(Closed) Ideas for delayed ovulation???

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

Yes, stress and illness can delay ovulation. At this point you have two choices — you can wait and see if you will ovulate late or if you’ll get a period without ovulation (both can still happen), or you can see a doctor.

Typically, if you do not ovulate or get a period by CD35, a doctor will be willing to prescribe Provera (or, less frequently, Prometrium). Both are synthetic progesterone. Basically they give you 5-10 days worth of pills and a few days after you finish them, you’ll have a period in response to the drop in your progesterone level. The benefit of this is that it can “reboot” your system, setting your cycle back to CD1.

It’s definitely possible for your body to regulate on its own, but many of us who regularly have long, anovulatory cycles prefer to end them and start over on CD1, hoping that medication or dietary changes will help us to ovulate next time.

So, you can wait (that’s probably what I would do, if I were you, since you normally Ovulate and have regular cycles), but if you’re fed up with this cycle and want to start again, seeing your doctor is your best option.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I charted before becoming pregnant and through that I learned that stress really affected my cycles. The only thing I found that worked was getting over the stressful event! You could try increasing your relaxation (meditate, yoga), take a vacation, something to calm yourself and slow down. Unfortunately stress really has an affect on our bodies. I often felt my body revving up to ovulate, and then it wouldn’t, and this happened way more often when I was worrying about something or other. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

oh no! still no o? I’m thinking about you! I o’d on CD 36 last cycle. that was a 49 day cycle. ugh.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Vitafilm:  glad the stress is coming to an end. Sounds like things are moving with the basement.

Things here are just meh. i’ve agreed to be the person for this new project, which means a 3 months contract to start. So everything is on hold. our new TTC date will likely be July/Aug, if I get extended long term. If not, who knows. I’m sad about it, but there’s nothing I can do.

We’re off to Montreal this weekend though, for Habs v Leafs (go Habs!) so I’m trying to just think about that for now. Don’t know what i’ll do when we get back! lol

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Vitafilm:  It’s also very possible that you are having an anovulatory cycle, which is not at all uncommon.  If that is what is going on and if it happens regularly, a visit to the doctor can help, but honestly an anovulatory cycle now and again is perfectly normal.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Acupuncture can help:) 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

lots of things can throw off your ovulation! If you are never ovulate, though, sometimes birth control can jump start that after a cycle or two. Clomid can definitely help. And if you get a blood test on day 21, it will tell you if you had a ‘good’ ovulation or not, with actual numbers. very helpful!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

fingers crossed that your temps don’t dip any more! And also yay that hubby is coming home!!

I’m hoping to gear up for a normally timed o this month, but so far things aren’t going according to plan.

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