(Closed) TTC- Not ovulating

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I have issues with annovulatory cycles and it’s no fun at all. I’m sorry you think you’re going through this too!

I tried Metformin (for PCOS regulation) but also Vitex tablets which are supposed to regular cycles and bring on ovulaton. Neither worked for me.

I’m currently on Clomid (after 11 months of TTC) and even this first dosage has not resulted in ovulation – so it can be really, really frustrating.

Monitor your cycles for a while to see how things pan out – how long ago did you come off BC? Some women are lucky to go back to regular cycles immediately; others take longer (if at all) to come back to normal.

Post # 5
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1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I came off BC in Aug, and have had two breakthrough bleeds since then. I haven’t ovulated yet, so it wasn’t a period. My cycles were 39, and 41 days. I’m currently on CD 7 of cycle 3. I’m hoping this is my month to ovulate!

I’d be interested in hearing other’s experiences as well.

@jaguar: Can you tell me a little more about vitex? I was looking into it earlier, but was told it can cause complications if you actually concieve and still take it, or something like that? Did you only take it while AF was around and then stop after?

Post # 6
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5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m also not ovulating, but I’m 41 so having some hormonal issues isn’t unusual. I was on the Mirena IUD and my cycle was really wonky, but it’s hard to tell when you are on the Mirena because it makes AF super light. 

I’ve been off Mirena for almost a year and I’ve bounced between skipped AF to 60 day AF. I was able to start going to a Fertility Doc over the summer. The U/S shows a follicle grows, but no ovulation. This month my doc monitored my folli growth and when it got to the right size, he used a trigger shot (Ovidrel) that causes ovulation. 

Have you read the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility? I highly recommend it. I would also start temp charting. It’s a great way to see what is going on with your body. Also, when you go to talk to your doc, having a chart is a great way to back up what you are saying.

How many AF have you missed? Are you sure you aren’t pregnant? I would call the OBGYN and talk to a nurse. Ask them how many missed is “normal” and when you should see the doc.

Come join us on the Infertility Thread.

Post # 7
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went off bc in June of 2010 and this cycle is the first cycle that I’m actually ovulating.  So yeah.. I know the frustration you are feeling.  For me, I ended up finding out that I had pcos, but my cycles had always been a bit wonky and the bc seemed to magnify that wonkiness.  I’m currently on metformin to control the pcos/help me lose weight, and as needed prometrium to kickstart cycles.

Post # 10
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@roxy821:  My OB said 3 months is about the max she likes to wait because each month you don’t have a period the lining builds up more and can eventually cause pretty major problems.  Each OB seems to handle it differently though, so it might be worth just setting up an appointment and chatting with your OB about your fears and what steps you should consider taking – including things like natural supplements and stuff.

Post # 12
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2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I know what you’re going through and it’s so hard! My periods were non existent and I tried fertilaid and vitex and both helped to kind of regulate my cycle. I ended up going to my dr. after 10 months of ttc and he put me on clomid. The first month of 50mg didn’t work, so I had to up my dose to 100mg and I got pregnant! Hang in there…modern science is amazing:)

Post # 13
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5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

After I went off BC, I had one period, and then I didn’t menstruate for seven months (I knew I wasn’t pregnant because I wasn’t sexually active at the time).  It just takes a lot longer for some women.

Post # 15
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@anotherbee: Nope, I took it consistently through my cycles for five months – June to October. I stopped when I started taking Clomid, as my RE advised to just focus on that. I believe you stop taking it when you get a BFP. I’ve also read that it can take up to three months for the Vitex herbs to stay in your system, but that still didn’t work for me.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I too haven’t been ovulating and actually hadn’t had a period for about a year and half!!  The last couple of months I’ve had to take provera to start my period and then I’ve had one cycle of 50 mg. of Clomid and the second cycle on 100 mg of Clomid.  Right now I’m on CD24 and still haven’t ovulated, but it seems that the clomid is working, so if I don’t ovulate in the next 6 days and get my period I will start cycle #3 of provera and then clomid at 150 mg.

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