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Old Apr 24th, 2012, 15:21 PM   31
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Hi guys!

I hope you don't mind me gatecrashing the thread, but I'd like to join!

I came off BC end of November 2011 after 4 years on Microgynon, then a year on Depo injection and another year and a half on yasmin...and, my gosh, I've experienced everything under the sun since coming off BC! I'm definitely rethinking what I'll be doing about BC after this baby making has finally worked for us, because I'd never have used it in the first place if someone would have warned me that it can mess up fertility!

Since coming off, I've been fortunate in that I've had a period every month (They are ranging from 26-28 days) that, as each month goes by, has gotten lighter...at first, I was having excruciating contraction like pains when AF arrived and the last two periods have been a light flow with no pains whatsoever apart from cramping for a few days before it arrived.

I've been unfortunate, though, to get spotting from around a week before my period is due which hasn't been great. I've only had one cycle where I haven't spotted right until AF arrived, and like an idiot I thought that could mean I was pregnant...that was a bit fat BFN!

I think, as far as i know (And Fx'd) I've been ovulating (I got a positive OPK last month on the first month of using it on CD16) but I've started temping this month for the first time to get a better idea on what's going on with my body. My CM also for the first time started acting a bit more normal last month, like fertile CM around the time of ovulation which is a good sign..me and my DH have really stepped it up aswell and decided to try pregnacare conception vitamins for us both and pre-seed to try and give my body the help that it seems to need, so fingers crossed eh?

After 6 months of TTC, I'm hoping that my body is sorting itself out...I do, however, feel extremely lucky that I'm young and that all the signs are there that one day it'll finally work for us! CD2 at the minute and staying positive!x
Welcome lpjkp! The more, the merrier...and the smarter we get We know more as a collective! I totally agree with you in regards to being put on BC so blindly! So terrible of our doctors not to be more informative!!!! And even when I first talked to my doc about contemplating TTC soon and whether I should start coming off of it or anything, he said that I can start right away after coming off of it and there's no need to stop until we're ready. SO FRUSTRATING!!! Wish I could slap him

I plan to start OPKs next cycle (FX that won't be necessary and I'll be staring at a in the next week instead!!). We also started Preseed this past cycle - isn't it awesome?? A little goes a LOOOONG way

Good luck to you and baby dust!!!



 
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Old Apr 24th, 2012, 15:23 PM   32
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Have been to my Zumba class tonight and the instructor bought in her 3 week old baby for us to meet - she is beautiful!!!! Just made me think that I want this NOW!!!!!!!! And don't want to wait any longer! Sorry for the rant!!!
Doesn't that just drive you mad?? I find myself fighting this urge to take the baby and run! lol I *SO* cannot wait either!!!

Lots of baby dust to us all!!!! I hope to see some posts soon!!!!



 
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Old Apr 24th, 2012, 15:30 PM   33
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Hope its ok I jump on here too! I came off BC in June 2011 and I've had crazy cycles as well, and the backne is terrible. I'm using proactiv and it seems to be helping but not 100% though it did get rid of most of the acne on my face. How does everyone get through the wait not knowing how long your cycle will be?
Welcome countrygirl! I am glad you found proactiv and it is helping. Acne sucks!! As far as getting through the wait...I dunno. It's super hard. When the TWW becomes 2.5 weeks, 3 or even longer, it's maddening I try to focus on other things, like spending time hanging out with friends or going to the movies - things that I won't be able to do as much once I have a little one. I also treat myself to a big sushi dinner the day AF arrives as it's one of my favorite foods that I have to give up otherwise. That way (in a very small way) it's a celebration and not just a big, sad day.

Anyone else? We could all use some tips!



 
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Old Apr 24th, 2012, 15:36 PM   34
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I have a big glass of wine when AF arrives!!!! It is due on Wednesday and we are going out with friends Friday evening - so will be def having a few drinks if the turns up!!
I hate waiting but like you all, try to keep busy!!



 
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Old Apr 24th, 2012, 15:42 PM   35
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Side note to any of you contemplating fertilityfriend.com: I just decided to join and found a discount on their facebook page. If you 'like' them and then go to their promos tab, you can get a year's membership for $24.95 (normally $120).
http://www.facebook.com/FertilityFriend/

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Hi preg pilot! Welcome to our little group

I started BC for the same reason as you...I'd be bent over double in pain So once on it, I didn't want to come off until I knew we were ready to start trying. I wish someone told me how much it messes with your cycles and how we need time to normalize!!!

I'm also experiencing the same acne symptoms as you! And it sucks cause I just feel so helpless. I'm contemplating going to get a backcial done by an esthetician to see if they can help...I don't really have any products other than salicylic acid that I use with a bit of tea tree oil.

daisy - I looked up tersaseptic and it contains triclosan which might not be pregnancy friendly. Here is an article about it:

Supposedly it interferes with the body's hormones which play a big role in getting pregnant. Something to consider!

joey - FX for your +OPK!!!
Oh my goodness. Thank you so much. I know it probably seems stupid but I never even thought about it being harmful or having negative effects when trying to get pregnant. I am going to stop using it immediately. I feel terrible that I suggested it to others! Thank you soooo much for the info!



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Hi preg pilot! Welcome to our little group

I started BC for the same reason as you...I'd be bent over double in pain So once on it, I didn't want to come off until I knew we were ready to start trying. I wish someone told me how much it messes with your cycles and how we need time to normalize!!!

I'm also experiencing the same acne symptoms as you! And it sucks cause I just feel so helpless. I'm contemplating going to get a backcial done by an esthetician to see if they can help...I don't really have any products other than salicylic acid that I use with a bit of tea tree oil.

daisy - I looked up tersaseptic and it contains triclosan which might not be pregnancy friendly. Here is an article about it:

Supposedly it interferes with the body's hormones which play a big role in getting pregnant. Something to consider!

joey - FX for your +OPK!!!
Oh my goodness. Thank you so much. I know it probably seems stupid but I never even thought about it being harmful or having negative effects when trying to get pregnant. I am going to stop using it immediately. I feel terrible that I suggested it to others! Thank you soooo much for the info!
No worries! There are SO many things out there that are harmful, it's hard to keep track and catch all of them. That's why we all come here to learn from each other I'm just glad the info got to you and you can stop it before it causes any issues. GL and hope all is going well for you!




 
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AF is due tomorrow so even though I know that I won't get a BFP I still might test!!!!! (mad I know!)
So when are you going to test??? FX for you!!!! And lots and lots of baby dust!!!!


I think I'm going to POAS with FMU in the AM. Hope I can still get some sleep!



 
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Hi ladies! Good to see others having the same worries (and obsessions!) as me! I have been off the bcp since january 2012. My first cycle was the nomal 28 days, then last month I got a bfp which didn't show up until quite late...it turned out to be a chemical and af came 3/24. I am now on cd 32 but really have no idea when to expect af. Igot a bfn a few hours ago.

Good luck to you MrsC! I also got the spotting mid cycle last month, this could be a good sign for you.



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So when are you going to test??? FX for you!!!! And lots and lots of baby dust!!!!


I think I'm going to POAS with FMU in the AM. Hope I can still get some sleep!
So I tested this morning and got a bfn!! Am not really surprised as I don't know when I ov (never got a +ve OPK and did bd enough!!!). Next cycle will be different! Just need AF and then I can start again!

Good luck MrsChezek and
Let us know how you get on!!!!



 
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