(Closed) my cycle is confusing me

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1069 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m having a similar issue. My cycles have been one gigantic mess since I went off BC (from 18 to 41 days – WTF) and it has been 4 months now. It has been a lot of ups and downs.

My suspicion is that your body also just hasn’t settled down yet and you are unlikely to have a BFP this month, but by all means leave it a few more days and try again. Most woman I know are OK with light drinking and caffeine use until they actually have a positive in hand. TTC can be a looooong and stressful process and you’re unlikely to cause any harm when you are testing regularly. OPKs might help you to nail down your ovulation date if you aren’t using them already. All the best, anyway!

Post # 3
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

jenspadiva:  Still processing my morning coffee so I apologize if I missed something here.  I think you’re saying this is your second cycle off BC and your first was 5 weeks long.  Unfortunately without knowing when you ovulated it’s really hard to speculate if you’re actually “late” or if your cycles are naturally lengthening off of BC.  I would say if your first cycle took 5 weeks, it’s very likely you’re not even technically late right now and that you’re having another long cycle, possibly longer than the first.  If you’re reallly wanting to TTC I would say it’s a good idea to try OPKs so you can nail down ovulation… Otherwise just track your cycles and give it a few months before you start to build expectations around AF timing.

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