(Closed) Waiting to TTC, Part 15

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Post # 136
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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peanut88:  I probably do. It would explain a lot of issues I have, like spotting a LOT before my period. I’m getting a hormone panel done in November most likely, but I have to go off the pill for it before DH and I are really ready for that.

Post # 137
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

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RunnerBride13:  Since this is just a practice cycle, I wouldn’t worry about entering the temperatures you got while traveling. Actually, the length of the cycle and when ovulation occurs is what FF uses to calculate your fertile days and to predict when to test, and since you don’t ovulate while on the pill, you can as MrsFairyBee suggested exclude that cycle from the statistics or delete that cycle altogether. 

Post # 138
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  • Wedding: September 2014

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LiliKitty: Did your regular OB/GYN suggest the panel? 

MrsFairyBee:  I have not been tested yet, it’s only my first full cycle charting, so it’d be hard to predict what days to test on & my nfp instructor told me that most “regular” doctors wont want to test me until after things start going wrong (i.e. a few MCs)…I’m sorry about your MC. Hopefully you’ll be able to treat the low P soon 🙂

I am only guessing I have low P based on # of days of pre-period spotting/# of post-period brown days, couple other symptoms I read about in my NFP book & online, but now that I know spotting is actually potentially caused by something & not just because my periods are “annoying” I would like to treat even before we TTC to help with that & the other symptoms, and just as a general health issue.

Post # 139
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peanut88:  Thank you and I agree with you. I always called my spotting annoying too. My Dr. said the next time I get a BFP they’ll baby me so I think we’ll be on top of it from the get-go next time around. For now it’s the waiting game until December. Good luck figuring yours out! Do you use FF for your charting?

Post # 140
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peanut88:  I had to ask for it. I had no resistance getting the okay for it from my doc. I did a lot of research based on my craptastical luteal phase when I’m not on the pill and came up with the theory. I was talking with my mom, who has been a nurse for 20 something years now, and asked her what she thought about my theory. She kind of gasped and said something like, Wow, low p makes so much sense for you (seriously, reading a list of low p symptoms I basically go “yep, yep, uh huh, yeah”). Even the fact that I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism recently, but only the big main number, my TSH, was off. My mom told me low p can make that TSH number high and my doc’s nurse agreed. Apparently a lot of women are diagnosed hypo and treated for it when their underlying cause of it is actually undiscovered low p. 

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Post # 143
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

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LiliKitty:  Hmmm, this is all very interesting. I have so much spotting before my period, but really never thought anything of it. What do you all been by a lot though? Like, number of days before AF or just the amount? Sorry if this is Too Much Information. I am only in my 4th cycle off birth control and still feel like I’m getting the hang of it all.

Post # 144
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hellosunshine:  Your husband sounds a lot like mine. He’s scared too. His biological dad left when he was really young, and he was eventually adopted by his step dad, but then they split up when he was in middle school. So he feels like he doesn’t really know how to be a dad. Plus, even though I’m planning to continue working, he feels even more pressure to provide financially when we start talking about a family. (And we already agree that we can afford it, but that doesn’t ease the presure.)

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HopefulSim: I’ve been doing the same thing! I’ve plugged in the dates and figured out that if we get pregnant in October, we’d be able to announce to our families on Thanksgiving, and if we get pregnant in November, we could announce at Christmas. Those are both really tempting and exciting.

I don’t know how gung-ho we’ll be about things in October. As it get closer to time, I’m starting to get nervous about the finality of it all. I’ve always wanted kids, and we’re certainly not getting any younger, but I do like my me time… Plus, my husband is still feeling nervous, and he’s decided in the last couple of weeks that he wants to start looking for a new job.

I’m still planning to go off BCP for now though. I’ve got about 2 days left!

 

 

Post # 145
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Krispi:  Are you going to chart when you go off the pill or just keep track of your period days and keep a look out for fertile symptoms?

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RunnerBride13:  I don’t have Hoshimoto’s either. And my Free T4 and Free T3 fall into normal categories, but I’m still on Synthroid to see if it helps my TSH number come down. I do admit I feel waaay better being on it even though, as I said, my T4 is normal. So at least that’s a plus? I was on the pill for 8 years, then went off for a year, got tired of my sucky periods that went right back to the way they were in my teens before going on the pill, and decided to go back on it. It’s been 2 years since that.

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Mrs. Coyote:  Oh, I don’t care about Too Much Information (and it’s gonna be super Too Much Information, haha) as long as I apologize first for it to everyone! Sooorrryy! Anyway, when I’m off BCPs, I will start spotting, lightly and brown, about 5-6 days before AF. Then after a couple days of that it’s bright red and the flow starts getting really crazy. It wasn’t unusual for me to break out the light and regular tampons just because of the spotting, especially a couple days before AF. It was really easy for me to tell what was spotting and what was AF because there was a lot of CM mixed in. There’d be no doubt when it was definitely AF because it’d start full blown, super heavy at first (too thick of lining is another low p “symptom” and that was confirmed for me a couple years ago), and would last about 5-7 days. So I was looking at usually 10-12 days straight of bleeding. It sucked. The good thing is I’m very cyclical off the pill so I could always anticipate it all. I’m grateful for that.

Post # 147
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  • Wedding: December 2013

Thought I’d give an update. I’m 14DPO today. Yesterday had a super squinter (or what I thought was one) on a FRER. Tested again this morning and nothing. I’ve been having light spotting on and off the past three days. Today, there is a lot more (it’s between spotting and very light AF) but it’s all brown bleeding. I have no idea whats going on with my body. Am I pregnant? Was my LP just lengthening? Or was this just a weird month? I’m emotional today because I stupidly got my hopes up. I can always feel when AF is coming and I don’t have that same feeling this month, but there is the spotting. My temp is still up (97.3 this morning), so I’m just totally confused. After we looked at the test DH mentioned that I looked disappointed. I tried to explain to him that yes, even though we have a TTC plan (next summer) I’m ready for a baby (and this situation only made me realize just how ready I am) and would have been thrilled. He says he would too, but that he’s fine because “we had a plan”. This is the one time in my life where my super planner and folow the rules self would be okay with saying screw the plan, let’s just go for it. It’s also the one time where my spontaneous and go with the flow husband would like to stick to it. Kind of a cruel twist. Blah, thanks for reading my vent. Bad day.

Post # 148
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

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KatiePi:  I am sorry you’re feeling this way today. I sort of feel in a very similar way when I think the universe is playing some tricks on us. I have been thinking a lot lately, what if I have to move next summer away from DH because of work, what if I don’t find anything close by and he stays to finish his MS? That would mean less time together and likely not a good chance on getting pregnant even if we visit each other every so often. I ask myself why didn’t I get pregnant during those 7 months we “tried”. It seems so unfair that we would have to wait 3-5 years to be parents if we do.

Post # 149
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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KatiePi:  Sorry about the BFN. I was sure I was going to wake up to reading some good news from you  I just had a look at your chart and your temp is still way above the coverline so it doesn’t look like AF will start today. Maybe you will get your BFP tomorrow? If not, at least you’ll know that you have a very good LP for when you and your DH are ready to TTC

Post # 150
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RunnerBride13:  We’re pretty settled on June 2015 : )  I’m turning 33 in July and want to start trying before that.  Hubs would be happy to wait for a few more years but no such luck for him!

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