I'm actually WTT (1 week left until I come off the Pill!) and I have a few questions. I was wondering if some of you lovely ladies could help me?
My first question is -
A few times I've completely forgotten the pill. I'd have my withdrawal bleed and then forget to carry on the next pack of pills, and a month later I'd have another period. Does this mean I'm ovulating? I have PCOS as well, so it's a bit of a surprise for me as at one point I was having 1 period every year, and now after being on the pill for 3 years, I'm having regular ones?
Another one is -
Pregnacare. Just bought two packs of 30 Pregnacare Tablets, and I've been reading up, some people find it causes late ovulation and periods, some find it makes them sick, what are your opinions on it? Was it worth it? And also, if you concieved on Pregnacare, how long did it take?
Sorry its so long, I hope to hear your replies soon! xx
The bleed you suffer when you go off the pill is 'a withdrawal bleed', not a period - I can't remember what it is or why it happens but it is a response to the drop in hormone levels, and is unrelated to egg-releasing activity. The one you get after the withdrawal is over will be 'a real one'.
I conceived just using own-brand pregnancy vitamins. If you look at the ingredients they're pretty much identical to Pregnacare but at a third of the cost.
Keep a note of symptoms and things that occur during your cycle. 11-14 days before your period - so, get your period, then look back through your notes! - was when you ovulated, so maybe on those days you had more CM or some slight pains. You can use those symptoms as a guide in the absence of any tests.
When I've tried Pregnacare it seems to give me pains, like O pains or AF pains but at the wrong times. I've switched to Sanatogen and that seems to agree with me more. Not sure if it has helped me to conceive or not.
I've heard good things about Sanatogen.. do you think its worth trying Pregnacare for 6 months then maybe switching to Sanatogen if nothing happens? Or longer?x
Yes that sounds like a good plan. I guess the feedback on vitamin supplements is always going to be varied because we will all have different natural intakes of vitamins so will be lacking in different quantities and types.
It's good to feel you're doing what you can for the health of your baby even before it's born though, isn't it?
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