Frustrated...TTC after depo

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Registered: 07-24-2006
Frustrated...TTC after depo
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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 10:57am

I had my last depo shot mid Dec. AF returned in March around when my depo would be due, so we started TTC. My cycles have not been normal, so I did some research and quickly found out the depo takes a long time to wear off. Considering I'm extra sensitive to any medication, this is bad news for me. I've been using OPKs and I've taken a few HCGs just incase...I got one BF FALSE positive in May. So that was a huge disappointment. Even though I wasn't pregnant, I had some hope because once AF came I finally came close to having a real cycle 22 days, rather than 10-16. I finally thought I was getting back on track with having a longer cycle and this time my AF was full blown. Before there would be some spotting or light bleeding. I would only need a panty liner, if that. My latest AF, came in like a lion and went out like a lamb LOL. So I had high hopes that this was it! Then like a knife in my back, a mild AF came on Tuesday. It was very strange. Tuesday night had light bleeding, Wednesday had nothing, then this morning spotting. There hasn't been any BDing during these 3 days either, so I assume another screwed up cycle. I'm super duper frustrated with my body right now. And I probably wouldn't be so impatient if it weren't for the fact my husband is going back and forth about the timing of our last child. I am so excited and ready to have our 4th and last child and if he changes his mind while my cycles are whacked out I'm going to be horribly disappointed.

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Registered: 10-22-2010
Thu, 06-30-2011 - 11:33am

I definitely understand your frustration with the whole timing issue! I came off hormone birth control a year ago and and my cycles are only recently getting back to normal. I am really sensitive to drugs, though, so I can't imagine your case will be that extreme. BC is the only prescription drug I've ever taken, and I was on it for 9 years. I think when I came off of it my body was thoroughly confused! Anyway, I started working for a doctor of Chinese medicine last year and the herbs she prescribed really helped my body get back into balance. If you're interested in alternative options you might want to look for a Chinese medicine doctor or herbalist in your area who can help you in bringing your cycles back to normal a little bit faster. Throwing lots of baby dust your way!!