this is really annoying now!! advice please xx

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  1. mrsp1969

    mrsp1969 ntnp losing hope fast

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    hi all im currently on cd55 of a usual 23/25 day cycle i had blood tests done which showed i had a anulvatory cycle my last af was 20th september i have been ttc 14 months now after asking on here i was advised to try vitex which i bought last week but still waiting for af has the lady at natures way wher i bought it said to start on cd1 well i got really pleased on saturday has i had the familiar cramping so thought for sure af was about to start sunday and yesterday i have slight pink and brown stringy discharge [tmi] when i wipe but no af has any1 whos had an anulvatory cycle had this if so how long after did af appear ive never had a anuvatory cycle before and never had spotting before she appears sorry for the long post :wacko: xx
     
  2. Natsby

    Natsby Luca born 9-11-2012

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    What a pain! I´m afraid I don´t know what to say but didn´t want to read and run. Hope AF comes soon! Good luck
     
  3. mrsp1969

    mrsp1969 ntnp losing hope fast

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    thanks Natsby xx
     
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    peacebaby Finally a mama

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    I hope af arrives soon mrsp. I don't know about anovulatory cycles but I wanted to say vitex is a good choice to balance the hormones, though it is sometimes slow to work, once you start try to stick with it unless you're getting bad side effects (unusual but as we're all different you never know). Also with herbs like vitex the quality can play a role in its effectiveness,sometimes big commercial brands use bulking agents to fill capsules so the active herb ingredient isn't as potent. Seeing as you got yours at a health shop that should be good.

    good luck, I hope it works for you as well as it did for me.
     
  5. dachsundmom

    dachsundmom Mommy To A Needy Husband

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    What does your doctor advise? Can he/she give you provera to bring on your cycle?
     
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    mrsp1969 ntnp losing hope fast

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    hi thankyou i have not wanted af to show up so much lol this is my last attempt if this does not work im giving up its to stressful ttc xx
     
  7. mrsp1969

    mrsp1969 ntnp losing hope fast

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    hi no my doctors are rubbish currently looking for another i only found out 3 weeks ago that i have not been ovulating for over a year even though i had blood tests done i found out by accident when i saw the nurse and mentioned that im ttc she looked and said i never ovulated any of the 7 times over 13 months that i had blood taken my doc said af will show when its ready also she wont refer me for fertility treatment bc im 42 with children 22 and 20 and my partner has adult children so im taking matters into my own hands xx
     
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    dachsundmom Mommy To A Needy Husband

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    Well, an anovulatory cycle won't/shouldn't delay AF; women on birth control still have a breakthrough bleed, even though they hadn't technically ovulated...if that makes sense at all.

    A regular OB/GYN should be able to help you with most menstrual related issues, ehich this clearly is....vitex can take up to 3 months to work.
     
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    mrsp1969 ntnp losing hope fast

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    i read that too ive never in my life gone so long without a af my august af was 29 days and i thought that was long but its getting me down now xx
     
  10. MaryP

    MaryP Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I think it's time for a new doctor. Clomid is an easy, inexpensive drug to help you ovulate. I'm surprised even a general gyn couldn't have suggested that. I wish you luck and don't give up until you have sought some further advice. I, too, am 42, and although I feel like giving up sometimes, I won't. :hugs:
     
  11. dachsundmom

    dachsundmom Mommy To A Needy Husband

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    Former Clomid user here...you'd need to have AF first and aside from waiting, it sounds like you need some sort of med to induce it; whether it be provera or a 5 day run of birth control pills.

    I wish you the best of luck! :flower:
     
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    mrsp1969 ntnp losing hope fast

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    thankyou maryp its so depressing i know i have been blessed with children already when a lot of people are trying 4 theit 1st xx
     
  13. AnnaLaura

    AnnaLaura TTC #1

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    Hi Mrs. P. We are in the same situation, and the same age. I am currently on cd 87. I started spotting on cd 63 and this lasted 2 weeks. My doctor said he "thought" this was my period. He did an ultrasound after the spotting stopped and measured the thickness of my lining. From this he "thought" that the spotting was a period. Did you have an ultrasound? How many days did you have the discharge?

    Here's what happened: I had to start Utrogestan (Prometrium) on Friday. This is a progesterone pill to help start my period. My doctor seemed concerned that I basically have only estrogen in my system and said that this isn't good, can't let this go on. Did your doctor mention taking progesterone to start your period?

    I agree that Mrs. P should try a new doctor. I've had two gynecologists tell me that they don't prescribe Clomid themselves but leave it to the fs. Are European doctors more conservative than American ones, do you think? (I'm in Greece)
     
  14. MaryP

    MaryP Well-Known Member

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    Yes! I would venture to guess American doctors aren't as conservative as European. I had no problem getting an RX. And, thank goodness for that, because Specialists are very expensive, not covered by (my) insurance, and hard to come by in small-town America. You have to go to a larger city to get a good one. Best of luck - for all of us!
     
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    I agree, and I'm sorry, I should have read the post more thoroughly, I didn't realize she hadn't been menstruating.. just saw the part where she hasn't ovulated.. . Thank you!
     
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    dachsundmom Mommy To A Needy Husband

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    mrsp1969 ntnp losing hope fast

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    hi thankyou for the replies xx i had bought some vitex to start when af arrived but was told by people on here it would induce af well i took 2 on thursday and af arrived at midnight lol might be a coincidence but im sticking with the vitex to see how it gos xx
     
  18. Angelicdragon

    Angelicdragon Well-Known Member

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    I swear by vitex for helping keeping your cycle regular and I also take/took it for helping with my killer PMS. I have just bought 3 bottles half price on special so DH said to keep it in a cool dark place coz he wants me back on after bub or m/c ... (m/c more likely with my history :( )
    But anyway I have been on it since 2005. I hope it does the trick for you.
     

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