(Closed) Sudden longer cycles?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I don’t have an answer but I know what its like to go from regular to “what the heck is going on” as it happened to me last year. Best thing is to talk to your RE or your regular dr. It could be stress as I’ve noticed stress makes my cycles longer. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Despite my research to the contrary, antibiotics ALWAYS mess up my cycle.  If taken in the beginning of my cycle, my period comes unusually early (this go around was CD25 which is unheard of for me)– taken later in my cycle closer to ovulation has made it go up to 36 days.  

Everything I’ve read says antibiotics don’t affect your cycle. But I’ve been charting for 6-7 years and that’s the only time my cycle gets out of whack.  I don’t take Antibiotics every time I’m sick– so while some research suggested my cycle may get out of whack due to illness, I’m just not buying it.

Antibiotics CAN dry up any sign of CM if you’re using that to determine ovulation.  So keep that in mind.  Doesn’t mean you didn’t ovulate!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Soton85:  I had something similar happen.  I came off BCP and was having regular 28-31 day cyles, then all of a sudden after 5-6 months, 58-60+ day cycles.  I was also diagnosed with PCOS based hormone bloodwork and sudden weight gain (about 20 lbs in maybe 7 months, but still in the normal BMI range, so not overweight at all).  I did NOT have an ultrasound to confirm.  

My doc told me that PCOS doesn’t suddenly appear, but the pattern of a few normal cycles after BCP then long cycles is pretty common.  While on BCP your body doesn’t even attempt to ovulate, so no cysts are produced.  Once you come off BCP, your body attempts to ovulate and instead forms cysts because the follicles never fully develop.  The cysts produce androgens, which throws your cycle further and further out of whack.  Having many days of positive or near positive OPKs/highs on a fertility monitor are also symptomatic of PCOS – all of your reproductive hormones get messed up with the excess androgens.

I can’t really offer any advice as to how to fix it though, since we opted for the Clomid route (4 cycles, all failed) and are now doing IUI+Clomid+hcg trigger (1/2way through TWW on cycle 1 now).

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Are you taking a probiotic? I’m sure there is one suited for pregnancy. That’s a lot of antibiotics for your body to deal with.

as for your cycles.. if it is pcos, could you request a lap to remove the cysts? I suffer from endo and pcos and I got a laptops copy to treat my endo and cysts and was pregnant within 3 months. I’m not sure but it might help!

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