(Closed) How do you manage to be patient?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Moomin:  This is my first month ttc and i’ve learned it is a lot harder for the impatient people. I got a positive opk on tuesday bd’ed like crazy and now I am DYING to take a pregnancy test. 

I would also love some tips on being patient.

Post # 4
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@EverAfterBegins:  I agree, and for me, the first month off was the hardest! My first period came 34 days later when I went off the pill, and it was a very short period. Your cycle could take awhile to regulate.. Everyone’s different. I’ve been off since the end of August, and I was convinced I was pregnant my first month off.. I had every symptom in the book 🙁 I think it was from the withdrawal of hormones. 

I’m now on my 2nd cycle off, on day 26, and wondering when my period will show this month. 

I don’t have any advice for being patient, because I’m very impatient. Hang in there and GL!

Post # 6
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

How long were you on birth control for?  For me, I was on it for almost 10 years (17-28 with a few breaks).  For me it was important to remind myself that maybe the cycles I had on birth control were arbitrarily created by the medication, and a longer cycle is just my body getting back to it’s intended cycle that will prepare me for pregnancy.

Post # 7
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m sorry I know how frustrating it is.  I used to be regular before going on BCP (over 10 years ago) when I first got off my 1st cycle was 49 days!  Luckily I was charting so I saw that I ovulated on CD33 otherwise that would have driven me nuts not knowing what was happening.

Post # 9
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been at this for 2.5 years and I’m patient because I have no choice.  My first cycle off of bc took 4 months and was induced by Provera… my next took 5 months and again was induced.  

Moomin – I totally respect your decision.  I made the same one when I started.  In hindsight because of the issues I’ve ended up dealing with over the years (PCOS, Hashimotos, MTHFR, septum), I wish I’d given in and started charting ealier.  My cycles have never been regular though, so for me, charting was really comforting.  I could actually see if I’d ovulated or not and when.

Best of luck!  I hope your wait is MUCH MUCH shorter then mine.

Post # 11
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m impatient too and we only just started. My cycles were always regular (although light) prior to BC. I just came off after 10 years of being on and I definitely felt ovulation pain yesterday. So we BD lots and I’m going to wait and see if AF comes. I’m fairly sure this won’t be the month but I am so impatient I keep praying it will be.

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