(Closed) Is it even worth it to TTC in this stage?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MissMusic: You need to figure out if you’re ovulating. AF doesn’t always mean that you have either. I would track your temps because even though it’s a small inconvenience it’s free and you’re not wasting opk’s and money trying to figure it out.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

How are you on cd30 if you stopped the pill on Jan 1st? Did you have a withdrawal bleed? My first cycle off was 35 days. I would keep having sex but know that you could just be having a wonky cycle.

Post # 5
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I stopped BCP (after being on it for 10 years), it was 30+ days before I had a period. Don’t get discouraged yet, it can take several months after stopping BCP for your body to regular.

I’d say after you have a period, then start using OPKs. Get the internet cheapies (Wondfo brand) from Amazon.

It is possible to get pregnant even before you have a period. My sister got pregnant with her second child 2 weeks after stopping BCP.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@MissMusic: It’s definitely possible, but i think it’s too stressful using OPKs with a long cycle.  I would just temp and BD every few days…

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

First, I’m sorry if my post sounded blunt!!

Second, I’m not an expert at all, but I can tell you my experience. I also went off the pill mid cycle. About 5 days later I had a withdrawal bleed. I counted the start of that as day 1 of my cycle. That cycle went on for 35 days.

I’m not sure, but I don’t think you can count from whenyou were on the pill, since you wouldn’t have been ovulating or anything on it. I think you need to wait for a period and then go from there with counting. However, I think you should definitely keep TTC in the meantime and maybe take a test every once in a while. I hope this was helpful 🙂

Post # 10
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@MissMusic:  Do you know if you ovulated at all in that time? If no, AF could be ____ days away – there’s no real way of knowing, since you technically won’t have a 14-day luteal phase this cycle. Annovulatory cycles = evil.

Being the queen of long cycles with no ovulation.. and after endless months waiting for AF or hoping that it might be a BFP cycle.. I’d suggest you keep on charting. If you can  bear the cost/disappointment, OPK sticks will confirm if you are/aren’t ovulating. If you don’t want to do that while you’re waiting, just keep an eye on things – chart temps {if you’re into that sort of thing} and CM, and just keep record.

Chances are, your body will sort itself out soon as it becomes used to not being on BC anymore – but if it DOESN’T, you’ll be well armed to sort yourself out in the coming months. Good luck!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@MissMusic:  Sounds like a plan! Anytime you need any support, come let us know. 🙂

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