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Here's my story. I just got married, on the 3rd of January. I'm 21, he's 26 going on 27 in March. We have been trying to conceive before we were even married. Well, we've got these thoughts. First he thought he couldn't have kids because of his prior drug use, keep in mind he has been clean for almost a year now, and I thought I couldn't have kids because of me using the Depo for about 3 years. We have been trying for months, we DTD multiple times a day, I don't check my temp in the morning, nor do I check my ovulation, I really don't know what to look for. We had thought I was pregnant once time, because I was about 3 days late, and my boobs started to hurt, and I started cramping a week before AF had came to visit me.
Does anybody have any advice on what to do. We've been trying for quite a long time now, and nothing I mean nothing is come up at all. Its making me so :\
Yes, how long have you been off depo? It can take quite a while for it all to get out of your system and for you to start ovulating again. I also highly recommend you start charting. You can get some basic information from the website fertilityfriend.com (you can take a little charting class and begin charting). But I also recommend you read the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility to learn how to chart. Charting is the best and easiest way to know when/ if you are ovulating. Good luck!
Wife to Josh
Mommy to Caleb Michael (born 12/11/12)
and Silas Carson (born 6/26/15)
Hun, I would start by using OPKs, and temping with a BBT to make sure you are ovulating. That shot has caused my body to no longer ovulate on its own. After a couple cycles if you are not ovulating then I would call your OB cause you may need some help ovulating and there are meds to help with that.
A BIG thank you to *Kiliki* for my beautiful siggy!
Yup, Depo can really mess you up! I took it for about a year, but stopped because I bled for months on end and had the most horrible side effects! (The doctor kept telling me they would get better, but they just got worse)
I stopped it a few years before we were TTC, but was on the pill during that time. It turns out I did have some trouble conceiving, but I'm not certain that it was due to the Depo. (Though it really did mess up my body big time!)
Charting is a good place to start. Make an appointment with your GP (or OBGYN if you have one) to get a pre-conception work-up. Tell him/her your concerns and how long you've been trying (bring copies of your charts, or when you've had your period for however long you've been keeping track) and they'll let you know where to go from there. Most won't start looking into problems until you've been trying for a year, or 6 months if you've been dutifully charting, so don't be disappointed if they don't seem too concerned! They'll be able to give you some good pointers for TTC, as well as do some basic bloodwork if you ask for it.
And congratulations on your marriage! And to your DH too for staying clean for a whole year!!!
New siggie coming soon!
Due with #2 after 5 years of TTCMA. FET #1 after IVF #2 and immune therapy was just the ticket apparently!