Post # 1
So I stopped BC just over 6 months ago, and we were going to TTC starting this month. We stopped all contraceptives at New Years (condoms) and I was calculating when my next cycle would be.
I was supposed to see AF last Tuesday (give or take a day), but nothing. I’ve had all the symptoms of getting my period, but no show. I talked to a pharmacist on Saturday, and she said that I should take a pregnancy test on Sunday morning, so I did. Negative. I used an FRER on Thursday morning and negative. I’ve had regular cycles since coming off the pill, and my doctor said that we were good to go at my last appointment with her in December.
When should I book another appointment with the doctor? Or should I wait through February and see what happens?
Post # 3
@lauraq123: are you charting? The tricky thing with trying to figure all that out if you’re not charting is you might have had an anovulatory cycle this time or delayed ovulation, but without knowing your basal body temperatures it would be tough to tell. Were you stressed at all or sick this month, something that might have caused your body to be stressed and delay ovulation? The time before ovulation can be variable in a cycle, where as the time after ovulation is usually consistent–so just because you have had regular cycles for a while, if ovulation was delayed your body shouldn’t start AF until its gone through the same-ish number of luteal phase days that you have had in the past. You could go to a doctor, but if you are getting negatives on pregnancy tests for this long, it is unlikely that a blood test would be positive either. I would say wait a few days and try again? I can’t remember the “number of days you can go without your period before you call your doctor” is, but someone on here who has had really long cycles before should know. Sorry, that has to be frustrating 🙁 If/when you get your period (hope you don’t and get a positive test instead!) I really recommend you start charting, even if it just your basal temp every morning. It takes some serious guess work out of your cycles.
Post # 4
@lauraq123: AF can be late for many reasons. What was the date of your first day of your last menstrual period? If you go 45-60 days without a period, then you should make an appointment with a doctor. You should continue testing with your first morning urine every few days with a first response test.
Post # 5
@cowgirlace: Thanks. I’ll look into charting. I wasn’t stressed more than usual, or sick (knock on wood), but you’re right, the smallest thing could delay it.
@ChuckNorris: The date was December 16. I’ll see if I can hold out and test again leter this week.
Post # 6
You’re only a week late (and I know only, feels like forever! I had a 15 day luteal phase last month and it was the longest extra day ever haha) and you will probably start your period any minute now, or it’s too early to test. I agree to test later in the week. If it’s been 60 days, you can be prescribed provera to jump start your period (after ruling out that you’re pregnant). Even very regular people can have an off month and ovulate late. 🙂 Keep testing! FX!!!!