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TTC with Irregular Cycle :c(

Postby Chokmah » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:49 am

Hello all, I am new to the site and I am having the baby blues :c( I have been having irregular cycles since Sept. 2012, more so shortened cycles. Usually af last for 5 days but now it varies( some last 3 days). I think that I am still O'ing, I continue to experience the symptoms around my O dates. I O'd between the 17th-22nd this month. At this point, I am due for af on Feb 3rd and I am experiencing mild cramps, sore achy tingly boobs :cry: and often tired when I get over 10 hours of sleep. I don't want to get my hopes up but I would love a new addition to my family :mrgreen: hopefully there is hope, are there any ladies experiencing irregular cycles and trying to conceive? Please share your stories with me.
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Re: TTC with Irregular Cycle :c(

Postby hopingandwishing » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:27 pm

Hi Chokmah,

Welcome to the site. Sounds like i have a similar experience to you. Mine was usually 35-40 days... then when we tried to conceive, it shortened, then went missing for 6 moths... we've been trying to conceive for almost 20 monhts... going to RE for help. RE is concerned why my af is like that... he ran tests on me and still waiting for results... he's checking my ovarian reserve and said he hopes that my irregular cycle is just due to annovulatory cycle...

gl and is this ur first and how long have you been trying?
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Re: TTC with Irregular Cycle :c(

Postby Chokmah » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:01 am

Welcome :c) I've been trying since September. I think I will test today because of some symptoms I'm experiencing: sore/tingly breast and nausea. My doctor wants me to come in because he's thinks I may be experiencing hormonal changes and he may prescribe me bc. I will keep you posted!
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Re: TTC with Irregular Cycle :c(

Postby sunshine12 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:38 pm

Hi-
Been trying to conceive #2 for 3 cycles now. With number 1 my cycles were 35 days like clockwork and we conceived on the 2nd try. This time my cycles are 40 days and its not as easy with a 19 month old at your beck and call :) I'm also hypothyroid but not at all overweight. My endo says my levels are right where they should be. So, I think I'm oing but I haven't done an OPK this time around. If it doesn't happen for us this cycle I think I will the next cycle. Don't know if that helped at all. I posted a question on the ovulation board if anyone wants to take a stab at it. Good luck to you!!!
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Re: TTC with Irregular Cycle :c(

Postby Smitty22 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:38 am

Chokmah-
I've had irregular cycles my entire life. I've been off birth control for 2 years and I have periods on my own every 40-60 days. I tried keeping track of my temps but got frustrated b/c they were all over the place. I spoke to my OB months before we knew we wanted to start trying and she told me it's very unlikely that I'm ovulating if my periods are consistently more than 35 days. She drew labs to rule out PCOS and check my hormones. She told me, "you can try as long as you like but when you're really serious give me a call and we'll start you on clomid'.
So we starting trying in Sept with no luck. I had my first round of Clomid in Dec and didn't ovulate. So I'm on my second round now 100 mg and waiting to see if it worked. She seemed pretty convinced with with no PCOS and any other hormonal imbalances Clomid should work. So we'll see. Good luck!
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Re: TTC with Irregular Cycle :c(

Postby wishful blessings » Wed May 22, 2013 1:06 pm

Hello Chokmah,
I have been ttc #1 for 12 months now. They started me on BC in July of last year for 6 months but I only took it 4 months with hopes it would regulate me AFTER I'd come off of it. Well I got AF the first month after stopping n she didn't come for another 3 months until I finally went back. Well they tried to throw BC at me again?! For 3 more months and I said nooo way so I went to a different OBGYN. She started me on Provera to jumpstart af which worked and said if AF doesn't show in a month come back. Well a little over a month went by and my gut kept telling me just wait just wait, so I waited and Got AF around CD60! Well this month I got my positive opk and if I'm correct AF should arrive next week which would make it a 40 something day cycle! :) slowly but surely things will get into place. We just have to be patient.
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Re: TTC with Irregular Cycle :c(

Postby hopingandwishing » Sat May 25, 2013 10:11 pm

hey ladies, how is everyone doing?

smitty, did 100 clomid work for u? I took 50mg Clomid and didnt ovulate, now waiting for af, today is cd 47 still no af... re said estradiol is too low even proverawont work... so its a wwaiting game for me now... sigh.

hope all is well!
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ttc- 5/11
cd 3 bloodwork/hsg/sa-cleared
1st iui (4/13)- monitored 50 mg clomid - cd 18 follies under 10mm // cancelled
june 2013 - skipped bc re on vacation
july 2013 - mri found 3 mm cyst in back of pit gland
aug 2013 - moved forward to injectibles (menopur), trigget + iui // cd23 iui 3:00pm - chemical pregnancy
sept 2013- same as aug. protocol... 21x18 and 14x14, triggered and iui 9/28... bfn
oct 2013 - re on vacation/on my own this month.. cd 1 10/15
nov 2013 - cd 1 11/21 same protocol as sept 2013, cd 12 - bfn
(20x16 right ovary) trigger and bd, cd 14 iui - chem preg
12/21 - cd 1 - re on vavation again... grrrrrrrrrr!
jan 2014- ivf consultation // dh - 3 way chromosomes balanced translocation and reduced motility... ivf/pgd and possible icsi
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Re: TTC with Irregular Cycle :c(

Postby BunnyMom87 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:53 pm

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I wish i would have kept track of my periods when I was a teen but didn't. As a young adult I knew I was irregular but didn't realize how much of a problem that would be when we first started ttc.

With our first donor I went from having a period roughly every month or so to suddenly 78 days. I am pretty sure I went through a hysterical pregnancy. I was *sure* I was pregnant. I wasn't. I had 2 more cycles in the 70's and then then I focused on losing some weight and they slowly, slowly started to lessen. (I had gained about 30-40 pounds that year). I did manage to lose some weight and my periods stayed in the high 40-mid 50 day range. I went to the clinic on campus and had a hormone panel done but they didn't find anything useful.

We made arrangements with a new donor, had our wedding, went on our honeymoon and then I went back to the clinic. They gave me progesterone to start my period and a "trial run" or generic clomid and told us not to ttc that cycle because she wanted to make sure it was the right dose (this is beyond dumb for so many reasons but granted she was NOT a fertility specialist). Because WE were dumb we listened. I DID have a 28 day cycle on the clomid so I assume that I O'ed on about cd14 or 15. The next cycle we were on our own again.

I agonized over what days to inseminate. We decided to plan on me ovulating based on a 40ish day cycle and inseminated on cd16 and 18 I think. THAT was the cycle we concieved baby #1.

After having her my cycles are still irregular but not as bad. I average about a 35 day cycle. We've been ttc #2 for 7 cycles since Feb 2014 with two possible chemicals in Oct and Nov (I had a faint pos hpt and then a late heavy period. Current doc/fertility specialist agrees but didn't do a blood test to confirm).

This cycle I'm on clomid again as my current doc thinks it played a big role in conceiving baby #1. I *just* got my Peak on digi opk's this morning even though it's cd17 already. Donor is swinging by this evening and hopefully again tomorrow.

Good luck! I know how much ttc with irregular cycles sucks :(
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