(Closed) Who has experience with annovulatory cycles?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

sara_tiara:  Sorry I have no experience with anovulatory cycles – well I think my first few cycles off BCP were anovulatary but they were also extremely long.  I did not confirm whether they were anovulatory, however I did confirm that for some of my recent cycles, that I did in fact ovulate through a 7DPO blood test.  It would likely be too late to test your progesterone levels for this cycle, unless you ovulated significantly later than usual and you are still in that 7-10DPO window.  I don’t recall if you’ve seen a doctor relating to you TTC, but I remember you from the 6+ thread, so assuming you have, maybe ask your doctor for bloodwork to check progesterone (and try to get a beta hCG thrown in) and your progesterone levels may confirm O or a beta hCG may confirm otherwise.  I’m in Canada as well and my doctor gave me monthly lab instructions to get my blood taken to confirm O, so it may be worth doing so if you are taking it easy on charting/OPKs, etc.  Especially if you haven’t tested your progesterone levels before.  Sorry that I have no real information on symptoms of anovulatory cycles but my FX that it wasn’t and your BFP is just around the corner.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

My friend had one about a year ago- no period showed up for that month at all! Her doc said that it simply happens from time to time. She didn’t mention whether she’d had any spotting, but I can see how that would not be unusual for an anovulatory cycle.

Best of luck!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is why charting actually relaxed me and I loved doing it.  I had a few very long cycles (90+ days).  During that time I’d occasionally have some light bleeding for 2-3 days every 3 weeks or so.  There was no other symptom other than just not having a full blown period. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think im experiencing this. My period returned after baby in October. I was getting it every month, and my cycles were getting shorter over time. My average was about 33 days. I can usually always feel when I’m ovulating, but I never felt it last month, and now my period is 20 days late! I’m on CD 54. I have taken 2 FRERs and should have gotten BFPs if I was pregnant. I know it’s common to have irregular cycles after having a baby, but I’ve never experienced this since my period regulated when I was in my early 20s. I think I may have ovulated this month, maybe a week ago, but I dont chart so I can’t be positive until I finally get my period back.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

sara_tiara:  Did charting show a clear temp shift for you when you did it?  It shouldn’t be stressful – wake up, temp, record, take a quick look and call it a day.  Don’t keep looking at it and trying to over analyze.  🙂  If you were pretty consistant with your temps too, you could maybe even take a temp tomorrow morning and see where it’s at.  For me I know for a fact that my pre O temps were 96.6-97.3 and post O was 98+ so even if I hadnt charted for a month, I could still temp and know.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Hey, girl.

The few that I’ve caught with charting were very weird. Lots of spotting throughout the WHOLE cycle. Lots of spotting when I should’ve been ovulating, spotting for about two weeks around and before when my period was due, and then something that I’d consider an actual period maybe a week or two “late.” 

They suck and they’re messy. For me, the signs of anov. show up pretty early on, though. So at least I knew not to get my hopes up. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

sara_tiara:  I think low progesterone does cause a shorter luteal phase, but what I was thinking about was testing your blood now to see what your progesterone levels were.  But since progesterone normally peaks at 7DPO and then starts to drop, if you were 11 DPO, the blood work would likely not be very useful.  You mention you were travelling this cycle – were you on a lot of flights/on a completely different schedule?  I was on 8 flights last cycle and my O date shifted from CD23 to CD35 which was killer.  That may have an impact on it too, though 8 flights is extreme in my case.  Not sure whether one or two would have had a drastic change.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve been annovulatory since I came off the pill in July (except for my second cycle off I ovulated but had a 5 day LP). The first period I had off the pill was annovulatory and I just had a light period. Since then I’ve had to have my period induced with provera (last cycle was 74 days!!). I think doing opks and temping is the only way you will know if you are ovulating or not! It’s annoying to me to temp and to do opks but otherwise I wouldn’t know what the heck was going on to tell my doctor. I hope you get AF soon or even better…a bfp!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve never been on the pill but have always had wonky periods. I’ll go a few months with clockwork cycles (albeit a bit long, typically 30-some days), and then randomly I’ll have a 22 day cycle or skip my period all together. Right now I am on an anovulatory cycle, I believe. Currently on CD 57 and 22 days late. Taken an ass-load of tests and nothing but BFN… so something was definitely out of whack this past month.

The thing I find is that whenever I don’t ovulate, my PMS symptoms are HORRIBLE when they finally show up. My symptoms finally started 2 days ago, and I look like I’m 8 months pregnant, I can’t stop eating, and I really want to punch someone! My OBGYN told me it’s because you’re body still prepares for possible pregnancy, but when you don’t ovulate the body doesn’t know when it’s time to stop. So, it keeps building up and up and up… and then eventually you will have a (usually pretty intense) “period”.

It sucks balls… but apparently it’s pretty normal! Just another perk to being a lady, eh?

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