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Irregular cycles

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:08 pm
by finallyttc
I usually have a 32 day cycle and since our loss in February it has gone back to normal except for the past 2 months. I had a 28 day cycle which has never happened and now a 36 day cycle and no AF yet. I have POAS six times and just wish AF would show up and get it over with. We weren't trying nor preventing this month as I am still having a hard time convincing myself to try again after the loss. this may be what I needed but am wondering if I am having early menopause symptoms? Any thoughts on the crazy cycles? Sorry i am not a charter but do use opks when we are ttc. I have not been using them lately so I do not know when I o'd.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:24 am
by SimoneTTC
Hi there and sorry for your loss.

I would ask your Doc to perform a CD21 blood test to check for progesterone levels to see if you are ovulating or not. Or you could get CD3 bloodwork done to check Estrogen levels etc.

Either way I think you should have a chat with your doc and get them to check things.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:53 am
by Janovich
Hiya....i'm too am sorry about your loss... i actually THINK i suffered from a chemical last month as i had such horrendous pains, headaches and felt sick that woke me up at 2.45am in the morning...never ever before has that happened...

My cycles are anything between 26 and 30 at the moment from what i've learnt. I came off the pill in November 2011 and didn't actively start TTC til February so i think i'm still settling down in this department as my ovulation shifts from CD12 to CD18 at the moment.. From what i've worked out i think i have a 12 day LP,..they say the LP doesn't change (unless there's a deficiency there), you can work back from when your period starts to try and pinpoint when you actually did ovulate,...if that makes sense!

I second a visit to your Docs :wink: . I did take myself off to the docs to get my hormone levels checked out in April. I had 21 day bloods done to check my progesterone levels. They came back normal so at least i know i'm ovulating. Whether my eggs are of a decent quality or not...who knows,...just waiting for a decent one i guess and timed BD'ing to catch the bugger!!

Have you thought about temping??

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:08 am
by TTCnumber2at42
Temping is the best way to really understand your body and all the weird thing it does. Temping and checking your CM are truely the best tools to use when TTC. It wont help this month but it will in the next cycle. Just a suggestion.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:37 pm
by finallyttc
Thanks for the advice ladies. I did put in a call to my doc. I have had luck with using opks in the past and will probably stick with that in the future. I didn't this time as we weren't ttc. Still no AF and negative hpt. I will let you know if anything changes. Good luck everyone!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:18 am
by LeighB
Hi there,

I am in the same boat as you, I am now 5 days late and had 3 BFN's. I have had 4 MC's in the past 2 years, and I am becoming a little gun shy now, but not so much that I want to keep trying. I asked my RE if this was a sign of early menopause, but she wouldn't confirm. She just said the standard "it could be lots of things" so for now I am limbo I guess. I am going to test again on monday morning, and the RE said if nothing changes by friday they will do a blood test to confirm BFN or BFP and if negative they will give me something to start AF, and then we get to start all over agian.

good luck to you