recovering anorexic & TTC

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  1. peachfuzz13

    peachfuzz13 Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I have had Anorexia for 2+ years and have been recovering with no relapse since about August 20th and i did lose 1 period last June. My husband and I have been married for 1 year and have been TTC since June 2012! I have yet to be pregnant and its such agonizing pain every day. Does anyone know why it could be that im still not able to conceive? Im thinking about getting my husband checked out first then if he is ruled out then i will get myself checked out. I've been eating a normal amount lately and have even stopped calorie counting! (HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT!) Anyways, in the past two weeks i have been eating like a pig, have had so many cravings and im literally always hungry! I dont know why! I took a PT last Wednesday and it was a BFN! :( I just really need some support and someone who can relate. I'm getting more and more depressed everyday. If you have any extra questions, just let me know. THANKS!
     
  2. Mrs Dragonfly

    Mrs Dragonfly Raising our toddler

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    First off I want to say that I admire you being Anorexia free for two years, that is amazing! As for ttc, since it has been a yaer now I would suggest seeing a doctor or specialist to see what could be delaying the process. Getting your husband checked out first sounds like a fine idea, have you spoken with him about the options?

    I'm with you on eating a ton. I'm a small frame and eat fair amounts but not as much as I have been the past week. I feel like I'm always hungry! I joke with my husband that maybe I have a tape worm:haha: (That would be dreadful.) What cycle day are you on? And how long are your cycles usually?
     
  3. peachfuzz13

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    I am on day 27, And my cycle is usually averaged at about 27 days. I dont even feel like my period is coming.. I usually have a butt load of the same symptoms three days before my "expected" period. My husband and I did the BD 4 times during the week of ovulation and about 16 times the whole month of September.
     
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    Mrs Dragonfly Raising our toddler

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    Sounds like you got your good days pretty covered :thumbup:

    If you average about 27 days and today is CD27 I would test tomorrow morning and see how it turns out :)
     
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    Honestly im a little scared to even get out of bed in the morning.... just in case i get a BFN! :( I cant imagine what this week will be like if i get my cycle! :(
     
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    Mrs Dragonfly Raising our toddler

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    It's really difficult. I'm only on our 5th cycle of trying and I have a hard time coping with only getting bfn's.

    I'll keep you in my thoughts and hold onto hopefulness :hugs:
     
  7. Edwina1984

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    Hi :)

    It seems you've been through a lot and are healing very well. That is absolutley wonderful! Am I understanding correctly that you had anorexia since 2011 and last relapsed this past aug 20th? and during the second year struggle with anorexia, you were ttc? If this is so, I would say to let your body and mind recover. Maybe even for a year. You have been through a lot. All those BFNs can be heartbreaking but also stressfull. I agree with the other women to see a fertility specialist who can give you a whole plan for ttc. Maybe even take a couple months off, ttc, and just focus on you, while having tests done. It will give you a chance to breath and get answers! Good luck to you! =)
     
  8. kazine

    kazine Meatballs for Two!

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    Agree with Edwina.. dont think TTC while suffering anorexia is safe :/ I would give it a while, especially if you're underweight.
     
  9. peachfuzz13

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    Yes you're understanding correctly. I know I should give it a break but it's so hard. Being a mother is the only thing I've ever really wanted. Taking care of children is the only thing I'm good at. I had yet another BFN this morning and I'm at a loss. Maybe it really is time for a break..
     
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    Thank you for the support. Good luck to you as well!!
     
  11. CantHrdlyWait

    CantHrdlyWait One & Done!

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    Good for you for giving up tracking calories! While i'm not anorexic, it became quite an obsession for me. Just try to remember.. if you want to be a momma, your body has to be ready for a baby and be nourished. Are you underweight? this could be why it would take awhile to get pregnant. Maybe look up what your BMI should be and start from there? I'm sure it's hard when you suffer from something like this, but it's probably a step in the right direction!
     
  12. peachfuzz13

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    Still no period but very light cramping twice today. Maybe taking another test in the morning...
     
  13. peachfuzz13

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    I'm not underweight at all. My BMI is 19.9. I'm so nervous these past few days!
     

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