at 8 DPO I have neither PMS nor other symptoms yet.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It looks to me like your body hasn’t regulated itself and its cycle yet since you stopped BC.  So, IMO, you really can’t tell if you are late as you have no history really of what you’d expect your cycle to be.

But you can still test – it can’t hurt and you might be late.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@ExcitedScaredBee:  It looks like your body is still adjusting to being off BCP and your cycles are still regulating. That’s completely normal. That being said, I agree with PP that you’re probably not late yet. Since your cycles are irregular, I’d recommend waiting until you pass your longest post-BCP cycle to consider yourself late. Are you charting? That would help you with your irregular cycles because you’d know when/if you ovulated and how long your luteal phase was. Then you would have a better idea of when you’re late regardless of how long your cycle is.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Totally agree! Im going to start charting in November if i start AF on the 11th

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@ExcitedScaredBee:  The traveling stinks. I definitely understand why that would make charting difficult. You could, however, set your alarm to 4am (so sorry for your DH!) every day, take your temp, and then go back to sleep. That’s what I do on the weekends. My thermometer saves the last temp, and I don’t even look at it until I actually get up and record the temp.

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