- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
…and nothing. No pos OPK, no pos HPT, no CM…nothing.
…and nothing. No pos OPK, no pos HPT, no CM…nothing.
I’m sorry! That is so frustrating. My longest cycle was 61 days. If I went longer the dr. was going to prescribe something to help me start my cycle. Have you called your doc?
Thanks ladies. I’m charting, and my temps are all over the place. I’m waiting to get into an OBGYN, but it likely won’t be until June. His nurse (my aunt) tells me there is nothing my GP can do for me anyways, and I believe it since she told me charting wasn’t accurate for confirming O.
I’m just sharing my misery 🙂
@anotherbee: I’m going to bite my tongue for the most part, because I’m pretty sure you know my opinion, but I will reiterate that I think you should be insisting that you see a doctor much sooner. Charting or not, it’s not healthy to go that long without a period. I once went 6 mos. without mine — most of it because I didn’t notice how long it had been, but also because it took me about a month to get in with the ob/gyn. When I finally was prescribed provera and took it to induce my period, it was the worst PMS of my life. I was miserable, depressed and irritated for days.
@anotherbee: I can’ remember, are you recently off BCPs? If you normally have a “regular” cycle and aren’t recently off BCPs there is definitely medication that can “kick start” your cycle. Most doctors will want your body to do what it should naturally, but after 72 days, I wouldn’t think it was out of the question to at least call your doctor to get some information over the phone.
Is it normal for your doctor to be unavailable for consultation for a month+ ?? I’d be looking for a new doctor, personally, if that was the case!
@bunny: haha, I do know your opinion 🙂
my GP is new to me, and I dont’ like her, but GPs are hard to come by, and I’m lucky to have her. I can get in to see her with no trouble (usually within 3 days), but she’s not specialized.
I’m waiting to get into the OBGYN. He’s one of the best in the city, and as a result, very popular and busy. My aunt is his RN, so she’s getting me in as soon as it’s possible, unfortunately, he has alot of “urgent” cases right now. So that’s why I’m waiting so long. Typically, it would be MUCH longer. I’m hesitant to ask for a different dr because I know he’s good, and knows my family history (all my cousins have gone to him/our aunt).
I’ve been off HBC since Aug, and was averaging 40 day cycles. My longest was 50 some days, when I o’d on CD 37. This is only cycle 5 since coming off HBC 8 months ago.
I asked my aunt if I should wait it out or go see my GP, and she suggested I wait it out, since the GP won’t be able to do anything for me (I think she lacks and understanding of assisted ovulation). When I went to see her originally, her first statement was “those drugs for fertility are really strong”. So she skipped over the whole “lets find out WHY” part…
I’m 29, 30 in Oct, and have been on HBC since 17ish. never had regular cycles (I remember skipping months, but never tracked), but only started my period around 16 anyways, so not alot of time to regulate.
I was on BCPs for about as long as you then. My cycles were regular when I first started at 13 but then I started track and didn’t have one for 5 months. Then they were painful and irregular so I went on BCPs. When I went off of mine, I had a period about 5 days later and nearly passed out at work twice. Had to go to the ER, my GYN thought I was miscarrying. She found out I wasn’t…it was just the buildup of hormones. But I’ve been regular ever since.
I think (but I’m no doctor) that your cycles seem pretty long and not in the “normal” range. It could be hormonal. I still think I’d go see the GP and get her to assist you with ending this cycle. I personally don’t think I’d want to wait until June.
FWIW, after my 6 mos w/ out a period, followed by the period from hell, I was regular (even if my cycles were a little longer than average), for about 2 years until I went on BCP.
@anotherbee: I totally get not wanting to go see your GP that doesn’t specialize in this sort of thing- I would agree that they probably aren’t the doctor to see. In your post you put that typically it would take much LONGER to see your OB than it is taking right now? I can really understand wanting to see a qualified, well-known doctor as well. But personally, I would want a doctor I had more access to though- do you want to have to be an “urgent case” in order to have access to your doctor throughout a pregnancy? Just a thought. If you are not looking to change doctors, maybe you can ask your aunt if she thinks you could schedule a phone call with the doctor- perhaps if he can call you after hours, or on his way home, he’ll be able to get in contact with you sooner.
EDIT- when I re-read my post, it sounds a little judgemental and I don’t mean for it to sound like that. Please don’t take it that way:) I think you should do whatever you’re comfortable with- I was just expressing how I would feel:)
It wouldn’t even have to be assisted ovulation meds. I mean it’s pretty obvious that ovulation isn’t occuring, but the focus right now should be on health. Not having AF is unhealthy after a couple of months. Your body needs to shed lining. Taking meds like provera or prometrium might not get you ovulating, but it WOULD at least keep your body healthy lining-wise. That was what my OB told me when she found out that it had been over 6 months since my last AF…
thanks for the advice guys, trust me, it’s all gone through my head 🙂
@MRSLMA: not judgemental. I agree. The reason I’m having to wait so long is because I’m not his patient yet. I need to get “squeezed in” between his regular patients (who are all preggers). Once I’m actually on the books as a patient, then I’ll be able to get into see him no probs.
As an example of how long of a wait specialists have, Darling Husband got a referal to a urologist back before Christmas. He got the letter in the mail last week, his apt is in July! Crazy! But, we’re in canada and it’s free, so I don’t complain.
@anotherbee: Ok now I understand. I was in England when I had a cyst burst and the hospital wanted to admit me for the weekend b/c the U/S tech wasn’t coming in until Monday. I left and told them to schedule me an appt. It took me 4 months to get in for that and of course, it was gone. It’s one of the reasons I wasn’t too happy with free healthcare. I guess I would wait then until you can see him. Especially since you are wanting to be a regular patient of his.
@anotherbee: that makes SO much more sense…. and seems like a reasonable time frame! Even in the states, to become a patient of a highly recommended specialist would take months too.
I’m hoping you get some answers soon… I can’t imagine how frustrating it is to have to wait and wonder what’s going on inside! Hopefully the doctor will have some insight and a plan of action!
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