(Closed) How do you chart a period that's not really a period?!?!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Miss PumpkinPenguin:  Nope. Neither of those counts as a period. I would contact your ob/gyn. He/she will probably prescribe provera to induce a period. That might help get your cycles back. If you don’t regulate after a few more cycles, I’d think they’ll do some bloodwork on you to see what the issue is. Do you have any PCOS symptoms?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yup.  No red, no period.  Just spotting.  That’s really common during long (probably anovulatory) cycles. My first cycle off the pill was 120 days and only ended with Provera. Things finally came back on track, though.  It took about 7-8 months to start getting regular, predictable cycles again.  My poor ovaries didn’t know what to do at first — but they weren’t broken!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Miss PumpkinPenguin:  Aw.  That sucks.  Get as much info as you can from your doctors about yourself.  PCOS is sometimes overdiagnosed (it’s the go-to diagnosis for anyone with irregular cycles). 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@bunny:  You took the words right outta my mouth~

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Definitely make an appointment to see your Ob/GYN.  Since you have a history of irregular cycles there is no reason to wait this out any further.

Don’t be discouraged though.  I kept going back and forth between a 30-40 day cycle and a 60-70 day cycle for the year+ I was off BCP.  We were charting to avoid pregnancy but one of those cycles I ovulated super early (10 days or more early) and I fell pregnant.  So long cycles are not the end of the world.  Wink

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