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DH and I have been married for 3 years this September, and ttc for pretty much that long too. I've always been irregular, usually going 35-60 days between cycles. TTC was a challenge since I couldn't pinpoint my fertile days. We tried, OPKs, the CBFM, and charting but never got any consistent results. It didn't seem as though I was actually ovulating and if i was it wasn't every cycle. My dr ran tests but came up with nothing. She said my hormone levels were normal, and my pelvic ultrasound was normal as well. Overall I'm healthy - normal weight - eat well - don't drink - don't smoke - and I take prenatal vitamins. She told me that since I was so young (21 at the time, 23 now ) blah blah blah give it time. I stopped seeing her when I lost my coverage from work.
About two years ago my cycles started to taper off to around 30-45 days. Slowly it got more and more frequent. Then around last November I had a period that didn't stop. I kept spotting for about 4 months with only a day or two inbetween. Once my insurance finally kicked in from my new job, I made an appointment with a new dr. He couldn't find any reason why I was having issues. He prescribed me a 7 day dose of progesterin to help "jump start" my body. During those 7 days the spotting stopped, and after a week of my last dose I had my first regular period. After 3 weeks I had another, and then 2 weeks, another. Now it seems as though every 2 weeks I'm having another period. My primary physician has since refered me to an ob/gyn in their Women's Health Center. I won't be seeing her until Aug 12. Until then I'm just waiting and wondering what is going on with my body.
I'm frustrated because I know everything that is "supposed to work" but I can't put it into action. My cycles are only 12-14 days long. I just ordered OPKs from Ebay, and hope to see if I'm at least ovulating. I highly doubt it, but you never know. Even if I am though, with such a short cycle, what good would it do? We try to stay positive. It's hard when his whole family is multiplying like crazy. He has a large family, and we are the only ones without a child. I know the family means well, but they just hound us like crazy. Our cousin even asked at the Thanksgiving dinner table "What's taking so long anyway? What's wrong with you?" He said it as a joke, but it stung anyway.
Anway... right now I'm on CD5 hoping that this cycle will last longer.
I'm Kimberley and my DH is Jason. I'm not a Dr. but a 14 day cycle is probably an indication that something isn't working the way it's supposed to. I'm glad that you have insurance again. I hope that you you can get to see a good specialist who can help you.
The next time your family starts to bug you, just tell them that you and DH will start "trying" exactly 1 year after the last person asks you when you will have kids!
Hi there and welcome! I'm Lisa (26) and DH is Marc (30) and we have been married and TTC for a year but together for 10 years. I know how frustrating difficult cycles can be sometimes too, although my problem was a bit different...I seem to have delayed ovulation some cycles and lasted 56, 65, even 83 days one cycle! It's hard because you just feel so foreign in your own body...and only Oing once every 80+ days is definitly not great for increasing our chances! So far they seem normal the past few months, but still no BFP and still waiting for a call from the OBGYN my doctor referred me to a few months ago.
Just wanted to say hi and welcome and I'm sure that you will love it here!!! The ladies here have been through it all and can relate to how hard TTC really is sometimes. I hope you will enjoy a short yet sweet stay on the board and that you will get your BFP very soon!
Tabitha & Ryan; Married on Saturday, April 17, 2004 -TTC #1 for 7.5 years. Missing our Angels...
Dx with PCOS at age 14.
Miscarriage in June 2006
2 cycles of Clomid 50mg
1 cycle of Clomid 100mg resulting in miscarriage
Dx with Adenomyosis on 1/28/10
Clomid 150mg 4/30(day 3) - 5/4(day 5) Ultrasound on May 10th.
5/10 - Ultrasound showed 2 perfect follies! (15mm&17mm) Ovulation predicted within 6 days! Progesterone check ordered for 5/20.
5/27 - New round of Clomid started, no ultrasound this cycle, 2 more cycles planned on our own. If no bfp, onto next step!
6/27 - Round 3 Clomid 150mg started.
7/25 - AF Showed, starting final round of Clomid 150mg on CD3
8/21- AF Showed, In the process of finding a new RE
*Waiting to see our new RE