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Like I said, this isn't really a 'pregnancy scare' because I know I'm not pregnant (3 HPTs and one blood test later) but AF is more than a month overdue.
We don't have insurance, so I can't really just pop in to see the gyno and find out what's up. There's also no low-cost women's clinic around here ... at least not within an hour's drive, and we only have one car, plus DF works nights. He sleeps the whole time any clinic would be open and I really can't ask him to stay up for 24 hours straight to work, bring me there and back, and then go straight back to work.
My cycles are on the long side (35 or 36 days) but never ever this long (currently CD 65). That means that if I miss this one ... and there are no signs of it coming ... I'll have skipped TWO months. I charted my temps until CD 30something and then got incredibly discouraged because there were no signs of AF or O, so I don't know what's been going on since then. I did promise myself that I'll start again.
But anyway, chalking this up to stress isn't making me feel any better. Thinking about it stresses me, so then I think of ways to de-stress, I relax for a while and then BAM I remember those BFNs and DF thinking I was nuts ... and then I'm thinking about it, and we're back to where we started.
hmm, I'm not an expert but maybe the stress has something to do with AF being MIA... Has anything changed in your life? Your diet? You say you know you're not pregnant... But maybe you are, why don't you take a pregnancy test? Good luck
TTC since August 2008
6 IUIs: IVF #1 (september 2012): 11 eggs, none fertilized, no transfer IVF ICSI #1 (may 2013), 1 blastocyst: (m/c 7 weeks ) FET #1 (august 2013), 1 blastocyst
I am 99% sure it's the stress, but my attempts at relaxation aren't working too well.
I've already taken (now) 4 HPTs and had a blood test done. Not pregnant. Even though I got the blood test results the day I posted this I felt like taking another HPT this morning, and it was negative as I thought it would be.
Um ... yeah, if you count moving, suddenly becoming poor, leaving my nephew, not having furniture, and staying up all night while DF's at work 'major' changes. That is just too much for me all at once, but that's the way it has to be right now. My diet's the only thing that hasn't changed, though.
I just don't need AF driving me crazy on top of everything else.
Oh hun, I am so sorry that tghings have been so hectic for you. I really wish there was a way that I could help you but alas I can only tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I will hope that things will be back to normal for you soon. hang in there, and you will be fine.
Apparently if you are experiencing a ton of stress, then your body will put off ovulating. This stress can even be something like a big exam or a bad fight with DH. So in your case it sounds like you have had a tremendous amount of stress.
In your charts, do you have a clear temp shift at all since you last AF?
if not, you are probably just experiencing a lack of O because such changes in you life. When things slow down, you will probably either just get a breakthrough bleed (which you can count as day one) or you may get a O day and then you period about 2 weeks later.
YOU HAVE TO KEEP CHARTING though. Or else you will never know if you've O'd or not, and your risk of prego is higher.