May I share my story? I'll give you the quick run down:
I came off Tri-cyclen (PILL) in July 2010 after being on it for 12yrs with NO breaks as the dr said not to go off it until we are 100% ready. Well, in July we were ready and NO AF; I was super excited and took a million Tests but all BFNs! I went to the DR in OCT to ask what was going on, he said to be patient and that it takes a while to regulate. OMG WTF? Why didnt' he tell me that before??? So I wait, and wait and wait...all the while taking random PT's b/c when you arent' getting AF there is always a 'chance'. Then Nov comes and I spot lightly for 1 week. Then nothing in December!
So I read online a product called FERTIL-AID - I ordered the pills and started taking them along with FERTIL-TEA; I only took it for 2 days and boom AF arrives Last week in full force. Not spotting like in Nov but full on AF! YEAH!!! Now I dont' think it had anything to do with the Fertil Aid b/c it was barely in my system, but I have continued to take it anyways.
I am praying that with this full on AF that means that I ovulated. I am waiting for some OPKs to come in the mail so I can confirm this. (They won't come for this cycle but hopefully I can use them in Feb). As much as I want a BFP I'll be happy with AF coming in Feb because at least that means I am regular and therefore, back in the game.
It is so nice to see that I am not alone! I think the Pill is Evil and will NEVER EVER take it again. I have joked on other forums when girls keep talking about getting BFPs that I really hope for a BFO (BIG FAT OVULATION) LOL b/c we can't the BFP without first getting the BFO!
I totally feel like I'm getting AF today-- but that would make for a 28 day cycle or 44 if you don't count that last weird early short one. Ugh! (I mean, either one would be okay, but not when I've been hovering around 35 days.) I'm really tempted to spend some money on some OPK's just to get a better idea of what's going on, but I don't want to get more invested so that I'm just more disappointed every month. Suggestions? Do you all feel this to be the case?
Just had a neg test after 6 weeks of no witch!!! Was on microgynon at 13 to try and contol periods, came off pill in July 2010, been trying for 2 months... Periods have been 28, 32,29,34 and 43 feels like there's something wrong with me... Y's it so hard ... What I'd give for a "normal" 28 day cycle
My story is this: I came off Cerezette on December 2nd 2010 and got my withdrawl bleed on December 5th so I was quite hopeful however I am now 43 days later and nothing. I took a break from the pill once before about 3 years ago and i wasnt married at the time or thinking of babies so didnt really give it any thought but i had periods so i am confident it will show eventually.
I don't really understand the whole testing for ov thing and with 43 days so far have no idea when to test anyway so I'm kinda in no mans land at the mo but my plan is to just sit it out and then try and track it after the first period.
Anyone know of any vitamins etc that help bring on Ovulation?
Sigh. Just reading these makes me feel better to have company. Came off the pill in August. Cycles so far: 38 days, 33 days, 35 days. Then after having a normal period on Dec. 1, another one on Dec. 17??? But this one was shorter and just weird. I dunno. So now I don't know if I should start counting from that one or not. If I count from that one, it's now CD23, which would sort of make sense for me because I had ewcm two days ago... CD21... which would bring me back around to about a 35 day cycle. You think that random 16 day thing was just a weird short cycle due to coming off the pill even though I seemed to be regulating?
I haven't been temping or using OPKs just because I am already so disappointed every month when AF comes and I feel like the more effort I put into it, the more disappointed I'll be.
Sorry for the long post. I'm new around here. I needed someone to talk to 'cause no one really knows we're trying.
Feel the same - no one knows we are trying and reallly want company on it to help with the worry and anxiety. I know what you mean about putting the effort in makes for more disapointment. I feel when its the weekend and i have loads of things planned i forget for abit and feel worry free and just let things take their course but i work from home so when the week comes round i look in my dairy and suddenly am reminded when i finished the pill and i think god that bloody witch hasnt come yet and spend the next 4 hours looking up why!
July 09 - BC withdrawal bleed. (After 6 months of nothing diagnosed with Post-pill Ammenorhhea)
June 22nd 2010 - FINALLY!! First Natural AF post pill.
September 19th 2010.
October 27th 2010.
Dec 26th 2010.
So its been 11 months, then 3 months, then 1 month 1 week, then about 2 months.
The internet is totally a double-edged sword, isn't it? It is really nice to meet people going through the same thing, but-- I look up every little symptom to see if it could mean pregnancy... even though I am probably 7dpo and wouldn't yet have any symptoms. Argh. I read somewhere that it's a good idea to let yourself TTC-obsess for only a certain window of time per day, and try not to think about it otherwise. For that reason, I'm going to try not to come back here until tomorrow.
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