Post # 1
not sure if this belongs on the wellness boards instead???
so here are the facts…
–off bc the end of Sept. ’10 –Aunt Flow visits end of Nov. ’10 —no period since then –HPTs almost every month to make sure we are/aren’t –we are not charting but just been having the mentality that when it happens it happens –no other form of prevention, no pull out method –gyno visit in Jan., abnormal pap, still have to schedule apt to go back –HPT last night, it was negative –started an ovulation predictor kit this morning, and its showing that i am ovulating today….
what are the odds that the first day i start the Ovulation Predictor kit, it says i’m ovulating??? we bought it on Sunday because FH has been worried that maybe something is wrong…..i mean, we both want it to be a surprise for us which is why we aren’t charting…..and we both understand that it’ll be harder to know for sure because of the fact that my periods are irregular…..but i figured if we bought the kit, and i took it everyday for a month, and no days showed i was ovulating, then i would go to my next gyno apt with that bit of information and we could proceed from there….
but now i’m shocked and a bit skeptical…..i know i took it right….i read the instructions 3 times and i mean, how can you mess up peeing on a stick?? lol i’m hesitant what to do now…lol….i mean, we eventually want to get pregnant, but i was hoping it’d be more of a surprise than planned…..but we also don’t want to ignore our chances….
are they really that accurate????
Post # 3
I would be weirded out too! But they measure LH which is what causes your body to ovulate. Unless you have a different amount of LH in your system all the time I would think it would be right? (totally not a doctor here…) If so that would mean you should get your period in a couple of weeks. Good luck!
Post # 4
I have no experience with OPKs, but I was in a similar situation with going off bc pills.
Stopped bc in Sept 2010. No withdrawal bleed. Got a normal cycle with AF in Nov 2010. Then nothing. No periods for almost 5 months. I wasn’t really charting (no temps or OPKs), but also weren’t trying to prevent and I was thinking things would just work themselves out. I was casually keeping track of my CM. It was all over the place. I would have ewcm (although not in any sort of pattern), but no ovulation, and no AF. I was taking HPTs periodically to make sure I wasn’t pregnant.
I got pregnant in March, but unfortunately miscarried in April.
So it definitely is possible for you to be ovulating and get pregnant! However, your body could still be sending mixed signals or just trying to get back on track in order to ovulate, like how I had ewcm many times in the months that I didn’t get AF and didn’t ovulate before I got pregnant. I think it may be due to your hormones taking over again after going off bcp. I’ve read that other women have had similar experiences with ewcm after giving birth and/or stopping breastfeeding.
Sorry for the long post, but if I were you I wouldn’t put off contacting your doctor. I know it is likely that my miscarriage was due to things out of my control, but I can’t put out of my mind that I don’t really know why I hadn’t been getting my period for all those months, and that could have been a factor (in my mind- I haven’t talked to the doctor about it yet).
Good luck with everything!
Post # 5
Sorry this is all so confusing! I’d keep taking more tests to see what they look like – if the test line is getting darker, lighter, staying the same. Do you have other ovulation symptoms? Not to alarm, but with PCOS, you can have low levels of LH in your system much of your cycle, or your body can keep trying to gear up to ovulate (LH surge) but never actually get there. Or you may just have gotten lucky and pinpointed your ovulation on the right day by chance! 🙂
If you haven’t had a period since November, that’s about 5 months – I think that’s past the phase of ‘normal’ irregularity and worth scheduling a follow up with your doctor. Good luck!
Post # 6
@babymakes3: thank you for sharing your story and i’m so sorry about your miscarriage!!! i definitely need to make another gyno apt….it has just been hard because FH and I are sharing a car and the last two times i’ve tried to predict when he’ll have off and can take me, he ends up having to work…..but definitely am going to go, and asap…..
Post # 7
@MerryC: i think i will keep taking the tests….i bought a pack of 7 to start off with….i have been researching online all morning…lol i’m not sure about PCOS but it could very well be a possibility…..definitely need to make a doc apt for sure…