(Closed) The infertile fear, can anyone relate?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Soon2BeeMrsG:  I don’t read it as infertile, but I do think you should see a doctor and ask for his/her advice. Bring up your fears. It may be that the medicine you are trying to avoid is your key to getting pregnant. Or maybe they can reset your cycle. Then I would start charting if you are off bcp. It would be good to know your cycle better.

Post # 4
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would probably go to the Dr.  I have PCOS as well, and my particular gyno was pretty against my cycles going too long/averaging less than 4 periods a year, as it can increase your chances of getting uterine cancer.  Old cells are disorganized cells, and disorganized cells are vulnerable to mutation.  I was supposed to make an appointment with her if my cycles exceeded about 42 days, and they’d prescribe provera to induce a period.  However, if you don’t like medicating things, then maybe you can speak to a naturopath or something? 

I think you can start charting whenever.  If you’ve already ovulated this month there won’t be a clear spike, but it can’t hurt to getting used to taking your temp at the same time and stuff.  Then once your period comes you’ll have practice at how to temp/record most comfortably for you, and have the data available for the next cycle. 

I had long annovulatory cycles, but was able to conceive naturally.  It just took a little while longer than I’d originally hoped.

Post # 5
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t been in your situation, but I’ve heard of women with PCOS having a lot of luck with primal/paleo diets, especially while TTC. Might be something to look into.

Post # 6
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I always had a “feeling” that I wouldn’t get pregnant easily. We have been trying since August but I have had really long/irregular periods after coming off of the pill. I dealt with it for as long as I could before the wonderful bee’s on here convinced me it was worth talking to my doctor about, and it was. She reffered me to a specialist who has been absolutely wonderful. He diagnosed me with hypothyroid as well as PCOS which I had not been diagnosed with before. He has monitored me very closely and is very optimistic that he’ll be able to get us pregnant with a little “help”. Since seeing him at the beginning of January, I’ve been put on Metformin, thyroxine and will be starting my first round of Clomid this cycle to “kick start” my ovaries 🙂

Your long cycles could very well be related to the stress, but with your other medical issues I would definitely consult your doctor if you can and see if you can get a game plan in action for when you start TTC.

Good luck and keep us posted! I don’t doubt for a second you will be able to concieve (there are amazing things out there to help us get PG!) but definitely start looking into maybe getting a referral to a specialist who can help you through your PCOS / irregular cycles and make sure there isn’t something more serious going on. You may just need a little support to get your family started! Charting is also WONDERFUL and I highly recommend it. Come to the Charters thread and join us, it’s a great way to know exactly what’s going on with your body 🙂 🙂

Post # 8
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


I really sympathise with what you are going through, I also have PCOS and have never had regular periods.

The worst thing I did was to go on the pill when I was younger which masked a lot of my symptoms and made me gain a huuuge amount of weight. I stopped taking it and fought a mighty battle of the flab to get to an acceptable weight but have been lazy of late and gained a lot really quickly.

I think relaxing about it is the first step. You’ve had so much on your plate in the last few months that it’s no wonder your body is reacting.

See a specialist and see what they say, my Dr told me to TTC for a year before worrying which is so much easier said than done, if after that you still have problems there are lots of options and drugs to help you ovulate.

I think keeping positive and healthy (in mind and body) are key.

Good luck! 

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