(Closed) TTC- dissapointed

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you ovulated on CD 24, and today is CD34, you are only 10DPO (days past ovulation), so it could definitely be too early to test.  Good luck to you!

Post # 3
1838 posts
Buzzing bee

It hasn’t been that long since you stopped using birth control, so your body is likely still readjusting.

I can’t say if there is a chance you’re pregnant, so I won’t make any guesses, but you should probably give your body more time to adjust. 

Don’t worry. Don’t expect things to happen immediately. Pay attention to your body, and take care of it. Try not to be stressed. Just continue having sex, and let nature take it’s course. If you’re still worried in a few months, consult a doctor. 

Post # 4
3479 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I am also on cycle 3 TTC with pretty much perfectly timed BDing. Super disappointed as well. It sucks!   

I’ve seen charts when women get BFNs til 15DPO. If you charted your BBT and used OPKs you will get an even closer sense of when you ovulate! But it will drive you crazy At 10DOP it is many times very hard to seee a clear BFP. 

Post # 8
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


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SunC19:  I went off the pill in Oct of last year and have had 4 periods in the 9 months since then.  My cycles have varied in length from 36 days (shortest) to 96 days (longest.) I say this to illustrate that your period may not come back for a while- I actually had my shortest cycle immediately after going off the pill, and then didnt get another one for over three months.  We are not actively TTC yet (using condoms) but I took a bunch of preg tests during that time ha.  I would just stock up on the cheapie ones from amazon and keep taking them, but don’t be surprised if your period doesnt regulate for a while.


As an aside, I had a pre-conception ob/gyn appt yesterday and the docor did order bloodwork to check my hormones and thyroid because it IS abnormal for this to be going on for this long, but I think anything under 6 months is considered pretty normal.

Post # 9
1789 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

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SunC19:  If it isn’t too expensive in your country, you could ask for a bloodtest to check if you’re pregnant or not just to get a clear yes or no?

Post # 10
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Getting a blood test is a good idea. It’s also possible you didn’t ovulate when you thought you did. OPK strips only indicate an LH surge, which means your body is prepping to ovulate,but it doesn’t always happen.  If you’re up to try temping, it’s really useful for understanding your cycle. Good luck!

  • This reply was modified 7 years, 4 months ago by Magpie86.
Post # 14
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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SunC19:  Just thought I’d chime in with my own experience.

I went off of birth control in May and was pretty stressed out that it would take a while for my body to regulate. (I went off BC a few years ago and it took me a year to get a period, so I was concerned the same thing would happen again.) We want to start TTC in September, so I was very anxious for my body to get back on track off of the pill. I constantly read the boards here and googled endlessly, and after the first month went by without a period, I figured I was going to go through the same thing I did a few years ago. I started testing with OPKs and got a very obvious positive on the 2nd of this month, but I knew that didn’t guarantee that I ovulated. I experienced cramps pretty much every day with no sign of AF, so I was getting pretty discouraged. I decided to stop stressing (stress DOES NOT help, as hard as it is not to!!!) and stay away from the internet for a bit. My yearly exam was scheduled for the 16th, so I planned on talking to my doctor about my cycle to hopefully get some answers… and by the time my appointment came, I was on CD 60+. I woke up with some pretty intense cramps, and once I left my appointment and took a nap, AF came. Crazy… talk about timing.

So, I hope this helps and gives you a little hope that it’ll all figure itself out soon. Your body just needs time to adjust and remember what to do. And who knows… maybe your OBGYN appointment will bring AF for you, too 🙂

  • This reply was modified 7 years, 4 months ago by LKsMom.

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