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Registered: 11-25-2007
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 3:36pm

So I posted a few days ago that AF had made her grand entrance. Well, I thought she had, only to find out the next time I went to the bathroom that she was nowhere to be seen. For the past 4 days, I have been spotting brown with some occasional red/pink in there (sorry TMI!) But still she is a no show. BAH!
And then to add to it, I decided I should calculate how long my periods have been ever since I stopped my BC in October. My first was a 49 day cycle! AHHH! And I am yet to see on this one because it hasn't showed up yet, but is is already in the mid-40's. I am so upset about this! I knew my cycles had been long, but I didn't realize HOW long. I have only had 1 period (besides the one RIGHT after taking the pills) since stopping my BCP. This is SO unusual for me. Before I started on BCP I had a very very regular 28-cycle. Always on the dot. And the first time I went off of them to TTC DD I was right back to my 28-day cycle immediately. But I took a different BCP this time, and apparently it is not having the same effect on me. According to the calculator I used, it said that my cycle is considered irregular. And I know this is going to make it much more difficult to conceive, and take a lot more time. I am going to contact my Dr and see what he says, but I am just waiting to have this AF start so that I can give him the exact cycle length for this past cycle. I have had a little bit of random spotting in between periods but not much.
Anyways, I am just so bummed out. I thought this would be easier than it has been. I am trying to remind myself that it is all in God's hands.
But I was just telling DH a few weeks ago that I just have this feeling that it is going to be difficult/take us awhile to conceive this time, and it looks like maybe that feeling is right.
Anyways, I just needed to get this all written down and out of my system. Feeling blue.


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Registered: 12-01-2008
In reply to: cashleym
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 5:43pm


Ugh. I know what you mean about confusing and LONG cycles! I'm on CD22 with no O in sight. Everything is about waiting in TTC isn't it!?

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that you are not alone! Also, often after going off BC your cycles will even out (ie get shorter! ) after a while.

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Registered: 10-07-2006
In reply to: cashleym
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 12:21pm

Man I could have written your post myself!

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