(Closed) Does this sound right? Spoke to my GYN…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@skipper2010:  I flagged it for you so the mods can move it.  =)

Post # 6
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

hey – similar thing happened to me, but I’m a little further in my cycle. by the time I got to my GYN, I was on CD 77, and I asked for the provera. He told me that typically, they like to wait until after 3 months, but since I was getting close, he’s give it to me.

I also got all the blood work up done too. I wouldn’t worry about that – she’s checking yoru levels to see if there is something to indicate why AF isn’t here yet.

As for the provera, I don’t believe that there is any reason to not take it. If you don’t want to yet, simply tell your GYN that you’d like to wait for the 3 month mark, but that could interfere with you TTC plans for June.

I’ve been on it for 5 days now, and the only side effect I’ve noticed is being REALLY tired. Just make sure you don’t take it before your blood draw.


Post # 8
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@skipper2010:  I don’t think you have to wait. I’m on it now, for 14 days and once I get my blood work back, the GYN siad he wanted to start me on clomid. He didn’t say anything about the provera making a difference.

From what I understand (mostly from here, and a bit of reserach before I started it) the provera sspikes your progesterone, and then you get a withdrawl bleed, not unlike one you’d get with the pill when you’re on the sugar pills.

It’s a chemical, yes, but it’s designed to induce a period (among other things, like horomone replacement therapy for menopause, cancer treatment, etc). If you’re concerned, jsut call your GYN and explain your concerns. Tell her that you’d like to wait a little longer to start it, and ask her the reason why she suggested it so early.

Maybe she jsut has lots of patients who want a period earlier than 3 months? Mine wasn’t going to give it to me, but I specifically asked for it. There are dangers in going too long without AF, and I wanted to avoid them if at all possible, and give my body one more chance to ovulate before I start on the clomid.

Post # 9
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@skipper2010:  I strongly recommend that you start to chart as well.  That way you will have solid evidence that you are O’ing and when or (more likely) that you are having anovulatory cycles. 

FWIW, many doctors want to wait 3 months because some women have really, really long ovulatory cycles.  (I had a friend on the Bump who had 60-70 day cycles and got KU – but she only knew she was O’ing – and thus didn’t take anything to induce AF – because she charted for several cycles.)  You should discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor – and don’t hesitate to get a second opinion or switch doctors if you feel like your concerns aren’t being heard.

Post # 11
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

When I first went off BCP, my cycles ranged from 30 days up to 6 mos with no AF!  They never gave me provera and blood tests were normal. Ladies’ well woman visit was normal too.

Eventually they normalized around 35 days.  A few years later I went back on the pill. I stopped taking it in Oct and since then my cycles are going from 30-60 days, but the cycling is starting to shrink up and normalize.  The charting has been a lifesaver so I can see the pattern. My dr’s biggest concern has been getting a blood pregnancy test every time I’m 40+ days or if I’m really crampy to rule out pregnancy or an ectopic. She also won’t give Provera.

My BBT is always on the low side, and my schedule has been all over the place with work + wedding planning (finally over!!), so I don’t even bother with the BBT unless I suspect I haven’t O-ed the previous month. Most of the time I can tell about when I am based on CM and the way the C feels.  We use it for NFP and just general knowledge for when we want to TTC.

I’m sure with charting and time you will start to see a pattern. 🙂

Post # 12
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t see any problemn with taking provera when you are about to start TTC. I usually end up taking it right before I start IVF cycles, it is really no big deal at all. 

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