(Closed) Go to doc or wait?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Does anyone get their period 8+ weeks apart? Were you able to conceive quickly?
    Yes, infrequent periods & conceived within 6 mo. : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Yes, infrequent periods & conceived within a year : (2 votes)
    15 %
    Yes, infrequent periods & had to get on meds to conceive : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Yes, infrequent periods & still trying for over a year : (4 votes)
    31 %
    Other.. : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yes, me! I only had my period 4 times in the last year, and I got pregnant! We were NTNT for 2 months and trying properly for 4 months. I was really concerned I couldn’t get preg but it happened. I used OPKs and BDd when we saw the smiley. I had just started temping a couple of weeks before we conceived. It is possible!

    Post # 5
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    This might help (all the baby related abbreviations are at the bottom): http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Abbreviations

    But for now ….

    • OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit

    • BDing – Baby Dancing (aka having sex)

    • NTNT – Not Trying Not To (Get Pregnant)

    From following people on the Baby/TTC/Pregnancy boards, it is my understanding that most doctors won’t see you regardng issues concieving until you have been actively trying for over a year without success.  So I’d say you best bet is to start trying and see how it goes as I doubt a doctor would do anything for you yet.

    Post # 7
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    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @fallbride10111: Sorry for my abbreviations! ๐Ÿ™‚ OPTs: ovulation predictor tests (I used cheap Amazon ones and also a Clearblue digital to confirm with); BD: baby dancing (making the baby ;)); NTNT: not trying not to conceive but not actively trying. Yes, I bought a digital basal themometer from Amazon – it was called ‘BabyMad’.

    Best of luck! Long cycles can be a pain. I think you should start charting & temping so you can make sure you are ovulating. that will take a weight off your mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ x baby dust to you!

    Post # 8
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Since you have already an appt in October I would just wait. But make sure you bring it up to your doc. Since you have been off BCP for a while and your periods haven’t been regular before you went on it s/he made be able to get some initial cycle day 3 blood work and maybe even an U/S done without trying for a year.

    In the meantime, as alraedy suggested by PP, I would start charting/temping to see if you are actually ovulating on your own. And, if you are open to alternative medicine,  you could try a naturopath or acupuncture to help regulate your cycles.

    Good luck!

    Post # 10
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @fallbride10111:  I was very irregular coming off BCP too, anywhere from 29-48 days. So I started using OPK’s to help predict when I would O (ovulate) which was a big help.  I ended up getting my BFP on a cycle where I O’d on CD 32, so it doesn’t matter when you O, just as long as you BD at the appropriate time!

    There was quite a learning curve in learning how to use OPKs, but it worked for me. I was had just started charting, but then I got my BFP. Check out Fertility Friend.com for info on charting/temping. That is what helped me get started

    Good luck!!

    EDIT: Forgot to add, that it took me about 9-10 months (about 6 period cycles) after going off BCP to get KU

    Post # 11
    Bee
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news in your poll, but I had infrequent periods and am still here, TTC after 20 months. I wasn’t ovulating, so that explained why.

    Post # 12
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    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ack I didn’t see your post first and I LITERALLY just wrote basically the same thing.  I’m having the same issues and it’s driving me NUTS.  I’m still getting a period every month-ish, but as of this month, I’m pushing 39 days in my cycle and still no period this month.  And I tested like 5 days ago and got a big ol’ negative.  (PS-I HATE the digital pregnancy tests.  seeing “NOT PREGNANT” is like a punch in the face.  I’ll go back to my lines thanks…lol)  It’s super frustrating!

     

    If you’re going to start TTC, you should definitely go to your doc first so they can run their gamut of tests to make sure that momma is ready to go.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 13
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    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @fallbride10111: A great way to chart & temp is to sign up to ‘Fertility Friend’ – you can google it and sign up for free (there are VIP memberships which cost more, but the basic one is fine). You can input your data every day (temperature, cervical mucus etc) and it draws conclusions for you and tells you what’s going on and if it thinks you ovulated (hopefully). It also provides you with a course in fertility which you can have emailed to your inbox (you can select this when you sign up).

    I really recommend it. It does ask you to start on the first day of your period, but since I wasn’t getting mine I just started on a random day. I’m not sure if this is an issue – other bees might know.

    Good luck!

    Post # 14
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    533 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    hi ladies bees,

    After reading some of these replies it seems I should start charting with OPK as well. Ive read about fertilityfriend.com and something in Amazon. And claerblue was also mentioned. Which is best and easier to use?

    And Ive read something of Internet cheapies in reference to OPK, whats that? Sorry I’m just so confused!! and new to all this! Many thanks! I trully appreciate any words and opinions!

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