(Closed) CD 73. I'm at my wits end waiting. Induce naturally? (Poss tmi)

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know anything about parsley yea, but I hope it works. FX for you! 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  I’ve never heard of the parsley tea, but you know you can get a pill from the doctor that will make you start your period? Also, I would recommend for you to start charting your BBT so you know where you are in your cycle. I would hate for you to induce your period and had ovulated last week.. With charting you will know whether or not you’ve O’d as to if you should induce or not. Good luck either way you go. I’ve struggled before with LONG cycles and it’s insane so I know how you feel.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  Yes, please update! I would love to know if it works! GL!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Soon2BeeMrsG: Are you taking a pre-natal vitamin and have you looked into Vitex at all?  My Doctor recommended both when my period was crazy last year (I went 6 months without!) and the two together have worked wonders.  Do some research on Vitex, and maybe ask your Dr. about it if you’re interested in a more natural path than Provera.  It takes some time to work its way into your system but it has really helped balance my hormones.  A vitamin D deficiency can also mess up your hormones.  Hope these suggestions help!  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  Have you tried talking to your OBGYN? Maybe she can give you something to induce your period.  Also, one thing i heard its effective for most women is taking a warm bath with epsom salt.  My bff tried it once and it helped her.  GL sweety!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I had that problem too & took a natural herb called “dong quai”…I literally took one pill before bed one day & had my period in the morning. It’s often used to self abort I think. I just was annoyed because I went from April-August without a period & was sick of it. My body ended up going back on a schedule on it’s own & this helped me get a period for the month of august but it didn’t help my body fix whatever was wrong because I did miss another period after I took it. You can research it if you want.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  I would highly recommend you at least go in and talk to your doctor. It is not normal and / or healthy to have cycles that long (this is coming from experience). I too had the mindset that inducing a period via medical intervention was my “last resort” but after discussing with my family doctor, as well as an RE it was the right thing (for me) to do. I am currently on my 9th day of Provera after a CD24 reavealed that my follicles were still extremely small, and ovulation on my own would be extremely delayed and / or non existant.

There are often medical reasons, varying from mild to serious that can cause your cycle to be this far delayed. Of couse, natural things like stress, travel and illness can delay things, but not usually more than a few days.

My last cycle was 99 days and I sought help from a specialist after a series of long-ish cycles, from 40-70ish days before that. I had many tests done and found out I am hypothyroid, and have been diagnosed with mild PCOS. Without the help I am now receiving, my RE has said that it would be highly unlikely that we would get pregnant on our own. With the thyroid and PCOS remaining untreated, my cycles would continue to be months long, and ovulation would either a) not happen or b) not happen “strongly” enough that a viable pregnancy would result.

I am so sorry you are going through this. I know it is very confusing and you are probably at your wits end! Many Bee’s on here have had/currently have long cycles, and heck, some of those get their BFPs in one of those (I believe it was BirdofaFeather who got her BFP after a 100 day cycle!) but… those are few and far between.

I do highly recommend you at least go and sit with your doctor, and perhaps have some baseline blood labs done. If there are medical reasons causing this long cycle, it would be beneficial for you to seek help/treatment/education on what you are dealing with, so you’re playing with a full deck before you swing into TTC 100%. My DH and I started NTNP last August, and and officially TTC last Sept and in that time frame only had like 3 periods.

Without the help from my current RE we would likely never see our BFP this year, and have taken the past month to do an investigative cycle which has clearly revealed our issues and a path to have us assisted in our journey has been carved out for us. Our RE is quite optimistic that we’ll get our BFP this year which has been a huge weight lifted off our shoulders. Just knowing what is causing the long cycles, and that there are very easy ways  to “remedy” this has taken a lot of the stress and anxiety about it all off.

I’m not big on medical intervention either, but sometimes your body does things out of our control and reasons for such may need to be explored.

In the meantime, please keep us posted about the tea! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to PM me. I am truly sorry you’re on this long of a cycle, I know how much it sucks. And, like @traceyjoy: mentioned, I have heard great things about Vitex which may be worth trying for your next cycle as well. 🙂

 Hugs XOX

Ps. Also highly recommend charting! Without it I would have gone batshit crazy with the long cycles!! 🙂

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  I’d also love to see if it works or not! As for your cycle length, I also have long cycles and recently started looking into how to shorten them. I haven’t had any luck yet, but I JUST started being proactive about it. I’m currently taking Vitex, Maca Root, and trying Lunaception to see if anything works. I’d recommend reading up on these yourself to see if it’s something you think you’d like to try.
Good luck – I hope you get your light at the end of the incredibly drawn-out tunnel!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I took the depo shot 1x, i didnt get a period for 9 months with only one dose i found if i would take folic acid i would start to spot i started taking folic acid in novemeber daily and in dec i finally got a regular period and there back to normal

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  oh my goodness, you poor thing! You have been through the ringer my dear. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather and everything else, is your mom feeling better now? That is a LOT to go through – don’t dismiss such big events in your life. It sounds like maybe your body just kind of said “forget the period, we’re just going to keep on going down here until things are a little better!”. lol. I’m sorry that you had to go through all of that and are feeling a little overwhelmed by it all.

As for your doctors, demand that they take you seriously. Talk to them about your plan(s) for TTC and ask that they either do your blood labs or refer you to a place that can. Are you in Canada? If so, you can do self-refferals to specialists which is fantastic. I’m not sure how it works in the states but many bees on here could assist.

PCOS and thyroid issues are nothing to be overly concerned about, but also – something to take seriously. Know that they can have an impact on being able to conceive naturally/easily and I do highly recommend that you work with your doctor, or get a referral to someone who can hold your hand and monitor you for when you start TTC (if you haven’t already:)). I have been extremely happy with my RE, and although it HAS required a significant amount of medical intervention (metformin, thyroid meds and next cycle Clomid) I feel like it has been very much so worth it and we are optimistic we will be able to start our family soon.

xox sending you big hugs. Seriously, feel free to PM me anytime 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  I feel I can sympathize – it’s been more than 10 weeks since my last period (and I’m not pregnant).  I also had hope that my cycles were OK because after coming off the pill I had a few 6 weeks long cycles (normal for me).  Then I had an 8 week cycle… now I don’t know what’s happening.  I can tell my body has tried to ovulate a few times, but I’m not sure what’s going on now.  It IS frustrating.  

I’ve decided to stop centring my whole life around TTC.  I’m looking for a new job (I was holding off because even though I hate where I work, I didn’t want to start a new one and then take mat leave).  We’re thinking of vacations we might want to take.  I had my first beer in a long time.  I’ve decided that obsessing about why my body isn’t co-operating isn’t a healthy approach.  I’m trying to remind myself that my body is doing what it’s doing for a reason, and taking a combative approach against my own body probably doesn’t help.  But I’ve booked an appointment with my doctor for this week to look into the issue.  Maybe you need a new doctor? 

I hope you (and I) are able to find ways to stay sane.

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