Post # 1
I made the poor decision a few years to get Depo-Provera for birth control. My last shot was in November 2012 so it’s been a little over 15 monnths. In that time I’ve had two instances of breakthrough bleeding-def not periods as they were very light and I’m 99% sure I haven’t ovulated. Everything I’ve read says the average time is about 10 months before your cycle returns so I know it can take longer but I’m started to get concerned, annoyed, and a lot impatient!
Fiance and I decided about a month ago it would be a good time to actively TTC so I made an appointment to see my PCP to see if he would be willing to prescribe me something like Provera or Prometrium to try and jump start a cycle. Due to weather and other factors my appointment has been rescheduled 3 times, giving me plenty of time to do internet research!
I’m now considerg cancelling the appointment for a few different reasons: One is that my body might just need more time. The other is that I am overweight and I’ve read about many women saying they were told to simply lose weight to solve their fertility problems. I’m trying to lose weight but I have probably 6-8 months before I can reach my goal weight.
Just looking for some opnions, would you bees keep the appointment or wait a few months/pounds?
Post # 3
@tayste1: Since you have the appointment I would keep it and see what your dr says. She may have some advice or treatment idea that you hadn’t thought of that will help you reach your goal. Good luck!
Post # 4
I agree with PP. Since you have the appointment, go. Can’t hurt to see what the doc says.
iI’d also think about starting to chart. It is super simple, and gives you a ridiculous amount of information about your cycle.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice, it’s nice to have unbiased opinons!
@Glasgowbound: I have been charting, it’s how I’m pretty positive there’s no chance I’ve ovulated. Temps haven’t gone above 97.3 since I started!
Post # 6
Definitely keep your appointment. If your’e overweight, it’s great to work on eating healthy and exercising and all, but I think most doctors will get concerned about you having no period after a few months. So if it’s been 15 and the average is 10, it’s time for your doctor to be at least monitoring the situation. Losing weight definitely helps some people concieve, but it’s not a end all be all.
Post # 7
@tayste1: I think you should keep your appointment. I wasn’t getting my period after stopping BCP and I thought my body just needed more time to regulate. I finally got an u/s this week and was just diagnosed with PCOS…which is totally a surprise considering I had no idea and do not have any of the classic symptoms (other than irregular periods). I took something to jump-start my period last month and here I am again, on Day 40 something….but at least now I know why. My point is….maybe you should keep your appointment just in case there IS something else going on.