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06/08/2013 at 12:37
I came off the pill March 14th. First cycle was 37 days, second cycle was 50 days and currently on CD61. I've had two positive opks this month, first was 6th July (3 weeks before wedding) so was due AF on the 20th July, nothing happened, i assumed maybe because of stress of wedding it was delayed and didnt happen, just geared up ready and then tanked. I got my second positive opk on Monday 29th so I'm assuming i'm now due on Monday 12th August but who knows?
I spoke to my doctor on the 13th to discuss things and he said a number of things i disagreed with but I went with it (he said when you come off the pill you instantly go back to normal cycles, if you're not theres something wrong. all women have 14 day luteal phase, if you think yours is shorter its because you didnt ovulate and that theres no such thing as a long cycle, every womans is 28 days and you've just missed a period and didnt notice). He said i should go for blood works on day 2 and then again on day 21. Well now on CD61 i cant go for blood works as nothing is happening. I've made another appt with a different doctor for Saturday who supposedly specialises in family planning to hopefully take a different route as waiting around is doing nothing.
I guess the main reason for this post is:1) support - OH has a child already, and I love my step daughter to bits, but as a result he doesnt get the stress or upset that fertility issues brings because hes never had them, and 2) advice on clomid or provera - has anyone used either before and what was their experience? I heard taking provera during 2 WW would spur on AF and then hopefully reset the clock back to regular cycles, and that clomid spurs on ovulation, which in turns spurs on AF.
I just feel lost/down and dont know what to do. oh and my sister announced to me on sunday shes pregnant so that helped me to feel terrible
06/08/2013 at 14:20
I too have long, irregular cycles. Unfortunately docs claim the pill can take up to a year to come out of your system and wont investigate or do tests until after you've been trying that long. It's incredibly frustrating! I'll reply more throughly when I can get on the laptop (on my phone atm) x
06/08/2013 at 14:23
Ignore your doctor, he is being a tw@t, and not helping matters. Wait for your appointment with th gp who knows more about fertility, and will no doubt be more helpful.
It's perfectly normal for your body to gear up to ovulate, and then not...it doesn't mean that there is anything wrong.
For what it's worth, I have never had a positive OPK, yet temping and blood tests from the doctor have both confirmed that I am ovulating. Maybe give temping a go if you think it would put your mind at rest.
As far as provera and/or clomid goes, slow down. It's incredibly likely that your cycles are simply settling down, so don't get ahead of yourself and assume you have a problem.
I know how stressful it can be to think that things aren't working the way they should (hence the blood tests), but until you've spoken to a GP with some common sense, and had them confirm that there is an issue, please don't get yourself all stressed out.
06/08/2013 at 14:40
I can't help much on the long cycles, or OPK's. I hope that seeing the new doctor gets your some answers, or at least helps you feel as though you're doing something.
Also, hugs for you, hearing that someone close to you is pregnant is hard when tic. Be kind to yourself.x
thanks for the responses. i'm trying not to worry but after the first doctor told me i obviously had something wrong for not immediately bouncing back after the pill i've been in a bit of a spin. I almost feel pressured to get my cycles to regulate. At least if they're regular you feel like you can plan and be pro active almost. Otherwise I'm just aimlessly waiting for AF to show up.
I did initially start temping as we didnt want to try until after we were married, and for my first cycle that did have a dip and three consecutive rises, a positive opk and EWCM so i was really happy, and then the doctor said "no you didnt ovulate cos you didnt have a 14 day luteal phase" and i just felt deflated and rubbish. Hopefully i can talk to this different doctor on Saturday who can tell me i'm not barren and pick me up abit on the idea of it all. Its just quite scary to think "what if I cant do it?" ya know?
06/08/2013 at 14:45
I have used both clomid and provera before. Provera/norethisterone (same drug, different name) always worked well for me and induced a good bleed. I have no cycles alone.
Clomid didn't work for me unfortunately, my tracking scans showed no dominant follicle and my uterine lining was too thin. Combined with sperm issues from my husband, we were referred for IVF.
Whereabouts in the country are you? Sometimes you can find your PCT guidelines about what should happen at each stage, how long you should be trying for to qualify, does you partner having a child impact the treatment you're eligible for (it does here).
Your GP sounds like he is very mixed up with his facts, perhaps ask to see the practice's Dr who knows most about fertility/women's problems next time?
06/08/2013 at 16:06
Honestly, that doctor sounds like an absolute idiot!
I have had my ovulation confirmed with blood tests, and I only have an LP of 12days. Ladies on here range in LP from 8 - 16 days and there have been many pregnancies, right across the spectrum.
Chin up, don't stress, and wait to see what the non-@rse doctor says
12/08/2013 at 08:32
Just an update incase anyone finds themselves in the same boat as me in future and wonders what the outcome was...
Got told i have post pill amenorrhea - essentially no periods after the pill. I could of told her that. She was actually a really lovely doctor though, she said it normally takes 6-8 months to get over so if nothing regular by christmas then theres something else wrong which will need looking into. She also sent me to get a blood test, and said whilst the day 2 and 21 blood tests that the other doctor wanted me to go on are good its better to get some blood work done just to see whats going on. I came away feeling a lot better about everything. At least theres an end date to waiting. Also September marks 6 months so fingers crossed i become regular next month. Oh and AF is right on the cusp of starting as of last night... The witchs ears must have been burning
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