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Two Lines!!! 6th Cycle TTC

I'm 27 and DH is 29, married two years. I went off BCP at the end of February after being on it for six straight years. It took me 6 weeks to get my first period off the pill and then we started TTC. My cycles started off as 31-32 days, then they jumped to 35-36 days which is closer to what they were before BCP so I wasn’t too surprised. But those long cycles are torturous when TTC!

This month I got a positive OPK on CD 21, but didn’t see my temp spike until CD 24. We BD’d on CD 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Then I left for an 8 day work trip. My work trip consisted of 12 hour days in hot weather on a construction site overseeing a project. Surprisingly I felt no symptoms. I figured if anything my work trip would have triggered/intensified any symptoms if I was pregnant (exhaustion? cramping? nothing?), so I was not expecting a BFP. The only thing I noticed was my boobs were slightly more sore than normal, but that convinced me of nothing. I brought two tests with me on my trip in hopes I could bring home a wonderful souvenir for my husband, but they were both BFN at 8 dpo and 9 dpo. When I returned home the next day, DH and I went grocery shopping and I picked up a couple more tests. Even though I still didn’t feel any symptoms, I went in the bathroom later than night to test and to my surprise a faint faint line (10 dpo)! After six months of BFNs I could not contain my excitement and ran to the living room to ask my husband if he could see it. He did! Still neither of us were totally convinced because it was so faint. I barely slept that night because I was so anxious to test again. I took two more tests in the morning – both BFPs! Confirmed on a digital a day later at 12 dpo.

Since then I have had some very mild cramps. My boobs don’t hurt much when I wake in the mornings, but they get increasingly more sore as the day goes on. Otherwise normal CM, no nausea and no spotting. I usually have some spotting after BDing and I usually spot at 11 dpo up until my period, but zero spotting this month, not after BD or at implantation. My temperature never went triphasic, it has held steady around 98.3.

So why was this month THE month? I honestly don’t know, could be a number of things or just plain luck. I have been using OPKs and temping since the beginning and I know we always had perfect timing. DH and I both take a daily vitamin and this was our third month using Pre-Seed. I usually tilt my hips up and stay in bed afterward. Last cycle I drank grapefruit juice everyday, still BFNs, but I did notice that the consistency of my period was different. It seemed…healthier. More red/runny and less thick/brown/dark. Maybe it was the grapefruit juice or maybe it just took time for my body to adjust being off the pill that made my lining improve. I still drank grapefruit juice this month, but not nearly as much or everyday. I did get a Swedish massage the day before my positive OPK. I had been stressing out for several months about my work trips – potentially being gone during ovulation and if I do become pregnant, over exerting myself with long, hot days. Luckily we never missed an O. Mentally I think I was starting to let go a little and give in to the fact that I may not be able to control this.

I am so very grateful that this was finally our month. I feel blessed and appreciative every day. I know how hard TTC can be and you ladies are so very strong. May you all get your BFPs!!

BFP with Irregular Cycles

Sooo happy to finally be sharing my BFP! Like many of you, I really never thought this day would come, and I’m still sort of in shock about it all. This month I actually had less “symptoms” than the months that I wasn’t pregnant. We used Pre-Seed this month, which was something I hadn’t tried before. I have irregular cycles, so I’m unsure of my DPO but here are some of the symptoms that really stood out to me:

CD 25 – Cramping, my bbs are NOT sore (they usually are from ovulation till my AF)
CD 26 – AF like cramps, minimal to no CM
CD 27 – AF cramps, peeing more often
CD 28 – AF cramps, EWCM in the morning only,
CD 29 – AF cramps, took a test BFN
CD 30-32 – Strong sensitivity to smells, I could smell my DH’s work shoes as soon as he walked in the door, VERY moody and weepy, gas
CD 33 – Flu like symptoms, frequent urination, lots of BM’s a day like 5 or 6, sore throat, craving pumpkin cookies, gas
CD 34 – Flu and cold-like symptoms, very tired, gas
CD 35 – Nothing really, head cold, woke up in the AM craving spaghetti (I hate spaghetti), gas
CD 36 – Still no sore bbs and no AF, dull AF cramps, POAS around noon with FRER BFP! Right away, very dark line. I was and still am in shock. Also took a CB Digital the next day that came up “Pregnant”... It’s real!

Right now I’m about 5 weeks, I’m starting to get headaches often and hungry ALL THE TIME. The only other thing that’s changed is I am constantly peeing and ALWAYS tired! But that’s ok, I am soooo happy and hoping for a healthy sticky bean.

BFP While Breastfeeding!

I am still breastfeeding my 11 month old 4-5 times a day, and this was my first ovulatory PP cycle. We were actively trying, and I was charting my BBT and CF. We used OPKs and sperm-friendly lubricant as well. I was not expecting a BFP so quickly, but needless to say I am thrilled and feel very blessed. Praying that this is a sticky baby!

Since we were actively trying, I kept track of my symptoms after ovulation. They were:

O day(CD 30!)- positive Wondfo OPK around 5:30 p.m., confirmed with positive Clearblue 2 hours later. The week leading up to O I drank a cup of red raspberry leaf tea in the a.m. and decaf green tea in the p.m. every day. I believed this helped increase my fertile cervical fluid. Also used sperm-friendly lubrication, just in case. Husband was sick but soldiered through our late night BD. Stayed on back with elevated hips for 15-ish minutes after DTD. For some reason I felt very shaky after BD, so this helped! Have resumed taking prenatal vitamins by this point.

1 DPO- Woke up very late last night (or very early this morning) with crazy sharp pains in my lower left pelvic region. If this is ovulation pain, never felt it before! Thought it was bad wind. Today, I’ve had some crampiness and dizziness. Had another positive OPK around 3:30, which surprised me since my BBT rose so drastically this morning, but I’ve heard that LH can take a little bit to metabolize out of system, so I may have caught the tail end. Cervical fluid was dry, so we used sperm-friendly lube during our “for a good measure” BD tonight.

2 DPO- Extremely scant light pink tint to creamy CF around 4:30. Negative OPK. Cramps, headache, irritability and skin break out. Had a small instance of erratic heartbeat and shaky when hungry.

3 DPO- Bad cramps/upset stomach when I went to bed last night, then again after I got up with LO at 4 and tried to go back to sleep. Slight upset stomach/wind today, with addition of cramps this afternoon. Strange twinges in vaginal area. Some nausea, creamy CF.

4 DPO- Pink creamy CF on TP after going to the bathroom, a few small twinges near left side of uterus, some dull cramps. Itchy dry throat with some coughing. Frequent urination and another weird erratic heartbeat.

5 DPO- Dry CF. Increased thirst and frequent urination, with on and off pelvic twinges and dull cramps. Itchy throat and cough, stuffy nose. Scant brown tinge on TP after wiping, wet feeling this evening but hardly any noticeable CF. Fatigue this afternoon, needed to rest my eyes after lunch. Bloated and some heartburn after eating. Forehead is starting to break out. Irritable.

6 DPO- Dip in BBT today. Dull cramps and backache upon waking and in the morning. Creamy CF after urinating around 12:30 p.m. Bathroom was very dim but I THINK I saw a tiny dot of blood in it. Increased thirst, bloated and windy this evening. Super tired!

7 DPO- I woke up way earlier than usual today, so my BBT isn’t as high as I think it could be, but it still rose a bit. Scant creamy CF in evening. Still having menstrual-like cramps/backache intermittently throughout the day. Fatigue, irritability, and skin break out.

8 DPO- More skin break out, some cramps today but not as many as past week. I do have shortness of breath if I do anything fairly physical. Very scant creamy CF, tinged light brown this evening. Felt like I was coming down with something around dinner time. Still windy.

9 DPO- More scant creamy CF. I have to use the bathroom almost immediately after finishing a drink. Very light occasional cramps that I would ignore any other time, but still unusual compared to my pre-pregnancy cycles. I’m dizzy when hungry, easily fatigued, and I have a slight headache and heartburn this evening. Cramp in my right calf before going to sleep. Couldn’t resist POAS addiction… negative. Not surprised, but disappointed.

10 DPO- Same dull cramps, still have the increased thirst and frequent urination. Wet feeling down there and lots of creamy CF that is brownish/pink tinged. Dizziness upon standing, and an embarrassingly clichéd craving for chocolate past couple days. Bloated and windy. I had a strange sharp twinge run from the nipple to underneath right breast this evening, but up until now my BBs have not had any noticeable symptoms; wondering if breastfeeding affects this? (First pregnancy my right nipple was erect and “buzzy” from 7 DPO (implantation until positive HPT)

11 DPO- same cramps, but CF is gone. Some foods starting to smell/taste a little ‘off’. Mood swings, bloating. I go back and forth on whether or not I feel pregnant, or like this is the longest PMS ever. Took a cheap blue dye test today… could see the faintest smidge of a shadow, but chalk it up to unreliable blue dye and evap.

BFP - 13 DPO!

I have been reading the BFP stories on this site for the last 2 months. My husband and I have been TTC for 7 months. This month we used PreSeed for the first time, I laid down with hips up for about 30 mins afterwards, we did the SMEP, and I used ClearBlue Ovulation kit. We also prayed that God would bless us with a baby! I did not ovulated until CD25 which is really late into my cycle. I usually have 30-34 day cycles. This morning, at 13 DPO, I got my BFP! We feel so blessed! I am going to list the few symptoms that I had up until my BFP... but there were very few!

1-4 DPO: I didn't notice anything out of the normal for me, I had a few cramps but I always get those around ovulation time.

5-6 DPO: My eyes were watering and itching so badly, I felt like I was getting a cold because I had stuffy nose and scratchy throat.

7-10 DPO: A few more cramps, my vagina felt like I was getting a yeast infection (itchy but no discharge besides the normal)

11-12 DPO: Tired and cramps... I thought for sure my period was about to start.

13 DPO: Slept until 10:45 ... I NEVER do that!!! Woke up and POAS to see a BFP!!!!

I pray that those of you who are TTC will get to soon experience the joy we experienced this morning! God Bless! Baby dust to all!

BFP, Extra Long Cycle - First Time Trying FertiliTea

Finally a BFP! I got my IUD removed in March...so this has been a long 7 months! I have irregular cycles, (28 days to 45 days). EACH and EVERY month, I too (like many of you) thought for sure I was pregnant. BUT, this month was just....different.

I started taking FertiliTea (found it on Amazon)...I THOUGHT I ovulated on CD 18, so stopped drinking the tea, then 1 week later on CD 28, BAM! Strongest Ovulation EVER... so this is what it feels like?! I had SOOO much Ewcm...it was literally falling out of me. (TMI) We only BD that day and that is how I know the night I conceived! :)

O Day - strong pain on low right side, ovulation, BD a few hours after I felt it... only once, that was it! :)
1 -7 DPO - Nothing...BBS a little tender (regular)... some Creamy CM, slightly hopeful, but not really thinking about it.
8 DPO - I FELT Implantation. Yes, you read that right, I was able to feel the moment this little bean stuck! I was making dinner, and hurriedly running around the kitchen like a spaz... I had the sharpest stabbing pain (I have never felt this sensation before) I actually made a groaning sound...it was quick...then a few minutes later, again. I was hopeful, but didn't say anything to DH.
9 DPO - Very fatigued, achy, groan area feels sore, need to rest on the couch. went to bed early.
10 DPO - Very tired, just feel off, tested, BFN, decided to NOT test again until 16 DPO. (when AF should arrive) went to bed early.
11 DPO - Very tired, low dull cramping, like during AF. Very strange. lots of WHITE chunky cm (Sorry tmi) went to bed early.
12 DPO - starting to feel more like myself, energy back to normal...feeling a little sad, maybe this month isn't the month?
13 DPO - bbs are more noticeable, 'swollen'. Besides that, I feel okay. Very light low cramping. dry cm
14 DPO - new veins IN my aureola...not breast, that's strange! very light low cramps... I will test tomorrow! the wait has been hard... AF should be here tomorrow?!
16 DPO - very faint BFP, but definitely there...I JUST KNEW IT... so excited...can't concentrate at work! :)

Things I did this month: Drank FertiliTea, deleted apps from my phone (I was obsessing over TTC), only BD when we wanted to this month, watched documentaries on giving birth and babies (instead of obsessing over just TTC), Prayed, used a LITTLE bit of Pre-Seed, no smoking, occasional small glass of red wine or beer, lots of green tea, ate healthy (no fast food).

BFP After 11 Months With No Symptoms For This Cronic Spotter

I got my BFP after 11 months of TTC! I have somewhat short cycles, I ovulate on CD 16 or 17 then get AF on CD 26-28 (only 10 days some months!) In addition to short LP, I also have spotting each month anywhere from a week to 2 days before AF. We only BD once during my fertile period because of my husband traveling for work.

CD 15: BD
CD 16 (I didn't use OPKs this month so I am guessing based on ECWM): O Day
9 DPO: Spotting, always brown, never red, but quite a bit of it (it looked the EXACT same as my spotting always looks before my AF). Enough for a pantyliner not a tampon. It continued from 9 DPO until 13 DPO.
11 DPO: Cramping at night, thought AF was coming that evening
12 DPO: Light cramping all day, not as bad as my AF cramps usually are but thought it was definitely coming. (Felt like how my cramping felt when I was taking B50 complex). Husband said I should take a test and I didn't want to at first cause I was sure it would be negative. I took the test waited a minute and looked, it was negative. He looked at it a minute later and thought he saw a faint line which I was shocked! It was a BFP!!! Very faint line on First Response so we went to store and bought a CB digital that said Pregnant!

I had really had no symptoms AT ALL except for the two things I get every month: sore BBs and spotting. Each month we tried I had all these phantom symptoms, this was the one month I was positive I wasn't pregnant. I am actually 12 weeks along now and still haven't had many symptoms.

So I have been a chronic worrier and this month I decided to give it all up to God. Over the past several months I tried several tactics from taking B50 complex to lengthen my cycles on my own (did it for 2 months and it just made my periods weird), to eating pineapples after O day, I used OPK kits several times and even borrowed my friends fertility monitor for a few months, and BD every day during my fertile period and still nothing! This was going to be my last shot before calling my doctor to get checked out, and I decided to give everything up and just try not to stress about it. The hardest part was figuring out how to actually relax about everything. I decided to start doing yoga for fertility (I just bought a video and did it at home), I got a 60 minute massage at 2 DPO to relax me, but the biggest change I made was I prayed A LOT. For patience and for the ability to accept Gods will for me. I truly think that made a big difference. I still thought about it everyday, just kept reminding myself that it was out of my control and it would happen when it was meant to happen.

I am praying for everyone struggling with TTC and wish you all the best.

Finally... In Shock!

I can't believe I'm typing this!
We've been trying for 6 months, but it was taking over all my thoughts (and I spent far too much time on this site...). So we decided to give it a break, go on holiday this summer, have fun and start trying again later in the year. My cycles were looooooooooong, anywhere between 40-55 days. Before we made the decision to have a break, I bought some FertilAid and OPKs from the internet. I took the FertilAid anyway thinking it could sort my cycle out for when we start trying again. Anyway, we did the deed a few weeks ago, not thinking for a minute it could lead to pregnancy, since it was about 2 weeks before I could possibly ovulate based on my cycles from the last 2 years. You can guess where this story is going. The next day I had EWCM, and the following day I used one of the OPKs.... which came out positive. Whoops!

Anyway, I have to agree with the ladies who say they had fewer symptoms this time round than when they got their BFNs. I have had sore BBs, but I get them every month and they have been no more sore than usual. Spending hours on sites like this, I assumed they'd be on fire, I'd have implantation bleeding, feeling nauseous, have metallic taste, the works! But nothing out of the ordinary really. Other than sore BBs, my symptoms were:
1-7DPO: Nothing
7-8DPO: Minor craming/pullng/twinges
9DPO: Creamy discharge, which is normal this time of the month anyway
10DPO: BFN.
11DPO: Nothing
12DPO: Husband out. Bored. May as well take another test, just so I can see BFN number 100000..... holy cr*p!!!! BFP!

So today is only 12dpo. Still very early days. I hope it sticks! I feel like I'm dreaming. After months of BFNs, seeing everyone around me pregnant or with babies, assuming there must be something wrong with me. I think the FertilAid did it, if your cycles are long, get on this stuff. We literally fell pregnant without trying!
I just looked on a due date calculator on the net, and our little one is due on our 10th anniversary! How special is that!
Now to decide how to tell my husband!
Please believe that it will happen for you one day- I thought I'd never get a BFP. And here I am. Babydust to you all xxxx

BFP with Late Ovulation!

Hi Ladies! I am 26 and went off the pill in August 2011 with the intention not to try but not to prevent right away while I figured out my cycle. With the busy schedule my DH and I have, we usually only BD’ed once a week in that time, so I was not surprised that I never got a BFP. My cycles regulated fairly quickly and ranged between 33 and 35 days. In November, I received an abnormal pap smear which required a follow-up procedure, so that eliminated our chances in December. Once I received the “all clear” from my doctor in January, we decided to go ahead and fully try. I did not chart my temps or use OPK’s, but I decided I was just going to try to use to the calendar method. To make sure I was hitting all of the “right” days (so I thought), we BD’ed about every other day from day 11 to 23 which became a bit of a chore when we both have opposite schedules throughout the week. Right on schedule, AF arrived on Day 35.

In my Feb/Mar cycle, I decided I would use OPK’s so I wouldn’t stress as much if we missed a couple of days as long as I did not receive a positive OPK yet. This relieved a lot of pressure, so we still ended up BDing for fun almost every other day from around Day 11 to Day 25. It turns out, I did not receive a positive OPK until day 23 which led me to believe I have a shorter luteal phase than I thought of 11-12 days. We BD’ed that night (raised legs for 20-30 min after) and sure enough the next morning (Day 24) I felt cramping in my lower left abdomen, so I assumed that was O time. I took another OPK that evening just to be sure and it was back to negative telling me my O had come and gone as I suspected. We BD’ed again on day 25 just to be sure. I was definitely obsessed with fertility calculators, TTC forums, etc the whole time and had myself convinced I was going to get a BFP every month!

Now for my symptoms,

DPO 1-5: Nothing really. Maybe a random twinge here or there in my lower abdomen but that is nothing that I haven’t felt in previous months.

DPO 6: Random sharp pain in my right breast lasting 10 seconds or so. It was not an ache like my BB’s usually get before AF. It wasn’t terribly painful, but enough for me to notice and make a note of it.

DPO 7: Nothing really out of the ordinary.

DPO 8: My BB’s started feeling slightly tender. They always are before AF though. I did remember thinking that they didn’t feel as bad as usual, but thought that since I O’ed later than I thought, maybe my cycle was going to be a bit long this month so they just weren’t fully hurting yet.

DPO 9-10: Slightly sore BB’s and other normal PMS symptoms I get: feeling tired in the afternoon, minor headache off and on, a very minor dizziness spell, etc (all have occurred in the past with no BFP).

DPO 11 (Cycle Day 35): This is usually when I expect AF. I was cramping in the morning (felt exactly like AF), so I thought for sure here she comes! Nothing had occurred by the end of the day.

DPO 12: Still thinking that with the later O than I thought, maybe AF was just going to be later this month. Had cramps again in the morning with a “wet” feeling. Thought for sure AF was here again and checked all day and nothing. I also felt very sluggish and slightly nauseous/dizzy with an off and on headache. I also felt my nipples tingle and get hard a couple of times. This is when I started getting suspicious because I normally don’t cramp until right after AF starts.

DPO 13: Decided to suck it up and test. Used a Dollar Tree test and did not see anything within the first minute or so, so I jumped in the shower. When I got out of the shower (about 8 minutes later), I saw the tiniest hint of a line. Since I was approaching the 10 minute evap line time-frame, I still didn’t get too excited.

DPO 14: Bought a 3 pack of FRER and tested with FMU. Very dark BFP right away!

You can be obsessed and still get a BFP relatively quickly!

BFP With Very Short Luteal Phase, It IS Possible!

I've held off writing this for a couple of days just in case I jinxed things, but I could wait no longer! Like most of you I've read the stories every day on this site for quite a few months now and I've found them really helpful - especially with regards to twinges and aches and things, helping me to identify the ones that felt different from the other cycles. So here goes: Came of progesterone only BC in November, had been on one form of BC or another for 15 years so had no idea what my cycles were like. I ended up with cycles ranging from 25 to 30 days with positive OPK sticks occurring around about 7 - 9 days before the next period. I'd read a number of comments on various sites saying that a short LP was a defect of some sort and that it would stop me conceiving - I then read some actual proper scientific research and discovered the luteal phase length has nothing to do with LPD's. I spoke to my GP and she said some women even have a LP of only 4 days and still conceive! So fear not, those of you who ovulate way late in your cycle, get BDing, and keep your fingers crossed!! :-)

Sun 4th March positive OPK - BD'd
Mon 5th March - presumed ovulation day, DP out of the country so no BD action
DPO 1 - DP returned home, so BD just for good measure (you never know!)
DPO 2 - whacking great spot, almost like a boil, appears on my left cheek, my nips are a touch tender but otherwise feeling pretty darned great! Unfortunately my unusually upbeat mood didn't last as following a salad with green onions, in the evening, I felt very nauseous and also, rather bizarrely was crying at soppy adverts on the TV. Went to bed feeling a bit fluey - odd, thought it would be WAY too soon for any symptoms so put it down to stress at work.
DPO 3 - Exhausted. Took ages to wake up. Felt like my skull was stuffed with cotton wool, went to bed at 5pm and slept till 9pm. Then went back to bed 11pm and slept all the way through.
DPO 4 - Tired again, headaches have been coming and going all month but today I had a major headache and very sore ears, like when you have an ear infection. Felt bloated, PMSey and had sore boobs.
DPO 5 - Felt PMSey. Figured AF would arrive in a couple of days.
DPO 6 - Few symptoms other than my normally very small boobs looking a bit bigger than normal.
DPO 7 - Boobs tender. Very very faint pink/light brown water spotting - would have missed it if I hadn't been looking. Mild AF style cramping - bit twingy. I assume AF will be arriving today or tomorrow. Wondered hopefully if this was implantation!
DPO 8 - Boobs tender but not sure if its cos I had them hiked up in the most outrageously pushing up of push up bras the night before. Mild AF cramping on and off, quite twingy in AM and felt like I'd pulled a muscle in my lower right abdomen when I stood up off the sofa a couple of times. Not consistent or getting worse, just kind of coming and going. Feel bit bloated. Boobs very sore in evening. Tiny bit of pink watery spotting on toilet tissue.
DPO 9 - Tiny bit of light brown watery spotting on toilet tissue. Mild cramping on and off. Constipation. Boobs sore but seem less sore than yesterday. Tired, bit headachy and nauseous. 2pm OH MY GOD there's a second, albeit faint, but still a definite line on the $ store preggers test!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of out to buy FRER tests and not drinking any water or anything for several hours now to concentrate my juices! Couldn't find any FRER so got Clear Blue Digital with Conception Indicator test, two cheap tesco tests and all positive! CBDCI says "pregnant 1-2 weeks".
DPO 10 - Test again on $ store test and line seems fainter. Freak out a bit and test again later and line much darker.
DPO 11 - Test again today on $ test and line even darker. Probably should stop testing - terrified it won't stick but trying to remain positive!

Things I did different this month: fairly skeptical about the effectiveness of herbal preparations but I bought some Vitex off of Amazon and took that along with Vitamin B6 (I'd been taking an array of other vits and minerals, including EPO, Omega 3 etc etc in previous months). Maybe Vitex and/or Vit B6 really do work??? The Vitex was £8 a bottle and I didn't even use half, so I guess, against my skepticism, I would recommend it! We also used Conception Plus (a Pre-Seed like lubricant) all months. Never saw hide nor hair of any kind of CM at all - no egg whites, no nothing and my cervix seemed to be throwing different shapes each time I checked. OPK's are all we used, other than pretty much daily BDing from about 4 or 5 days into the cycle. Good luck to all those who are still TTC, I hope this sticks as it is my first every BFP - baby dust to everyone! x

Pregnant Using Progesterone Suppositories to Correct Short Luteal Phase

Holy crap! Just got the call from my RE that I'm pregnant!! I was totally not expecting those words to come out of my phone! I was just referred to an RE last month to treat my infertility (which I knew was due to my short luteal phase of only 9 days). After months of doctors visits, blood tests, and a horribly painful HSG (tubes were clear), we finally did it. I was preparing for an IUI next cycle, but this last cycle, my RE had me on progesterone suppositories see if that would help. Imagine my surprise when there was no period after 9 days, 10 days, 11 days, all the way up to today which is 14dpo. I went in for a beta HCG to see if I was pregnant or not (I assumed not), so I could stop taking the progesterone suppositories.... but now it turns out I have to keep taking them since that's what is supporting my little ball of cells.

My cycles were just starting to get regular after almost 2 years off birth control (nuva ring), but from charting, I knew that I ovulated late (earliest was this month, cd22), and my period came only 9 days after that. In those 2 years, I tried vitex and B6 to lengthen my luteal phase, but neither worked. In fact, the B complex caused me not to ovulate at all. In the time since I stopped birth control, I did not get a period for 8 months, then after a Provera-induced period, my cycles slowly began to come back. They ranged from 35 - 65 days, slowing getting shorter as the months went by.

During this tww, I can't say that I had any symptoms because the progesterone mimics pregnancy symptoms. The only symptoms at all were that my bbs were a little more sore than normal, and I was very warm (both side effects of progesterone). The only thing that made me really wonder if this was our month was that I had a little bit of pink on the tp when I wiped at 8 and 9dpo. But again, I blew it off thinking it was due to the progesterone.

Anyway, I'm typing this now so I have something to do for the last 30 minutes of the work day (Dr. called me at 4:30 on Friday afternoon), before heading home to tell my husband the news.

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