(Closed) Should I give it another six months or so?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would do 6 mths of serious charting! read Taking charge of my fertility and make sur you O so that if you do need to seek help you have records for your doctor to go off of! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

everyone’s opinion is going to be biased toward their own experience. ..i personally would say to seek treatment because I personally don’t see the harm in finding out if something is wrong. I would actually say that from what you have typed here, your cycles *do* actually sound somewhat irregular but there is some missing information so it’s hard to tell.

are you saying that you have been not trying, not avoiding for 14 months now but you think you have only hit the fertile time during 4 of those months?

what would I do? I would still go to a doctor for some basic testing which is inexpensive and doesn’t delay the process more if there is a serious issue.

but what should you do? only you can decide that and I think there are lots of good possible answers particularly given that you don’t think you’ve been hitting your fertile time!

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I agree with hellorebecca.. I’d go ahead and at least get some tests done..

Also, impatience just hits you sometimes, it hit me overnight. I’m glad it hasn’t hit you already (or you wouldn’t be considering waiting another 6 months or so) ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@poetryreader80:  those O dates would be considered ‘irregular’, but how have you been predicting O if you don’t chart and you don’t have EWCM?? I agree with all advice above, and would do a combo…

– see your GP for some basic blood tests to get started

 – start charting more thoroughly, using OPKs and temps so you can track your cycles better (a specialist may want to see these anyway, so it’s a headstart). Read Taking Charge of Your Fertility for the best overview you can get

 – don’t count yourself out yet – if you’ve only hit 4 days out of 14 months, i’d almost be surprised if you WERE pregnant ๐Ÿ™‚ some good timing may be all it takes ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck!! And join us in the Charters thread if you decide to go that way ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@poetryreader80:  oh, and if you’re into alternative/natural approaches, i wish I’d seen my Naturo before I got so far along the TTC path – she’s regulated my cycles and I get lots more EWCM just by taking some herbs and changing some dietary habits. I used to have cycles ranging from 28-45 days – since i’ve been going to her i’ve had three 30-31 day cycles in a row!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@hamikay:  What kind of herbs and dietary changes did your naturopath put you on/suggest?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@poetryreader80:  It depends how soon you want to get pregnant. Seeking help doesn’t mean that you won’t get pregnant naturally — you acn still keep on charting & trying while you’re undergoing tests & possible treatment. 

If you are hoping to get pregnant soon, I’d see someone, just to cover all your bases.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@TheNewlyMrsD:  the main supplement that i think has changed my cycle is Vitex (in liquid form, within a herbal mix) – but i’ve heard mixed results for people, so i definitely wanted it ‘prescribed’ rather than self-assessing. Dietary changes were mostly to address my circulation and digestion concerns, but have affected my overall cycle too. Green tea seems to have been great for CM. And she also switched my pre-natal to one with more Vitamin B (amongst other vits) which seems to have lessened spotting.

I’m a convert to natural remedies – she’s also done HEAPS for my hubby’s IBS.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@poetryreader80:  oh, and i can’t believe I forgot to mention that if YOU are getting tests done, make sure hubby does too!! It is just as likely that if a couple can’t conceive, the husband is playing some part in this. Plus, his test is a lot less invasive than those the woman will have to do (even if it is a bit embarassing!)

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@poetryreader80:  I say that if you have been having unprotected sex during your fertile window for >12 months, then it’s time to see a doctor… Continue with the OPK’s for now, though! GL.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Oh, and you can try upping your EWCM by drinking decaf green tea before O and possibly taking Royal Jelly. Or maybe look into taking FertileCM, which I think has elements of both of those things.

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