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03/06/2014 at 23:01
Hi Im new here,
Im just curious. Me and my husband have just started ttc after I came off the combined pill. This is our first time trying and I could do with a little guidance.
My first month off the pill I had a 34 day cycle, but had no pregnancy symptoms so knew there was very little chance of having conceived. I was always very regular, even before starting on the pill so took a test when AF was late to be sure, BFN.
However over the last 2 weeks I have been experiencing what I think could be symptoms, with possible implantation bleeding for 3 days 10 days before AF was due. AF never arrived and is now a week late. I have experienced other symptoms such as being overly tired, itchy breasts, wind (burping) which at times has been very uncomfortable, occasional dizziness, and a passing queeziness at times including when I have a glass of wine. I have taken 2 tests, one first day after AF was due, the other 4 days after, both BFN.
So I guess my question is this, should I take another test or accept the BFNs I have done.
I know that coming off the combined pill may be delaying AF but I have never before had spotting (wasnt even sure if thats what it was at first or if AF was making an early appearance but was much lighter and shorter than AF).
Should we be continuing to try while we wait for AF to make an appearance?
Any advice would be appreciated.
04/06/2014 at 08:39
04/06/2014 at 10:05
Like Mrs U says - its just a waiting game (which is annoying when we dont have to wait for anything in modern life!)
I came off pill in January this year and have only been actively TTC since middle of March and so far my cycles have been
Jan-Feb = 33 days, Feb - March = 42 days (but I put this down to travelling in India at the time) March - April = 33 days. I went to the docs after the 42 dayer and she made the link between the travel and delayed AF for me! She did say I was lucky to get the first AF so quickly after being on pill for almost 15 years.
Today is day 40 of the next cycle and I have had 2 x BFNs (one way too early! and another on day 36) despite having all sorts of symptoms....which could well be in my head! So I'm in sort of a similar situation to you.
What I would say is that just because you think that your AF is late, doesnt mean that it is! the problem with the pill is that it conditions us to expect AF to the hour (mine was!) and so any variance gets us reaching for the sticks! Give it some more time, if you are pregnant you still will be in another few days or so.
I still haven't decided what I'm going to do yet, I think I'll wait till Friday (day 42) and test again and if still BFN and no AF get myself to the docs.
Keep us updated!
04/06/2014 at 10:08
I would take anther test to check.
good luck xxx
04/06/2014 at 12:23
Mumin2014 - do you know when you ovulated? If not, how have you calculated when AF is due?
Elizabeth - do you know when you ovulated too?
Its def the best way of working out when to test.
04/06/2014 at 14:15
Hi Mrs U - I reckon I ovulated around between 9th - 14th May as thats just after my usual EWCM. This has been a regular thing since I came off the pill in January. 2-3 days of it (sorry if TMI)
I'm taking a guess that my cycle is around 33 days as this would tie in with other bits of charting of CM. But I don't know for sure, but would have thought it would be here by now, theres no travel or jet lag or working away to delay it - as it did last time. I tested early, just cos I've never done it before and then I tested on day 36 as this would give a 33 day cycle to be 'officially late' and a 40 day cycle, 4 days early.
I may well be blinding myself with science - so any ideas then let me know - all new to me this stuff!
On the odd time I have come off the pill over the years it has all been very regular and around 30 day mark. So I just assumed that I would slot right back in!
I've bought a BBT thermometer to start charting, but I need AF to come for day 1!
04/06/2014 at 19:12
04/06/2014 at 19:28
04/06/2014 at 20:19
Ooh thanks for info Mrs U, might get the instructions out on this temperature thing later! I've no idea what I'm looking for really!
i dunno what I'm going to do about testing, it is soooo disappointing getting a BFN I'm chickening out a bit! I might see what happens tomorrow as I've got cramps that may be af on her way!
I'd rather have something rather than nothing!
Elizabeth - what are your plans?
05/06/2014 at 16:19
And I'm out! AF arrived today on day 40! Mustn't have liked the look of May at all!
Anyway - all my gubbins have arrived today for charting temps etc. But I reckon I'll be away working from hubby next time I'm due for ovulating so we'll just have to practise a lot and get my cycles into some sort of rhythm!
Baby dust your way girls!
06/06/2014 at 08:45
06/06/2014 at 09:01
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