Post # 17
I’ve been thinking about this too, and I think for myself I will try and see a doctor if I go for 3 cycles without ovulating. I came off BC in May and just started TTC this past month, and never got a clearly positive OPK. So I’m going to add charting and if no O for the next 2 months, I’ll see what I can do about getting a doctor to see me. I’m 34 and I don’t really want to wait around for months and months for no reason.
Post # 18
I think that’s really smart. If you know you aren’t ovulating, there is really NO point in waiting out the 12 months.
Post # 19
YOu may want to consider temping. OPKs can only tell you whether your body is releasing the hormone that tells your ovary to release the egg, not whether there was enough hormone released or whether the egg actually released. I LOVE my OPKs, but they don’t tell the whole story…
Post # 20
I am 33. When I went in for my yearly in March, I took the 3 charts I had with me an shared them with the doctor. She said I had clear temperature rises and falls so I must be ovulating.
I’ve had a good 5 months of getting the BD in the right time frame. I’ve OPK’ed for a couple of months now with no positive OPK’s.
I’ll fire them off an email and see what they say 🙂
Thank you all!!
Post # 21
Keep us posted as to what they say! Yeah, I think in the next couple months would be good to discuss it with a doctor. I am crossing my fingers this is your month and you won’t need to worry about it! =)
Post # 22
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Just chiming in to say that I think the whole “wait a year before consutling a doctor” is if you have regular monthly cycles. If you don’t, I think it is perfectly reasonable to seek out a doctor’s visit well before the year mark.
Post # 23
I went around 10 months after starting, but didn’t get really serious at the doctor until a year. I’m on the earlier is better boat, just so you can get all of the testing out of the way. But I wouldn’t go early unless you suspect a problem: irregular cycles, spotting, especially combined with charting and/or OPKs.
Post # 24
i did a blood test to check hormone levels at 4 months. im just paranoid. all is ok but i’m still not preg. this is my fourth month trying. just had the test 2 weeks ago
Post # 25
The doctor’s office emailed me back this morning. They asked me to make an appointment if we don’t have any luck by the 6 month mark.
After reading some of your posts, I am glad the doctor is receptive to looking into things before 12 months 🙂
Post # 26
I found that out too late! 🙂 When I started seeing my RE he told me even the digitals are unreliable. Now that I’m being monitored there, I’ve stopped using OPKs. I attempted temping in the beginning, but I was HORRIBLE at it and would miss days and not wake up in time. Oh well. Thanks for looking out though.
Post # 27
I talked to my GYN at six months because it happened to fall on my annual check-up. He scheduled a HSG for me at that point because I had an STD in college that can lead to tube scarring. It was totally clear and didn’t answer any questions. I had to wait another six months before I could get a referral to an RE because my insurance wouldn’t cover anything without 12 months of trying. (I’m 33.)
At 12 months, I was back at the GYN for a follow-up pap (mine are abnormal and I get two or three a year) and he prescribed Clomid and gave me the RE referral. Now I’ve seen the RE but I couldn’t start testing right away because my insurance needed to give another approval. Luckily, they pay for 50% of diagnostic testing.
Post # 28
I talked to my GYN at six months. At that time I was off BCP for a year, had regular cycles but my period was very light and very short. I was also charting and using OPK’s. She ordered an U/S and some bloodtest. It showed that my lining was thin and my FSH level was to high. I got referred to an RE clinic right away. Thanks to the referall DH and I got all our testing done well before the 12 months mark.
After that we decided to hold on with treatements and keep trying naturally. We’ll be doing our first medicated/monitored cycle in September. That would be at around 17 months.
Even though we didn’t move on with treatments right away I’m very glad that they did all the testing so soon. It saved me a lot of heartache and my sanity.
Post # 29
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