Newbie...Please check out my chart

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Fri, 02-26-2010 - 10:04am

Hi Ladies,

I posted my chart on the ttc chart and they suggested I take a look over here to have you ladies take a look. I got lazy/feeling kinda hopeless after repeated BFN's and took a break from temping, but then changed my mind and started temping again. Guess it did more damage than good from the looks of things.

BTW...I'm Kari, married to DH for 3 years in July, we have 2 DD's (18mon & 4.) That's about it I guess.

Thanks so much for any opinions/help/advice anyone has to offer!

Kari

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Fri, 02-26-2010 - 1:44pm

Hmmm, when did you take your break from charting.

Fall,Snowman
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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 1:10pm

Hi Sue, thanks so much for responding. As far as your questions go: Yes, the break was during this cycle, I have not started a new cycle since I had my Mirena removed on 1/6; AF started the next day and I haven't seen her since. I have never temped or charted before, so I don't know what my temps were before I started temping this cycle. The open holes are b/c the time differences, I work a really inconsistent schedule, and am going to start setting my alarm clock the next cycle(unless I *don't need to*) so that I can make sure it's always at the same time. Actually, I did test to have a hypo-thyroid (I think it was hypo, whichever one makes you not be able to loose weight) when I was about 13-14 and was on meds for it, I am going to look into see about getting an appt to get tested for that again.

I have always had inconsistent periods, and the more I read, the more I understand that my being overweight is a contributing factor to this. I am in the process now of starting to lose weight, and am hoping that helps. It's just so frustrating NOT knowing what's going on inside of me, ykwim?? It's like, I wish I would just see two lines, or start AF, then at least I would know....

Look forward to hearing more of your thoughts,
Kari

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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 3:58pm

You are definitely being proactive and that is a good thing...both the charting and the decision to lose weight.

Fall,Snowman
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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 9:38pm

Thanks Sue! So does that mean that I won't ovulate during this cycle? I called my OBGYN a few days after it started b/c it was so heavy, and she told me that it was a regular AF...???

Kari

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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 12:07pm

You may still ovulate...or you may have an anovulatory cycle.

Fall,Snowman
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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 2:02pm
Hi Kari, I just wanted to chime in here - I had my IUD (Mirena as well) in March of 09'. I had it in for a little over 4 years. Before I got it, I had a very regular cycle, but since having it removed I have had between 45-55 day cycles. Except last cycle when I had an AWFUL 86 day cycle. Went to the Dr. and she put me on Provera. You might want/need to go ask for a script. It forces your body to have an AF and it also helps "jump start" things again is what I have been told. She will prob give you your first script and then a refill because sometimes it takes 2 doses. I got my refill filled because I'm now going into a longer cycle then I had hoped for but - I'm holding out just a bit longer. I have a feeling that maybe my cycle just changed and is a bit longer with a delayed O. I say go talk to your Dr. If you want take a look at my chart and you will see the crazy 86 day cycle with the "rocky mountain" looking temps (before Provera) ... where there was no ) happening and my cycle now (after Provera) you can clearly tell that my hormones are a lot more stable. Let me know if you ever need to talk. :) I know this is such a frustrating road.



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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 10:54pm

Hi Sue,

No, once I got the Mirena in in Dec '08 I never had AF at all until the bleeding that started the day after I got it out. I have never had consistent cycles at all, and so I never really know when to expect AF, but it is not typically this long, usually 30-45 days.

Crazier things are now happening tho...So, I had some spotting on the 13th, and then again very, very, light on the 15th(both times I was checking internally.) Today, I woke up feeling like AF was going to start any minute, and just very crapty overall. I checked CM (internally) and noticed that I was again spotting, but it was mixed with watery cm~very strange. I also had a big temp dip today, below the coverline. I went, laid down w/DD and took a nap, convinced that AF would just start/continue upon waking up, checked after waking up, was still spotting. TMI~~put in a tampon, and left for work. Well, I got kinda held up, and it was a good probably 6 hrs before I was able to get to a bathroom again, and when I did, went to change tampon, and looked--it was only very, very light red blood, mixed w/brown blood and watery cm again. (Sorry, that's gross, but thought I needed to be as explicit as possible to get the right advice.) And that's it...so how crazy is that? I guess I just have to wait and see tomorrow if my temp goes up/spotting continues...but with all that going on, whatdoyathink??

Thanks so much for all your help!
Kari

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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 11:03pm

Hi Princess...sorry, I didn't catch your name.

Thanks so much for responding! Geez, I thought I was on a crazy long cycle...86 days, that's just cruel!! Thanks for the advice on the provera, I didn't know anything about that. My doc told me to wait for three cycles to even start trying, and I'm not the biggest fan of the practice that I am going to. I wanted to get through this cycle, and kind of try to figure out how all this stuff works, b/c I am probably going to be switching doc's as soon as I figure out what's going on. I also don't want to deliver again at my local hospital (very bad experience w/delivery of DD#2 there.) I am going to be looking into a new OBGYN this week, and maybe setting up an appointment if my body doesn't start giving me some answers soon. But I will definitely bring that up at my first appt...lol...I'm not a very patient person!

GL in your ttc and btw~your boys are adorable!

Thanks so much!
Kari

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Wed, 03-03-2010 - 10:50pm

Hmmmm Kari...well, let's hope your temps stay up.

Fall,Snowman
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Mon, 03-08-2010 - 3:34pm

Well, been MIA after being disappointed...AF started on 2/28 and was in full force by the end of the next day :( Good news is, she's gone now, so it's back to the baby-making fun stage!! Thanks for stalking me! Any tips for this cycle to make it more *positive* than the last?

Thanks!
Kari

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