Hi Elle155. How are you doing? Sorry your scan wasn't as clear as you'd hoped. Good about the pcos though. Do you know if they can do anything about the cyst and how long will you have to wait before seeing the consultant?
I'm trying my best not to ss, but not very successfully, so I've been feeling very tired for the last few days and a bit nauseous! Oh well, time will tell...! X
oh my goodness i hate this new format! elle- good to hear that its not pcos and hopefully thing will become clearer soon. it took me only about a week to get used to reading the charts, but as long as you input your temp daily you can just learn as you go. you get emails when you sign up which teach you what you are looking forsah83- that is crzy about those teens with a brick!! hope sort it out asapoh and so long as you thermometre has two decimal places it will be fine, just dont change mid cycle as each thermo is a little differentcant write anymore, this format is doing my head in today
sah83- sorry to hear about your porch, what a horrible end to a nice weekend. how exciting your symptoms sound good, hopefully we will start to see some bfp's on this thread soon.
elle155- sorry to hear your scan wasnt all good news, i had a scan in jan to see if i had pcos and they also found a 3cm cyst on my ovary. i had to go back 8 weeks later and the cyst had gone, fingers crossed yours does the same.
mrslennon- i know what your mean about the new format, how are we meant to know if there are any unread post on our threads?
well i am cd 17 today, only about 11 more days till ovulation lol I received a phone call from the fertility hospital on tues and they have moved my appointment from the 31st may to the 3rd, so only 2 weeks to wait!!! x
hi sah, sorry af got you, did cbfm maybe miss ov bcause you sarted checking too late?? as you would have ov'd on cd17 if you have a 14 day luteal phase??as for my i've just had a +ve opk yyyyyaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy so about to hit 2ww
maybe if your using opk's as well do them at a deffernt time of day, like one in morning and one at night. theoretically you could have a hormone surge and go back to normal within a 24 hour period, like between tests, and never get a peak or positve opk. or try temping. how much are the cbfm sticks?
hi everyone hope your all ok?
sah83- sorry af got you but congratulations on 31 day cycle, thats amazing. hopefully your cbfm shows your peak this month.
mrslennon- hope the 2ww goes fast for you.
elle155- how are you doing?
well cd22 for me and i think i am out already this month as i am due to ov on cd28 (sunday) but dh has his SA test on cd29 (monday) and we are not allowed to bd for at lest 3 days b4 his appointment first time ever i am hoping to ov later in my cycle lol
hi all,sah- fingers crossed to ac keeps you cycle nice and normal this month. yeah most opk's say to use in arvo because apperntly the LH that is detected doen't start being created til a little before you wake,(i guess its low on the list for your body to do ) but strangely enough this cycle i was feeling like i was going to ov early so did morning and arvo tests and two mornings one day after the other were +ve but the arvo onee after were -ve. very strange.mummy- do you know if you ov'd?? fingers crossed it was a little late this time!!so im at 5dpo, and def ss. ive tried other cycles not to but it never works so i reckon if i admit it now then its ok lol. i am actually planning on testing early, v. early actually as i have acupuncture on monday and i want to test before i go. im sure it wont show up anything that early (9dpo) but at least i can tell her where im up to so far. and if it hasn't worked this cycle i will be devistated but am going to put faith in the acupuncture and any chinese herbs she gives me next cycle. i am just hoping like crazy that its this month or next because that mean that i will be preg before july 13th which was my edd for my wee angel baby. i know ill be mess if im not by then cuz i will feel like theres no baby and no preg on that day. anyway, trying not to think about it too much a i dont want my eggies and body to suffer from performance anxiety
ive got a long cycle, my af is between 7-11 days and the time between each is never the same. i have no idea when i ovulate so ttc is hard. whats the angus cactus do?
thank you sah83 i'll have a look tomorrow (hope it works for me too). my doctor said not to buy the sticks just be intermat (sorry if tmi) at least 3 times a week. still not got ther but will keep trying
steph tracking your temperature can be really useful so you at least know when you have ov'd and therefore when af is due. fertilityfriend.com is great and has all of the info you need
thanks mrslennon i'll have a look at it x
Hello ladies can I join in? I have very irregular cycles - some have been as short as 42 days but have also had one at 264 days . Its a nightmare because I cant ever tell when I am due AF, or know when to test etc. I have tried AC but it didnt help, but due to being unable to pinpoint ov (never get a pos opk) I never knew when to stop it either. I'm tempted to try it in liquid form, and also want to try temping but not sure what type of thermometor I need to buy as I'm pants at that sort of stuff!
A little bit of background - I'm 23 and we are trying for number 1, hubs is 35 but had cancer when he was younger so that doesnt go in our favour. I am overweight and trying to lose weight to see if that helps with my cycles, but I'm not convinced it will.
Well I have been referred to the hopsital and have been for a scan and have to go for day 5 and 21 blood tests but I have no idea when that will be! They have said if it hasnt arrived by such a date, they will just do normal blood tests so we have some on file. I told my doctor I cant locate ov but he just said the hopsital would resolve!
Looking forward to chatting with some lovely ladies with the same headache as me! Lol xx
the themometre you need is a basel boddy thermometre (or bbt) and i bought mine off ebay really cheap, it just needs to have two decimal places and you do need to check it first thing every morning before you get up. if you are quite overweight then losing some should def make a difference but it could also be a clue as to what could be wronge eg. pcos causes erratic cycles and irregular ov but in some women can cause other things too like higher weight and poor skin. did they ever do anything for your mega long cycle?? there are medications you can take to bring on af so you can start from scratch again. and how on earth are cycle day 21 bloods going to help? usually thats to see what your body is doing a week after ov but even by your shortest cycl you wouldn't have ov'd by then. have you tried another doctor??as for me, i went to my doc yesterday who is lovely as ive been having lots of ovary pain for the last 7 weeks, though my cycle has stayed normal in that time and she has refferred me to a local gynocologist to maybe do a hormone contolled cycle, but she said he would prob putme on the pill for a month or so to even things out which i am none to pleased about as my cycle is far more regular now then when i just came off the pill. also ive not had any blood tests at all to check my hormone levels so if he suggest the pill im going to stamp my feet and demand another option . also that would man i have zero chance of being preg before my july deadline as i really dont feel like its happened this month
Thanks, i will have a look for a thermometor this afternoon! They have done bloods for pcos and it came back clear, and I had to have an internal ultrasound a couple of weeks and they said it all looks normal as well. My doctor was really good, he referred me straight away and no messing. The hospital consultant organised for the ultrasound and sent the letter about the bloods, and I rang to give them hubby's details and to make sure that if I didnt have the tests within a certain space of time I would get taken off the books so to speak. She said if in a couple of months I havent been able to have the tests to ring back and she will speak to the doctor and see if we can just do normal tests to have some on file. I was puzzled about 21 day bloods as well, because its not going to show anything for me, unless im having like a 60 day LP. Doctors, eh? I wasnt referred at the time of my super long cycle, and I used to be regular until I went on the pill. I came off, it never settled down and about 140 days into my 264 day one I went to the doctor (a different GP), they did a pg test that came back negative and said it must just be my weight and hormones. All hormone tests have come back clear every time. I'm hoping they might give me some sort of medication to induce my cycles more regularly but when I asked my first doctor about it, she said the only thing they can give me to regulate it is the pill, which caused the problem in the first place! Argh. I get so jealous of people with 28 day cycles lol, the doctor kindly pointed out that with an average cycle of 90-110 days, we only have 1 chance every 3-4 months rather than 12 chances a year . Hahaha. Just what I needed to cheer me up.
I hope the gynae gives you another option, like blood tests! lol. I wouldnt be too pleased if they tried to put me on the pill again either. How long have you been trying? Is the July deadline for a reason or just the goal you have set? I did have a bit of a panic in Feb as if we had fallen that month I would have been driving from east England to Perth in Scotland and a tour round Scotland for my cousins wedding about a week before my due date! However, that was only a guesstimation as I cant pinpoint ov . xxx
July deadline as i mc in dec and my bub would have been due july 13th and im already panicking about reaching that date, so really wanted to be pg by then. we've been trying for a year now but appaently they start counting again after mc. i dont really agree cuz ive been trying a year and im not pg and no baby