Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
Hi bees. I have PCOS, I was diagnosed in my early 20s after not having a period for years, I’m now 33 and recently went off the pill in preparation for TTC. My cycles are so normal, almost 28 days exactly, my periods are heavier than ever (they used to be extremely light) and I feel signs of ovulation around mid month. Fiance and I decided to get married fall 2016 and start TTC immediately after. I can’t help but feel like I’m wasting this opportunity to TTC now and I’m scared that I don’t have much time. But now we’ve already made the decision to wait and have the wedding, and have started putting deposits down. Fiance thinks it’s a great sign and just means that we will be ready to get started when we want to, but I’m freaking out. Am I overreacting?
Post # 2
obviously everyone is different, and I don’t have a formal diagnosis, but my dr thinks I have a mild case of Pcos. I was on the pill for 12 years and went off to ttc. Cycles were regular 31 days for 6 months, then started to get longer (45 days), and longer, and then I had a 70 day annovulatory cycle that was ended by provera. Currently I’m on my first clomid cycle.
For me, everything seemed just fine then started getting whacky. I kept thinking, ” oh it’s just a weird cycle, they’ll go back to normal.” But it’s been months and they haven’t.
Just my experience.
Post # 3
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Why don’t you consult your doctor/RE for a headstart regarding how you will plan TTCing after the wedding. I’m going to be 33 too and I have spent 3 crazy years trying to have a baby and it’s been no fun. I sure hope that for you it’s alot easier and you get your BFP soon. However, I do insist that having a plan is always the way to go. Talk to your man and set some timelines and goals along – that should help you.
Also, your deit , your weight are primary factors of your overall fertility health – so if you do consult a doctor you would have a fair idea of the condition your body should be in when you start TTCing.
good luck 🙂
Post # 4
My experience is exactly the same as kb7
. I and 33 and came off BCP after our wedding last year. The first 5ish cycles were completely normal, varying between 26 and 31 days. Then they rapidly got longer and longer and became anovulatory. My doc diagnosed me with PCOS based on bloodwork and symptoms, put me back on BCP for 3 months, and I’m on my first clomid cycle now. I don’t think I have ovulated this cycle (even though I got positive OPKs), so my guess is it’ll take a while before we sort out the right medications and dosages.
I also kept thinking things would just go back to normal and they just didn’t. If I were in your shoes, I might actually stay on BCP until the wedding so you can take advantage of those first normal cycles immediately after you come off it. (Do note, I’m not a doctor – just sharing my experience.)
Post # 5
I’d talk to your doctor, but sometimes women with PCOS have more regular cycles right after coming off of the pill. I agree that, in consultation with your doctor, you might want to consider staying on the pill until you’re ready to TTC.
My experience was that I had very regular cycles right after getting off of the pill, also at age 33, and the longer I waited, the longer my cycles became. (I was also taking Metformin to treat the PCOS.) I stopped taking the pill in July, had three or four 28 day cycles (using NFP to avoid pregnancy) then I got pregnant on the first cycle we tried. Had a miscarriage a few months later, and then once my period came back, my cycles slowly started getting longer. I conceived again on cycle 5 post-miscarriage, but that cycle, I didn’t ovulate until CD 21 – about a week later than my immediately-post-pill CD 14 ovulation. That pregnancy took, and we have a healthy baby now.
So yeah – I’d consider staying on the pill until you’re ready to TTC!
Post # 6
Interesting to hear that others have had the same experience. I wish I had known, as the first 4 or 5 cycles off the pill we were preventing, and I was trying to “get to know my cycles.” Which obviously didn’t work long term.
Post # 7
Us too! Well, we weren’t really *preventing*, but definitely not trying. I’m pretty sure those first 3 or 4 cycles were the most “normal” I’ll ever have. Sigh…
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
Unfortunately my doctor has been useless and just told me to see what happens and that once we are trying for a year to come back and talk to him. Maybe going back on the pill would be a good idea, my hormones are all out of whack, my skin is insanely greasy out of nowhere and my emotions are all over the place. I wonder if I should see how the next few months go or just go back on it.
Post # 9
I had the same experience as the ladies above. Came off BCP in January, had three cycles of 31ish days then they started getting Longer. The last two were 50 and 47 days. They are getting more painful too. If you are not TTC now then going back on BCP probably a good idea. Irregular periods can be dangerous as your lining builds up (not being shed regularly) and can cause damage.